SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.31 issue4Microorganisms of the marine corridor Isla del Coco-Galapagos: functional and species diversity author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO


Revista Tecnología en Marcha

On-line version ISSN 0379-3982Print version ISSN 0379-3982


GAMBOA-CASTRO, Juan José  and  SALAZAR-ROJAS, Teresa. Inclusion of environmental criteria in public procurement in Costa Rica: Office supplies. Tecnología en Marcha [online]. 2018, vol.31, n.4, pp.167-185. ISSN 0379-3982.

The public sector is the main consumer of the country; therefore, it has the capacity to drive markets towards sustainable production models. Costa Rica has initiatives to promote green and sustainable public procurement. However, there is still lack of knowledge and lack of experience. This research proposes a methodology applicable to any public entity for the inclusion of environmental criteria in its procurement processes, and was developed at Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica (ITCR) for purchase of office supplies. To this end, environmental criteria were determined with their respective evidences of verification and market consultations were carried out to determine the feasibility of compliance. Finally, the criteria were classified according to the current legislation. These findings reflect the lack of capacity to respond to environmental criteria, the importance of conducting market studies, and the need for training providers to obtain better yields on tenders.

Keywords : Green Public Procurement; Environmental criteria; Sustainable Public Procurement.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )