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  • New selected innovation procurement projects to receive free of charge assistance under European Assistance for Innovation Procurement-initiative (eafip) announced Public space

    The EC-eafip initiative announced on Thursday June 6th that following the first call within Eafip 2019 two European public procurers have been selected to receive legal and technical assistance through the eafip-initiative for their innovation procurement project.

    The selected projects are:

    • Waterschapsbedrijf Limburg - Big Data for the Water Chain (Water sector – The Netherlands)
    • Government of Canarias - Programa FID Salud - Big Data for personalised medicine (Health sector - S...

    Continue reading June 13th
  • eafip – 2nd Call for The Assistance Public space

    The European Assistance for Innovation Procurement initiative (eafip) opened a second call for legal and technical assistance.
    The aim of the eafip-initiative is to promote good practices and reinforce the evidence base on completed innovation procurements across Europe and to encourage other public procurers to start new PCP and PPI procurements of high impact ICT solutions (e.g. Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Big Data and virtual/augmented reality).
    Read more about wh...

    Continue reading June 6th
  • Opportunity to boost your procurement power Public space

    ICLEI is excited to bring you opportunities to engage with suppliers and other public authorities across Europe to discover and shape new innovative solutions to your procurement needs. Let us know your procurement plans or needs, and we can link them with funded projects that can bring you closer to other buyers or suppliers.

    Big Buyers Initiative

    Join up your needs with other public authorities to send more powerful signals to the market. You will also be able to take part in tailored tr...

    Continue reading June 5th

    The Spanish PROMINENT MED team had the challenge of refurbishing an old storage building in Alzira, València in an energy efficient manner to serve as a key infrastructure for the young people. The lessons learnt during the implementation of the project have served the Spanish team to replicate the procedures in another municipality of the Valencian region: Sueca. It has been cofinanced by the Valencian Agency of Innovation through the project BUILDING CPI. The objective of the project is to im...

    Continue reading May 31st
  • Archiver Open Market Consultation: one last opportunity to discuss the specifications of the PCP tender to be launched in October! Public space

    Next Wednesday, 5 June the last of the series of Open Market Consultation events will take place in Geneva, at CERN. The event will be the last opportunity to meet the ARCHIVER's Buyers Group (CERN, DESY, EMBL-EBI, PIC) and discuss the project’s R&D challenges before the publicatio of the tender to procure hybrid end-to-end archival and preservation services (find out more about the tender here

    What: ARCHIVER Open Market Consultation C...

    Continue reading May 30th
  • Valencia Regiona PPI Guideline for public authorities Public space

    The Valencian Innovation Agency (Agència Valenciana de la Innovació) has produced a guide to promote public procurement of innovation (PPI) among local authorities from Valencia region. "The practical guide of the process of public procurement of innovation for public organizations of the Valencian Community" aims is to assist Valencian public bodies to initiate PPI procedures to promote innovation activities at industrial level. Consorci de la Ribera participated in the elaboration of this gu...

    Continue reading May 30th
  • Examples of requiring bikes for municipal courier services? Public space
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    Hi Simon,

    We have some contracts in which bike couriers are used for deliveries in the bigger cities, but that's usually as a result of the award criteria. We haven't used contract performance clauses for this.

    We've also seen that there was only one bigger company offering these services in a lot of cities. That was Bubble post. They were bought by BPost and remodeled to only deliver food, and now seem to have dissappeared entirely. Finding a good alternative delivering in so many cities,...

    Continue reading May 27th

    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 INNPULSO NETWORK, Spanish Network of Cities for the Science and Innovation. They stressed key aspects like:

    • There is a tendency of funds for innovation to be reduced, and changed by other strategies such as procurement, in order to share risks from b...

    Continue reading May 24th
  • Do you have a Green Idea/Startup/Project in Supply Chain? Public space

    Do you have a Green Idea/Startup/Project in Supply Chain?

    Here is a chance to share your journey, experiences, perspectives and insights on our Podcast Channel. Our mission is to spread the wave of Sustainable Supply Chain!

    ⓦ Website (for more information)

    Be a part of SustainAbility and be a part of the change you would like to see.

    Happy SustainAbility!

    Continue reading May 22nd
  • New Innovation Procurement Platform launched! Public space

    A new Innovation Procurement Platform has been launched, providing public procurers and policy-makers with a go-to spot for all the latest news and resources on innovation procurement.

    Public procurement accounts for about 14% of the European Union's (EU) gross domestic product - meaning it has enormous potential to guide new developments in a range of sectors to address key societal challenges. It also benefits public sector customers directly through improved services at optimised costs.


    Continue reading May 21st
  • International conference: Challenges in Sustainable Public Procurements, 5-6 June 2019, Budapest Public space

    We are pleased to announce that remembering the World Environment Day, the Public Procurement Authority of Hungary organizes an international conference titled “Challenges in Sustainable Public Procurements” on 5-6 June 2019 in Budapest.

    Considering the importance of international knowledge sharing, the representatives of the V4 countries, as well as international public procurement experts, acknowledged university professors, and chief officials of the European Commission are invited to the...

    Continue reading May 21st
  • De Haagse Hogeschool zoekt.... Public space

    De afdeling Inkoop en Facilitair van de Haagse Hogeschool breidt uit en zoekt

    • - Inkoopmanager Inkoop & Facilities ( Schaal 12)
    • - Contractmanager IT ( Schaal 10)
    • - Contractmanager Centraal ( Schaal 10)

    De functies zijn eenvoudig in te zien op . Mocht je geinteresseerd zijn in een kennismakingsgesprek, laat me weten. Ik trakteer je graag op een haagsch bak koffie incl. h-hopje!


    Marc J. Brugman

    Manager Inkoop & Facilities ai


    Continue reading May 20th
  • New toolkit on better waste prevention and management just released Public space

    The UrbanWINS team has now released its final toolkit A guide on urban metabolism and participatory processes for more efficient urban waste policies, that can inspire urban waste agents – from decision makers to waste companies – to improve the sustainability of cities by interpreting waste issues and policies in an innovative way.

    It might be of interest to you as the document includes a corpus of 70 best practices - covering different waste streams – that can be relevant for cities;...

    Continue reading May 20th
  • TOOP e-Procurement workshop on 22nd May in Brussels Public space

    TOOP project will hold a workshop dedicated to the 'once-only' principle (OOP) in the eProcurement area on 22nd May 2019 in Brussels. It follows right after the Multi-Stakeholder Expert Group on eProcurement (EXEP) meeting on 20-21 May. Participation & registration are free of charge. More information:

    Continue reading May 16th
  • LEA-N recruits procurers for joint learntech actions Public space

    The LEA project is currently inviting procurers to join the LEA-Network - a critical mass of procurers of education, committed to collaborating on joint actions to accelerate the procurement of learntech in European schools.

    LEA-N is a key opportunity for procurers interested in being involved in future innovation procurement and common demand funding applications.

    In addition, LEA-N members will have access to capacity building seminars, and an opportunity to contribute to the development...

    Continue reading May 14th
  • Innovation procurement policy roundtables (June 5th, 2019, Zagreb, Croatia) Public space

    Dear all,

    We are pleased to announce that registration to the Innovation procurement policy workshop and roundtables is now open. The event will take place at Zagreb Innovation Centre (ZICER) on 5th of June as part of PPI2Innovate (Prominent MED) programme is now open.

    Check the programme and register to join workshops and roundtables organized by Croatian Agency for SMEs, Innovations and Investments (HAMAG BICRO) and Regional Energy Agency North (REA North) within program Prominent MED...

    Continue reading May 14th
  • 2nd International Public Procurement Conference (23rd and 24th May, Opatija) Public space

    As known, public procurement is undergoing major changes, being more optimized and become more oriented on goals.

    This is the main reason why PJR consulting and partners are organising International Public Procurement Conference, that is one of the biggest Croatian annual event in the field of public procurement.

    During the two-day Conference procurers, policy makers, businesses, researchers and international organisations in Opatija will have a chance to hear and to discuss the latest d...

    Continue reading May 13th
  • The conference of PPI2Innovate project (MAY 14th, 2019, Székesfehérvár, Hungary) Public space

    Dear Partners,

    The final transnational conference of the PPI2Innovate project in Székesfehérvár (Hotel Magyar Király) held on the 14th of May will be an opportunity to learn more about the use of public procurement of innovation (PPI). As PPI is a new term in many Central European countries, lecturers aim to show PPI is an essential tool to boost local innovation and provider of better local services.

    Two speakers are arriving from Croatia to PPI2Innovate Days, to present practical exp...

    Continue reading May 10th
  • Contract signed - Public Procurement of Innovation Public space

    We are pleased to announce that City of Koprivnica and REA North, Croatian partners in Prominent MED project, have successfully completed procurement procedure carried out as part of Public Procurement of Innovation. The tender for Extensive Energy Refurbishment of Prefabricated Building of The Kindergarten Loptica was launched on 31st January 2019. Selected procurement procedure was Competitive Procedure with Negotiation. After completing all the formalities within the procedure, on 24th A...

    Continue reading May 9th
  • SustainAbility Podcast in Supply Chain Public space

    Are you ready to be part of the SustainAbility journey?

    Here's presenting SustainAbility Podcast "A One Stop Solution for all the ideas in Supply Chain".

    Each episode on this show will feature a conversation with a change maker, a visionary who has “been there and done that,” sharing her/his experiences, perspectives and insights.

    This show is going to usher in the voice of Supply Chain, fetching it a bit closer to you with this Podcast series every Thursday.

    We would love to hear fr...

    Continue reading May 7th
  • Good progress of the Basque GPP Programme Public space

    During 2018 important progress has been achieved in the implementation of the Basque Country GPP Programme 2020.

    So far 30 public entities, covering all types of authorities, have joined the Programme. About one third are Basque Government public companies, another third local public companies and the rest local and regional entities (municipalities, counties…). 77% of those authorities shared their annual GPP plans for 2018, which included not only priority product groups to procure with e...

    Continue reading May 7th
  • NFU Inkoopvoorwaarden en Becton Dickinson Public space

    Beste collega's,

    Al enige tijd probeer ik met Becton Dickinson tot overeenstemming te komen aangaande onze laatste versie van de NFU inkoopvoorwaarden (2016). o.a. op het gebied van toekomsitge mogelijke prijsafwijkingen (art.5.1), afleveringstijdstippen- en termijnen (art. 6.3.), maar ook kwesties zoals eigendomsovergang en risico, aansprakelijkheid etc etc.

    Ondanks het feit, dat er aan beide zijden inmiddels enige water bij de wijn gedaan is, komen we met hen tot op heden op verschillend...

    Continue reading May 6th
  • Contracting Authority and Public Procurer Questionnaire on Guidance Document for the EU Green Public Procurement (GPP) Criteria for Textile Products and Services Public space

    To whom it may concern,

    This questionnaire is designed to inform the development of a Guidance Document for the EU GPP criteria for Textile Products and Services. The current EU GPP criteria for Textile Products and Services are available here:

    The overall aim of this questionnaire is to:
    • Learn from your experience with the implementation of the existing EU GPP Criteria for Textile Products and Services.
    • Identify to w...

    Continue reading April 29th