In Romania, green public procurement as the percentage of the total amount of procurement is still low. According to the 2012 study “The Uptake of Green Public Procurement in the EU27“, Romania features a level of EU GPP uptake that is below 20 %.
The first important steps with respect to public procurement sector started in 2006 with:
- Transposition of the EU Directive 2004/18/CE on the coordination of procedures for the award of public works contracts, public supply and
- Transposition the EU Directive 2004/17/CE on the contracts and public service contracts and coordinating the procurement procedures of entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sector, through adoption the EMERGENCY ORDINANCE No. 34/2006 concerning the awarding of public contracts, public works concession contracts and services concession contracts.
Due to EU initiative, the Romanian Action Plan for Green Public Procurement was published for consultation in 2008. The document established specific targets for products and services categories which may be procured by public institutions, according to EU legislation. The main covered categories are: cleaning, buildings, lighting, food, furniture, IT, paper and buses. The Action Plan has yet to be adopted.
In Romania the main institution for Public Procurement is the National Authority for Regulating and Monitoring of Public Procurement (ANRMAP). Presently, green criteria are usually not part of public bidding documents.