Last week Helix Nebula - The Science Cloud (HNSciCloud) launched a €5.3 million tender for the establishment of a European hybrid cloud platform. The purpose of the platform is to support the deployment of high-performance computing and big-data capabilities for scientific research.
The pre-commercial procurement tender covers R&D services relevant to the design, development and pilot use of an innovative platform to support hybrid cloud environments. The HNSciCloud pre-commercial pro...
The European Secretariat of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability seeks to fill the position of Officer within its Sustainable Economy and Procurement team.
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We look forward to hearing from you.
A public consultation on the first draft proposals for indicators has now opened. The consultation takes the form of an on-line questionnaire which can be completed using the EU Survey tool. The consultation will be open until the 7th October 2016.
The consultation provides stakeholders with the opportunity to support the development of a common EU framework of core indicators for the environmental performance of buildings. The need for such a framework was identified in the European Commis...
Water PiPP final conference to explore innovation in the EU water sector
Public authority water practitioners looking for solutions to manage water services more effectively and efficiently, public procurers investigating how to implement innovative approaches in the water sector, and those in the business sector wanting a greater insight into the public sector’s water needs are invited to attend the Water PiPP project final conference in Zaragoza, Aragon (Spain) from 9 -10 November 2016....
A short and snappy overview of the most important issues regarding the sustainability of bio-based products. Number 2 in the InnProBio Factsheet series on bio-based products. Check it out at our website http://innprobio.innovation-procurement.org/newsroom/?c=search&uid=51e1cb1e and let us know what you think!
There is no direct connection to Public Procurement but to bio-based materials and innovation. This could be interesting for buyer groups and further helps to reduce the fear regarding reliability of bio-based materials. It shows the performance of bio-based materials that could be interesting for Public Procurement for certain applications in the future.
Apply for free hands-on and tailored support in developing your own PCP. Your project has the chance to be one of the 6 selected PCP projects to receive the eafip assistance (including legal assistance)! Deadline for applications 17/11/2016. For more information click on the link http://eafip.eu/assistance/
Registration is now open for the 2016 Procura+ European Sustainable Procurement Network Meeting and Seminar, taking place from 13-14 October in Rome, Italy. The 2016 Seminar will explore how working together in networks – from regional to European level – can support capacity building and implementation of sustainable and innovation procurement. Registration for the event is free, but spaces are limited.
To secure your place, register using the online form at this link.
Module 2 of the eafip Toolkit can now be found online!! It is aimed at clarifying the pre-requisites and key steps to design and implement a PCP or PPI.
More necessary information can be found at the link http://eafip.eu/toolkit/module-2/
The SYNCRO has been going on for 3 years. This project, based on an innovative public procurement for smart roads, is coming to an end. The closing conference will be held (in French) in Grenoble on September 13th. You will find enclosed the corresponding programme in English. If you are interested in participating, please register here.
Looking forward to meeting you in Grenoble.
The eafip Workshop for public procurers in the Energy sector will take place on the 23rd November in Stockholm, Sweden. The focus will be on the framework of exploration, extraction, production, transport and distribution of energy. Interested to know the benefits of innovation procurement (PCP & PPI) in this sector? Then do not hesitate to register! http://eafip.eu/events/workshops/energy_workshop/
SELECT for Cities project gives the opportunity to possible participants interested in taking part in the PCP tender, that will start in November 2016, to team up with each other in order to create more competitive and attractive proposals. In order to find a possible partner SELECT for Cities offers you a matchmaking tool where you can include your info. This info will be curated on the website and you will be able to contact or be contacted by interested participants. One of the bigge...
Is the bio-based content of importance for procurement purposes (tendering, contracts etc.)? The European standard EN 16785-1 specifies a method of determining the bio-based content in products, based on the radiocarbon analysis and elemental analysis. Do you know this standard/do you already use it? How do you determine bio-based content? Please share your experiences with us by leaving a message on this forum!
If you missed the exciting and interesting F2F open market consultations events from Antwerp, Helsinki and Copenhagen don't worry, you will still have the chance to ask SELECT for Cities representatives live questions via the webinar we are organizing on June 28th from 4-6 PM, CET time.
In order to participate just click on this link.
Looking forward to seeing you all !
JuÅ¼ jest dostÄpna polska wersja ulotki informacyjnej dotyczÄ cej projektu InnProBio. Wszystkie osoby zainteresowane zamówieniami publicznymi innowacyjnych bio-produktów i usÅug je wykorzystujÄ cych zapraszam do zapoznania siÄ z projektem.
JeÅli sÄ PaÅstwo zainteresowani tematykÄ projektu zachÄcam do kontaktu.
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Many thanks for the opportunity! Can I have further info so that I can better explain the opportunity to the Executive Board of thi organisation?
Companies and other economic actors are invited to a Meet the Market event in Milan, Italy on 22 June 2016. The event will include a Technical Dialogue in the area of urban water management. Focus will be on smart data collection and management as well as on waste water sewage sludge treatment and disposal. Three water utilities from Italy with which the Water PiPP project has been working in the last few months will present their needs in these areas.
The meeting aims at analyzing the suppl...
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The eafip initiative is pleased to announce that the 2nd eafip Major Event will take place in the National Centre for Public Administration and Local Government (EKDDA) in Athens, Greece on 18th and 19th October 2016! http://eafip.eu/events/athens-2016/
The first EU GPP Helpdesk webinar of the year will take place next Thursday 23 June between 14.30 -16.00 CET and will focus on Sustainable Procurement in the Food and Catering sector. The status of the revised European GPP criteria on food and catering will be in the spotlight.
More specifically, the webinar will include presentations on:
Maybe one of these approaches could be of interest for informing your work:
And possibly the approach used in parts of this good practice from Tuscany (e.g. from the contract performance clauses):
following the publication of the new Office Building criteria, another construction-related set of EU GPP criteria has been published - for Road Design, Construction and Maintenance. They cover a variety of aspects, including low-impact construction materials, low-noise surfaces, flood-prevention and wildlife protection measures. http://ec.europa.eu/environment/gpp/eu_gpp_criteria_en.htm#road
Public authorities purchase loads of timber-based products. Sustainable timber policies can have considerable multiplier effects for a public authority in Europe.
Tropical timber can complement European timber demand where products require a high degree of durability and strenght (e.g. outdoor furniture). By demanding sustainable tropical timber, public procurers can support conservation efforts of tropical forests that risk deforestation if not protected through responsible forest management...