25 July 2007 | Helen Gilbert
A website designed to develop sustainable procurement in local government has been launched by the East Midlands Centre of Excellence (EMCE).
The Sustainable Procurement Information Network (SPIN), a development of the EMCE's sustainable procurement project, is designed to help local authorities in their efforts to procure sustainably.
Good practice case studies, definitions of sustainability and examples of sustainable procurement strategies and policies are available on the site. Local authorities and public sector buyers are also being urged to contribute examples of sustainable procurement projects in a bid to share best practice.
Andrew Foster, assistant director for procurement at the EMCE said: "This website is the first and only site dedicated to sustainable procurement and its relationship with local government."