Energy & Climate Change

Efficient Public Procurement

From 2012, after the Chilean government decided to address the energy problem and to channel the public procurement to more efficient products existing in the market, Fundación Chile collaborated in the development of a series of documents that are available for public knowledge.

The Chilean government decided to address the energy problem on the demand side, seeking to channel the public procurement to more efficient products existing in the market.

The National Energy Efficiency Program (PPEE) led this effort, along with other government institutions such as the National Commission of Energy (CNE), the Superintendence of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) and Fundación Chile.

Given the large volume of procurements, in 2011, it reached more than 8 billion dollar. This search of more efficient products has two effects:

First, the government saves energy and money by using these products, given an incredibly short payback period.

And second, the government procurement of these products, and its public commitment to do it, helps to stimulate markets for these products, creating greater availability and reducing their prices.

In this scenario, is where Fundación Chile supported and collaborated directly the effectiveness of the program, developing two guidance of efficient procurement and the Directive of public purchases are now available via the Chile Compra portal. (See Guidance)

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