Силин М.В., Ромодина И.В.
Ecological Aspects of Sustainable Public Procurement in Russia
The article is dedicated to sustainable public procurement, especially its ecological aspect. The main objective of the study is to conduct diagnostics of sustainable procurement through a practical case in Russia. This research explores the nature of sustainability and more specifically, the study focuses on how the idea of ecologically responsible procurement was represented during the preparation for the Olympic Games in Sochi through tender documentation and official reports.
Olympic Sochi procurement is showcased with the study of two product groups: Transport and Construction. The methodological basis of the research is represented with the analysis of secondary data, collected from public sources (official web sites, contract documentation, official reports, legislative papers) and online interviews with the participants of public procurement of these product groups.
The findings of the research illustrate Olympic Sochi as a case with real examples of green public procurement. Through preparation for Olympics Russian constructing sector and transport industry got new ecological standards, which turned to modern criteria in tender documents for procurement in future public procurement procedures. Thus, a trend towards sustainable development through public procurement will be strong when contracting authorities get a strict prescription to buy “eco-friendly” goods and services.
Ключевые слова: public procurement; sustainable procurement; ecological procurement; Sochi Olympics