The Minimum Environmental Criteria (CAM in italian) are guidelines established by the Ministry of Ecological Transition (MiTe) to promote the adoption of products and services with low environmental impact…
They represent the implementation in Italy of the Green Public Procurement (GPP) directives issued by the European Union in 1996.
Efficient resource management and circular economy are the two guiding principles of the MEC, as scientific studies demonstrate that the environmental impact of furniture is linked to 80-90% to raw materials and their transformation, especially the transformation of plastic materials.
The CAM approach requires public administrations to follow the following purchasing process:
Basic Criteria and Bonus Criteria
The CAM includes some Basic Criteria that must be met by all purchased products and also Bonus Criteria that offer additional scores in the tender competition.
A public procurement will be considered sustainable if it integrates at least all the Basic Criteria, otherwise exclusion from the tender is possible. Bonus Criteria increase the score for the award of the tender and are often required by contracting authorities.
According to the indications of the European Commission, to provide an appropriate signal to the market, contracting authorities should assign Bonus Criteria in an amount not less than 15%. This is especially true in cases where the procurement is awarded through the economically most advantageous offer form.
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