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.
As you might have seen, the proposal for the new Clean Vehicles Directive has been published (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/AUTO/?uri=CELEX:52017PC0653), and obviously contains quite a few talking points. It would be good to get some people’s responses on some of these.
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:
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!
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...
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 ?
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...
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: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/call...
LGA has just published this report which considers how we can be more proactive in considering innovation through our procurement processes. Comments very welcome!
Few places remaining for the eafip Workshop on innovation procurement in public construction!
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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:
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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:…
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 (http://www.cpcongress.eu/livestream). The congress pr...
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 http://www.topten.eu/engl...
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) ...
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.