Country:Japan
Year:2007
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2007
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Direct investment>Procurement rules
Policy Target:Transport>Passenger, Transport, Buildings, Energy Sector>Electricity Generation
Agency:Ministry of the Environment
URL:http://www.env.go.jp/policy/ga/bp_mat/01whole-02/en_full.pdf
Legal References:The Law Concerning the Promotion of Contracts Considering Reduction of Emissions of Greenhouse Gases and Others by the State and Other Entities (Law No.56 of 2007, Published: May 23, 2007, Enacted: November 22 , 2007)
Description:

Working in conjunction with the Green Purchasing Law, the Green Contract Law promotes the procurement of products and services with the best overall environmental performance. The Law focuses on six product/service areas: supply of electricity, automobiles, shipping vessels, energy services, buildings and architectural design, and industrial waste management.

The Law outlines three general contracting methods:

  1. The Bottom-Cut Method: pre-bidding requirements are design from the perspective of GHG emission reduction; the winner is selected (based on price) from a group of qualifying bidders meeting these GHG requirements.
  2. Comprehensive Evaluation Bidding Method: elements other than price are considered during bid evaluation.
  3. Green Proposal Method: proposal is evaluated based on elements such as creativity, technological capability, and experience of designers.

The approach taken differs by product/service area:

  • Supply of electricity: bottom-cut method
  • Automobiles: comprehensive evaluation bidding method
  • Ships: green proposal procudure (design) and bottom-cut method (procurement)
  • Energy service company (ESCO)
  • Buildings: green proposal method
  • Industrial waste management: bottom-cut method

Detailed methodologies are available here: http://www.env.go.jp/policy/ga/bp_mat/01whole-02/en_full.pdf

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