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The Cleaner Road Transport Vehicles (Scotland) Regulations 2010

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Purchase of clean and energy-efficient road transport vehicles

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4.—(1) Any contracting authority, contracting entity or operator when purchasing road transport vehicles must take into account the operational lifetime energy and environmental impacts referred to in paragraph (2) in respect of the vehicle to be purchased.

(2) The operational lifetime energy and environmental impacts include—

(a)energy consumption;

(b)emissions of—

(i)carbon dioxide;

(ii)oxides of nitrogen;

(iii)non-methane hydrocarbons; and

(iv)particulate matter.

(3) The contracting authority, contracting entity or operator may also take into account other relevant environmental impacts.

(4) The contracting authority, contracting entity or operator must satisfy the requirements of paragraph (1) by applying one of the options set out in paragraph (5).

(5) The options are—

(a)setting technical specifications for energy and environmental performance in the documentation for the purchase of road transport vehicles for the impacts listed in paragraph (2), together with any additional environmental impacts being considered by virtue of paragraph (3);

(b)including energy and environmental impacts in the purchase decision by—

(i)including these impacts as award criteria where a procurement procedure is applied; or

(ii)applying the methodology prescribed in regulation 5 to convert these impacts into monetary values for inclusion in the purchase decision.

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