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  • Workshop on International Cost Measurement Standards (ICMS) Brussels, 7 February 2020 Public space

    On 7 Feb 2020, the European Commission has invited the ICMS Coalition ( to present the second version of the International Cost Measurement Standards. The aim of these standards is to ensure global consistency in presenting construction and other life cycle costs.

    Please find enclosed a formal invitation and agenda. To register, please use the following link:

    Continue reading 23/01/20

    The study, centered on the exemplary case of the Republic of Korea’s Green Public Procurement (GPP) policy explores the state of the art in impact measurement, with an overview of other successful international experiences. An important chapter of the study is dedicated to the possible contribution that a computable general equilibrium model could bring to the assessment of potential GPP benefits. The study makes useful recommendations for the improvement of the Republic of Korea’s Green...

    Continue reading 22/01/20
  • RITMOCORE-PPI Buyers Group issues the invitation to tender Public space

    The buyers group, made up by Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (ES), who acts as lead procurer, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital (UK), Hospital Universitari Mútua de Terrassa (ES) and Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge (ES) published the contract notice on 16th January 2020 in both the Official Journal of the European Union and the procurement platform of the Catalan Government.

    RITMOCORE (project co-financed by the European Union's Horizon 2020 Programme under GA 727796, coordinated by...

    Continue reading 21/01/20
  • Circular Procurement toolbox - SURVEY Public space

    Zero Waste Scotland is a partner in the transnational European circular procurement project called Interreg ProCirc. We are producing an enriched inventory of tools and instruments for circular procurement, which will be made available to procurers internationally.

    During initial research, we have identified a variety of tools and guidance material and are looking for more examples. Please fill out our short survey if you know of any relevant tools or guidance around circular procurement:


    Continue reading 20/01/20
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    Dear Ms. Bernadette Grabenbauer-Nagl,

    Many thanks for your interest in the Corvers Chair on Innovation Procurement at UniZar.

    Regarding your query, we are glad to inform you that in addition to specialized courses and events on Innovation Procurement which will be held in 2020 - of which the program and venues will be communicated in due time, the Chair organizes tailored-made / module based university-level conferences and workshops at request of public and/or private institutions. These...

    Continue reading 17/01/20
  • Save the date - Creating policy instruments for the support of public procurement of innovation Public space

    The 11th European Innovation Summit attendees have the great opportunity to attend the Conference "Creating policy instruments for the support of public procurement of innovation" of the Prominent MED project, which will be held on the 5th of February in the European Parliament in Brussels.

    We invite policymakers, public authorities and other stakeholders interested in innovation procurement to join the conference. Through the presentation of different EU/national/regional policy instrume...

    Continue reading 17/01/20
  • Call for Sustainable IT Pilot partners. > SDG 12 Public space

    Circular & Sustainable IT pilot program partners are being invited to join our public procurement program in order to prove the GPP/SPP business case for IT Reuse.

    • Get the IT you need for less whilst doing good and creating sustainable impact.
    • Online Workshop for GPP/SPP & IT Procurement teams
    • Access to white papers and online video training
    • No cost free trial & technical evaluation
    • Work with your existing IT service provider
    • Published test case of findings: Cost savings, Sust...

    Continue reading 03/01/20
  • SAVE THE DATE - Workshop on International Cost Measurement Standards (ICMS) Public space
    Registration link for the workshop?

    Dear Antonio,

    could you please advice on the registration link for the event, if public.

    Many thanks in advance,

    Yasen Markov

    Continue reading 28/12/19
  • Letter of support: TCO certification for smartphones Public space

    TCO Certified is the world's most comprehensive sustainability certification for IT products and helps make responsible product decisions that guide the industry in a sustainable direction. In particular, it certifies monitors, notebooks, tablets, PCs and projectors.
    Unfortunately, manufacturers have not yet certified any products for the important smartphone device group. In the coming months TCO will therefore contact important manufacturers to motivate them to obtain certification.

    It i...

    Continue reading 20/12/19
  • European Blockchain Pre-Commercial Procurement Public space

    The European Commission invites all interested market parties to participate in the open market consultation for its upcoming European Blockchain Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP). The PCP is looking for novel blockchain solutions for the European Blockchain Service Infrastructure. The open market consultation offers a unique opportunity to provide feedback on the scope of the upcoming PCP and to be involved in and co-create the future development of EU-wide blockchain solutions. Join us at the w...

    Continue reading 19/12/19
  • Discussion paper I Public procurement for sustainable food environments Public space

    This paper written by EPHA and Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Europe discusses how the EU ‘Farm to Fork’ strategy can contribute to the roll-out of sustainable public food procurement policies.

    Please, download the paper in the following link:

    and do not hesitate to provide your feedback. This is just the start of the discussion!

    Continue reading 18/12/19
  • GPP in practice: Renovating the façade of an unused warehouse as part of plans for a sustainable Youth Centre Public space

    Very glad to share with you all that our PROMINENT MED project Public Procurement of Innovation pilot action conducting a partial energy efficiency renovation of 'Magatzem de Cucó' municipal building of city of Alzira was selected such a best practice and published at EC GPP butlletin. The link:

    Continue reading 10/12/19
  • Search for best practices on Personal Protective Equipment Public space

    Hi everyone,

    One of our colleagues is preparing a tender document on Personal protective equipment (PPE). She reached out to me in a very late stage of preparations. Alas, there’s no time left to discuss possibilities on environmental impacts in full any more. But maybe there are some quick wins (e.g. existing and predominant environmental labels in the PPE-world). An additional complexity to this case, is that the scope of the contract is very wide (shoes, boots, work gloves, latex gloves,...

    Continue reading 04/12/19
  • New Guide of Public procurement guide for innovation in circular economy and sustainability Public space
    Latest comment

    Will this be translated into English?

    Continue reading 04/12/19
  • Tell us how the EIC can support you to engage with SMEs in your procurement Public space

    Please share with us your experiences and challenges for improving access to SMEs in your procurement.

    * Click here to give your input.

    Your responses will allow us to arrange relevant supplier dialogue events, webinars and other support activities that could support you in increasing the innovation potential of your procurement.

    ICLEI is working with the European Commission to help procurers and SMEs from across Europe to engage and discuss opportunities for collaboration. The Europe...

    Continue reading 22/11/19
  • Are you a public procurer in Ireland, Belgium, the UK or France? Public space
    Latest comment

    Thanks Bertrand, that's a great idea :-)

    Continue reading 19/11/19
  • ARCHIVER contribution to the EOSC Symposium 2019 Public space

    Where the EOSC makers & shakers meet

    The EOSC Symposium 2019 will take place in the charming Hungarian capital at the stunning Danubius Hotel Helia. The conference is one of the largest, yearly EOSC events and will see two deep days for all stakeholders to contribute to the discussion on the implementation of the EOSC. The EOSC Symposium represents a fundamental milestone towards the achievement of the vision and objectives of EOSC.

    The event is orIt is co-organised by the EOSCsecretariat...

    Continue reading 15/11/19
  • Invitation to the GPP4Growth Regions Summit on Green Public Procurement Towards improved market availability & potential for green products and services in the EU Public space

    Conference: Tuesday 10th December 2019. 9:00am

    Location: The Palace Hotel, High Street, Sliema, Malta

    Target Audience: Procurement officials & regional bodies active on green public procurement

    To confirm your attendance please register via by not later than the 1st December 2019

    If you cannot access the link due to access restrictions please send an email to

    GPP4Growth brings together 9 partners from 9 countries, involving...

    Continue reading 13/11/19
  • Looking for a way to include innovative SMEs in your procurement process? We want to help you! Public space

    ICLEI is working with the European Commission to help procurers and SMEs from across Europe to engage and discuss opportunities for collaboration.

    Please share with us your experiences and challenges for improving access to SMEs in your procurement.

    Your responses will allow us to arrange relevant supplier dialogue events, webinars and other activities that could support you in increasing the innovation potential of your procurement.

    *** Click here to give your input ***


    Continue reading 11/11/19
  • Breakfast seminar in Stockholm: What are the keys to solving sustainability problems in the IT industry? Public space

    TCO Development answers the question:

    What are the keys to solving sustainability problems in the IT industry?

    During the seminar, the most exciting results are presented in the Impacts and Insights 2019 report, which measures the sustainability development among brand owners with products certified according to TCO Certified.

    Ask questions to the expert panel with Parul Sharma, Head of Greenpeace Sweden, and Stephen Fuller, TCO Development's expert in socially sustainable manufacturing...

    Continue reading 30/10/19
  • Financing Sustainable Development through Procurement - Article in the European Files Public space

    Dear all,

    we are happy share an article that Mark Hidson, Global Director of ICLEI's Sustainable Procurement Centre, and I have published in the European Files Magazine.

    It argues that procurement has an important role to play in financing the sustainability transition, but that the political and economic playing field needs to be level for procurement to be used strategically and at the necessary scale.

    Read the article and download the full magazine here: https://www.europeanfiles....

    Continue reading 25/10/19
  • Seminar Duurzaamheid & Innovatie Radboudumc 1 november a.s 12:30 - 17:30 Public space

    Naast onze eigen ambities willen wij als Radboudumc de markt stimuleren in het ontwikkelen van (meer) duurzame producten en bedrijfsvoering. Ook brengen we graag in kaart hoe ver de markt is met duurzaamheid & innovaties en willen we ideeën opdoen.

    Daarom organiseren wij op vrijdag 1 november van 12:30 - 17:30 het Seminar Duurzaamheid & Innovatie.

    Wie heeft duurzaamheid hoog in het vaandel staan? Wie beweegt doelbewust en structureel richting een circulaire economie? Wie heeft duurzame en...

    Continue reading 25/10/19
  • New GPP criteria for food, catering services and vending machines Public space

    The European Commission has published new voluntary EU GPP criteria for food, catering services and vending machines. The use of these criteria has the potential to considerably reduce environmental impacts from this purchase area. Some of the key objectives of this EU GPP criteria-set are the following:

    • Increasing the share of organic products;
    • Avoiding the consumption of fish and marine products from depleted stocks;
    • Promoting an increased offer in plant-based menus;
    • Avoiding food...

    Continue reading 24/10/19
  • Do you buy social? Public space

    Are you introducing social responsibility requirements into your procurements or policies? Do you want to be featured for your good practices? This is your opportunity!

    The European Commission (EC) will produce a report that collects good practices on socially responsible public procurement (SRPP), and ICLEI and AEIDL are supporting the EC to identify these outstanding examples from local, regional, national and European buyers.

    You are buying social when:

    • you acquire ethical produ...

    Continue reading 15/10/19
  • We are hiring: Officer Sustainable and Innovation Procurement at ICLEI Public space

    The European Secretariat of ICLEI seeks to fill the position of Sustainable and Innovation Procurement Officer within its Sustainable Economy and Procurement team. ICLEI’s Sustainable Economy and Procurement team has been at the forefront of the sustainable, circular, strategic and innovation procurement topic globally for 23 years. In more recent years our work has expanded to cover the topics of sustainable/circular local economies and financing. Our work supports public authorities in imp...

    Continue reading 15/10/19