Big Buyers for Climate and Environment announced the following four working groups to be established:
Interested in finding out how earth imagery solutions can help your city better manage air quality, monitor flood risks or protect urban ecosystems? Then join the next PARSEC Accelerator webinar, and explore the ideas of 15 innovative businesses to deploy cutting-edge earth imagery technologies in cities
Where: the internet (Zoom Webinar)
When: 10th March 2021, 10:00-12:00 CET
This is the first of two Webinars that will be held in 2021, as part of the European Commission’s Helpdesk service on GPP. The webinar will focus on the updated voluntary EU GPP criteria for imaging equipment, consumables and print services, which have been designed to encompass the whole life cycle of these products and services – from design, use to end-of-life – and includes criteria focused on equipment (such as printers and scanners), consumables (such as cartridges) as well as pri...
The February Edition of the GPP News Alert is now published!
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procuRE joins the procurement forum and is looking forward to input on possible suppliers who should be invited to open market consultation as well as procurers who wish to follow the project closly, including OMCs and invitations to open pilots.
procuRE brings together 6 procurers from 6 countries to jointly tackle the common challenge of achieving 100% Renewable Energy Supply in existing public buildings. The procurers are willing to invest 7.68 million € in Research and Development...
What commissioning and procurement strategies are required to deliver social value?
How can we support innovative suppliers in achieving the outcomes with the most value?
How can we engage communities as co-creators of innovative solutions?
Connected Places Catapult is holding a webinar on March 8th to discuss these questions, and other aspects related to societal demands from public procurement. Details through the link below.
We are looking for new buyers and input from patient organisations.
The STARS presentation will be 10.03 (10.00-12.00 CET) and is included into the Healthcare Brokerage Event of the Enterprise Europe Network, more information and registration: https://medica2020.b2match.io/page-4751
Here the dire...
Hi Adrianne and Jo,
Governemental laboratories in the Netherlands are also very interested in criteria for sustainable procurement related to laboratory articles & equipment.
If possible, could you send the info to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks in advance.
And, @Adrianne: when do you expect these criteria to be available on your website hcwh.org?
category manager Laboratory
What is socially responsible public procurement (SRPP)? Who benefits from SRPP? How does SRPP differ from ‘traditional’ procurement? These are some of the 15 Frequently Asked Questions compiled in an FAQ document published by the European Commission and written by ICLEI to support public buyers.
The FAQ document is an addition to the EC report ‘Making socially responsible public procurement work: 71 good practice cases”, published last september. The report written by ICLEI and AEIDL, highl...
For Flanders, the Program on Innovative Procurement bundles the project which they have partially funded, both in the past as in the present: https://innovatieveoverheidsopdrachten.be/
I've also noticed that most cases or on ICT / Softwaredevelopment, but last year a specific call for projects was launched on the topics of stimulating the circular economy and helping the energy transition.
Corvers presents WEBINAR on Innovation procurement - the CEO’s perspective -. A free 1-hour webinar together with Air Traffic Control the Netherlands and IPlytics GmbH.
Date: February 10th, 2021
Time: 14:00-15:00 CET
Understanding innovation procurement from the perspective of the CEO of Air Traffic Control of the Netherlands, IPlytics GmbH. and Corvers Commercial & Legal Affairs.
Based on Air Traffic Control the Netherlands’...
In December, the UK Government published a Green Paper on "Transforming Public Procurement". Responses to these significant proposals for the UK's post Brexit Procurement regime must be submitted by March 10th. On February 10th, Connected Places Catapult is holding a Webinar to discuss the proposed changes. We are posing the question - do the Green Paper proposals really unleash the full potential for innovation? There's a great line up of speakers who will share their practical experience of in...
On 11 February (14:30 – 15:30 CET) ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability will organise the webinar ‘WeBuySocialEU, and You?’. The webinar will highlight good practice cases from the EC report "Making Socially Responsible Public Procurement. 71 Good Practice cases", showcasing the diverse ways in which SRPP can make a social impact.
Public authorities can engage in socially-responsible public procurement by buying ethical products and services, and by using public tenders to create jo...
Starting from March 1st 2021, a new EU labelling system for 9 categories of electronic appliances is going to be introduced. In this way, public and private procurement personnel will be able to make more cost-effective and environment-friendly. To help you understand and prepare for the change, ICLEI together with the BELT project has put together a 1mn video explaining everything you need to know about the new regulations.
Have a watch and get ready for the change!
On behalf of Het Waterschapshuis (hWh) in the Netherlands, Corvers Commercial & Legal Affairs has the honor to invite you for a webinar on an OMC (OpenMarketConsultation) on the 4th of February 15.00-16.00 CET. hWh is looking for a long term strategic partnership for cloud technology and its related products and services as the trends suggest that many applications and solutions are needed to better manage water, water treatment and water systems.
For more information on the webinar and the O...
The Alu Circles project: first non-EU funded Pan-European innovation partnership project in the water sector awarded.
On December 30st, 2020, a pan European consortium of the Dutch water companies (AquaMinerals B.V.), De Watergroep in Belgium and Scottish Water in Scotland, awarded an innovation partnership agreement to NETICS BV - The Sediment Engineers - in the Netherlands. The aim is to develop a circular, innovative and cost effective solution of alum sludge (a residual from drinking wate...
Province of Zeeland is involved in the CBCI project (circular Bio-based construction industry). Part of this project is the design of a circular purchasing model that allows circularity and biobased materials to be easily incorporated into utility construction. Subscribe to the newsletter to follow the project.
A group of Nordic Cities declared a joint statement of demand towards fair and circular smartphones with ambitious goals until 2025.
In collaboration with other public entities, the City of #Malmö, the City of #Helsinki the City of #Copenhagen and the City of #Oslo are committed to leveraging procurement as a tool to create change. They aim to transition towards circular Information and Communication Technology (ICT) whilst improving the conditions of workers across the entire value chain....
The Urban Agenda Partnership on Innovative and Responsible Public Procurement delivered seven actions that help procurers to implement sustainable and innovation procurement, including guidelines, toolboxes and handbooks. To make these deliverables user-friendly the partnership developed an interactive e-Learning module.
A webinar provides more indepth information on the E-Learning module. It will take place on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021, 10:00 - 12:00 (CET).
No pre-registration requ...
ICLEI together with Electronics Watch has put together a market engagement guidance with the focus on dialogue events and an overview of the European legal framework. The step-by-step guide aims to enable public procurers across Europe with a clear pathway towards a meaningful dialogue event, online or in-person.
What is socially responsible public procurement (SRPP)? Who benefits from SRPP? How does SRPP differ from ‘traditional’ procurement?
These are some of the 15 Frequently Asked Questions compiled in an FAQ document published by the European Commission and written by ICLEI to support public buyers in their implementation of SRPP. This FAQ is part of the #WeBuySocialEU campaign.
Check the document here:
The webinar will take place on 28 January 2021, 16:00 - 17:30 CET and is co-hosted by European Parliament vice presidents Heidi Hautala and Marcel Kolaja and co-organised by Electronics Watch and ICLEI.
The main objective of the webinar is to demonstrate what kind of public procurement policies and practices are possible in information and communications technology (ICT)/electronics for public purchasers at the European Union, national, regional or local level.
The webinar will provi...
The Public Procurement Office of Poland has published a book on public procurement of innovation.
The publication provides a detailed description of several public sector projects and the related legal framework.
The following institutions share their experiences:
- representatives of government administration: GovTech Poland, National Center for Research and Development, National Center for Agricultural Support,
- local government administration: Regional Water and Sewage Management...
Public procurement of innovation in Poland – EVENT, 21 January, 9.00 AM -12.00 PM CET
The seminar is organized jointly by the Permanent Representation of Poland to the EU and the Polish Public Procurement Office
9.00 Welcome by the Permanent Representative of Poland to the EU, Andrzej SadoÅ
9.10 – 9.20 Keynote speech, Hubert Nowak, the President of the Polish Public Pro...
Nature-based solutions are increasingly recognised as a powerful tool to address diverse challenges facing our cities and regions – from degradation of natural capital and ecosystem services to vulnerability to pandemics, climate change and natural disasters. The potential of nature-based enterprises to generate new innovations, jobs and wealth creation has also been recognised in the EU Green Deal and Recovery Plan.
Despite the clear case for investment, public procurement of nature-based s...