Emissions from vehicles

  • Waste from Public Service Enterprises
  • Engine Technology and Fuels


Requirements and Criteria Type: 
  • Award Criteria

Main Objective: 

The main purpose is to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles.

Formulation of the Award Criteria: 

The climate and environmental performance of the vehicles offered to collect waste for contracting authorities will be rewarded (better performance that the minimum requirement in the requirements specification).  Points are awarded on the basis of the enclosed evaluation matrix.

Documentation of the Award Criteria: 

Filling in the enclosed evaluation matrix.

Information about the Award Criteria: 

The enclosed evaluation matrix is intended as an aid so that contracting authorities can reward the supplier's climate and environmental performance for waste collection in a predictable and verifiable way. It may be challenging at the same time for suppliers to specify the climate and environmental performance of the vehicles that are to collect waste in a concrete contract when entering into the contract.

This will especially apply in cases where the suppliers have a fleet of vehicles with a varied climate and environmental performance, and when the contracting authority has large waste volumes to be collected on call rather than at fixed collection times. For the award criterion to reflect the performance that is procured, it is precisely the vehicles that are used and not the supplier's entire fleet that is to be evaluated.

Many suppliers of waste collection services for the service industry have older vehicles in their fleets. By using the evaluation matrix, the contracting authority can reward Euro VI-vehicles, which have significantly lower emissions of NOx than vehicles of older Euro-standard.

If the contracting authority's waste can essentially be collected by means of fixed routes rather than collection on call, it may be easier for the supplier to plan for the collection of waste and thus, to compete on the use of vehicles. Through market analysis and supplier dialogue the contracting authority can get insight into the potential maturity of the market. These assessments can help determine if the award criterion should be used for the procurement.

To ensure that the supplier will be able to facilitate good climate and environmental performance of the fleet that is used in the contract, the contracting authority must provide clear information on the collection points, waste fractions, historical data for generated waste, waste organisation and other relevant circumstances that affect the collection frequency, vehicle types that can be used, delivery of the waste, etc.

The Euro standard does not regulate CO2 emissions. To date, there has not been any standardised measurement of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions from heavy vehicles. The EU Commission has adopted a new regulation, which will establish a common framework for type approval of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption for heavy vehicles. The Norwegian Public Roads Administration is conducting a public hearing on this in 2018 (proposal to amend Section 3 of the Motor Vehicle Regulations to implement a new environmental regulation).

Useful to combine with 

  • Air pollution from vehicles (Requirement spesifications)
  • Climate and environmental reporting (Contract term)






Criteria Relations and Conflicts: 

Climate and environmental reporting

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Published: 26. Sep 2018, Last modified: 03. Mar 2021