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  • More GPP News! Public space

    Welcome to the September issue of the Green Public Procurement (GPP) News Alert.

    A quick look at this month’s headlines:

    • New practical guidance to help public buyers with innovation procurement
    • Interview: Making meals more sustainable and healthier – results from Strength2Food. Angela Tregear, Professor of Marketing, University of Edinburgh Business School (United Kingdom)
    • Good practice case: Vending machines for food and beverages - University of Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
    • Zoom...

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  • Help us develop a Guidance on public procurement for sustainable infrastructure projects! Public space

    Are you procuring, funding or supplying public infrastructure? Help us develop guidance on public procurement for sustainable infrastructure projects!

    Please take 10 minutes to fill in our survey on challenges and successes in developing sustainable public infrastructure projects at:

    This survey aims to enable relevant stakeholders to provide feedback and suggestions in order to develop a Guidance to facilitate procuring and implementing...

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  • PCP in the field of people flow analytics published Public space

    This week a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) in the field of people flow analytics was published by the Muntstroom Living Lab project (a project supported by EAFIP and Innoviris).

    The Muntstroom project is a joint procurement of an integrated end-to-end solution for the outdoor and indoor monitoring of people flow. Since research showed that the desired integrated solution does not yet exist on the market, a PCP has been prepared and now published in order to have the desired integrated solut...

    Continue reading 8 days ago
  • New EU energy labelling system Public space

    Since March 2021, the EU has been implementing new regulations regarding energy labels. The new labelling requirements are progressively being rolled out to nine product categories, which has significant impacts for public procurers purchasing or leasing electric appliances.

    In order to assist public procurers with this transition, the BELT project has just published a White Paper summarising key provisions of the new EU energy labelling system and providing recommendations to public procur...

    Continue reading 10 days ago
  • Healthcare Brokerage Event MEDICA 2021 - free for public buyers - 1.10 - 23.12.2021 Public space

    MEDICA is the world's largest and most important trade fair in the field of medicine. For more than 20 years, ZENIT has been organising a cooperation exchange in cooperation with other European and international partners of the Enterprise Europe Network.

    The aim is to help companies, universities and research institutions find partners in Europe and worldwide for product development, manufacturing and licensing agreements, distribution/technology partnerships, financing/investment, public pro...

    Continue reading 16 days ago
  • Accepting Nominations: Sept 28-30th GEC & ERA EU Sustainability & Public Procurement Law online course Public space

    Sept 28-30th Course Invitation Response Form:

    The Global Electronics Council (GEC), in partnership with The Academy of European Law (ERA), is currently accepting nominations for the EU Sustainability & Public Procurement Law online course taking place from Sept 28-30, 2021. This is an invite-only course targeted to leaders in the public procurement and/or sustainable policy field. There is a limited number o...

    Continue reading 17 days ago
  • Last Chance to apply for the 2nd EAFIP call! Public space


    Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join the EAFIP family!

    EAFIP offers free legal/technical advice to public procurers across Europe to implement ICT innovation procurement projects (PCP/PPI).

    EAFIP provides local assistance to selected public procurers in the preparation and implementation of a PCP or PPI procurement, covering for instance scoping an already identified procurement need of innovative solutions, preparing and conducting an EU wide published...

    Continue reading 23 days ago
  • Participate in the European study of skills gaps for circular and green procurement Public space

    In the framework of GREENER project, we are analyzing skills gaps and barriers which hamper the diffusion of circular and green procurement.

    We would appreciate your participation through this questionnaire to know your opinion. Results will support the development of tailored training materials that will be free available.

    Thanks for your feedback!!

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  • Innovationsförderung der EU durch öffentliche Aufträge - Webinar 9.9.21 Public space

    Die Berliner Wirtschaftsförderung „Berlin Partner“ organisiert am 9.9.2021 (13.00-14.00) ein Webinar zum Thema Innovationsförderung der EU durch öffentliche Aufträge. Hierbei sollen die – oft unterschätzten – EU-Instrumente im Bereich der öffentlichen Vergabe vorgestellt werden, mit denen die Entwicklung von innovativen Lösungen gefördert wird.

    ZENIT als NRW-Kompetenzzentrum für die öffentliche Beschaffung von Innovationen im Rahmen des Enterprise Europe Network wird die beiden EU-Instrume...

    Continue reading 26 days ago
  • 3 days left to share ideas, products and research for making ROSIA’s Call for Tenders a success!!! Public space

    Companies, organizations and other market participants are cordially invited to fill out ROSIA’s Open Market Consultation Questionnaire to express their feedback about the innovation challeng2, experiences, existing solutions and PCP setup. We are gathering information about telerehabilitation, eHealth data integration and patients care. Your answers will help us to improve our upcoming Call for tenders

    Take some time to complete the questionnaire!

    Continue reading 26 days ago
  • We are hiring: Officer in Sustainable and Innovation Procurement Public space
    Less than a week left!

    You still have the chance to apply for this open position - deadline for applications is 31 August! #Hiring #SustainabilityJobs #NGOJobs #EUJobs

    Continue reading August 25th
  • Have your say in INCAREHEART Call for Tenders! Public space

    As part of the Open Market Consultation, INCAREHEART has made available an online questionnaire to obtain market feedback on the planned procurement. Do you have comments on any of the use cases? Do you think that the budget and timeframe of the project are appropriate? Let us know before the 31st of August.


    1. You can send the procurers suggestions for improvement and ideas for making the Call for Tenders a success. All the comments will...

    Continue reading August 19th
  • Aug 25th Webinar: Power of Federal Procurement Public space

    FREE Webinar: The Power of Federal Procurement
    Sustainable Acquisition, Circularity and Information Technology
    August 25 at 10:15 AM PDT / 1:15 PM EDT / 7:15 PM CET / 10:45 PM IST

    60-Minute Virtual Presentation
    With 15 Minutes of Live Questions and Answers

    The US Federal Government has been a leader in sustainable acquisition for more than two decades. Our panel discussion will address the importance of past and current federal sustainable acquisition initiatives in providing energy-r...

    Continue reading August 16th
  • Embodied carbon disclosure of ICT products Public space
    Latest comment


    Following on from Steve's message, we would be interested to know how your procurement thinking around carbon evolves, did you know that the MOD is thinking of imposing a carbon tax on all their ICT purchases in order to drive change in their supply chain ? Or that DEFRA's advice is to repair, reuse or purchase remanufactured instead of new as a last resort? What are your thoughts on any of this ?

    Your question.

    We are really happy that organisations are starting to ask these imp...

    Continue reading August 11th
  • ROSIA's Questionnaire is open until September 3rd Public space

    We are currently conducting a market questionnaire to better understand the state of telerehabilitation and the barriers to successful implementation, current trends, and future opportunities to advance Remote Rehabilitation for Isolated Areas procurement.

    We cordially invite you to participate in ROSIA's Questionnaire

    The questionnaire is open to all companies participating in various aspects of e-health procurement.

    We are investigating...

    Continue reading August 10th
  • Best Value webinar voor Belgische aankopers en inschrijvers Public space

    Best Value is een van de krachtigste nieuwe managementparadigma’s in het aankooplandschap. Dat blijkt uit de vele resultaten zowel uit de profit- als de non-profit organisaties.

    Centraal, staat bij Best Value het selecteren van de best beschikbare leverancier. De best beschikbare leverancier is de partij die de hoogste kwaliteit levert tegen de laagste prijs.

    Best Value is een filosofie die uit Amerika komt en reeds vele jaren wereldwijd ingezet wordt. Binnen Europa vooral in Nederland, No...

    Continue reading August 4th
  • Prior Information Notice for project TIQUE has been published in TED Public space

    We are proud to announce that a Prior Information Notice for project TIQUE has been published in TED (Tenders Electronic Daily -a Supplement of the Official Journal of the EU). This means TIQUE’s June 2022 tender is officially underway!

    Follow the link to read the notice:

    It also means an Open Market Consultation (OMC) involving the market in the design of the specifications of next year’s tender will be taking plac...

    Continue reading July 30th
  • ROSIA Open Market Consultation started July 12! Remote Rehabilitation Service for Isolated Areas Public space


    The three European public procurers participating in ROSIA are planning to invest, via a Pre-Commercial Procurement instrument (PCP), up to 3.9M€ to develop an ICT Innovation Ecosystem to meet telerehabilitation needs in isolated areas.

    In preparation for the PCP’s call for tender, and starting 12 July, ROSIA will conduct an Open Market Consultation (OMC) to design the tender’s requirements incorporating the market’s input.


    Continue reading July 30th
  • Latest GPP Newsalert is out! Public space

    A quick look at this month’s headlines:

    • Main article: Results of first reporting exercise on Strategic Procurement from the European Commission

    • Interview: Preparing the groundwork to improve action on GPP in Lithuania - ArÅ«nÄ— AndrulionienÄ—, Senior Advisor at the Public Procurement Office (Lithuania)

    • Good practice case: Poland’s first swimming pool meeting passive energy use standards - Municipality of Sulejów (Poland)

    • Good practice case: Kantoor2023: a sustainable and ci...

    Continue reading July 23rd
  • European Cases of Innovation Procurement – examples of the different procurement steps- 16 September Public space

    On 16 September, four European innovation experts will present their public procurement on Innovation projects, focusing on different aspects of innovation procurement.

    • The Swedish example, focusing on the assessment phase, will talk about the adoption of AI by placing healthcare in the driver's seat and using innovation procurement as a strategic tool.
    • The Austrian presentation will highlight the usefulness of testing prior to implementing solutions. The use case presented will be about P...

    Continue reading July 16th
  • [BroadWay PCP project] End of Prototype Phase 2 & Launch of competition for Phase 3 Public space

    BroadWay is a Pre-Commercial Procurement Project funded under the Horizon 2020 Research Programme (Innovation activity to enable a pan-European broadband mobile system for PPDR, validated by sustainable test and evaluation capabilities). The project, running from 2018 to 2022, is coordinated by Public Safety Communication Europe (PSCE) and composed of 11 buyers from 11 EU countries, which are the organisations responsible for transitioning to broadband for Public Safety Communication...

    Continue reading July 13th
  • White Paper explaining the new EU Energy Label System to public buyers: now out! Public space

    Since March 2021, the EU has been implementing new regulations regarding energy labels. The new labelling requirements are progressively being rolled out to 9 product categories, which has significant impacts for public procurers purchasing or leasing electric appliances.

    In order to assist public procurers with this transition, the BELT project has just published a White Paper summarising key provisions of the new EU energy labelling system and providing recommendations to public procurers f...

    Continue reading July 12th
  • Call for Tenders with up to €3,920,000 for disruptive digital solutions for the prevention and comprehensive management of frailty in older adults Public space

    8 suppliers are expected to be awarded to start solution design in Phase 1, in November 2021. The call will be open until 15th September

    The Pre-Commercial Procurement project eCare launches its call for tenders that will remain open until the 15th of September 2021. The call is open to all types of operators presenting an offer as a single entity or in a joint tender. Awarded suppliers will enter a competitive process of 3 phases where they have the opportunity to co-develop and test their...

    Continue reading July 6th
  • Webinar Invitation (July 7) : Greener and Fair electronics getting stronger roots Public space

    Join us to get a glimpse into the developments from the perspective of

    • ESG Disclosure standards
    • policy measures such as EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP), Sustainable Products Initiative (SPI), Green public Procurement (GPP) criteria, etc.
    • industry initiatives to harmonize and fast track progress towards circular and fair ICT


    1. Recent Industry Developments > TUV Rheinland
    2. Focus on OHS for Workers > Electronics Watch
    3. Hotspots to be tackled > Öko-Institut e....

    Continue reading June 29th
  • [BroadGNSS PCP project] One week left to fill our questionnaire! Public space

    PSCE is the coordinator of a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) in the frame of BroadGNSS Eu-funded project (Innovation activity for Applications, Synchronisation and Monitoring of Critical Mobile Broadband Communication Infrastructure and Information Assets for Public Protection and Disaster Recovery (PPDR) Operations).

    In preparation for the BroadGNSS PCP request for tender, an Open Market Consultation (OMC) with potential tenderers and end-users is held to hear the views of the mar...

    Continue reading June 24th