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Latest discussions ( public space )


  • Report about effects of TCO Certified in the IT product supply chain Public space

    The report Impacts and Insights 2019 measures sustainability progress among brand owners with IT products certified according to TCO Certified, 2015-2018.

    Download report https://tcocertified.com/2019-impact-and-insights/#download


    Continue reading 09/10/19
  • Apply for free assistance to implement your innovation procurement of ICT based solutions! Public space

    After selecting three new projects from the second call-round of 2019 the eafip-initiative has opened a 3rd call for eafip assistance.

    The selected projects so far are:

    • Waterschapsbedrijf Limburg - Big Data for the Water Chain (The Netherlands)
    • Government of Canarias - Programa FID Salud - Big Data for personalised medicine (Spain)
    • Österreichisches Patentamt – Chatbot Albert (Austria)
    • Dublin City Council – Smart Dublin: Smart tech ring buoys (Ireland)
    • Public tran...

    Continue reading 08/10/19
  • CIVILnEXt Open Market Consultation Closing Webinar Public space

    CIVILnEXt is a Horizon 2020 Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) project aiming to develop, test and validate a cost-effective and interoperable Operation Control Platform (OCP) for supporting EU civilian external policies in the long term. The underlying scope focuses on enhancing communications, knowledge-sharing, information access, situational awareness and preparedness towards improving efficiency, visibility and impact of missions with multinational demand and CSDP characteristics. This procu...


    Continue reading 01/10/19
  • GPP Helpdesk Webinar: Street Lighting Public space

    Next Thursday, 10th October (14.00 - 15.30 CET) the European Commission and ICLEI will host a webinar on the updated EU GPP criteria for Road Lighting and Traffic Signals (published December 2018), which have been designed to help public authorities reduce the key environmental impacts associated with the design, installation and operation of outdoor lighting.

    The programme is as follows:

    • Welcome, Enrico Degiorgis, DG Environment, European Commission
    • Introduction to the EU GPP Crite...

    Continue reading 30/09/19
  • Zurich, Ghent, Frederiksberg and CERN, winners of the Procura+ Awards 2019 Public space

    The Procura+ Awards Ceremony saw three cities and a European research organisation going up on the stage to get their recognition for their biggest successes in public procurement: Zurich won in the category ‘Procurement Initiative of the Year’, the City of Ghent in the ‘Sustainable Procurement of the Year’ one, the Municipality of Frederiksberg in the ‘Innovation Procurement of the Year’ category and the European Organization for Nuclear Research won the ‘Outstanding Innovation in...


    Continue reading 27/09/19
  • You are invited: How school meals can drive local and regional change Public space

    How to link sustainable food procurement with strategic policies or climate change actions? How to overcome public procurement issues related to purchasing "local & regional food"? If 1€ invested in sustainable school meals brings up to 6€ in social return in investment imagine the impact of sustainable school meals all across Europe!


    Join our interactive 30th Breakfast@Sustainabiliy's discussion with inspiring speakers from South Tyrol, Paris, Copenhagen, the Organic Cities Network Europe an...


    Continue reading 25/09/19
  • Earn a Postgraduate Diploma from King's College London in Public Procurement Public space

    If you are interested in developing your career as a Public Procurement Professional, you may be interested in King's College London's Public Procurement Distance Learning Postgraduate Diploma.

    Taught by leading industry experts and academic professionals from a university ranked 1st for research and top 10 for Law in the UK.

    You will have the opportunity to network with and learn from the likes of course director, Michael Bowsher QC, studying tender evaluation, selection & exclusion...


    Continue reading 25/09/19
  • SHUTTLE Call for Tender Launched Public space

    The SHUTTLE consortium - six forensics laboratories from France, Greece, Netherlands, Lithuania, Portugal and Israel - has now launched the call for tender for its pre-commercial procurement (PCP). The PCP focuses on the development of a traces analysis toolkit that will support the execution of forensic laboratories' missions. Deadline for submission of offers is 20 November 2019.


    Continue reading 24/09/19
  • Just one week to know who the Procura+ Awards winners are Public space

    The final countdown for the Procura+ Awards ceremony, taking place next September 24 at the Nordic Edge Expo, has started. The eight finalists of this edition are getting ready to find out if their candidacies are selected by the jury as the winners of the different categories: Innovation Procurement of the Year, Outstanding Innovation Procurement in ICT, Sustainable Procurement of the Year and Procurement Initiative of the Year.

    The Municipality of Frederiksberg (Denmark) and the City of H...


    Continue reading 17/09/19
  • Innovation Procurement Exchange at Nordic Edge Public space

    To all those attending Nordic Edge next week in Stavanger, you are warmly invited to the Innovation Procurement Exchange on Wedensday 25th 9.00-12.00. This is a chance to learn from experts in the field, mingle with Procura+ Award winners, and get feedback on your own innovation procurement challenges and ambitions.

    Learn the latest from initiatives such as LEA, InnoBrokers, Big Buyers, and Procure2Innovate. Open slots are also be available for anyone interested in pitching their innov...


    Continue reading 17/09/19
  • CIVILnEXt, Open Market Consultation Event Brussels, 18.9.2019 Public space

    CIVILnEXt is a Horizon 2020 Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) project aiming to develop, test and validate a cost-effective and interoperable Operation Control Platform (OCP) for supporting EU civilian external policies in the long term. The underlying scope focuses on enhancing communications, knowledge-sharing, information access, situational awareness and preparedness towards improving efficiency, visibility and impact of missions with multinational demand and CSDP characteristics. This procur...


    Continue reading 21/08/19
  • SHUTTLE Call for Tender will be launched on 20th September 2019 Public space

    SHUTTLE, acronym for ‘Scientific High-throughput and Unified Toolkit for Trace analysis by forensic Laboratories in Europe’, is a H2020 project financed by the European Commission (EC), aiming to develop a toolkit, which will facilitate the microtraces analysis collected in crime scenes.
    The development of the SHUTTLE toolkit will be realised through a pre-commercial procurement (PCP) action, which is coordinated and jointly carried out among forensic institutes across Europe.
    More precisely, th...


    Continue reading 14/08/19
  • Public food procurement - promoting population health, food security and ecosystem resilience Public space

    This is the title of two sessions which I have organised within the Royal Geographical Society annual international conference at Imperial College, London on the afternoon of Friday 30th August 2019.

    There are ten speakers giving presentations about public food procurement from UK (4) Brazil (2), USA, Kenya, France, Sweden

    For the session programmes see the attached files or the links below


    http://conference.rgs.org/AC2019/357

    http://conference.rgs.org/AC2019/388

    To register f...


    Continue reading 07/08/19
  • Ongoing consultation HORIZON EUROPE - collection of recommendations for future funding schemes for innovation procurement Public space

    Dear all

    As we are all involved in different innovation procurement projects and are supposed to create synergies between them, we are addressing you and would like to ask you for your input!

    One of our tasks in Procure2Innovate, a network of competence centres for innovation procurement, is to collect recommendations for future funding schemes for innovation procurement as well as the identification of topics for future calls.

    Since the consultation for HORIZON EUROPE is currently ongo...


    Continue reading 06/08/19
  • Only one month left for the registration for the Conference on Responsible Public Procurement in Prague Public space

    The event will take place on October 3rd and 4th and this year we will focus mainly on strategy - International policies and strategies, National strategies for the development of responsible/sustainable public procurement, internal strategies for the implementation of responsible/sustainable public procurement within organisation. On Thursday, October 3rd, we will host i.a. guests from UN, OECD, EU, Polish UrzÄ…d zamówieÅ„ publicznych, Italian Consip, Swedish SKL Kommentus, Slovak Ministry...


    Continue reading 05/08/19
  • INNOVATION IN THE MINDSET OF BIDDERS Public space

    In the core of companies, the philosophy of innovation should be a mindset to keep on being competitive and imaginative. Public administrations can play a key role for innovation to citizens by considering innovation in their procurements. Since there are different approaches for innovation and it is always a focus of discussion, it is still necessary to put it as a flagship for the development of society. Innovation is not a place to arrive and stay, but a means to improve.

    In this sense, th...


    Continue reading 30/07/19
  • Learntech stakeholders from all 28 EU countries become LEA Followers Public space

    The LEA Learntech Accelerator project aims to harness the power of public procurement of innovation (PPI) and pre-commercial procurement (PCP) to accelerate the purchase of innovative learning technology in European schools.

    Learntech stakeholders from all 28 EU countries – including procurers, suppliers, learntech experts and schools – have signed-up to observe the projects activities and results by becoming LEA Followers.

    It is still possible to sign-up as a LEA Follower, or, if you...


    Continue reading 30/07/19
  • Antisuperbugs : Request for Tender Publication Public space

    The call for tender has been published. The deadline for submission of proposals will be on the 28th of October 2019.

    Six leading European procuring entities under the lead of AQuAS challenge the industry to develop a smart ICT solutions able to detect the presence of resistant microorganisms, give real-time feedback to the user and at the same time share the information with the healthcare provider electronic record systems linking the infection with the place of the detection.

    The av...


    Continue reading 26/07/19
  • Need for cost-effective data archiving services? Join the webinar on 4 September 2019 about the ARCHIVER Early Adopters Programme Public space

    Are you part of a public sector research organisation with needs for standards-based, cost-effective data archiving and preservation service?

    If so, you might be interested in the ARCHIVER project , which is creating an eco-system for specialist ICT companies active in archiving to introduce new services capable of supporting the expanding needs of research communities. The ARCHIVER Early Adopter Programme is open to organisations with a special interest in closely following the ARCHIVER...


    Continue reading 25/07/19
  • AN OVERVIEW ON THE CRITERIA OF PUBLIC PROCUREMENT Public space

    The Spanish PROMINENT MED team had the challenge of refurbishing an old storage building in Alzira, València (Magatzem de Cucó, C/ La Pau 28, 46600, Alzira) in an energy efficient manner. The needs analysis revealed that the building was going to be the future youth municipal house and therefore it was planned to be diaphanous, acoustically-insulated, and thermally comfortable and energy efficient.

    The key cornerstones were to reduce the weight of the price of acquisition of the supply, the c...


    Continue reading 23/07/19
  • 142M EURO of EU funding available for innovation procurements Public space

    The Horizon 2020 calls for the year 2020 were published yesterday.

    Check out the topics, budgets and call deadlines for the 142 million EURO of EU funding for innovation procurements that is available and participate in one of the calls until the end of 2020. Funding is available for pre-commercial procurements (PCPs) and public procurements of innovative solutions (PPIs) in different fields: health, security, energy, transport, satellite and research infrastructures.

    More info on the in...


    Continue reading 04/07/19
  • Market effects of innovation partnerships versus pre-commercial procurements Public space

    New information is available about the market effects of innovation partnerships versus pre-commercial procurements: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/impacts-eu-funded-pre-commercial-procurements

    Check out the new evidence on:

    • The impacts achieved by pre-commercial procurements (PCPs) funded by the EUs research and innovation programs. See slide 1-41.
    • Comparison of the market effects of all awarded PCPs versus innovation partnership procedures that have been promoted...

    Continue reading 04/07/19
  • Purchasing sustainable ICT equipment, new LCC tool, strategic procurement, and lots more.. Public space

    The latest news on green public procurement (GPP) was published today by the European Commission. Have a look at the July newsletter - http://ec.europa.eu/environment/gpp/pdf/news_alert/Issue_89_NewsAlert_July_2019.pdf

    Sign up here for the newsletter today! http://ec.europa.eu/environment/gpp/alert_en.htm


    Continue reading 03/07/19
  • Join the team! New vacancy at ICLEI Public space

    The Sustainable Economy and Procurement team at ICLEI is looking to fill the position of Sustainable and Innovation Procurement Officer at its European Secretariat in Freiburg (Germany).

    ICLEI's Sustainable Economy and Procurement team has been working on the topics of sustainable, strategic and innovation procurement for 22 years. In more recent years our work has expanded to cover the topic of circular local economies. The team offers support to public authorities in implementation acti...


    Continue reading 02/07/19
  • FROM OUTCOME-ORIENTED NEEDS TO KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS, A CORE ACTION TO BOOST INNOVATION IN COMPANIES Public space

    FROM OUTCOME-ORIENTED NEEDS TO KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS, A CORE ACTION TO BOOST INNOVATION IN COMPANIES

    The Spanish PROMINENT MED team had the challenge of refurbishing an old storage building in Alzira, València (Magatzem de Cucó, C/ La Pau 28, 46600, Alzira) in an energy efficient manner. The needs analysis revealed that the building was going to be the future youth municipal house and therefore it was planned to be diaphanous, acoustically-insulated, and thermally comfortable and energ...


    Continue reading 01/07/19