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  • 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
  • Prominent MED, presentation from EWRC 2019 Public space

    Please find the presentation of the Prominent MED project from last week's EU Week of Regions and Cities.

    Continue reading 14/10/19
  • sustainable water bottles for pupils Public space
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    Approach 2.0 LCA

    Continue reading 12/10/19
  • Buying for Social Impact conference in Budapest (HU) Public space

    Next week, on the 16th October, ENSIE, Hétfa Research Institute and Galileo Progetti Non-profit Ltd and the Hungarian Public Procurement Authority are organising a conference in the framework of the Buying for Social Impact project in Budapest, Hungary.

    Join us to talk about the about “Using social considerations in Hungarian public procurement”

    Click here to register!

    If you wish to participate, you should also fill this template.

    And you’ll find the Draft Agenda here


    Continue reading 11/10/19
  • 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

    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

    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

    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