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  • 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

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  • 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
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    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
  • The municipalities and administrations of Udalsarea21 join the GPP Programme of the Basque Country 2020 Public space
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    Dear Aure Audell,

    In this line, maybe you would be interested in the LIFE FUTURE project ( This European project aims at developping an online tool - the so-called GUF Tool - to support public authorities on the decision making related to the purchase of more environmentally friendly urban furniture and facilitate the process of GPP for furniture.

    The GUF Tool will provide public authorities with a list of criteria to be included in their offers and wi...

    Continue reading 04/10/17
  • Registrations are open! PPI4Waste Final Conference Public space
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    Dear Lilan,

    Sorry to reply to you only now. For your information, minutes of this event as well as the presentation made by the different speakers are available on PPI4Waste website:

    Continue reading 04/10/17
  • URGENT - Interreg MED project external expert sought Public space

    Interreg MED project focused on innovation procurement is seeking for the external expert to verify the quality of the project according to the manual in attachment.

    For further information please contact Diego Mattioli (

    Continue reading 02/10/17
  • Presentaties Generalversammlung GDEKK Public space

    Afgelopen vrijdag vond in Keulen de Generalversammlung-2017 van de GDEKK plaats. Naast de formele agendapunten, welke horen bij een algemene ledenvergadering, werd door Hans-Dieter Kober, Heinz-George Schafer, Frank Hein en Ante Vladusic ingegaan op de in 2016/2017 doorlopen (grotere) projecten. De presentaties heb ik bijgevoegd.

    Continue reading 02/10/17
  • Innovation brokers call Public space

    The call for the Innovation Brokers pilot has been launched on the EASME website:

    "Innovation brokers" is one of the initiatives suggested in the Start-up and Scale-up Initiative by DG GROW.

    The brokers are intended to address a gap in the relationship between those public buyers interested in buying innovative solutions and innovative SMEs, especially startups...

    Continue reading 28/09/17
  • ISO 20400:2017 Published Public space
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    Take also a glance at our special issue dedicated to sustainability and socially responsibile public procurement, available in its entirety at

    Continue reading 27/09/17
  • EPPPL 3/2017 Special Issue on Sustainability and CSR Public space

    [EPPPL 3/2017 |]

    Sustainability and CSR in and beyond the EU

    We kick off the rentrée with a special issue dedicated to sustainable and socially responsible public procurement. The Editorial Board is grateful to our guest editor Dr Marta Andrecka (University of Copenhagen) under whose vigilant supervision we have selected and reviewed the outstanding procurement specialists’ contributions to the autumn issue of EPPPL.

    In view of its Communication on 3 October 2017, settin...

    Continue reading 27/09/17
  • Applications for eafip Assistance close today at midnight! Public space

    Last chance to apply for eafip Assistance! Applications close today at midnight

    This is your last chance to get free, tailored support in the preparation and implementation of your innovation procurement. Seven PCP/PPI projects have already been selected: only five places remain!

    Continue reading 15/09/17
  • EPPPL 3/2017 Special Issue Announcement | FREE ARTICLE DOWNLOAD Public space

    EPPPL kicks off the rentrée with a special issue dedicated to sustainable and socially responsible public procurement.

    Sign up to the EPPPL newsletter and get an exclusive glimpse into the upcoming special edition at
    FREE ARTICLE DOWNLOAD: ‘Favouring Small and Medium Sized Enterprises with Directive 2014/24/EU?’ by the guest editor Dr Marta Andrecka (University of Copenhagen) and Prof Martin Trybus (University of Birmingham)

    Continue reading 13/09/17
  • Registrations for H2020 smart.met project Open Market Consultations still open Public space

    The H2020 project smart.met, whose aim is to drive the development of new technologies to deal with the collection and management of smart metering data through a joint Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP), is organising 4 Open Market Consultations (OMC) during the month of September 2017.

    The next OMCs will take place in Brussels on Thursday the 21st and in Budapest on Wednesday the 27th September.

    For more information and to register please check the project website:

    Continue reading 13/09/17
  • eafip Workshop on innovation procurement in public construction Public space

    The last eafip workshop of 2017 is approaching!

    Register now for the eafip Workshop on innovation procurement in public construction to secure your place

    Attendance is free of charge and the workshop will be held in English.

    Continue reading 05/09/17
  • eafip call for Assistance – don’t miss your chance Public space

    Application period for eafip assistance ends on 15th September!

    This is your last chance to get free, tailored support for your innovation procurement, only five places remain! A Europe-wide network of procurement lawyers is available to provide the Assistance which is financed by the European Commission and comes at no charge to you.

    To be one of the public procurers to benefit from the eafip Assistance, fill-in the application form now for a chance to be supported with your P...

    Continue reading 29/08/17
  • Vacature senior inkoper HVC Public space

    Ben jij, of weet jij, een ervaren inkoper die een vergaande bijdrage wil leveren aan het realiseren van duurzaamheidsdoelstellingen?

    Contact: Eric Schouten (HVC) of bekijk onze vacature op:

    De HVC inkoopvisie richt zich op het creëren van toegevoegde waarde voor (interne)klanten, en daarmee op het versterken van de marktpositie van HVC als een ambitieuze, innovatieve en transparante trendsetter op het gebied van verduurzaming. De ink...

    Continue reading 22/08/17
  • Vacature aanbestedingsjurist bij Wageningen University & Research Public space

    Willen jullie bijgaande vacature a.u.b. delen met mogelijke belangstellenden?

    Dank daarvoor!

    Ben Kranenburg, 0317489001

    Continue reading 11/08/17
  • DG CONNECT initiative - eafip summer updates Public space

    Have you already started making plans for autumn? The eafip initiative invites you to join us for the many interesting activities we have planned

    Places to the workshops and the Conference on Innovation Procurement will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

    Continue reading 10/08/17
  • Geslaagd Public space
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    Hoi Loes. Goe gedaan! En de resultaten worden graag gelezen,


    Continue reading 08/08/17