Latest discussions ( public space )


  • 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 7 hours ago
  • 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: https://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:374082-2021:TEXT:EN:HTML

    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...


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

    COME ON BOARD! STEP INTO ROSIA’s OPEN MARKET CONSULTATION

    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.

    ...

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  • 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 12 days ago
  • We are hiring: Officer in Sustainable and Innovation Procurement Public space

    The Sustainable Economy and Procurement team at ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability is looking to fill the position of a Sustainable and Innovation Procurement Officer at its European Secretariat in Freiburg (Germany).

    ICLEI's Sustainable Economy and Procurement team has been working on the topics of sustainable, strategic and innovation procurement for 24 years. In recent years, our work has expanded to cover the topics of circular economy and sustainable financing. The team offer...


    Continue reading 19 days ago
  • 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 19 days ago
  • [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 22 days ago
  • 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 23 days ago
  • 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 29 days ago
  • 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

    Agenda

    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
  • June issue of GPP News Alert out now Public space

    In this month's issue you can read about the following:

    • New European Commission guidance on Buying Social
    • Interview: Portugal’s National Strategy for Green Public Procurement makes progress - José Paulino, Environment Agency (Portugal)
    • Good practice: Upgrading streetlights using an Energy Service Company model (City of Gabrovo, Bulgaria)
    • Zoom in on… Big Buyers launches four working groups
    • Zoom in on… LCC tool for indoor office lighting
    • Zoom in on… Renewable energy for buildings
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    Continue reading June 22nd
  • Including NBS in public tenders? A FAQ for NBEs and public authorities at the Connecting Nature Enterprise Summit Public space

    Are you:

    • A public procurer looking to integrate Nature Based Solutions (NBS) in your tenders?; or
    • A Nature Based Enterprise (NBE)/ a company active in the NBS sector?

    On June 30th (12:00-13:00 CET), the Connecting Nature Enterprise Summit will be bringing together public buyers and companies working in the NBS sector to share best practice on the public procurement of NBS.

    Including NBS in public tenders or responding to public tenders for NBS can be challenging for both public aut...


    Continue reading June 21st
  • Open Market Consultation Webinar on June 29th: integrated care solutions for Chronic Heart Failure Public space

    INCAREHEART brings together five procurers: Region Jämtland Härjedalen (Sweden), Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Italy), Region of Central Macedonia (Greece), Santa Casa Da Misericordia Da Amadora (Portugal) and Ministry of Health of Turkey.


    Together they will devote €4,650,000 to a Pre-commercial Procurement of innovative ICT-enabled integrated care solutions to advance multidisciplinary health and care for patients with chronic heart failure. In preparation for the PCP Cal...


    Continue reading June 17th
  • Open Market Consultation for PPI on Smart Building Public space

    23rd of June, the City Council of Carcaixent, with the collaboration of the Energy Area of the Consorci de la Ribera, will hold an on-line OPEN MARKET CONSULTATION prior to the preparation of a PPI in the framework of the project "SMART BUILDING CPI 2020”. https://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:299684-2021:TEXT:EN:HTML&src=0

    The event is aimed at designers of innovative solutions interested in participating in the tender for the drafting of the refurbishment project of the building at C/...


    Continue reading June 15th
  • New report helps IT buyers avoid greenwash and false claims Public space

    Here is some more information from our latest report.

    In complex product categories such as IT, social and environmental risks run high. TCO Development, the organization behind the sustainability certification for IT products TCO Certified, has launched the new report ‘Navigating the Sustainable IT Revolution – The critical role of independent verification’. The report helps buyers worldwide accurately verify social and environmental aspects of their purchases.

    “The millions of workers...


    Continue reading June 15th
  • [BroadGNSS - Open Market Consultation Activity] 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 11th
  • Last call - UNEP 2021 SPP Stakeholder Survey closes on 11 June Public space

    Dear friend,

    If you already participated in UNEP’s 2021 Sustainable Procurement Stakeholder Survey, we thank you for your participation. Your responses will help us learn more about sustainable procurement implementation, possible barriers and facilitators, current trends, and opportunities to increase sustainable procurement activities.

    This email is a reminder to those who have not completed the survey. There is still time. The survey is open through 11 June 2021. As a recognized lead...


    Continue reading June 9th
  • Join the PRE-OMC Information events for project ROSIA PCP Public space

    In preparation of the PCP call for tender, ROSIA will conduct an Open Market Consultation (OMC) with potential tenderers to broach the views of the market about its scope. As part of the preparation for an innovative drives procurement action, the OMC involves the proactive analysis of technology offer and provides a pre-information to the market in order to give a congruous time for the preparation of fit-for-purpose proposals.

    Prior to the OMC, four online information events organiz...


    Continue reading June 8th
  • European Innovation Procurement Awards 2021: First edition! Discover how public and private procurers can apply and win the available prizes Public space

    On 15 June, the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) is organizing an informative webinar to learn more about the first edition of the European Innovation Procurement Awards 2021 (EUIPA). Applications are open and the deadline for submissions is 29 July 2021.

    EUIPA Awards recognises powerful cases of public and private buyers (procurers) on using innovation procurement practices across Europe. It aims to support the community of European procurers to share, work toge...


    Continue reading June 8th
  • ICT procurers join forces for a sustainable market Public space

    On June 14th 2021, 4-5 pm CET a group of countries and regions is launching the Circular and Fair ICT Pact (CFIT). Participants of this new international partnership will use their collective procurement power to accelerate the ICT sector towards becoming more circular and fair. Actions will be taken in good dialogue with the ICT industry and other relevant actors. The pact is an initiative under the UN One Planet Network SPP Programme.

    You can register here and more information can be...


    Continue reading June 4th
  • PARTICIPATE IN THE UNEP 2021 GLOBAL SURVEY ON SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT Public space

    The UN Environmental Programme is partnering with Arizona State University researchers and other experts to develop the 2021 Global Review of Sustainable Public Procurement, following the 2013 and 2017 editions.

    We are currently conducting a stakeholder survey to better understand the state of sustainable procurement, the barriers to successful implementation, current trends, and future opportunities to advance sustainable procurement. The results of the survey will be analysed and integ...


    Continue reading June 2nd
  • Event: Driving the circular economy in healthcare through innovation procurement Public space

    Health Care Without Harm Europe and EcoQUIP+ are organising an online event to present and discuss the opportunities for increasing circularity and sustainability in healthcare by leveraging the sector’s purchasing power to stimulate innovation.

    Read more about the event and found the registration link here: https://noharm-europe.org/articles/news/europe/event-driving-circular-economy-healthcare-through-innovation-procurement


    Continue reading June 1st
  • New practical guidance to help public buyers integrate social considerations into public procurement Public space

    The second edition of the European Commission's ‘Buying social: A guide to taking account of social considerations in public procurement’ provides practical indications for public buyers to consider the social impact of the goods, services, and works they purchase. The guide is updated to reflect the changes brought about by the 2014 EU directives on public procurement and includes suggestions on how to use public procurement to achieve social goals. It covers the entire procurement process...


    Continue reading May 28th
  • Join the Open Market Consultation event series for INCAREHEART PCP project Public space

    Join the #INCAREHEART Open Market Consultation, a series of activities in June 2021 to give advance notice to potentially interested bidders about the upcoming call for tender.

    Procurers from five countries are providing up to €4.6 million for the development of new solutions for their patients with chronic heart failure.

    During the events, you will become familiar with the #INCAREHEART initiative, how innovative market players can participate, and the benefits that the tender proc...


    Continue reading May 26th