The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC - https://www.eosc-portal.eu/) is an ambitious initiative aiming at the federation of existing and planned digital infrastructures for research. It seeks to remove barriers among disciplines and countries and make it easier for researchers to share and access the digital resources they need. In order to realise the EOSC vision, one of the key aspects to be addressed is to simplify the way funders can channel fundings to procure resources and communities to...
The Agency for Digital Italy (AgID), which is a Government agency responsible for the implementation of the Italian Digital Agenda, has launched a web-based platform in order to to raise awareness among italian public procurers in relation to a wide use of Pre-commercial procurement (PCP) and Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI). Link to the Platform: https://appaltinnovativi.gov.it/
The Platform, in its first version, has released a tool that should enable italian public adminis...
Apply for free of charge assistance to implement your innovation procurement. You can find more information at the following link:
The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the Council of European Municipalities are conducting a consultation on the 2014 Directives on Public Procurement.
The Directives introduced a number of changes in the European legal framework for public procurement. Among other aspects they seek to strengthen the role of public procurement in achieving policy goals in innovation, environmental protection and social inclusion.
Local and regional authorities have a key role in local publ...
We are proud to share with you that our Procurement Forum reached a new milestone: 5,000 members!
3,000 members ago, we called it a small village – it now has grown further into a small town. And what a town it is – with members from various countries, organisations and sectors.
On the forum, there are many different active groups discussing topics such as sustainable transport, social responsibility, EU GPP criteria, circular or innovation procurement. Also, it helps to keep track of rele...
I am pleased to announce that registration to the Circular Cities - Innovating to tackle plastic waste
- which will take place at Scotland House (Brussels) on 16 May as part of #EUGreenWeek - is now open.
The full-day conference features plenary round tables on EU policy perspectives, cities solving the plastic challenge and...
The European Assistance for Innovation Procurement initiative (www.eafip.eu) seeks to receive applications from public procurers of all EU Member States to support the implementation of Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) and Procurement of Innovative Solution (PPI).
During 2019, at least 3 new innovation procurements of ICT based solutions will be selected to benefit from technical and/or legal local assistance free of charge.
Priority will be given to those innovation procurements o...
The ARCHIVER Project - Archiving and Preservation for Research Environments - will introduce significant improvements in the area of archiving and digital preservation services, supporting the IT requirements of European scientists and providing end-to-end archival and preservation services, cost-effective for data generated in the petabyte range with very high ingestion rates, in the context of scientific research projects. The project is managed by a consortium of procurer research organisat...
The PROMINENT MED Consortium met in Alzira (Spain) in February 2019, and prepared a workshop to show potential stakeholders the benefits of the Public Procurement of Innovation. For this reason, one of the invited key actors in the region was the Valencian Agency of Innovation (AVI, www.innoavi.es), responsible in the Valencian Administration to impulse Public Procurement of Innovation. They stressed key aspects like:
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The EU funded project named STARS “Empowering Patients by Professional Stress Avoidance and Recovery Services” has published the call for tender on 1 February 2019: “Stress reduction of patients, submitted to hospital surgical interventions, during the entire care path”
STARS invites the European industry and researchers to submit proposals for this tender. The available budget for the development of this innovative solution is 3.26 million Euros (including VAT) with deadline 30 April 2019.
De samenleving is aan het veranderen, dit zie je onder andere terug doordat ondernemers en de overheid meer bezig zijn met hun omgeving en wat de organisatie kan bijdragen aan duurzaamheid binnen de maatschappij. Elke inkoper is in deze tijd dan ook bezig met duurzaam inkopen. Welke factoren hebben invloed op een inkoper om goed duurzaam te kunnen inkopen?
Voor mijn afstudeeronderzoek van de master Management van de Open Universiteit doe ik onderzoek naar de relatie tussen onderne...
The latest edition of the Procura+ Update is out: This newsletter brings together the latest news from the Procura+ European Sustainable Procurement Network and ICLEI's work on sustainable and innovation procurement. Read it here.
Why You Should Enter the Procura+ Awards today!
Procura+ Chair City of Malmö Speaking at High Level Public Procurement event
GPP Training Programme in Eleven European Countries
City Leaders at UNEA Call for Circular Development Powered...
The European Commission – The Directorate General of Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs is inviting interested stakeholders to the high level conference “Seizing opportunities in the public procurement of tomorrow”, which will be held in cooperation with Romanian Presidency on 4th April 2019 in Bucharest at the Parliament House. The conference will be opened by ElÅ¼bieta BieÅkowska, Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs and Eugen Teodo...
Thursday 28 March, 15:30 - 16:30 CET
HCWH Europe has produced a brief to explain the EU public procurement strategy and synthesise key elements of the EU Public Procurement Directive for Sustainable Health in Procurement Project (SHiPP) partners to consider for adaptation in their countries, regions, and practices.
This webinar aims to:
Registration to the UrbanWINS final conference 'The city as a living organism: understanding its metabolism to reduce its resource consumption', taking place next Thursday 4th of April, in GreenBizz (Brussels), is now open. (Register here)
The event will be an opportunity to learn more about the outcomes and results of UrbanWINS, a H2020 project that has developed and tested methods for designing and implementing eco-innovative strategic plans for waste prevention and ma...
Circular IT in practice — real world solutions How can IT purchasers take circular approach to the devices they buy? Guests: Joost de Kluijver, Closing the Loop and Steve Haskew, Circular computing.
The Sustainable Economy and Procurement team at ICLEI is looking to fill the position of Sustainable Construction Officer at its European Secretariat in Freiburg (Germany).
ICLEI's Sustainable Economy and Procurement team has been working on the topics of sustainable, strategic and innovation procurement for 22 years. In more recent years our work has expanded to cover the topic of circular local economies. The team offers support to public authorities in implementation activities, spreadi...
The first issue of the News Alert on Green Public Procurement (GPP) for 2019 is now available.
A quick look at this month’s headlines:
The UrbanWINS team is hosting a webinar on food waste, next Tuesday 12th March, 11.00-12.30.
Here is the programme:
HOW CAN CITIES TACKLE FOOD WASTE?
11.00. Welcome and introduction
Meritxell Díaz, Communications Officer, ICLEI European Secretariat
11.05. Why we want to fight food waste
Hanne Heymans, Project Manager FoodWIN
11.25. Cremona and the fight against food waste: enhancement of the recovery and the donation of food surpluses and promotion of ...
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The way IT products are produced, used and scraped is affecting the world. IT products have a large number of complex supply chains, covering many companies on several continents. From minerals extraction through final assembly, computers and other devices come with social and environmental risks we’re working to eliminate.
Be part of a change making IT-products circular! Want to know how? Watch This is IT - a short video https://tcocertified.com/this-is-it/
Project office Technology Base, responsible for the development of a leading regional test bed situated in Twente, The Netherlands, announces its long year commitment to implement innovation procurement strategies & methodologies into its test based area - supported by Corvers Procurement Services BV, the European experts on innovation procurement. Project office Technology Base and Corvers signed a cooperation agreement on innovation procurement on February 1st.
Cees Timmer, CEO of Project...
The conference is an opportunity to know in more detail the opportunities and models of the Public Procurement of Innovation. Here below, more information about the two open tenders of the health section is provided:
Join us for a workshop on "Scaling Sustainable Public Procurement" organized by Indian Railways Institute of Logistics and Materials Management