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  • Looking for partners for a Interreg NSR project! Public space

    Together with MVO Nederland (CSR The Netherlands) we are working on an idea for a Interreg NSR (North Sea Region) project. The working title is CircPro, you will find more details in the attached 2pager about the project. Also attached is a map of the NSR programme region.

    The basic idea is to start lots of pilots with circular procurement in the North Sea Region:

    1. Support other countries and regions to start their own Green Deal approach based collaborative learning networks on circular pr...

    Continue reading 04/08/17
  • Green Public Procurement News Alert - July 2017 Public space

    Dear colleague,

    We’re pleased to announce the July edition of the EU GPP News Alert.

    Inside this issue you will find details of the European Clean Bus deployment initiative launched last week by the European Commission and the Committee of the Regions. Several European cities and regional governments have officially declared their commitment to the initiative, as have a number of bus manufacturers and other organisations seeking to improve public transport in Europe.

    Our stakehold...

    Continue reading 26/07/17
  • Taller Compra Pública de Innovación PPi4Waste 07SEP17 Zaragoza Public space
    Latest comment

    Muy interesante la información y el taller que se plantea, la difundo por servicios de nuestra Administración que puedan estar interesados. Saludos.

    Continue reading 26/07/17
  • Procurement Officer Post - Bolton Council Public space


    Just a quick note to let you all know that there is a vacancy for a Procurment Officer for Bolton MBC advertised on the greater jobs website, the closing date is the 7th August 2017.


    Gaynor Wright

    Continue reading 24/07/17
  • Workshop on Public Procurement of Innovation in Waste Management 07SEP17 Zaragoza Public space

    A workshop on Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI) in Waste Management will take place on Thursday 7 September 2017 in Zaragoza (Spain), organised by UniZar and the Spanish Observatory of Public Procurement.

    The aim of the workshop is to present the results and recommendations of the PPi4Waste project, about the best way to acquire innovative approaches in waste management sector, in the European Directives context.

    Basic aspects of public procurement of innovation and its implementati...

    Continue reading 20/07/17
  • Save the date! PPI4Waste Final Conference Public space

    Innovation is a key driver for the improvment of resource efficiency for cities and regions. To foster innovation and leverage the market public autorities have one powerful tool: public procurement of innovation.

    After almost 3 years of work, the PPI4Waste project is ready to share the main findings of all the research and activities implemented during the project’s lifetime to help increase the uptake of innovative waste solutions.

    Entitled “Feedback and opportunities for public pr...

    Continue reading 20/07/17
  • Tender for the Development of LCC)tools for use in GPP Public space

    Dear all,

    DG Environment of the European Commission is planning to award a contract on the Development of life cycle costing (LCC) tools for use in green public procurement (GPP) as a Middle value negotiated call for tender. You can find the tender specifications here: Draft Tender specifications.

    If you wish to be invited to tender please send an email giving your contact details (Name of the company, contact person, address, telephone and email) to: by mid...

    Continue reading 18/07/17
  • eafip Assistance for PCP/PPI projects is open once again Public space

    Applications for eafip Assistance are open once more! You now have the chance to apply on our website until the 15th September to 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.

    Five projects have already been assisted

    Continue reading 17/07/17
  • eafip Workshop on innovation procurement in public construction - 14th November - Prague, Czech Republic Public space

    The eafip initiative will once again organise a workshop tailored just for you!
    If you wish to openly discuss unmet procurement needs, innovation concepts, project ideas, and much more, then join us at the eafip Workshop on innovation procurement in public construction at the Old Town Hall in Prague, Czech Republic, on 14th November 2017. Registrations at

    Continue reading 13/07/17
  • Green Deal Circular Procurement report Public space

    Thanks for sharing this rich compilation of good practice - best wishes for upscaling circular procurement: from pilots to mainstreaming.

    Continue reading 12/07/17
  • RELIEF PCP call for tenders is now open! Public space

    The RELIEF PCP call for Tenders is now open until the next 15th of September 2017.

    All Tender documents are available on the RELIEF website:

    RELIEF challenge is looking for interested entities to jointly innovate and looking for innovative ICT solutions to improve the self-management of chronic pain patients.

    The tender counts on a budget of more than 1,5M€ to support the development of innovative ICT solutions to solve our challenge.


    Continue reading 07/07/17
  • Call4Papers | European Procurement & Pubic-Private Partnership Law Review Public space

    Since 2006 EPPPL has been developing into the leading platform for academics, policy-makers and practitioners to share and sharpen their expertise in public procurement and PPP law. The editors of the pan-European journal dedicated to public procurement and PPP law are delighted to receive your manuscripts. For further details, please refer to our Call for Papers at

    Continue reading 07/07/17
  • Performance / Output Based Specifications Best Practice Report online Public space

    The SPP Regions project, which promotes SPP and PPI in European regional networks of municipalities, has released its Best Practice Report on Performance / Output Based Specifications. The report explores and explains Performance / Output Based Specifications (POBS) for Performance Based Contracting, reporting successful practices and outlining benefits and potential challenges.

    Focusing on examples of best practice, the report exemplifies Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital Trust (UK) procuring a...

    Continue reading 05/07/17
  • European Procurement & Public-Private Partnership Law Review 2/2017 Public space

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    The summer issue EPPPL 2/2017 clearly mirrors the diversity of questions emerging in the sphere of public procurement and PPPs. Our editorial board member Steven Van Garsse (et al.) Universiteit Hasseltexpounds on Energy Performance Contracts for Governments, and our Baltic country correspondent Deividas Soloveičik (et al.) COBALT Legalon the Concept of Conflict of Interests. Albert Sánchez-Graells University of Bristol offers moreover a Critical...

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  • Deadline 7 July - Vacancy: Officer - Sustainable Economy and Procurement at ICLEI Public space

    The European Secretariat of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is seeking to fill the position of Officer in its Sustainable Economy and Procurement team in the European Secretariat in Freiburg. The role will involve working on European projects related to procurement with an emphasis on circular economy and supply chains, and the working language will be English.

    Please find the attached job advert with further details on the position, or visit

    Continue reading 04/07/17
  • PIPEN Post Public space

    This week's fact-filled edition is now available!

    PIPEN - Partners in Procurement Energy Network - is the South West UK network of the SPP Regions project. It consists of procurement and sustainability representatives public sector bodies in the region. There are currently 15 member organisations. Bristol City Council is the lead for the network.

    PIPEN posts a weekly update of interesting sustainability and sustainable procurement related articles under the following categories:


    Continue reading 03/07/17
  • The Procura+ Update Summer 2017 now online! Public space

    Dear all,

    We are pleased to share with you the latest edition of the Procura+ Update.

    The Procura+ Update collects the latest sustainable and innovation procurement news - new resources, project related news, updates from the Procura+ Network and latest events.

    This issue features SPP Regions new best practice reports and state of the art guidance on life-cycle costing, market engagement, circular procurement and performance/output-based specifications.
    The Update also announces 2017...

    Continue reading 29/06/17
  • Circular Procurement Congress 2017 - Tallinn 18-19 October - registration now open Public space

    Registration has opened for the 2017 Circular Procurement Congress on 18-19 October in Tallinn, Estonia, entitled Mainstreaming Circular Procurement, available at the following link:

    The event is co-organised by the European Commission, Estonia, Rijkswaterstaat and ICLEI and will act as a platform for purchasers and policy makers to exchange knowledge and experiences and to explore how circular procurement can be mainstreamed in the coming years.

    Held in t...

    Continue reading 27/06/17
  • Identifying good practice case studies in public procurement of innovative bio-based products Public space

    InnProBio is currently looking for good practice case studies outlining example procurement activities of public authorities of bio-based products and services.

    Bio-based end products can go from catering products and office materials to construction materials and public greenery. To be classified as bio-based, products need to derive from biomass.

    Have you come across any good practice? Do you know of any organization/public authority especially active in this field?

    If you are a pub...

    Continue reading 26/06/17
  • June Green Public Procurement (GPP) News Alert Public space

    Dear colleague,

    We are pleased to share with you the June edition of the EU GPP News Alert.

    This month’s issue features the latest news regarding green purchasing guidance for textiles products and services. The EU GPP Criteria for textiles related purchased have just been updated and are ready to use for purchases such as uniforms/workwear, interiors and laundry services. New approaches from several countries for ‘closing the loop’ through procurement are also highlighted.

    In this is...

    Continue reading 26/06/17
  • Webinar on urban metabolism Public space

    Dear all,

    The UrbanWINS project will host a webinar next 5th July, from 11 to 12.30 (CET).

    "How can urban metabolism lead to a circular economy and a more sustainable future for cities?"

    • 11.00. Welcome and introduction. Meritxell Díaz, Communications Officer, ICLEI European Secretariat
    • 11.05. What is urban metabolism and how do UrbanWINS cities plan to use the results of their urban metabolism analysis? Leonardo Rosado, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture and Ci...

    Continue reading 22/06/17
  • Winners of the SELECT for Cities Internet-of-Everything PCP Announced Public space

    SELECT for Cities has unveiled ten winners from the 28 responses received by its global call for tenders. The European project aims to deliver a city-wide open innovation platform for the public sector and beyond by supporting the effective use of Internet-of-Everything data and technology. It is achieving its aims using a new type of procurement called Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP).

    Directed by the cities of Antwerp, Copenhagen and Helsinki, the PCP procurement is different to traditional...

    Continue reading 14/06/17
  • Vacancy: Officer - Sustainable Economy and Procurement at ICLEI European Secretariat, Freiburg Public space

    Dear Procurement Forum members,

    The European Secretariat of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is seeking to fill the position of Officer in its Sustainable Economy and Procurement team. The role will involve working on European projects related to procurement with an emphasis on circular economy and supply chains, and the working language will be English.

    Please find the attached job advert with further details on the position, or visit


    Continue reading 14/06/17
  • Join the BuyZET project as an Observer City Public space

    ICLEI is coordinating the project BuyZET, which aims for the procurement of innovative solutions for zero emission urban delivery of goods and services. Within the project, we will be establishing an Observer City Group and would like to promote the recruitment with potential interested cities.

    Observer City Group - The Observer Cities Group has been established to closely engage with the project, and to ensure a wider uptake of the project’s results. Members of the BuyZET Observer City Gr...

    Continue reading 12/06/17
  • New EU Textile criteria out + webinar 28 June Public space

    Dear all,

    the EU GPP criteria for textile products and services have now been published, see here under 'latest news'. The criteria will be available in the other languages shortly. The criteria will be presented in the framework of an EU GPP Helpdesk Webinar on 28 June, 14.30-16.00. More information can be found here.

    Kind regards,


    Continue reading 08/06/17