Sustainable Public Procurement: Life Cycle Costing (LCC) in the New EU Directive Proposal

European Public Procurement and PPP LAw Review 1/2013

13 Pages Posted: 29 Aug 2014

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Dacian C. Dragos

Babes-Bolyai University

Bogdana Neamtu

Babes-Bolyai University

Date Written: August 27, 2014

Abstract

The paper discusses a new tool to be used in public procurement by contracting authorities, namely Life Cycle Costing, in light of the efforts made at the EU level to promote green and sustainable public procurement. The authors analyse the provisions concerning Life Cycle Costing comprised in the proposal of the European Commission for the new Public Procurement Directives. Several obstacles regarding the implementation of Life Cycle Costing are discussed alongside with a brief analysis of best practices in this field from other countries outside the EU. The article concludes that Life Cycle Costing has the potential to be used or integrated as an award criterion, which will better advance the quest for sustainable development (defined both in terms of environmental as well as social objectives).

Keywords: public procurement, European Union, new directive, life cycle costing, sustainable public procurement

Suggested Citation

Dragos, Dacian C. and Neamtu, Bogdana, Sustainable Public Procurement: Life Cycle Costing (LCC) in the New EU Directive Proposal (August 27, 2014). European Public Procurement and PPP LAw Review 1/2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2488021

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