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  • Prominent MED organises an International Dissemination Digital Conference Public space

    Prominent MED organises an International Dissemination Digital Conference consisting of three FREE webinars.
    The first webinar will take place on July 9th 2020 and will be on Boosting innovation through public procurement in a small Mediterranean municipality.

    Prominent MED aims to promote the use of innovative procurement procedures in small municipalities in the Mediterranean area. It focuses on the use of Public Procurement of Innovation procedures (PPI) to stimulate the adoption of new...


    Continue reading July 6th
  • Monitoring Implementation and Estimating the Benefits of GPP in East Asia Public space

    Dear all,

    Today the Switch-Asia Regional Policy Advocacy Component implemented by UN Environment has published the report «Monitoring Implementation and Estimating the Benefits of Sustainable/Green Public Procurement in Northeast and Southeast Asia»

    The document has been jointly developed with Ecoinstitut SCCL and presents the approaches of several central governments in the region - namely China, Japan, Malaysia, Republic of Korea and Thailand - in order to show that setting up monitori...


    Continue reading June 26th
  • Pioneering behaviour change towards procurement for circular economy in Malmö Public space

    The Covid-19 pandemic has changed life in cities around the world and has disrupted the systems that support them. But as restrictions in cities are eased and supply chains start up again, there is an opportunity to develop new systems that work better for people and the environment. The city of Malmö in Sweden aims to catalyse the transition to a circular economy in the Baltic Sea Region using public procurement. Part of the EU-funded Circular PP project, Malmö is piloting an approach to crea...


    Continue reading June 22nd
  • Lessons learnt at the Transferability workshop in UPV – Highlights by Juan Enrique Martínez, Representative of JEMCO S.L. , company awarded by Public Procurement of Innovation of PROMINENT MED in Spain Public space

    A technical workshop took place in the Universitat Politècnica de València, focused on small and medium enterprises, as well as research and technological organisations, to share the lessons learnt during the implementation of PROMINENT MED. The main highlights of the experts who participated in the panels are gathered in the following lines.

    Juan Enrique Martínez, Representative of JEMCO S.L., company awarded by Public Procurement of Innovation of PROMINENT MED in Spain gave out the followi...


    Continue reading June 22nd
  • Join the Sustainable Economy and Procurement Team at ICLEI Public space

    ICLEI’s Sustainable Economy and Procurement team has been at the forefront of the sustainable, circular, strategic and innovation procurement topic globally for 23 years. In more recent years our work has expanded to cover the topics of sustainable/circular local economies and financing. Our work supports public authorities in implementation, raising awareness, developing new approaches, capacity building and encouraging policy developments at the European and international level. We are looki...


    Continue reading June 22nd
  • Get inspired: a new good practice cases report on socially responsible public procurement has been published Public space

    The European Commission has just published a report collecting 71 good practice cases on how public buyers have implemented socially responsible public procurement (SRPP), in order to promote employment opportunities, decent work, social inclusion, accessibility, ethical trade, design for all and seeking to achieve wider compliance with social standards. Written by ICLEI and AEIDL, with the support of Public Procurement Analysis, Dialog Makarna and Social Economy Europe, the report ‘Making Soc...


    Continue reading June 19th
  • Open Market Consultation events - AI for carbon neutrality Public space

    As part of the AI4Cities project - www.ai4cities.eu - next week we are hosting two OMC consultation webinars:

    • Webinar for Paris Region territories (in French): 23 June 2020 (10.00 - 11.00 CET). Register here

    • Webinar organised by Copenhagen: 25 June 2020 (15.00 - 16.15 CET). Register here

    If interested, don't hesitate to register!

    About AI4Cities

    AI4Cities is a three-year EU-funded project bringing together leading European cities looking for artificial intelligen...


    Continue reading June 19th
  • New assessment tool ‘Human Rights Due Diligence and Covid-19' for ICT hardware Public space

    Electronics Watch has just released the new assessment tool 'Human Rights Due Diligence and Covid-19 - Assessment of Public Buyers' ICT Supply Chains'. It supports public buyers in their efforts to ensure human rights due diligence in their supply chains in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. The tool consists of questions public buyers can pose to their suppliers about occupational health and safety, labour rights, and other supply chain issues that Covid-19 impact. Public buyers can use th...


    Continue reading June 18th
  • LOW-CARB Exploitation Workshop - 25th, June 2020 Public space

    The partner in the INTERREG Central Europe project LOW-CARB plan to turn their project into a wide-spread reality. They invite everyone interested to join their online workshop on the 25th, June 2020 from 09:00 to 13:00 CET.

    In the first part (09:00-11:30) partners will present their selected action plan measures & tools, and receive targeted advice on funding opportunities and innovation procurement.

    the second part of the workshop (11:45 - 13:00) continues with 5 break-out sessions, in w...


    Continue reading June 16th
  • Lessons learnt at the Transferability workshop in UPV – Highlights by Xelo Bisbal, architect of the municipality of Alzira, Spain, and responsible for the refurbishment intervention of the case study of PROMINENT MED Public space

    A technical workshop took place in the Universitat Politècnica de València, focused on small and medium enterprises, as well as research and technological organisations, to share the lessons learnt during the implementation of PROMINENT MED. The main highlights of the experts who participated in the panels are gathered in the following lines.

    Xelo Bisbal, architect of the municipality of Alzira, Spain, and responsible for the refurbishment intervention of the case study of PROMINENT MED, high...


    Continue reading June 15th
  • Public procurement for racial equality? Public space

    Dear all,


    We are looking to understand how public purchasing power can be used to fight racial discrimination.

    • Are you aware of procurement practices supporting racial equality/ have you got experience implementing such practices?;
    • Have you got ideas on what could be done?; or
    • Are you interested in the topic and would like to be included in any future discussions?

    Then please get in touch!

    Look forward to hearing from you,

    Elsa

    elsa.durieux@iclei.org


    Continue reading June 15th
  • DHL | COVID -19 Update Public space

    DHL | Covid - 19 Update


    Continue reading June 11th
  • Survey to procurers/buyers interested in solutions for CO2 emission reduction Public space

    Dear procurers/buyers,

    As part of the AI4Cities PCP project - www.ai4cities.eu - we are running a survey to procurers/buyers interested in solutions for CO2 emission reduction. This survey is part of the Open Market Consultation phase.

    Your input will be very userful to shape and refine the Request for Tenders (to be launched in December 2020).

    Here is the link to the survey.

    Thanks for taking part in it!

    About AI4Cities

    AI4Cities is a three-year EU-funded project brin...


    Continue reading June 5th
  • ARCHIVER Design Phase Kick-off Virtual Event Public space

    On 29 January 2020 ARCHIVER launched its Request for Tender with the purpose to award several Framework Agreements and work orders for the provision of R&D for hybrid end-to-end archival and preservation services that meet the innovation challenges of European Research communities, in the contextof the European Open Science Cloud.

    The tender was closed on 28 April 2020 and 15 R&D bids were submitted, with consortia that included 43 companies and organisations. The best bids have been selecte...


    Continue reading June 1st
  • Learning Technology Accelerator Project launches Interest Group on Innovation Procurement for Universities Public space

    The current crisis has caused a major shift to online distance learning, affecting classrooms and lecture halls around the world. What can institutions of higher education do to be better prepared in the future? How can technology support and enhance learning outcomes for university students? What role can procurement play in ensuring that the technology developed suits students needs?

    The LEA Project’s (learntechaccelerator.eu) goal is to accelerate knowledge transfer, dialogue and awaren...


    Continue reading May 28th
  • Innovation procurement for education technology Public space

    The LEA Network ‘Procuring Resilient Education Technology’ series will bring five webinars to you this April – June, exploring the basics of how procurement can learn from this current crisis, and procure effective learntech now and in future.

    In Webinar 3 of the LEA-N series, procurers will learn how innovation procurement can be used to procure learntech which meets user needs and which have all the necessary features, even those not currently available on the market.

    Innovation procure...


    Continue reading May 12th
  • Registration to the AI4Cities Open Market Consultation webinar is open! Public space

    AI suppliers, climate change experts and cities can register to the AI4Cities Open Market Consultation webinar

    The AI4Cities project has opened registration to its first global Open Market Consultation webinar, taking place next May 28 (10.00 to 11.30 CET). In this webinar, the AI4Cities consortium will introduce the project and its ambitions, and will open the dialogue with potential suppliers of artificial intelligence solutions to accelerate carbon neutrality.

    AI4Cities is a three-y...


    Continue reading May 11th
  • Corvers and Vtrek present Webinar on Covid-19 & innovation procurement: Applying the EAFIP business case methodology Public space

    Corvers Commercial & Legal Affairs and Vtrek present webinar on Covid-19 & Innovation Procurement: Applying the EAFIP business case methodology. The COVID-19 crisis presents unprecedented challenges to the public sector at all levels, and our response to it will shape the way the world looks going forward. Innovation procurement has a critical role to play in shaping this future.

    This one-and-a-half-hour interactive webinar presents the methodology for conducting an accelerated business case...


    Continue reading May 6th
  • How do you deal with harmful chemicals through your procurement work? Looking for resources and guidance Public space
    TCO Certified Accepted Substance List - reduce hazardous substances in IT products

    Dear Elsa,

    TCO Certified is a sustainability certification for IT products. The strategy to reduce hazardous substances in certified IT products is to only accept substances tested and verified according to Clean Production Action GreenScreen® method. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohI9FyrZLAI

    https://tcocertified.com/updates-and-changes/benchmarking-chemicals-with-greenscreen-in-tco-certified/

    Substances accepted for use in certified products are listed on TCO Certified Acceptance...


    Continue reading May 5th
  • Progress in Green Public Procurement in the Basque Country Public space

    Dear all,

    Last week the report on the evaluation of the GPP Programme of the Basque Country for year 2019 was finalised and we want to share with you some of the findings.

    According to data from the Basque electronic procurement platform, the level of GPP in the region for 2019 (all tenders considered) was 24% in number of tenders and 22% in economic volume.

    However, not all entities contribute equally. By type of entity, those classify as "Other" (such as consortia, foundations, the...


    Continue reading April 28th
  • New paper: Public food procurement for sustainable diets and food systems - The role of the regulatory framework Public space

    We are very glad to share our new paper on "Public food procurement for sustainable diets and food systems: The role of the regulatory framework" just published at the Global Food Security Journal. Until June 12, it is possible to access and download it for free at the following link: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1ayCD7sxZ%7E5XMZ

    The article builds on our FAO work on sustainable food procurement and aims to contribute to the debate on the use of public food procurement as a policy instrume...


    Continue reading April 24th
  • Position Paper on 'Opportunities to tackle COVID-19 and similar crises through Innovation Procurement' Public space

    Corvers Commercial & Legal Affairs and the Corvers Chair on Innovation Procurement at the University of Zaragoza, Spain, are proud to announce that our Position Paper on 'Opportunities to tackle COVID-19 and similar crises through Innovation Procurement' is now available!

    Prof. Dr. Pedro José Bueso Guillén, Mr. Stephan Corvers, Prof. Nicola Dimitri, Prof. Dr. Carmen de Guerrero Manso, Ms. Ana Lucia Jaramillo Villacís and Dr. Ana Isabel Peiró Baquedano offer a legal and economic perspectiv...


    Continue reading April 24th
  • SHUTTLE PCP -Contracts awarded for Phase 1- Solution Design Public space

    The Contract Notice ‘Results of the procurement procedure’ of the Call for tender of the SHUTTLE PCP project has been published in the European Tenders Electronic Daily (Document number: 2020/S 067-159980)

    The SHUTTLE consortium is pleased to announce the awarding of the Framework Agreements and the contracts for the Phase 1 of the SHUTTLE PCP Tender.

    The awarded tenderers that will implement Phase 1 – Solution Design are:

    1. Camlin Photonics Ltd
    2. Traces Consortium
    3. AG Shuttle Toolki...

    Continue reading April 22nd
  • How has Covid-19 impacted your procurement work? Looking for speakers to share experience Public space

    I know many of you are in the midst of Covid-19 crisis mode, doing your best in assuring city services and continuous supply of important products, especially for health care entities. We want to support that work by fostering the exchange between each other during a session focussed on procurement at the European Urban Resilience Forum, organised by ICLEI Europe, 27th May, online only.

    We can explore questions such as:
    - How has the Covid-19 crisis impacted your (sustainable) procurement...


    Continue reading April 22nd
  • Out now: How to procure fair ICT hardware Public space

    ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability Europe and Electronics Watch published “How to procure fair ICT hardware - Criteria set for socially responsible public procurement” as part of our work in the Europe-Aid funded project ‘Make ICT Fair’.

    The criteria document aims to support experienced procurers in leveraging public purchases of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) hardware to positively impact working conditions across the electronics supply-chain. The criteria set covers...


    Continue reading April 21st