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Green Public Procurement is an undisputable potential, although still used to a limited extent in Poland. Creating demand is a domain of the public sector, since it is the largest beneficient of goods and services in the economy. The aim of this article is to show the importance of green public procurement, especially for the participants of this market - the Contractors. In particular, law regulations, related with public procurement, have been analyzed. According to assumptions of green procurement, the strategy of reducing negative impact on the environment should take into account all elements of the production chain, and therefore all suppliers. Standards selected properly for this purpose should cover the entire product lifecycle starting from its design, through manufacturing to disposal, and should address all environmental aspects that are affected by the company’s business. The research also made an attempt to assess the engagement of contractors in the eco-procedures and the status of their knowledge on green public procurement.