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EU4Environment Call

Call for provision of services to introduce the EU Single Market for Green Products (SMGP) initiative and to pilot Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) in Georgia

06/12/2022

EU4Environment is looking for organizations and institutions ready to support UNIDO in the introduction of the European Union (EU) Single Market for Green Products (SMGP) initiative in Georgia. The activity is part of the “Circular Economy and New Growth Opportunities” work implemented by UNIDO under the EU-funded, EU4Environment Action, in the EU’s Eastern Partner (EaP) countries.

Interested organizations are kindly asked to express their interest in supporting UNIDO to introduce the SMGP initiative and pilot the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) at selected export-oriented enterprises in the country. This will involve an awareness-raising campaign on the SMPG and PEF methodology, as well as identifying the feasibility and applicability of PEF, and conducting training and pilot assessments in selected Georgian industries and export-oriented small and medium-sized enterprises.

To submit a quote, please click here: https://bit.ly/3VnavO4 (Reference: 7000005967).

To register as a new bidder, please first read A Guide to UNIDO’s procurement Portal.

Deadline: 14 December 2022 (18:30 GMT 2.00)

For further information, please contact Mr Sunil Korah at s.korah@unido.org

About the SMGP initiative and PEF

To become “environmentally-friendly” or obtain “eco-labels”, products and services can use a variety of voluntary methods to stand out within their product category or sector. In the European Union (EU) alone, there are over 230 eco-labels, but for companies trying to market their products as environmentally friendly, striking the right balance between market opportunities and challenges can be difficult. The wide variety of “ecolabels” – each with its own methodological requirements, may result in additional costs for the companies, and in confusion for the consumers.

To address these issues, enhance comparability within a product category, and give clear indicators to producers and consumers alike, in 2013, the European Commission introduced under the Single Market for Green Products (SMGP) initiative, the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) methodology.

For more details, please read our dedicated leaflet (available in English and Georgian).

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