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  • Join us for a workshop on digital and climate-neutral transformation at the Nordic Edge Expo Public space

    As part of the Nordic Edge Expo 2020, ICLEI is organising a free online workshop on the topic of Digital Transformation for Climate-Neutral Cities.


    The session will take place on Wednesday 23d September 2020 from 13:00-15:00 CET. It will explore the opportunities that digital transformation and advanced technologies provide for cities & communities to answer to challenges such as climate change, economic recession and now also the COVID-19 pandemic. The role of public procurement in sup...


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  • Innovation procurement: examples and inspiration from Austria and the Netherlands Public space

    Date: 7 October

    Time: 13.00 - 15.00

    The Austrian and Dutch competence centres for innovation procurement, members of the Procure2Innovate network (www.procure2innovate.eu), will share their experiences of promoting innovation procurement. Cases and best practice examples will be shared to enforce the understanding of innovation procurement.

    This webinar is for everyone who is interested in learning more about innovation procurement.

    Moderator:
    Johanna Enberg, Innovation...


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  • Healthcare Brokerage Event 2020, also for public procurers Public space

    In the week of the MEDICA trade fair (16 to 19 November) as well as on other selected data, contracting authorities, public procurers can conduct free discussions with suppliers of innovative solutions and with buyers within the framework of a brokerage event. In addition, online events are organised.

    MEDICA is the world’s largest event for the medical industry and for many years a fixed size in the calendar of all medical experts. The year 2020 is a very special year. The effects of the Co...


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  • Online workshop: The power of sustainable procurement Public space

    During the European Week of Regions and Cities, we will organise an online workshop on The power of sustainable procurement (14 October, 16.30 - 18.00).

    The goal of this workshop is to inspire European, national, regional and local government officials and experts by presenting good practice case-studies on sustainable procurement, including green and social criteria.

    On behalf of the European Commission, ICLEI and AEIDL have written a report on good practices in socially responsib...


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  • SMART CITY BARCELONA- Public Procurement of Innovation Public space

    Brokerage Event & Webinars, November 18

    I would like to invite you to participate in the WORKSHOP OF PUBLIC PROCUREMENT OF INNOVATION that will take place online during Smart City Live on the 18th of November.

    The programme is aimed at Managers of Innovation departments of public institutions who are planning to launch pre-commercial procurement tenders within the next 3 years or to those who will have open tenders or ongoing market consultations during the dates of the event.

    You...


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  • WEBINAR: Education and Development for Procurement Professionals in the Post-COVID era Public space

    Hear from industry expert and Programme Director, Michael Bowsher QC on the impact of COVID-19 on the Procurement industry and more. Gain an understanding of the importance of Education and Development for Procurement Professionals at this crucial time.

    Click the link below to watch the video now.

    https://www.courses.knect365-learning.com/FKW12592EXProcForum


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  • ePitching to Procurers-session on COVID-19 mid November 2020 Public space

    The European Innovation Council is organising a second ePitching to Procurers-session on COVID-19 mid November 2020. The goal is to connect public and private procurers from the health sector with EIC-funded companies providing medical supply and innovative technologies (e.g. tele-medicine, remote solutions, artificial intelligence for data analysis and prediction, supply chain management, logistics) as a solution to the COVID-19 pandemic. This specific call is solely for public and private proc...


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  • New energy efficiency labels explained - Virtual session Public space

    How much do you know about the new European energy labelling? How much and how will it affect energy saving and everyday life for citizens, businesses, and public administrations?

    This Q&A session at European Week of Regions and Cities will answer doubts about the entry into force of Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 in March 2021. The regulation introduces new labelling that has been designed to provide consumers with accurate, recognisable, and comparable information regarding energy consumpt...


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  • Accepting Nominations by Sept 14th: Free GEC & ERA hosted Procurement & Sustainability online course October 6-8th Public space

    ANNOUNCEMENT: EU Public Procurement Law & Sustainability course October 6 – 8, 2020

    The Green Electronics Council (GEC) in partnership with one of the leading legal institutions in Europe, the Academy of European Law (ERA) are proud to host a special EU Public Procurement Law & Sustainability course taking place from October 6 – 8, 2020. This is an invite-only course dedicated to leaders in the public procurement and/or policy field. There are a limited number of seats and the course is tui...


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  • Health-care procurers meet EIC companies to discuss innovative medical solutions Public space
    Latest comment

    Dear Sander, EIC,

    I would like to come back to my question, since you did not answer my questions but just diverted the discussion to another topic/event, namely the hackaton.

    The hackaton event is irrelevant to my question because it was not advertising/consulting the industry on any concrete sales opportunities. It were simply policy makers/governments (not in their capacity as public procurers) that were announcing general issues (not ooncrete procurement/sales opportunities) that were...


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  • New EU GPP criteria for imaging equipment, consumables, and print services published Public space

    The European Commission has just published new voluntary EU GPP criteria for imaging equipment, consumables, and print services.

    The new criteria include both core and comprehensive environmental criteria, which are verifiable and encompass the whole life cycle (design, use and end-of-life). Typical routes for procuring imaging equipment products and services are covered, including the equipment, consumables such as cartridges, and services related to imaging equipment.

    The new criteria...


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  • ALU CIRCLES: PAN-EUROPEAN INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP PROCEDURE BOOSTING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY Public space

    The AluCircles initiative, supported by Allied Waters and Corvers Commercial & Legal Affairs, has launched the first Pan-European Innovation Partnership procedure on the development of beneficial use of aluminium sludge, a residual from drinking water treatment. AluCircles has been initiated by three leading European organisations in the drinking water industry: Aqua Minerals (NL), De Watergroep (BE) and Scottish Water (UK).

    Market parties are invited to propose their innovative solutions.

    C...


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  • Revision of the EU GPP Criteria for Computers and Monitors (and extension to Smartphones) – Second Draft Proposal Public space
    Latest comment

    Hi Steve, thanks for letting me know. I can put you in touch.

    There was a mistake in the email address which has been corrected.

    Best

    Ashleigh


    Continue reading July 30th
  • Informative session for replicating PROMINENT MED as a model of Public Procurement of Innovation Public space

    The department of architecture of the municipality of Alzira has taken an informative event about the implementation of public procurement of innovation. The workshop has been carried out by the PROMINENT MED Spanish Partners, Consorci de la Ribera and Universitat Politecnica de València. Several questions have been brought for the debate:

    • In which phase of the project will PPI give more benefits?
    • Which are the advantages of PPI in contrast to traditional procurement?
    • Which is the role...

    Continue reading July 29th
  • Top-level research and industrial consortia win ARCHIVER tender Public space

    Arkivum, GMV, LIBNOVA, RHEA Group and T-Systems are the leaders of the five projects selected via the ARCHIVER Pre-commercial Procurement Tender to design the components of its hybrid archival and preservation services

    June 2020

    On 29 January 2020 the ARCHIVER project launched its Pre-Commercial Procurement Request for Tenders with the purpose to award several Framework Agreements and work orders for the provision of R&D for hybrid end-to-end archival and preservation services that meet...


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  • Replicability of PROMINENT MED to develop Public Procurement of Innovation Public space


    A new initiative to develop Public procurement of Innovation in small Mediterranean municipalities takes off in Alzira, Spain, as a result of the transferability actions of the Prominent MED project. During the years 2019 and 2020, the municipality of Alzira will work in boosting green growth in the field of energy efficiency, looking for passive and active technologies in the new building for the municipal police. In particular, the aim is to look for new solutions in the covers and envelopes...


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  • Lessons learnt at the Transferability workshop in UPV – Highlights by Cesar Monés, representative of the Municipality of Vinarós, Spain, showcasing the project EFICENED Public space

    A technical workshop took place in the Universitat Politècnica de València, focused on small and medium enterprises, as well as research and technological organisations, to share the lessons learnt during the implementation of PROMINENT MED. The main highlights of the experts who participated in the panels are gathered in the following lines.

    Cesar Monés, representative of the Municipality of Vinarós, Spain, showcased the project EFICENED, which is framed under the Strategy of Urban Develop...


    Continue reading July 16th
  • Webinar Invitation: Innovation Procurement Broker – Experiences & Business Model Public space

    Dear all


    The InnoBrokers team is glad to invite you to a webinar on 30 of July at 15:00 to present the findings from the regional pilots and in particular the Innovation Procurement Business Model.


    Innovation Procurement brokers from 5 pilot regions in the Upper Austria Region, Denmark, North Rhine Westfalia (Germany), Ireland and Andalusia (Spain) will share key learnings on how they supported public buyers in procuring sustainable and innovative solutions.

    From the experience of these...


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  • Lessons learnt at the Transferability workshop in UPV – Highlights by Salvador Martínez, representative of the Office of Development of the Valencian Regional Ministry of Universal Health, showcasing other PPI cases in Spain Public space

    A technical workshop took place in the Universitat Politècnica de València, focused on small and medium enterprises, as well as research and technological organisations, to share the lessons learnt during the implementation of PROMINENT MED. The main highlights of the experts who participated in the panels are gathered in the following lines.

    Salvador Martínez, representative of the Office of Development of the Valencian Regional Ministry of Universal Health, showcasing other PPI cases in Sp...


    Continue reading July 7th
  • Interesting insights and experience in PPI Public space

    Join this webinar series for some stimulating discussion, good pracice, stories and learning about innovation procurement in action in small municipalites. Delivering better outcomes though #innovationprocureent #PPI

    Prominent MED International dissemination online conference and webinars
    https://lnkd.in/diCQ32R
    https://lnkd.in/dWCjJ2D
    https://lnkd.in/dzw9HX4


    Continue reading July 6th
  • Prominent MED organises an International Dissemination Digital Conference Public space

    Prominent MED organises an International Dissemination Digital Conference consisting of three FREE webinars.
    The first webinar will take place on July 9th 2020 and will be on Boosting innovation through public procurement in a small Mediterranean municipality.

    Prominent MED aims to promote the use of innovative procurement procedures in small municipalities in the Mediterranean area. It focuses on the use of Public Procurement of Innovation procedures (PPI) to stimulate the adoption of new...


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  • Monitoring Implementation and Estimating the Benefits of GPP in East Asia Public space

    Dear all,

    Today the Switch-Asia Regional Policy Advocacy Component implemented by UN Environment has published the report «Monitoring Implementation and Estimating the Benefits of Sustainable/Green Public Procurement in Northeast and Southeast Asia»

    The document has been jointly developed with Ecoinstitut SCCL and presents the approaches of several central governments in the region - namely China, Japan, Malaysia, Republic of Korea and Thailand - in order to show that setting up monitori...


    Continue reading June 26th
  • Pioneering behaviour change towards procurement for circular economy in Malmö Public space

    The Covid-19 pandemic has changed life in cities around the world and has disrupted the systems that support them. But as restrictions in cities are eased and supply chains start up again, there is an opportunity to develop new systems that work better for people and the environment. The city of Malmö in Sweden aims to catalyse the transition to a circular economy in the Baltic Sea Region using public procurement. Part of the EU-funded Circular PP project, Malmö is piloting an approach to crea...


    Continue reading June 22nd
  • Lessons learnt at the Transferability workshop in UPV – Highlights by Juan Enrique Martínez, Representative of JEMCO S.L. , company awarded by Public Procurement of Innovation of PROMINENT MED in Spain Public space

    A technical workshop took place in the Universitat Politècnica de València, focused on small and medium enterprises, as well as research and technological organisations, to share the lessons learnt during the implementation of PROMINENT MED. The main highlights of the experts who participated in the panels are gathered in the following lines.

    Juan Enrique Martínez, Representative of JEMCO S.L., company awarded by Public Procurement of Innovation of PROMINENT MED in Spain gave out the followi...


    Continue reading June 22nd
  • Join the Sustainable Economy and Procurement Team at ICLEI Public space

    ICLEI’s Sustainable Economy and Procurement team has been at the forefront of the sustainable, circular, strategic and innovation procurement topic globally for 23 years. In more recent years our work has expanded to cover the topics of sustainable/circular local economies and financing. Our work supports public authorities in implementation, raising awareness, developing new approaches, capacity building and encouraging policy developments at the European and international level. We are looki...


    Continue reading June 22nd