Deadline for applications is next Friday 7 October
The awards are designed to showcase sustainable and innovative tenders, so if there is one you are particularly proud of please do put an application in!
Winners will be rewarded with one year free participation in the Procura+ Network, publicity in a variety of ICLEI publications, free entry and a presentation at the next EcoProcura conference, a case study on the SP Platform and PPI Platform, and the right to use the Proc...
Read the latest issue of the newsletter on green public procurement, published by the European Commission. This issue contains 3 good practice examples and news on other developments interesting for purchasing practitioners. The good practice examples are on:
- Innovative lighting procurement done for London’s Underground network, carried out by Transport for London
- Innovative energy efficiency solutions for buildings in the Rural District of Enzkreis (in Germany)
- City of Copenhagen's Apppr...
The EPP-eHealth project, funded under the Horizon 2020 programme, has recently launched an online survey. The purpose is to understand the suppliers perspective about public procurement in the healthcare sector in various European countries and assess the potential barriers and opportunities to market ICT solutions (Information and Communication Technologies) - especially technologies that allow management and transmission of information including the Internet, wireless networks, Bluetooth, ce...
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Here's what one SPLC member organization (a U.S. city) said in response to me forwarding this query:
Green Standards partners with Herman Miller on their RePurpose program - but who also provides a reuse/recycling service separate from the RePurpose program. Very nice program, but I don't know if they operate in the UK. They work with local markets for charities, sale/reuse, and recycling - and have robust online reporting.
Anew is another non-profit organization that I just heard about...
The second issue of the LIFE FUTURE Newsletter has just been published!
Amongst other articles, you will find in this issue more about:
If you have not received the newsletter in your mailbox you can read it online here. You can also make sure that you directly receive the upcoming issues of the newslett...
The PAPIRUS final conference "Public Administration Procurement Innovation to Reach Ultimate Sustainability" will take place the 29 September 2016 in Bilbao, Spain. The event will be both discussing the PAPIRUS project's results and achievements and adressing objectives, challenges and other specifications, such as contract drafting, within the field of Procurement of Innovation.
PAPIRUS project is one of the pilot projects in the area of Public Procurement of Innovation co-financed by the...
on 3 November 2016 the InnProBio consortium organises a workshop and market dialogue on public procurement of computer related devices. The Workshop and market dialogue will take place in the context of the event “Nachwachsende Rohstoffe im Einkauf: Öffentliche Beschaffung zukunftsfähig gestalten” in Berlin.
The workshop deals with the public tendering and public procurement of bio-based products. Case studies, tools and criteria for public tendering will be discussed....
Following the reorganization of the Regional Entities in the healthcare sector started at the beginning of 2016, and with the relaunch of the project activities in Campania, So.Re.Sa S.p.A., on behalf of the Regional Administration, is planning to procure the "Implementation and adoption of the Integrated Information System for domiciliary and residential care in Campania", to be adopted, in the long run, by all the Healthcare Organizations operating within the Regional Health System.
Do you have a potential interest in procuring new innovative solutions in the coming years?
If your answer is yes, the European Commission is gathering data from key public procurers to prioritize more efficiently the existing needs! So by filling-in the Public Procurer survey on our website, we will be one step closer towards that goal http://eafip.eu/resources/procurer_survey/
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The 10YFP Consumer Information Programme has announced that the global consultation on the draft "Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information” is now online.
As a key stakeholder or influencer in the provision of clearer, more reliable consumer information on the sustainability of products and services, they ask for your input to this consultation to help make the Guidelines a robust and recognised tool for business and the public sector. They are seeking a balanced view a...
You can now register online for the final conference (free of charge) of the Water PiPP project on Empowering public procurement for innovation in the EU water sector, taking place at the University of Zaragoza, Spain, from 9-10 November 2016. Procurers from the public water sector and suppliers from the business world will gather to explore innovation procurement from the angle of procurement practice, water sector policy and business opportunities.
The purpose of this two-day...
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The RELIEF project explores innovative ICT solutions to increase the self-management of chronic pain patients.
By the use of new technologies, chronic pain patients could empower themselves and improve their quality of life. The project will...
eafip intitiative offers 6 public procurers who are developing a PCP project the chance to receive hands-on and tailored support, legal as well!
You could benefit from one-to-one meetings, support by email, hands-on guidance and individual support. Fill-in the form on our website to find out if your project is eligible http://eafip.eu/assistance/
The eafip initiative welcomes procurers, policy makers, procurement law firms and businesses to the 2nd Major eafip Event which will take place in Athens, Greece, on the 18th - 19th October. Join us and find out which are the current best practices, new ideas, initiatives and funding opportunities for PCPs/PPIs. More information will be found on our website http://eafip.eu/events/athens-2016/
Energy Sector Procurers are invited to the eafip Workshop which will take place in Stockholm, Sweden on the 23rd November. The focus will lay on the framework of exploration, extraction, production, transport and distribution of energy. Access our website for detailed information http://eafip.eu/events/workshops/energy_workshop/
We would like to inform you about the progress of the revision of the Green Public Procurement (GPP) criteria for the product group ‘Street Lighting and Traffic Signals’ and 'Transport'. The 1st Ad-Hoc Working Group (AHWG) meetings will take place on Tuesday 22 November 2016 and Wednesday 23 November 2016, respectively, at the JRC-Directorate B premises in Seville (Spain).
We kindly invite you to express your interest in participating in this meeting no later than 16 September 2...
We are finetuning a new service which will allow users to get easier access to Public Sector Spend information. Based on awarded contract data you can slice and dice information, or order a report based on industry/CPV directly.
So far we have gotten good responses across the value chain and I would be interested to hear more ‘Buyers’ feedback. We suspect there would be value in e.g. these areas:
The CEPPI team has released its project e-newsletter #2.
Under the umbrella of the EU-funded CEPPI project, Birmingham (UK), Budapest (Hungary), Castelló & Valencia (Spain) and Wrocław (Poland) are joining efforts to look for more sustainable energy solutions through a pro-innovation procurement approach.
You can read CEPPI newsletter #2 here:
The deadline for submissions to the Procura+ Awards has been extended to 7 October 2016, to allow time for those of you who have been out for the summer to get your applications in.
The awards highlight sustainable and innovation procurements and tender procedures and give visibility to the most dynamic, forward-looking and innovative public authorities and their initiatives.
The Procura+ Awards ceremony will take place as part of Sustainable City Development 2016, a Conference organis...
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