The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has developed a handbook for the Interamerican Network on Government Procurement to facilitate the implementation of Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) in Latin America and Caribbean. It is available in English and Spanish on the following link: https://www.iisd.org/publications/handbook-ingp
Furthermore IISD has worked on a model to quantify the multiplier benefits of GPP. We have applied this model in China...
Project Update - PRO-LITE
Following the initial Pre-Qualification Questionnaire completed by over 50 lighting manufacturers and suppliers from across Europe, over 30 have been invited to tender for contracts lasting up to 8 years.
Please see the latest news article on the PRO-LITE website for more detail - http://www.prolitepartnership.eu/news/.
The IV. Global Procurement & SCM Study is a follow up of the three biggest procurement studies ever conducted in 2009, 2011, and 2013 with about 2,400 participants from 94 countries and publications in the Harvard Business Manager. It is conducted by the Kellogg School of Management (one of the Top 5 Business Schools of the world), the American Purchasing Society, the International Chamber of Commerce and VALUENEER.
This is your chance of a free benchmark with other procurement organizations...
If you represent a public procurer that specializes in the healthcare sector then register now for the eafip Workshop for Health and Elderly Care, to be held at Citylabs in Manchester, United Kingdom, on 24th November 2015. Places are limited and are being allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
WssTP is hosting its annual Brokerage & Working Groups event on 23rd and 24th of November at the Diamant Centre in Brussels.
The main objective of the event is to facilitate networking among its participants and provide guidance and special instructions on the preparation of participants’ proposals for the upcoming H2020 calls and other EU funding opportunities. Participants will have the opportunity to present their own project concepts. In addition, a match-making session will supp...
Engaging the Market - Register now: EU GPP Helpdesk webinar
Engaging the market is the topic of the EU GPP Helpdesk’s upcoming webinar. The event will take place on November 24, between 14:30 – 16:00 CET (Brussels time) and will consist of a series of presentations from across Europe. The webinar will look at how market engagement is a tool increasingly used in green public procurement (GPP), helping procurers to purchase more sustainable goods and services. Market engagement allows procure...
The City of Bilbao as the leader of the European Commission funded project BRODISE is pleased to invite you to the event to be held in Brussels the next 24th. November 2015 at the Basque Country Delegation. 27, Rue des Deux Eglises. 1000 Brussels. Metro Arts-Loi
What is BRODISE?
BRODISE "BROwnfield Decontamination In Southern Europe" It is a project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Programme which aims to mobilize public purchasers introducing effective, innovative...
The European Commission, in collaboration with NHS England, is pleased to invite you to the European Assistance for Innovation Procurement (eafip) Health and Innovation Procurement Workshop. The Workshop will be held at CityLabs in Manchester, United Kingdom, on 24th November 2015.
eafip supports EU public procurers in the design and implementation of innovation procurements of ICT solutions. The workshop is geared entirely towards the healthcare sector and will provide procurers...
The City of Barcelona wants to improve the sustainability of the municipal police vehicles and would like to know of examples from other administrations that have also started to do so.
Some challenges linked to the equipment requirements of such vehicles have arisen. That’s why, they would like to know how other police units are working around that and are improving the sustainability of their police vehicles fleet.
If you are one of those administrations or you know of useful examples to share...
The dramatic results of the 2014 European Parliament elections have highlighted the European Union’s urgent need for a review of the scope and purpose of its social objectives and for a reordering of European priorities.
This book advocates a radical and original alternative to the current philosophy that determines the set of rules for the awarding of EU public procurement contracts. It calls for a reordering of the EU’s economic and social priorities. In doing so, it advocates for a social...
Transport for London looking for European partners to participate in Horizon 2020 Call (A Coordination and Support Action). Please get in contact with me (LeonSmith1@TfL.co.uk) if your organisation would be interested in being a beneficiary.
I would like to add that the survey is not only availabe in English, but also in Polish and German.
Our aim is to find out the specific interests of of stakeholders (which are all of us in the Forum!) in the public procurement of innovative bio-based products and services (BBPS). We essentially would like to know why (or why not) you are procuring for BBPS, what are the hurdles you have to overcome and what kind of help would you need to make the procurement of innovative BBPS easier. Based o...
Thank you all for joining us at the 1st eafip Major event in Paris and for attending the PPI Award!! Each and every participant made it a true success. Don't forget to check our website, LinkedIn and Twitter for the event pictures and for further news about the initiative http://eafip.eu/
The focus will be placed on innovation procurement of ICT-based solutions in the health and care of the elderly sectors. Participants will have the opportunity to receive invaluable information about good practices and to receive hands-on support. Places are limited so register now! http://eafip.eu/events/workshops/1st-eafip-workshop-health-and-innovation-procurement/
My question is focused on receiving details on application of multi-provider framework to supply social services to refugees or similar recipients. In this case, the services package is set out in the european and national legislations.
Dear members of the Procurement Forum,
We worked hard behind the scenes in the last months and today you can enjoy an improved forum.
A quick overview of what's new:
Organised file storage
In groups you can now organise your files in folders and subfolders in addition to tags.
If you are a group manager you can explore many new options: sub-groups, customisable widgets, a title photo among others. These will help to make your groups feel much more personalised.
The assistance deadline has been extended until 10th November so apply now and benefit from free assistance for your innovation procurement of ICT-based solutions http://eafip.eu/assistance/
I am pleased to announce the upcoming Procura+ Webinar entitled Intelligent procurement of energy-using products. The webinar will take place on Thursday 29 October at 15.00 (CET).
Click here to register.
The webinar includes a preview of the new EC Criteria for ICT, and a case study of how energy-efficient procurement has been successfully achieved. For more information, check out the webinar agenda.
This event is aimed at procurement practitioners or policy makers who want to ensure...
The draft technical reports for EU GPP criteria and an EU Ecolabel for cleaning services are now under review. Comments on the drafts are being accepted until 13 November 2015.
In order to access the drafts, you will need to register to the BATIS platform (http://eippcb.jrc.ec.europa.eu/batis/). If you have any queries about your BATIS registration or need technical assistance, please contact the helpdesk at: JRC-IPTS-PRODUCT-BUREAU@ec.europa.eu
Once registered, you can reach the doc...
You are very welcome. If you're interesgted in receiving more information about the H2020 funding opportunities, don't hesitate to join us at the 1st eafip event http://eafip.eu/events/major-events/eafip-major-event-paris/
If you’re interested in beginning an innovation procurement project, finding out which are the best practices tailored to your field, or how to access the Horizon 2020 funding, then don’t pass up this last opportunity to register! http://eafip.eu/events/major-events/eafip-major-event-paris/
If you are interested in finding out how to access the funding for your innovation procurement project (about € 40M in 2016 and € 84M in 2017), then visit this webpage for in depth information https://goo.gl/YBYJgI