Guidance

Sustainable procurement: the GBS for electrical goods

Official Government Buying Standards (GBS) for electrical goods: ovens, dishwashers, refrigeration units, washing machines, tumble dryers.

Documents

GBS for air conditioning units

GBS for condensing units

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GBS for domestic gas boilers

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GBS for non-domestic boilers

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GBS for lamps

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GBS for lighting systems

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GBS for fridges and freezers

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GBS for commercial refrigeration

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GBS for covers, sliding doors, curtains for refrigerated units

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GBS for dishwashers

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GBS for electric ovens

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GBS for tumble dryers

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GBS for washer dryers

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GBS for washing machines

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Procurer's note for electrical products

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All government departments and their related organisations must make sure that they meet the minimum mandatory Government Buying Standards (GBS) standards when buying goods and services. We also encourage the wider public sector to specify the minimum mandatory standards in tenders.

We encourage everyone to meet the best practice standards, which go further than the mandatory standards.

The product specifications set out in the Government Buying Standards are aimed primarily at public sector organisations procuring goods or services. However, any organisation concerned about sustainable procurement may choose to follow them or to specify them in tenders.

Published 2 January 2012
Last updated 3 December 2015 + show all updates
  1. Minor amendments to criteria where market availability of better performing products and/or standards and labelling have changed.
  2. First published.