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GPP training course for building and construction procurements for the municipalities in Riga, Latvia

In March 2015 Latvian Environmental Investment Fund organised the training course for municipalities specialized in construction sector.

In National GPP Promotion plan of Latvia main targets are defined and implementation of green criteria in procurements specifications is a priority in Latvia at national level. It was approved in Cabinet of Ministers that as of year 2015 procurements, which are planned by the state budget and are suitable for green procurements, reach at least 15% of the financial terms of total procurements made by state and local government authorities, in year 2016. - 20% and in 2017. - 30%

To help municipalities fulfil this plan, project PRIMES organised training course in Riga, capital city of Latvia. Around 35 procurement specialists from different municipalities all over Latvia attended this training. It was organised in 2 parts, first part was more theoretical to inform about developed GPP promotion plan by The Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, EU guidelines, where to find criteria, how to apply them and include in technical specifications.

Second part was practical –participants were divided in 5 groups, choose the exercise and each group afterwards gave presentation about the developed solutions, green criteria chosen for exact case etc.

Riga workshop 1 workshop2

Latvian Environmental Investment Fund plan to organise this kind of training course related to GPP different product groups in other regions of Latvia.

For more information, contact
Zane Ramane, Latvian Environmental Investment Fund
zane.ramane@lvif.gov.lv, +37167845111

PRIMES activities in Latvia

PRIMES aktivitātes Latvijā


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Karen Breiner

Latvian Environemntal Investment Fund

Latvian Environmental Investment Fund


Zane Ramane, project manager


+371 67845111