Latest discussions ( public space )

  • European Innovation Procurement Awards 2021: First edition! Discover how public and private procurers can apply and win the available prizes Public space

    On 15 June, the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) is organizing an informative webinar to learn more about the first edition of the European Innovation Procurement Awards 2021 (EUIPA). Applications are open and the deadline for submissions is 29 July 2021.

    EUIPA Awards recognises powerful cases of public and private buyers (procurers) on using innovation procurement practices across Europe. It aims to support the community of European procurers to share, work toge...

    Continue reading June 8th
  • ICT procurers join forces for a sustainable market Public space

    On June 14th 2021, 4-5 pm CET a group of countries and regions is launching the Circular and Fair ICT Pact (CFIT). Participants of this new international partnership will use their collective procurement power to accelerate the ICT sector towards becoming more circular and fair. Actions will be taken in good dialogue with the ICT industry and other relevant actors. The pact is an initiative under the UN One Planet Network SPP Programme.

    You can register here and more information can be...

    Continue reading June 4th

    The UN Environmental Programme is partnering with Arizona State University researchers and other experts to develop the 2021 Global Review of Sustainable Public Procurement, following the 2013 and 2017 editions.

    We are currently conducting a stakeholder survey to better understand the state of sustainable procurement, the barriers to successful implementation, current trends, and future opportunities to advance sustainable procurement. The results of the survey will be analysed and integ...

    Continue reading June 2nd
  • Event: Driving the circular economy in healthcare through innovation procurement Public space

    Health Care Without Harm Europe and EcoQUIP+ are organising an online event to present and discuss the opportunities for increasing circularity and sustainability in healthcare by leveraging the sector’s purchasing power to stimulate innovation.

    Read more about the event and found the registration link here:

    Continue reading June 1st
  • New practical guidance to help public buyers integrate social considerations into public procurement Public space

    The second edition of the European Commission's ‘Buying social: A guide to taking account of social considerations in public procurement’ provides practical indications for public buyers to consider the social impact of the goods, services, and works they purchase. The guide is updated to reflect the changes brought about by the 2014 EU directives on public procurement and includes suggestions on how to use public procurement to achieve social goals. It covers the entire procurement process...

    Continue reading May 28th
  • Join the Open Market Consultation event series for INCAREHEART PCP project Public space

    Join the #INCAREHEART Open Market Consultation, a series of activities in June 2021 to give advance notice to potentially interested bidders about the upcoming call for tender.

    Procurers from five countries are providing up to €4.6 million for the development of new solutions for their patients with chronic heart failure.

    During the events, you will become familiar with the #INCAREHEART initiative, how innovative market players can participate, and the benefits that the tender proc...

    Continue reading May 26th
  • More news on GPP! Public space

    Welcome to the May issue of the Green Public Procurement (GPP) News Alert.

    A quick look at this month’s headlines:

    • Key role for Green Procurement in European Commission's Action Plan for Organic Food production
    • Interview: Calculating the carbon footprint of Danish public procurement - Mikkel Wasilkuk, Ministry of Finance (Denmark)
    • Good practice: Procuring solar vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging stations for electric vehicles (Metropolitan Area of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain)
    • Good p...

    Continue reading May 26th
  • Join session on socially responsible public procurement at Social Economy Summit! Public space

    The ‘European Social Economy Summit’ #EUSES is a jointly organised digital conference by the European Commission and the City of Mannheim. The conference aims to strengthen the #SocialEconomy in Europe and harness its contribution to economic development, social inclusion, and green and digital transitions.

    The session “Tapping the potential of the social economy to make socially responsible public procurement work” will take place on 27 May 2021 from 11.30 am to 1pm. It is organised by A...

    Continue reading May 25th
  • Online seminar: Circular procurement as a way to address pollution: experiences from ProCirc Public space

    On the 18 May 2021 (14:00 - 15:30 CET) this partner event of the EU Green Week 2021, will dive into the world of circular procurement and will focus on sharing knowledge, expertise and lessons learned.

    After joining this ProCirc seminar, procurers, policymakers and other stakeholders will have answers to the following questions:

    • How does the current framework support the development of circular procurement (from legal, policy and practice perspectives)?
    • What are the environmental and...

    Continue reading April 29th
  • [BroadGNSS project] Publication of the PIN and launch of the OMC (public safety and disaster relief) Public space

    Dear All,

    Following the instructions we received from the European Commision, to promote the publication of the PIN and launch of the OMC of our project, we, Public Safety Communication Europe (PSCE), as the Coordinator of BroadGNSS project, that is financed by the European GNSS Agency (GSA), are pleased to announce you that:

    The BROADGNSS buyers' group (FR, FI, EE) invites potentially interested bidders to participate in the open market consultation for its upcoming pre-com...

    Continue reading April 29th
  • EAFIP-WEBINAR - Boosting economic recovery through innovation procurement Public space

    The European Assistance for Innovation Procurement (EAFIP) is organizing an online 4-hours workshop-webinar on 18 May 2021 about how it can help the public sector use innovation procurement to boost green-digital economic recovery. The spotlight will be on success cases that EAFIP supported in the past. They will share the approaches they used to maximise impacts, both from the buyer’s and the supplier’s perspective. For public buyers that want to start new innovation procurements, EAFIP wil...

    Continue reading April 28th
  • Knowledge Exchange: Procurement and funding models for Nature Based Solutions Public space

    Nature based solutions need to become key part of the urban development landscape. However, public authorities often still face barriers when trying to fund and procure projects which include NBS features.

    To help procuring authorities build capacity on that topic, ICLEI is co-organising a knowledge exchange session on procurment and funding models to speed up the delivery of NBS in cities. The session will be led by the city of Milan, who are pioneering new approaches to delivering NBS unde...

    Continue reading April 22nd

    Get rewarded for your outstanding procurement action!

    The Awards, an ICLEI Europe initiative, supported by the EU-funded Procure2Innovate project, reward sustainable and innovative public procurements leading to significant improvements of public goods, services, processes and infrastructure.

    Public authorities are invited to submit applications across four different categories: Sustainable Procurement, Innovation Procurement and Procurement Initiative of the Year, as well as Outstanding...

    Continue reading April 15th
  • The Government of the Basque Country Shares Their SPLC Award-winning GPP Program Public space

    This free one-hour webinar is your chance to learn from the SPLC's Overall Program Leadership Award Winner for 2020, the government of the Basque Country in Spain.

    In 2016 the Government of the Basque Country launched a green public procurement commitment program encouraging all public agencies in the region to commit to annual GPP Planning and reporting, in an effort to boost sustainable public procurement. The results have been stunning, with participating organizations integrating environmen...

    Continue reading April 12th
  • Service R&D for Archiving and Preservation for Research Environments Public space

    The importance of long-term data preservation is underlined in the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). Nevertheless, it is not clearly specified how this aspect will be implemented or provided, considering that long-term preservation is not yet part of the EOSC service portfolio. ARCHIVER is the only EOSC-related H2020 project focusing on archiving and long-term data preservation, providing the research community with archiving and preservation s...

    Continue reading April 7th

    The European Assistance to Innovation Procurement (EAFIP)-initiative has been relaunched.
    A new call is open now. Don't miss out on the opportunity to apply for free assistance to your innovation procurement of ICT-based solutions.
    New calls, webinars and online workshops will follow throughout the year.
    Check out for more information.

    Continue reading April 1st
  • Accepting Nominations for April 12-14th GEC & ERA EU Public Procurement Law & Sustainability online course, deadline April 2nd Public space

    Dear Procurement Forum Member,

    I am delighted to be able to share a special opportunity with you. The Global Electronics Council (GEC), in partnership with The Academy of European Law (ERA), is sponsoring an EU Public Procurement Law & Sustainability online course taking place from April 12-14, 2021.

    This is an invite-only event targeted to leaders in the public procurement and/or policy field. There is a limited number of seats available and tuition-free for all invited attendees. GEC is...

    Continue reading March 26th
  • Latest GPP Newsalert out now! Public space

    Check out the following topics in the March edition of the GPP Newsalert:

    • New green purchasing criteria for computers, monitors, tablets and smartphones
    • Interview: European Green Capital Lahti uses procurement to achieve green goals - Tarinka Ringvall, City of Lahti (Finland)
    • Good Practice: Incentivising energy use improvements in sports centres - Municipality of Getxo (Basque Country, Spain)
    • Good Practice: Piloting sustainable school furniture procurement in Latvia - Smiltene County...

    Continue reading March 24th
  • White Paper: How to procure e-Mobility solutions Public space

    Now Available the White Paper: How to procure e-Mobility solutions, one of the series of documents published by the Corvers Chair on Innovation Procorement at theUniversity of Zaragoza (Spain) on different topics. This e-Mobility Paper presents the current state of play in the field of innovative e-Mobility solutions and its impact in Europe. Download it now for free on our website!

    To present the White Paper: How to procure e-Mobility solutions and to further explain it, a series of webinars...

    Continue reading March 15th
  • Big Buyers for Climate and Environment finalized working groups Public space

    Big Buyers for Climate and Environment announced the following four working groups to be established:

    • Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicles - focusing on vehicles for waste collection, street cleaning & maintenance, and their recharging infrastructure (contact:
    • Zero Emission Construction Sites - focusing on the use of emission-free construction machinery (contact:
    • Circular construction - focus still to be precisely determined. Topics under...

    Continue reading March 9th
  • PARSEC Accelerator webinar: Using earth imagery to solve cities' environmental challenges - Wednesday 10/03 Public space

    Interested in finding out how earth imagery solutions can help your city better manage air quality, monitor flood risks or protect urban ecosystems? Then join the next PARSEC Accelerator webinar, and explore the ideas of 15 innovative businesses to deploy cutting-edge earth imagery technologies in cities

    Where: the internet (Zoom Webinar)

    When: 10th March 2021, 10:00-12:00 CET


    Continue reading March 8th
  • Next GPP Helpdesk Webinar on Green Public Procurement of imaging equipment, consumables and print services Public space

    This is the first of two Webinars that will be held in 2021, as part of the European Commission’s Helpdesk service on GPP. The webinar will focus on the updated voluntary EU GPP criteria for imaging equipment, consumables and print services, which have been designed to encompass the whole life cycle of these products and services – from design, use to end-of-life – and includes criteria focused on equipment (such as printers and scanners), consumables (such as cartridges) as well as pri...

    Continue reading March 4th
  • GPP News Alert out now! Public space

    The February Edition of the GPP News Alert is now published!

    Read more about

    • Consideration of green and social criteria in public tenders mandatory in Czech Republic!
    • Zoom in on...ProcurCompEU)
    • Zoom in on... Responsible procurement e-learning module
    • Zoom in on... Green energy
    • Zoom in on... Rewarding excellence
    • Procurement of hybrid electric buses (City of Oradea, Romania)
    • Interview with Christine Kihl & Ida Laustsen on Joint Statement of Demand on Zero Emission Deliveri...

    Continue reading February 25th
  • New PCP on 100% renweable energy supply in existing buildings - input welcome! Public space

    procuRE joins the procurement forum and is looking forward to input on possible suppliers who should be invited to open market consultation as well as procurers who wish to follow the project closly, including OMCs and invitations to open pilots.

    procuRE brings together 6 procurers from 6 countries to jointly tackle the common challenge of achieving 100% Renewable Energy Supply in existing public buildings. The procurers are willing to invest 7.68 million € in Research and Development...

    Continue reading February 25th
  • Integrating Social Value Public space

    What commissioning and procurement strategies are required to deliver social value?

    How can we support innovative suppliers in achieving the outcomes with the most value?

    How can we engage communities as co-creators of innovative solutions?

    Connected Places Catapult is holding a webinar on March 8th to discuss these questions, and other aspects related to societal demands from public procurement. Details through the link below.

    Continue reading February 24th