Sustainable procurement practices in Bangladesh: BRAC a case study
AuthorMamun, Abu Jafar Al
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In the modern era and age of globalization sustainable procurement plays an important role. Sustainable procurement minimize the waste, optimizes the usage of natural resources, considers carbon emissions, energy and water consumption, protects biodiversity, develop suppliers, maintain sustainable economic growth, and giving benefits to the community & society. Global warming is a big threat for the human being. Hence human can change it alternatively through saving natural resources, consuming low and keeping for future generation. At the begging of the research, it was analyzed the current scope of the sustainable procurement in particular how the sustainable procurement practices are likely linked with BRAC procurement department and identify the category of items which BRAC may look at. In chapter one the methodology was identified. In the second chapter, researcher identified some of the scopes like green procurement concept, whole life costing; total cost of ownership (TCO) and eco-friendly procurement are the prime concern in initial steps to adapt. Researcher identified some of the major categories of the items and areas of adaptation. In chapter three, data were analyzed that found that people are not much concern about the sustainable procurement. A well-established sustainable procurement policy is required to implement. Organization may formulate the same or may hire consultant for the guideline. The technical criteria related to sustainable procurement should be included in the tendering system. Every procurement professionals need to be well known about the implementation and evaluation process to keep the policy live. Organization’s top management commitment and instruction is necessary to adapt those phase by phase. Finally, there is a huge scope to further study about the sustainability issue. Advanced research needs to be conducted in order to get a deeper insight into the sustainability issue in relation to BRAC’s procurement as well as other national and international NGO’s.