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  • Join the team! New vacancy at ICLEI Public space

    The Sustainable Economy and Procurement team at ICLEI is looking to fill the position of Sustainable and Innovation Procurement 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 acti...


    Continue reading July 2nd
  • FROM OUTCOME-ORIENTED NEEDS TO KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS, A CORE ACTION TO BOOST INNOVATION IN COMPANIES Public space

    FROM OUTCOME-ORIENTED NEEDS TO KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS, A CORE ACTION TO BOOST INNOVATION IN COMPANIES

    The Spanish PROMINENT MED team had the challenge of refurbishing an old storage building in Alzira, València (Magatzem de Cucó, C/ La Pau 28, 46600, Alzira) in an energy efficient manner. The needs analysis revealed that the building was going to be the future youth municipal house and therefore it was planned to be diaphanous, acoustically-insulated, and thermally comfortable and energ...


    Continue reading July 1st
  • Two new calls for ideas Public space

    The Austrian Patent Office is looking for innovative solutions:

    The Austrian Patent Office is currently looking for a significant upgrade for their chatbot „Albert“. Status quo: “Albert” is helping customers and interested citizens via the website www.patentamt.at and via Facebook by answering questions regarding brands, patents, fees, funding and seminars. Unfortunately, “Albert” cannot process natural language and cannot form full sentences on his own. He reacts mainly to keywords an...


    Continue reading June 26th
  • PUBLIC PROCUREMENT OF INNOVATE SOLUTIONS GUIDE Public space

    The Catalan Government has recently approved the guide of public procurement of innovate solutions. The objective of this guide is to promote ppi and make it easier for the public buyers. You can read the guide in spanish and in catalan, and view the highlits of the guide in english. Soon the guide in english too.


    Continue reading June 25th
  • Seeking LCA virgin ligneous wood fibre for paper production Public space
    Latest comment

    Thnx Josefine


    Continue reading June 25th
  • Higher than expected load capacity with mixed aggregate recycled concrete Public space

    Hello everyone

    The results of an interesting study with practical tests regarding the strength of mixed aggregate recycling concrete from demolition waste are just published online. Mixed aggregates can be gained from demolition waste with minimal sorting efforts.
    On Demand of the city of Zurich, technical engineers tested the weight/load capacity of concrete from less properly sorted mixed aggregate demolition waste material.
    The results of the tests: Concrete made from mixed recycled ag...


    Continue reading June 20th
  • Call for innovation! Austrian Railways are exploring the future of ticketing Public space

    ÖBB Personenverkehrs AG (Austrian Federal Railway, passenger transport), is a big public enterprise looking to engage market participants prior to the procurement of new ticket vending machines. The challenges focus on some hard- and software components. English versions are already attached online to both challenges (you will find them at the end of the page under Dateien and Infos).

    The deadline for online contributions is July 10th 2019 for both challenges. They seek input from compan...


    Continue reading June 17th
  • Early Adopters Programme: Webinar on 26 June at 15:00 CEST Public space

    In order to encourage wide deployment outside the Buyers Group of solutions developed during the project, ARCHIVER will engage with a group of “Early Adopters”.
    The ARCHIVER Early Adopter programme is open to any public organisation having a need for innovative digital archiving and preservation solutions.
    Organisations interested in joining ARCHIVER as Early Adopters need to express their interests by completing the form below before September 15th, 2019.

    The Webinar

    Want to know more ...


    Continue reading June 14th
  • Workshop about Public Procurement of Innovation Strategies at municipal public bodies Public space
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    Consorci de la Ribera will be finally performing a presentation of PROMINENT MED Alzira's PPI case study. We have been invited to show how small/medium-sized municipalities are contributing to innovation activities promotion.

    Enclosed file shows the agenda of Red Innpulso seminar.


    Continue reading June 14th
  • 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
  • REPLICATION OF PROMINENT MED IS TAKING PLACE Public space

    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 https://www.archiver-project.eu/tender-preparation).

    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
    Latest comment

    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 SPANISH NETWORK OF CITIES FOR THE INNOVATION PRESENT IN PROMINENT MED WORKSHOP Public space

    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) https://lnkd.in/d3kjCWW

    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 www.aanbestedingsmakelaar.nl . Mocht je geinteresseerd zijn in een kennismakingsgesprek, laat me weten. Ik trakteer je graag op een haagsch bak koffie incl. h-hopje!

    Groet

    Marc J. Brugman

    Manager Inkoop & Facilities ai

    06-34...


    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