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Latest discussions ( public space )

  • Webinar: Green procurement of furniture, including refurbishment and end-of-life services Public space

    The next webinar of the EU GPP Helpdesk will take place on 29 November 2017 (14.30-16.00, Brussels time) and will focus on the newly updated EU GPP Criteria for Furniture. Details about the new GPP guidance (scope, environmental ‘hot spots’, proposed solutions, etc.) for this product area will be complemented by a selection of good practice experiences, including Procura+ Awards Winner NHS Wales and the City of Wageningen.

    See further details and register for the webinar

    Continue reading 21/11/17
  • Clean Vehicles Directive - new proposal Public space

    Hi everyone

    As you might have seen, the proposal for the new Clean Vehicles Directive has been published (, and obviously contains quite a few talking points. It would be good to get some people’s responses on some of these.

    • It sets a definition of what counts as a “clean vehicle” for the first time, with minimum CO2 and other pollutant emissions for cars and other light duty vehicles, but these are based on tailpipe...

    Continue reading 17/11/17
  • Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement presents targets at COP23 Public space

    Forum members following the international climate conference COP23 in Bonn may have seen that the Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement held an event at the Cities and Regions pavilion on Saturday 11 November.

    Some of the targets announced by the 14 member cities are very ambitious and potentially game-changing for the city implementing them. Budapest, for example has agreed and presented the following targets:

    • By 2020, 100% of the procurement processes will integrate sustaina...

    Continue reading 16/11/17
  • Adopting Directive 2014/24/EU Public space
    list of transposition measures

    Dear Stanislav,

    below is a link to the transposition measures available on EurLex, on the page for each EU instrument (under the "National transposition" section) :

    I hope that helps - good luck with the research!

    Continue reading 15/11/17
  • Online toolbox launched for bio-based public procurement Public space

    The European project InnProBio launched an online toolbox for bio-based procurement in the public sector. The toolbox is designed to assist public buyers considering alternatives to plastics produced from fossil fuel based materials. The toolbox includes an online database of bio-based products and suppliers, good practice examples, procurement instruments and standard tender text blocks. The toolbox is available in English, German, Dutch and Polish.

    The toolbox is meant to be a starting po...

    Continue reading 13/11/17
  • Innovation on Procurement Public space
    Defining Real Procurement Needs

    I have developed a method that can support and strongly enhance public procurement for innovation, by detecting and specifying real, underlying needs. It is based on a technique called ‘Problem Detection Study – PDS’

    Can you be more specific and to give us some insights thoughts or even to describe your method to see if we can apply it at our own jobs ?

    Thank you.

    Continue reading 11/11/17

    On 11/10/2017 the prior information notice for the project ANTI-SUPERBUGS has been published in the European Tenders Electronic Daily. The ANTI–SUPERBUGS pre-commercial procurement aims to improve the quality of care processes in hospital and the reduction of both the costs and the collateral effects provoked by Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDROs, otherwise known as Superbugs) and other Health Associated Infections (HAIs) pathogens, through the development and testing of prototypes of devic...

    Continue reading 09/11/17
  • 124 million EURO of EU funding for innovation procurements in 2018-2019 Public space

    Check out the topics, budgets and call deadlines for the 124 million EURO of Horizon 2020 funding for innovation procurements in 2018-2019. Funding opportunities are foreseen for pre-commercial procurements (PCPs) and public procurements of innovative solutions (PPIs) in different fields: health, security, energy and ICT (call open to any area of public interest that needs innovative solutions).

    Overview of all calls and more info here:

    Continue reading 05/11/17
  • Encouraging Innovation in Local Government Procurement Public space

    LGA has just published this report which considers how we can be more proactive in considering innovation through our procurement processes. Comments very welcome!

    Continue reading 03/11/17
  • eafip Workshop on innovation procurement in public construction Public space

    Few places remaining for the eafip Workshop on innovation procurement in public construction!

    Register now to secure your place

    In the run-up to the end of year festivities, we are excited to bring you new sessions and speakers for the eafip Workshop on innovation procurement in public construction which will be held in the Prague City Hall in Prague, Czech Republic, on 14th November 2017.

    The agenda now includes sessions by eafip experts on:

    • How...

    Continue reading 31/10/17
  • EU GPP criteria for Public Space Maintenance: 1st stakeholder work group meeting Public space

    The 1st Ad-hoc Work Group (AHWG) meeting for the EU GPP criteria for Public Space Maintenance will take place on Wednesday 15th November 2017 at the JRC – Directorate Growth and Innovation premises in Sevilla, Spain.

    The meeting will discuss the background research, proposed scope and activity groups as well as initial criteria proposals detailed in the Technical Report with the objective of agreeing on basis for the further development of the criteria. The report is available at: htt...

    Continue reading 31/10/17
  • You can once more apply for eafip Assistance! Deadline 15th November Public space

    Yet another chance to apply for eafip Assistance!! You now have until the 15th November to fill-in the application form and get invaluable help for your PCP/PPI project!

    This hands-on eafip Assistance is the perfect way to kick-start your innovation procurement. The Assistance is financed by the European Commission and comes at no charge to you.

    The eafip initiative has so far provided Assistance to seven success stories across the EU, learn more about them at http://eafip.e...

    Continue reading 30/10/17
  • VACATURE: senior juridisch adviseur (tijdelijk) - Europa decentraal Public space

    Kenniscentrum Europa decentraal zoekt op korte termijn tijdelijk een senior juridisch adviseur. Dit in verband met zwangerschapsverlof van een medewerker gedurende de eerste helft van 2018. Het hoofddossier betreft aanbestedingsregelgeving. Daarnaast is kennis op het gebied van vrij verkeer, de dienstenrichtlijn, mededingingsrecht en sociale zaken en werkgelegenheid een pré.

    Detachering, bij voorkeur vanuit een decentrale overheid, behoort met nadruk tot de mogelijkheden.

    Zie hier voor mee...

    Continue reading 27/10/17
  • Invitation: Prominent MED Presentation of the market consultation procedure Public space

    Prominent MED aims at promoting the use of innovative public procurement procedures (PPI) in small municipalities in the Mediterranean area. In Italy, the pilot investment will be implemented in a kindergarden in the Municipality of Narni Scalo and it will be focused on the application of innovative solutions for seismic adaptation, energy saving, and improvement of the learning environment for pupils.

    To present the process to be used in the market consultation (which will take place in Nove...

    Continue reading 20/10/17
  • Live streaming of Circular Procurement Congress - 19 Oct Public space
    Circular Procurement/ Circular economy"the need is the key"

    specially on regional and local levels(island regions), concerning thr SME`s and market economy issues, better knowledge how to recycle materials and waste, financing process(also circular economy)... human behaviour also ... thanks for Congress livestream and information

    Continue reading 19/10/17
  • Procura+ Awards 2017 - winners announced in Tallinn Public space

    Projects involving recycled textiles, eco-labelled school buildings and remanufactured furniture emerged as Europe's most sustainable and innovative public procurements at the 2017 Procura+ Awards held last night (17 October) in Tallinn as part of the eafip Conference on Innovation Procurement. The winning public procurers were:

    Municipality of Hyvinkää, Finland: Sustainable Procurement of the Year was awarded to the first Nordic Swan eco-labelled pre-school in Finland, which was constructed af...

    Continue reading 18/10/17
  • Technologies for autism: from Italian Ministry of Research, 3.8 M€ for a new PCP Tender Public space

    A budget of about 3.8 million euro for the development of innovative applications of virtual and augmented reality applications for people with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC).

    This is the subject of the new call for tenders published the 1st of October by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) in collaboration with the Agency for Digital Italy (AgID) within pre-commercial procurement: the funding instrument that aims at providing services with high technological va...

    Continue reading 18/10/17
  • Hot off the press: New brochure on Circular Procurement, Webinar on GPP of Furniture, and much more Public space

    Read the latest News Alert on Green Public Procurement (GPP) - just issued. This edition covers:

    - New brochure on Circular Procurement just published by the European Commission

    - Our feature interview looks at the European Procure Network run through URBACT - led by Preston City Council (in the United Kingdom)

    - Good practice: the use of Recycled Concrete in the construction of new buildings by the City-State of Berlin

    - Good practice: how the Municipality of Hyvinkää built the first Nordic S...

    Continue reading 17/10/17
  • Open Data Transparency in Supply Chains Register, Public space

    hi all,

    I'd like to let you know of our open data transparency in supply chains (TISC) register. The resource is free to use by public sector procurers and partners with the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, Welsh Government, the GLAA and other public bodies.

    Public sector organisations can access our data which includes:…

    • Compliance status for over 19k UK organisations for section 54 Modern Slavery Act
    • Voluntary compliance of 80k global organisations
    • 0.5 Million Suppliers...

    Continue reading 17/10/17
  • Livestream Circular Procurement Congress 19-10-2017 09.00-13.00h Public space

    The second Circular Procurement Congress will be held on 18 & 19 October 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia. The Congress will provide a unique opportunity to explore the latest developments and thinking on circular procurement and on mainstreaming circular procurement. For those who cannot join the congress, the congress will be live-streamed on Tuesday 19 October from 09.00 to 13.00h Tallinn time. Share this link with your network and colleagues ( The congress pr...

    Continue reading 17/10/17
  • Energy Efficient Professional Cold appliances Public space

    Storage refrigerators, beverage coolers, vending machines, water coolers... these appliances are plugged in 24 hours a day, weight on energy bill and often use polluting refrigerants. However, they may use natural refrigerants and 30 to 80% less energy than average models.

    The ProCold project funded by the Research and Innovation H2020 programme of the European Union identifies the most energy efficient models and publishes their commercial references on line at

    Continue reading 16/10/17
  • Participate in UrbanWINS CityMatch programme Public space

    Dear all,

    We would like to share with you the opportunity to attend and participate in study visits and city exchange offered by the UrbanWINS project under the UrbanWINS CityMatch programme.

    The programme aims at fostering staff exchange between public authorities to develop competence, share knowledge, ideas and working methods on sustainable an innovation procurement in the waste and resources sector.

    The first CityMatch study visit is taking place this week in Rome (Italy) ...

    Continue reading 09/10/17
  • Verifying suspicious claims Public space
    Latest comment

    Hi Els

    As I understand it, yes the testing standard was set, and the accreditation paperwork is all in order - the suspicion lies I believe on the laboratory itself. As you say, having the material tested yourself is an expensive and time-consuming business, though I don't really see an alternative in such a case.


    Continue reading 05/10/17