Case Study:

Framework contract for sustainable office materials based on “Cradle to Cradle” principles

City of Ludwigsburg
Procuring Cradle to Cradle

The City of Ludwigsburg in Germany wanted to award a two-year framework agreement for office supplies that were aligned with cradle-to-cradle principles to reduce overall environmental impact and resource demand. The city procured office stationery and materials like paper, folders, and desk equipment based on volume to decrease the overall price while allowing for green criteria to be included in the tender. The contract was awarded based on most economically advantageous tender (MEAT) with 80% price and 20% sustainability criteria.