The Competence Center for sustainable procurement (KNB) primary task is to inform federal, state and local procurement offices about sustainable public procurement, for example by offering expert advice via its telephone hotline or e-mail, or by providing tailored in-house seminars. The KNB’s experts also serve on numerous committees devoted to sustainability issues. In addition to procurement offices and government agencies, the KNB also works with experts from industry, non-governmental organizations and the research
community. It hopes to bring all these actors together in order to develop joint solutions of sustainable procurement.