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  • CPV Public space
    CPV - Translated

    I have translated Michel's post, as it may also be relevant to non-Dutch members - does anyone else have experience with this?

    Can someone tell me whether air tickets for a foreign journey made by plane fall under the same CPV code as trips made by bus? Our educational institution annually organizes a number of larger journeys by bus, which means that we are obliged to use EU tenders. However, when we buy tickets at an early stage, this can make a lot of difference, and we fall below the thre...

    Continue reading Yesterday
  • Banning Plastics in Procurement Public space
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    In the Netherlands we’ve tried to include a general ban on PVC around 2008.


    - Plastics are often not alwayas part of a product or tender or not proportional. So you can only include them for some categories or: in case of use of PVC...

    - Companies complained and after an LCA study we found that PVC is not by definition the worst compared to alternatives: It depends on how it is used and processed which makes it more or less sustainable.

    - We use performance based tools in so...

    Continue reading 13 days ago
  • First iteration of the UK City Transparency Map Launched Public space

    hi all,

    I wanted to let you know that we've tentatively launched our first City Transparency Map for the UK. Its only the first iteration based on the data we have curated on compliance with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act (transparency in supply chains). If you can think of any useful data layers that we should consider for the next iteration please let me know.

    All constructive feedback gratefully received!


    Continue reading 15 days ago
  • 2019 Sustainable Purchasing Summit Call for Presentations (Nov 9 Deadline) Public space

    The 2019 Summit call for presentations is officially OPEN!! The deadline for presenters to submit is November 9th. Here is the link to the CFP:

    The 2019 SPLC Summit will take place May 20-22, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. Save the date and budget now!

    Please pass this along to anybody who should know about it. The 2019 Summit Planning Committee looks forward to receiving your applications. Reach out if you have any q...

    Continue reading 16 days ago
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    Dear Francoise, unfortunately, the report is not uploaded on the website you are linking to. Would you be able to share the report? Thank you!

    Continue reading 23 days ago
  • Importance of sustainable procurement highlighted at High Level Political Forum on sustainable development Public space

    Dear Procurement Forum,

    The above news plus other interesting developments are available in the latest issue of the GPP News Alert:

    You can subscribe to the newsletter from this page:

    Best regards

    Continue reading 26 days ago
  • Global Lead Cities Network on Sustainable Procurement announces new chair Public space

    Dear Procurement Forum,

    The Global Lead Cities Network on Sustainable Procurement (GLCN) has announced that its new chair will be Executive Mayor of Tshwane, South Africa, Solly Msimanga.

    The GLCN is a group of 14 cities from around the globe committed to the implementation of sustainable and innovation procurement.

    The announcement was made yesterday evening at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco.

    More information on this latest appointment can be found here.

    Continue reading September 14th
  • EcoProcura conference only 3 weeks away Public space

    Members of the Procurement Forum are reminded not to miss this last chance to register for EcoProcua (3-5 October, Nijmegen). It's programme will be full of many of the issues discussed here in the Forum, including measuring the effect of SPP and increasing the implementation of innovation procurement.

    Participants of EcoProcura can expect to:

    • Discover how procurement can be used as an effective tool in achieving strategic aims through our interactive Breakout Sessions.
    • Engage w...

    Continue reading September 12th
  • Corporate Level sustainabilty KPI's Public space
    No, but interested

    I don't, but I would be interest to get exemples of it...

    Continue reading September 12th
  • Innovation partnership in practice Public space
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    Dear Els,

    In France, we have several exepriences in Innovation partnership.

    What are your questions on the subject?

    Samira BOUSSETTA (Head of innovation, at directorate of State pruchases, France)

    Continue reading September 5th
  • Leren over contractmanagement Public space
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    Hallo Joerie,

    Vanaf 2010 heeft Maastricht University Contractmagement en contractbeheer opgezet via het systeem Planon.

    Het zou heel informatief kunnen zijn om hierover eens gegevens uit te wisslen.

    Wellicht is het dan handiger als je langskomt dan kan ik je het systeem maar ook de documenten laten zien


    Brigitte Marchal Inkoper - Contractbeheerder strategisch

    Facility Services


    Continue reading August 24th
  • Innovatiepartnerschap - EA documenten Public space
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    Helemaal met jullie eens dat een standaard format niet bij een innovatiepartnerschap past....

    Maar voorbeeld stukken kunnen nooit kwaad, ik heb je gemaild Gerben!

    Continue reading August 8th
  • Interested in innovation procurement in the field of Education? Public space

    The LEA project (LEA is an abbreviation of Learntech Accelerator) aims to speed up awareness and transfer of knowledge on the benefits and tools of innovation procurement to European organisations interested in digital learning technology.

    The consortium, of which ICLEI is a partner in, are looking for public sector representatives interested in innovation procurement or procurement for education departments.

    Procurers and other stakeholders are invited to sign-up as LEA Followers, who will rece...

    Continue reading August 2nd
  • RITMOCORE PIN published Public space

    RITMOCORE's Lead procurer, Hospital Sant Pau in Barcelona, has published in the OJEU the Prior information Notice where the object of the contract is described and the Open Market Consultation activities are announced for early October this year.

    RITMOCORE is a Public Procurement of Innovative solutions project, funded by the European Union under Horizon2020 (GA number 727796), addressing the evolution in the treatment of patients using or in need of an implantable pacemaker (PM). Mov...

    Continue reading August 2nd
  • Contribute to the Green Electronics Council's 2018 State of Sustainable IT Procurement Report Public space

    The Green Electronics Council is developing the 2018 State of Sustainable IT Procurement Report, and your insight is key to understanding the sustainable IT purchasing patterns of institutional purchasers.

    We want to hear what challenges you are facing in identifying and/or purchasing environmentally preferable IT products, along with which trends are creating the future landscape of sustainable IT procurement in your workplace.

    Aggregated data collected from this survey will be used in GEC's...

    Continue reading August 1st
  • H2020 PARTNER SEARCH BHC-10-2019 Public space
    Laura- Thank you for this update.

    Dear Laura,

    Thank you for this update. I will circulate it to my "ICT Researcher and Innovator" contact list, indicating to contact you at your e-mail address: for any responses to this PS.

    Best regards,

    Gerard Kennedy

    Continue reading July 25th
  • H2020 PARTNER SEARCH BHC-10-2019 Public space

    TOPIC SC1-BHC-10-2019: Innovation Procurement: Next generation sequencing (NGS) for routine diagnosis

    A SPANISH UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL is looking for PUBLIC PROCURERS (healthcare services, hospitals, etc.) from EU countries to form a consortium and prepare a proposal for the above-mentioned topic. The main objective of the proposal is to further investigate the unmet needs in the field of NGS for routine diagnosis in the haematology domain to launch a PCP tender to find innovative solutio...

    Continue reading July 24th
  • Webinar on sustainable events - 28 June - one week to go! Public space
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    The powerpoint presentations given and a recording of the Webinar on Sustainable Events are now available at

    Have a read and listen today.

    If you have any questions or feedback, just send us an email at

    Best regards

    Continue reading July 13th
  • Supplies and subcontracts for Direct Labour Oragnsiations Public space

    Can anybody tell me what you do about supplies contracts and subcontracts for your Direct Labour Organisations? I am looking specifically at housing repairs but would be interested to hear about anything. Do you aggregate spend and let a call off contract? Or a framework (single or multiple suppliers)? Or do you use a DPS? I would be very interested in hearing from anybody.


    Mark Everest

    Category Manager

    London Borough of Camden

    Continue reading July 10th
  • Smart City Expo Barcelona -14th November 218 Public space

    Are you planning to launch a Public Procurement of Innovation PCP/PPI tender in 1, 2 or 3 years? Do you want to attract other buyers interested in your future tender, making international buyers consortiums? Join the Programme about “Future projects of Public Procurement of InnovationSmart City Expo – 14th November 2018

    Continue reading July 5th
  • 2018 Transformative Action award deadline 31 July Public space

    Don’t miss your chance to win €10,000 to help initiate your next sustainable and innovative procurement action with the 2018 Transformative Action Award.

    Current or concluded actions in the field of procurement can apply for the award by the closing date of 31 July 2018. Applicants will be shortlisted in September and the award ceremony will be held at the European Committee of the Regions, Brussels (Belgium) in November 2018.

    For more information and to apply for the Transformative Ac...

    Continue reading July 5th
  • Live Market Engagement Event: Sustainable Public Procurement of ICT Public space

    Dear all,

    We would like to invite you the Live Market Engagement event: Sustainable procurement of ICT, taking place in Nijmegen (the Netherlands) on 3 October 2018, 9:00 - 13:00 CET.

    The event will bring together suppliers of ICT with public authorities from all over Europe to discuss procurement needs and solutions relating to social responsibility of supply chains and represents a perfect occasion for public authorities and procurers to express to the ICT market and suppliers procur...

    Continue reading July 2nd
  • Your feedback on Innovative Procurement is needed! Public space

    Your feedback on Innovative Procurement is needed!

    The City of Haarlem is coordinator on the EU Urban Agenda Partnership on Innovative and Responsible Public Procurement. The Partnership now presents its draft Action Plan with 7 proposed actions to improve procurement by European cities. These are the 7 actions:

    - Guidance on building city strategic procurement and how to manage strategic procurement (Action 2.1.1)

    - Measuring spend and wider impact in European Cities (Action 2.1.2)


    Continue reading June 27th
  • Vacancy: Assistant - Sustainable Economy and Procurement at ICLEI European Secretariat, Freiburg Public space

    Dear Procurement Forum members,

    The European Secretariat of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is seeking to fill the position of Assistant in its Sustainable Economy and Procurement team. The role will involve working on European projects related to sustainable procurement, financing sustainable urban development and developing sustainable local economies and the working language will be English.

    Please find the attached job advert with further details on the position, or visit http:...

    Continue reading June 15th