LIFE FUTURE is a European project that involves the development and validation of the GUF Tool, which is an online tool to support public bodies on the decision making related to the purchase of more environmentally friendly urban furniture.
LIFE FUTURE aims to promote green public procurement, focusing on the urban furniture sector. The project will allow to overcome the difficulties encountered by persons in charge of public procurement procedures when they have to include environmental clauses in call for tenders and assess the offers received, due to their limited knowledge on environmental matters.
The GUF Tool will guide users throughout the whole tender process, from the generation of the environmental requirements that they must include in the call for public tenders to the comparative environmental assessment of the products offered by different suppliers.
The GUF Tool will be used to perform real public procurements of at least 200 urban furniture products during the project. The number of products acquired with the support of the tool is estimated at 17,500 for the medium term (during the 5 years after the end of the project).
Programme: Life 2014
Participants: AIMPLAS, Fundación InnDEA (Valencia Municipality), City of Koprivnica, ACR+, AIJU, Universitat Jaume I.
Countries: Spain, Belgium, Croatia.