Sustainable procurement is in its infancy in Brazil. Most contracts are evaluated 100% on price, and the cheapest bidder wins. The World Cup presented an opportunity to progress current practice and leave a valuable legacy for the cities.
One of the 2014 World Cup Host Cities, Belo Horizonte, wanted to take a more holistic approach to procurement, considering value for money, not just price. We provided sustainable procurement consultancy, and developed a guidance document, to support them do this.
- Sustainability brief: communicating clearly the client’s sustainability expectations to the supply chain
- Tender evaluation criteria: including sustainability in the tender evaluation criteria/scoring mechanism
- Tender questions: including appropriate sustainability questions in the tender document to draw out how sustainability will be addressed by suppliers
- Contract and KPIs: including sustainability requirements in the supplier’s contracts and setting key performance indicators
- Mechanisms for monitoring suppliers’ performance: implementing procedures to check that successful suppliers are compliant with their tender and their contract