The European Directive 2004/18/EC of 2004 March 31st, and the 2004 Public Procurement Code authorizes purchasers to add environmental care criterias to public tenders for medical devices purchase projects.
Indeed, the specificities linked to sustainable development must be mentioned in the call for tenders. Thus, they will be an essential part of the contract attribution.
The ability to respond appropriately to environmental clauses in public procurement of medical devices has become a crucial selection criterion.
Today, many manufacturers or service providers claim to be on a sustainable development dynamic. So on what basis is it possible to evaluate them?