|Authors:||Karin Fossheim, Guri Natalie Jordbakke, Marianne Knapskog|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-1791-2|
|Attachments||Summary - in Norwegian only
Full report - in Norwegian only
Public procurement is increasingly used among local authorities as an instrument to achieve sustainable urban freight transport. With their market power, the municipality can increase the demand for climate and environmentally friendly transport services and push for innovative solutions with increased efficiency compared to today’s options. Green procurement can increase the demand for zero-emission vehicles, while innovative procurement can open up consolidation, increasing the efficiency of deliveries and procurement options. Another efficiency potential is found in establishing joint or coordinated procurement, which requires changes in municipalities internal buying behaviour. Oslo municipality has broad experiences with low and zero emission technology, while consolidation and joint or coordinated procurement is practised in Ystad, Tomelilla and Simrishamn municipalities in Sweden.