Time is on your side! The call for eafip Assistance applications is still open until 15th June!
Innovation procurement helps local and central governments to provide tax payers with the best possible quality services whilst saving costs. If you already have a concrete interest in conducting innovation procurement then apply as soon as possible at http://eafip.eu/assistance/
Information about the already assisted cases can he found at http://eafip.eu/assistance/procurers-receiving-assistance/
Don't miss the chance to register for the eafip Workshop for public procurers in the sector of transport and mobility at the Square – Brussels Meeting Centre in Brussels, Belgium on 16th June! Attendance is free of charge, lunch and coffee will be provided http://eafip.eu/events/workshops/transport/
I am pleased to announce that the next Procura+ Webinar will be Award winning procurements from the network. The webinar will take place on Wednesday 7 June at 14:30 - 16:00.
This webinar celebrates and showcases the three award winning tenders from the 2016 Procura+ Awards. Join us for a chance to engage with the presenters and hear about the best practice involved in each procurement.
14:30 - 14:35 Introduction (John Watt, ICLEI)
The 2nd Ad hoc working group meeting of the revision of the EU GPP criteria for Transport will be held by means of four interactive webinars, as follows:
1st interactive webinar on 6 June 2017 from 9.30 to 12.00 (CET): Category 1 Cars, LCVs and L-category vehicles
2nd interactive webinar on 8 June 2017 from 14.30 to 17.00 (CET): Category 2 Mobility services and Category 7 Post, courier and moving services
3rd interactive webinar on 13 June 2017 from 10.30 to 13.00 (CET): Category 3 P...
Public food procurement new Horizon 2020 project
See below for details of Horizon 2020 project which was approved for funding six months ago
Buy locally, buy quality: sustainability in public food procurement
School meals don't matter only to kids and their parents. Like other services within the scope of public sector food procurement,...
Thanks Moritz, it is a good summary infographic.
I am the Social Value Lead in Halton and we have done a fair amount of innovative work with excellent outcomes which has gained national recognition and more recently awards.
We too have developed a simple methodology which has beeen in place since 2013.
I just had a look at the LoCity Commercial Vehicle finder (https://locity.org.uk/locity-commercial-vehicle-finder/) - very useful idea. Also looking forward to what the Policy, Procurement, Planning, and Practice working group comes up with - I understand there is a plan to develop some common procurement standards.
You now have the chance to register for the Conference on Innovation Procurement which will take place in Tallinn on the 17th and 18th October and the 2017 Procura+ Awards. The conference programme includes: Innovation procurement experiences in Europe, economic impact of innovation procurement, HORIZON 2020 calls supporting innovation procurements and much more! http://eafip.eu/events/conference_on_innovation_procurement/
I am looking for examples of procurement where reduction of hazardous chemicals in water run-off was a consideration.
There is a specific focus on buildings, road surfaces and recreational surfaces (but other examples would be welcome too!).
Dear Forum users,
The Procurement Forum will undergo some essential maintenance from 18.00 (CEST) this evening which will require downtime on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 May. During this period, Forum users may find that access to the site is disrupted or that the Forum website is offline.
Thank you in advance for your patience. Normal service will resume from 09.00 on Monday 15 May.
Talking about recycling, let us not forget to strengthen efforts to avoid waste at all. Let's leapfrog today, shifting to the next gear and enter the magic of reusable cups such as Freiburg and many more are doing: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38066528
A new working paper, entitled "Capturing Value in Innovation Procurement: A Business Case Methodology," has been published as part of the annual Corvers-MSM Chair of Innovation Procurement lecture and webinar. In the paper, we detail how to construct a business case for pre-commercial procurement (PCP) or the public procurement of innovative solutions (PPI) across six steps: 1) needs identification and assessment; 2) prior art analysis and intellectual property rights (IPR) search; 3) analysis o...
For those interested in learning more about procurement of bio-based products and services, here we share some of the information and discussions we had during the month of April in the specific group for this purpose.
The InnProBio newsletter (issue 4) was sent out containing, among other information, articles about a good-practice case study on bio-based cups, and about a new factsheet on the links between circular economy and bioeconomy. You can read the newsletter here.
In some d...
Dear Procurement Forum members,
The European Commission’s DG GROW will host a conference on Strategic Public Procurement in Paris on 2 June which aims to raise awareness among decision makers and the procurement community about the benefits of strategic procurement, with an emphasis on sustainability, social responsibility and innovation.
Prospective participants should complete the online registration form by 9 May to indicate their interest in attending the conference, which has limite...
By tapping into innovative solutions from the market, public outsourcing of ICT is one strategy to reduce public costs and increase the quality of end-user services. Reaching this goal depends on how well a tender call can support the business case for a procurer’s outsourcing project – whether the realized benefits outweigh the costs.
In this blog post, Mr. Drs. Carolien Jobse and I provide a current example of public procurement of ICT by the municipality of Groningen in the Netherlands....
This month's News Alert on green public procurement (GPP) is now available online at http://ec.europa.eu/environment/gpp/pdf/news_alert/Issue70_NewsAlert_April.pdf
In this issue you can read our interview with Carsten Wachholz from the European Environmental Bureau, based in Brussels, and what he has to say about the potential for furthering green purchasing actions through greater collaboration with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working on sustainability issues.
Find out more about...
Rapidly approaching eafip Workshop for public procurers in the sector of transport and mobility will be held at the Square – Brussels Meeting Centre in Brussels, Belgium on 16th June 2017!
Attendance is open to public contracting authorities who have a unique chance to openly discuss unmet procurement needs, innovation concepts, project ideas, and much more. The workshop is free of charge and will be held in English. More information at https://lnkd.in/gNShv64
here is a report done by Dr Tina Beuchelt of University of Bonn Center for Development Research which looks interesting. Particular discussion of coffee.
Subtitle is "are biomass-focussed voluntary sustainability standards useful for European public procurement"
There is still time to register for the Procura+ Webinar on Réseau Grand Ouest: success stories of SPP from the West of France. The webinar will take place on Thursday 27 April at 14:00 - 15:30.
The webinar is a chance to learn about:
For those of you that were interested but couldn’t attend yesterday’s webinar presenting the 2016 Global Review of SPP, you can find its recording in the SCP Clearinghouse youtube channel, namely here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWlQ2iSqJMU
The eafip Assistance has now been re-launched! 12 public procurers from across the EU to develop their innovation procurement (a PCP or PPI) by providing assistance (including legal assistance) in the start-up and implementation of the innovation procurement.
The application for eafip assistance is open until midnight 15th June 2017. You can apply at http://eafip.eu/assistance/a-profile/
Important: Please make sure that you have read the information about eligibility and scope of...
The SPP Regions project has released its Market Engagement Best Practice Report aimed at guiding public procurers in engaging with suppliers in the context of procurement projects where input from the market can improve procurement outcomes.
The report contains practical advice and guidance, using examples of successful processes and actions to demonstrate how market engagement works, including the risks, resources required and first steps for public authorities.
Detailing the various points...
The 10YFP Sustainable Public Procurement Programme is about to publish the 2016 Global Review of SPP, a report examining the state of SPP policies and practices undertaken by national governments worldwide as well as the latest global trends in sustainable procurement.
As a preview, the 10YFP SPP Programme invites you to participate next Thursday, 20 April from 13:00 to 14:00 CEST, in a webinar presenting the main results and conclusions of the 2016 Global Review of SPP cov...