Webinars on the advantages of the RAL Quality Mark in public tenders and Green Deal
The RAL Quality Assurance and Quality Mark system is complex and in need of explanation. In order to provide more clarity, RAL organizes short webinars on different topics throughout the year. One of them in February was "Public tenders – advantages through RAL Quality Marks". The next one on the Green Deal will take place on 7 April with the participation of the GKFP.
In addition to competitive advantages, reliable orientation for consumers and contracting authorities as well as the possibility to quickly adapting the RAL Quality and Test Specifications to market requirements, the Quality Mark offers a whole range of further advantages. In particular, quality features that go beyond legal and normative requirements, in combination with the constant and neutral monitoring of (pre-)products, sectors or services, distinguish RAL Quality Assurance, Lisa Balke from RAL emphasized during the webinar.
Her colleague Joachim Hauser pointed out that RAL Quality Marks make it easier for authorities and companies to issue tenders because the contracting authorities do not have to carry out a detailed examination of bids and the companies do not have to provide detailed proof of the suitability of the bidders. In addition, one is legally on the safe side with the RAL Quality Assurance, Hauser continues. According to the Public Procurement Ordinance (VgV) §34, public contracting authorities can demand the quality mark.
Green Deal and RAL Quality Assurance
Furthermore, the webinar highlighted how the EU's Green Deal brings the RAL Quality Mark further into focus. The aim of the deal is to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. For this reason, public contracting authorities are obliged to consider environmental aspects or to give preference to environmentally friendly products. Therefore, RAL Quality Marks with sustainability and environmental criteria, such as our extended RAL Quality Mark PVC Window Profile Systems, have a competitive advantage.
If you would like more information on the topic, we will be happy to provide you with the webinar presentation or put you in touch with your direct contact at RAL.
New webinar on the Green Deal on 7 April.
The next webinar will take place on Thursday, 07 April 2022, at 10.00 am. The topic is: "European Green Deal - Challenge and opportunity for RAL Quality Marks and Quality Associations".
The speakers are:
- RA Thomas Roßbach, Managing Director RAL
- Dipl.-Ing. Gerald Feigenbutz, Managing Director of RAL Gütegemeinschaft Kunststoff-Fensterprofilsysteme