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  • Innovation procurement in Europe and the Procure2Innovate Network (22.01.2021) Public space

    Next January 22 (11.15 - 12.30 CET), the Procure2Innovate Network will host a special session as part of the 30th RESER Congress, focused on value co-creation and innovation as new dynamics shaping services today and aimed at improving the transformative power of services in modern societies: new avenues for a new services world.

    Three competence centres for innovation procurement will join the session starting at 11.15 am (CET) to present some good practices that have taken place in Germ...

    Continue reading January 15th
  • Join our webinar series on socially responsible ICT procurement Public space
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    Fantastic thank you!

    Continue reading January 8th
  • CIVILnEXt project: A webinar on Innovation Potential Public space

    The CIVILnEXt Consortium is proud to organize an online event that will be held on January 29th, 2021 10:00 CET on exploring and identifying the Innovation Potential regarding the development of an operation control platform for civilian missions.

    As CIVILnEXt is running a transitional phase of introspection and redefinition of its research objective under the new coordination of KEMEA, we are now oriented to a more specific spectrum of project outcomes / applications, leading to enhanced...

    Continue reading January 8th
  • Conference on Innovation Procurement to boost regions Public space

    Innovation procurement to boost Regions in post COVID Recovery

    DATE : 12 January 2021
    LOCATION : Online Event
    START TIME : 2:30 pm UK END TIME : 4:00 pm

    Academic and Regional leaders discuss the role of innovation procurement in regional growth, their current initiatives, and the potential for these approaches to strengthen economic recovery in the wake of the COVID pandemic

    Organised by Connected Places Catapult as part of the Challanging Procurement programme.


    Continue reading January 4th
  • More news on GPP! Public space
    • Big buyers for Climate and the Environment
    • Interview: Using university procurement as a leverage point for collaboration - Peter Hayakawa, University of Edinburgh (Scotland, UK)
    • Good Practice: Refurbishing an old building with minimal environmental impact (City of Koprivnica, Croatia)
    • Zoom in on… Batteries
    • Zoom in on… New energy efficiency labelling system
    • Zoom in on… Fair ICT hardware
    • Zoom in on… GPP and food in Swedens

    Link to GPP News Alert December edition: https://ec.e...

    Continue reading January 3rd
  • Big Buyers launched needs assessment Public space
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    Deadline to fill out needs assessment is extended until January 13.

    Continue reading December 16th
  • 100th issue of the GPP News Alert out now! Public space

    Read the interview also about using ecolabels in public procurement and the Slovenian government's national joint green procurement for office paper.

    Continue reading December 15th
  • Health-care procurers meet EIC companies to discuss innovative medical solutions Public space
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    Dear EIC,

    I would like to come back to my question, since you did not answer my questions but just diverted the discussion to another topic/event, namely the hackaton.

    The hackaton event is irrelevant to my question because it was not advertising/consulting the industry on any concrete sales opportunities. It were simply policy makers/governments (not in their capacity as public procurers) that were announcing general issues (not ooncrete procurement/sales opportunities) that were already...

    Continue reading December 14th

    A leading group of European public authorities, guided by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and Electronics Watch, have piloted socially responsible procurement of ICT hardware. The group includes ICLEI members and Procura+ Participants Barcelona City Council (Spain), Municipality of Haarlem (Netherlands), City of Stavanger (Norway) as well as Procura+ Participant APUC Scotland (UK) and Region Stockholm (Sweden). Ranging from including award criteria, conducting market dia...

    Continue reading December 14th
  • Socially Responsible Public Procurement - Case on gender equality Public space

    As part of the #WeBuySocialEU video series, DG GROWTH has published its third video, focused on the case of the City of Toledo, that required bidders to accept gender equality requirements when tendering out gardening services.

    Hope this is an inspiring example for buyers interested in introducing social criteria in their tenders:

    Continue reading December 4th
  • Big Buyers - launch of next phase Public space

    ICLEI and EUROCITIES are launching the second phase of the Big Buyers for Climate & Environment (BBCE) Initiative. The initiative funded by DG Grow offers support to procurers implementing innovative solutions. Four working groups for joint collaboration will be established, based on the concrete needs and interest of public entities toward procuring new sustainable solutions which are currently not available on the market.

    Why get involved?

    We are looking for ambitious public entities int...

    Continue reading December 4th
  • Webinar on Public procurement and minerals in electronics Public space

    Safeguarding human rights due diligence in supply chains of minerals used in ICT.

    This webinar on 19 January 2021 [2:00 - 4:00 PM CET] explores opportunities for applying social criteria to ICT procurement with a focus on minerals.

    It examines experiences, strategies and methods used in European countries, where public authorities have actively included contract clauses related to responsible sourcing of minerals in ICT products. Furthermore, it provides insights into the risks involved...

    Continue reading December 2nd
  • AI4Cities launches its Request for Tenders Public space

    AI4Cities, an EU-funded Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP), has launched its Request for Tenders (RfT). Tenderers are invited to submit innovative AI solutions in the fields of energy and mobility. These solutions should contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions in the six cities and regions involved in the project: Amsterdam (Netherlands), Copenhagen (Denmark), Helsinki (Finland), Île-de-France – Paris Region (France), Stavanger (Norway) and Tallinn (Estonia). The call is open until...

    Continue reading December 2nd
  • Call for contributions - do you tackle Chemicals of Concern in electronics using procurement? Public space

    Are you introducing sustainability considerations regarding chemicals in your procurements or policies? Do you want to be featured for your good practices? This is your opportunity!

    Together with UNEP, ICLEI is working on a global guidance for public procurers to tackle chemicals of concern in electronics. A crucial element of making it meaningful is featuring your good practice. Your example can inspire others who also want to move in that direction!

    The work takes place in the context of t...

    Continue reading December 1st
  • Three high-tech industry consortia selected to prototype solutions for archive and digital preservation of research data Public space

    Arkivum, LIBNOVA, and T-Systems are the leaders of the three projects selected via the ARCHIVER Pre-commercial Procurement Tender to build prototypes for hybrid cloud end-to-end archival and preservation services for European Research communities.

    30 November 2020

    Started in January 2019, the ARCHIVER project is one of the Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) initiatives funded by the H2020 programme of the European Commission. With a procurement budget of €3.4 million, ARCHIVER will procure...

    Continue reading November 30th
  • Invitation to ARCHIVER Prototype Phase Award Ceremony Public space

    Dear colleagues,

    it's with pleasure that we invite you to join the ARCHIVER Prototype Phase Kick-off Event, organised as a virtual event on th 7th of December starting at 14:00.

    The story behind

    Following the closure of the ARCHIVER Tender, on the 8th of June 2020 five bids had been selected as a result of the ARCHIVER Pre-Commercial Procurement Request for Tenders for the provision of R&D for hybrid end-to-end archival and preservation services meeting the innovation challenges of...

    Continue reading November 18th
  • Muntstroom PCP Market Consultation Public space

    The Muntstroom PCP, initiated by the leading Brussels mobility partners (STIB-MIVB (lead), CIRB-CIBG, Brussels Mobility and Parking.Brussels) launches the market consultation for the first European PCP on people flow data & analytics. This ground breaking initiative supported by Eafip and Innoviris, intends to be the launching customer for an integrated end-to-end solution for the outdoor and indoor monitoring of people flow. For more information click the link below.


    Continue reading November 6th
  • Outcomes of the Big Buyers Initiative - EU collaboration on strategic procurement Public space

    After one year of collaboration, the public procurers who participated in the Big Buyers Initiative (BBI) presented key takeaways and results at a final event on 23 October. The initiative - consisting of working groups on circular construction materials, zero-emission construction sites and heavy-duty electric vehicles - published lessons learned reports on each topic, including practical case studies and example award criteria. The zero-emission construction sites and heavy-duty electr...

    Continue reading November 4th
  • Protecting Workers and Promoting Resilient Public Sector Supply Chains - online event Public space

    ReWORKing Health and Safety – Protecting Workers and Promoting Resilient Public Sector Supply Chains, 30 November – 3 December, 2020

    With this event Electronics Watch will make the case that workers’ occupational health and safety is fundamental to resilient supply chains. We will explore the role of public buyers in ensuring resilience by protecting workers’ health, safety, and other rights. Throughout the event we will emphasize the workers’ own perspectives to give voice to the affected.


    Continue reading November 3rd
  • Information on rescaled energy efficiency labels Public space

    A new energy labelling system is being introduced in all EU countries. Starting in March 2021, it will progressively be rolled out to 9 product categories.

    The product groups of household appliances with "rescaled" labels include: dishwashers, washing machines and washer-dryers; refrigerators, including wine storage fridges, lamps, electronic displays, including televisions monitors and digital signage displays.

    Currently, products are labelled on a scale from A+++ (most efficient) to E (l...

    Continue reading October 30th
  • United Nations webinar on Building Back Better: Innovation-enhancing Procurement for Sustainable Development, 23 October Public space
    Post Webinar Proceedings

    Please share the webinar proceedings.

    Continue reading October 28th
  • Innovation procurement to solve global challenges Public space

    Governments around the world are recognising the importance and power of public procurement to address global challenges, connecting the needs of place with innovative suppliers. What innovation procurement approaches have demonstrated impact? What policies and skills will boost innovation? How can places embed these practices within their procurement approaches? Join this webinar, organised by Connected Places Catapult, the first n a series orhanised by th Challenging Procurement programme. We...

    Continue reading October 19th
  • Webinar on Circular Economy and procurement (In French) - 11/12/2020 Public space

    RESECO, le conseil régional Centre-Val de Loire et l’ADEME Centre-Val de Loire organisent le 11/12/2020 une matinée sur la commande publique et l’économie circulaire. L’occasion de s’intéresser à la prise en compte de l’économie circulaire dans son acte d’achat et d’avoir les éléments clés pour le faire. Des retours d’expérience d’acheteurs et d’entreprises viendront alimenter cette journée.

    Objectifs :

    - Donner aux élu(e)s et acheteurs des pistes de réflexion sur les modalités d’in...

    Continue reading October 13th
  • eCare PCP: Open Market Consultation is now open! Public space

    A series of activities including webinars, questionnaires and Q&A are planned during October-November 2020 for the eCare Open Market Consultation.

    The eCare procurers are conducting an Open Market Consultation (OMC) for potential suppliers and end-users. The goals are to bring the market-perspective to the procurement process and to give the supply chain advance notice about the forthcoming call for tenders.

    Webinars in October-November 2020

    Each procurer is holding an OMC webinar in...

    Continue reading October 12th

    Cities around the world have already answered that question with YES! Explore with us how public buyers are navigating the race to zero-emissions in an environment where ‘lowest-price’ still is the deciding factor.

    We offer you a curation of three engaging sessions that enable you to hear from leaders in the field, learn from action-oriented examples in the construction and food sector and to exchange on the topic of climate-friendly procurement with the aim to help each other in these times...

    Continue reading October 12th