The EU-funded Water and Environment Support (WES) project has been coaching staff from public and private bodies of Tunisia on how to make the public procurement process in the construction sector more sustainable, since May 2020. The Tunisian Ministry of Environment and the Tunis International Centre for Environment Technologies (CITET) have already initiated a series of programs in the building and construction sector in close partnership with relevant professionals.
Out of the coaching experience and to facilitate further replication, a set of guidelines has been developed by WES in cooperation with CITET (Guide d’appui à la mise en œuvre d’une opération d’Achats Publics Durables (APD) en Tunisie).
WES, together with CITET and the Tunisian Ministry of Environment presented the lessons learned and the recommendations of the pilot action in a dedicated workshop entitled « Appui à la mise en œuvre d’une opération pilote d’achat public durable dans le secteur de la construction ». The overall aim was to consult with the stakeholders and disseminate the results to public actors and suppliers in order to stimulate market interest.
This WES activity is now reaching its conclusion, with a Note to Decision Makers on Sustainable Public Procurement under finalization based on the results of the workshop that took place in October.