Sustainable Procurement Tools

Climate standardised statements guidance

New Climate statements have been added to the Single Procurement Document (SPD) standardised statements to help procurement professionals create environmental management related selection criteria, where relevant and proportionate to do so. For full details please click here.


As such, procurement professionals should consider including environmental management measures that require bidders to provide a climate change plan at the selection stage.


We have produced two Bidder Climate Change Plan Templates to allow buyers to ask for scalable, proportionate climate information from bidders. Click here to view climate change plan templates and completed examples.


The documents below contain further guidance for buyers on evaluating these plans.


This document should only be used for contracts with an estimated value of £4 million or more, and/or that have been identified as priority climate change areas by your organisation’s climate change strategy:

Guidance for procurement officers on evaluating Bidder 'priority contract' Climate Change Plan Template


This document should be used for all other relevant procurements: