10. Make the design of the procurement process itself as sustainable as possible
From time to time, conduct your own analysis of the procurement process and pinpoint places where sustainability gains can be made. In doing so, you will set a good example for others. For instance, you can use teleconferencing to open dialogues with market players. If you want to meet the various parties in person, select a location that is easily accessible by public transport.
In addition, you can reduce the amount of paper consumed when submitting bids. For example, make use of internet technology when implementing the procurement process.
Another option is to only send announcements in electronic form. You could post documentation, video clips, photographs and the like on tenderned.nl, as well as submitting questions and/or bids by e-mail. This saves a lot of paperwork.