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  • 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 July 18th
  • 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 July 17th
  • 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 July 13th
  • 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 July 12th
  • 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 July 7th
  • 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 July 7th
  • 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 July 5th
  • European Procurement & Public-Private Partnership Law Review 2/2017 Public space

    [EPPPL 2/2017 |]

    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...

    Continue reading July 5th
  • 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 July 4th
  • 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 July 3rd
  • 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 June 29th
  • 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 June 27th
  • 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 June 26th
  • 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 June 26th
  • 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 June 22nd
  • 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 June 14th
  • 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 June 14th
  • 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 June 12th
  • 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 June 8th
  • Global Review of SPP 2017 - Now available ! Public space

    Dear all,
    I am pleased to inform you about the release of the report «Global Review of Sustainable Public Procurement 2017». A study conducted in the framework of the 10YFP Sustainable Public Procurement Programme, which committed to conducting a regular review of the state of SPP implementation worldwide.

    You can download the report here:

    A webinar to present the main findings of the report was...

    Continue reading June 8th
  • The call for eafip Assistance is open until 16th June Public space

    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

    Information about the already assisted cases can he found at

    Continue reading June 1st
  • eafip Workshop for public procurers in the sector of transport in Brussels, Belgium on 16th June Public space

    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

    Continue reading May 30th
  • Award winning procurements from the Procura+ Network Public space

    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.

    Register for the webinar now!


    14:30 - 14:35 Introduction (John Watt, ICLEI)


    Continue reading May 29th
  • EU GPP criteria for Transport: interactive webinars in June Public space

    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...

    Continue reading May 25th
  • Public food procurement - new Horizon 2020 project Public space

    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,...

    Continue reading May 25th