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  • Het Waterschapshuis: Strategic Partnership for Cloud Technology Public space

    On behalf of Het Waterschapshuis (hWh) in the Netherlands, Corvers Commercial & Legal Affairs has the honor to invite you for a webinar on an OMC (OpenMarketConsultation) on the 4th of February 15.00-16.00 CET. hWh is looking for a long term strategic partnership for cloud technology and its related products and services as the trends suggest that many applications and solutions are needed to better manage water, water treatment and water systems.

    For more information on the webinar and the O...

    Continue reading January 29th
  • The Alu Circles project: first non-EU funded Pan-European innovation partnership project in the water sector awarded. Public space

    The Alu Circles project: first non-EU funded Pan-European innovation partnership project in the water sector awarded.

    On December 30st, 2020, a pan European consortium of the Dutch water companies (AquaMinerals B.V.), De Watergroep in Belgium and Scottish Water in Scotland, awarded an innovation partnership agreement to NETICS BV - The Sediment Engineers - in the Netherlands. The aim is to develop a circular, innovative and cost effective solution of alum sludge (a residual from drinking wate...

    Continue reading January 29th
  • Interreg2Seas project CBCI - newsletter Public space

    Province of Zeeland is involved in the CBCI project (circular Bio-based construction industry). Part of this project is the design of a circular purchasing model that allows circularity and biobased materials to be easily incorporated into utility construction. Subscribe to the newsletter to follow the project.

    Circular Bio-based Construction Industry: Newsletter January 2021 (

    Continue reading January 29th
  • Power of Procurement: Nordic Cities declare joint statement on demand towards fair, circular smartphones Public space

    A group of Nordic Cities declared a joint statement of demand towards fair and circular smartphones with ambitious goals until 2025.

    In collaboration with other public entities, the City of #Malmö, the City of #Helsinki the City of #Copenhagen and the City of #Oslo are committed to leveraging procurement as a tool to create change. They aim to transition towards circular Information and Communication Technology (ICT) whilst improving the conditions of workers across the entire value chain.


    Continue reading January 29th
  • Interactive e-learning module with 7 actions to boost sustainable and innovation procurement Public space

    The Urban Agenda Partnership on Innovative and Responsible Public Procurement delivered seven actions that help procurers to implement sustainable and innovation procurement, including guidelines, toolboxes and handbooks. To make these deliverables user-friendly the partnership developed an interactive e-Learning module.

    A webinar provides more indepth information on the E-Learning module. It will take place on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021, 10:00 - 12:00 (CET).

    No pre-registration requ...

    Continue reading January 28th
  • How to engage the market - action-oriented guidance launched Public space

    ICLEI together with Electronics Watch has put together a market engagement guidance with the focus on dialogue events and an overview of the European legal framework. The step-by-step guide aims to enable public procurers across Europe with a clear pathway towards a meaningful dialogue event, online or in-person.

    Explore the practical guide here and the overview of the European legal framework here.

    Continue reading January 20th
  • 15 Frequently Asked questions on socially responsible public procurement Public space

    What is socially responsible public procurement (SRPP)? Who benefits from SRPP? How does SRPP differ from ‘traditional’ procurement?

    These are some of the 15 Frequently Asked Questions compiled in an FAQ document published by the European Commission and written by ICLEI to support public buyers in their implementation of SRPP. This FAQ is part of the #WeBuySocialEU campaign.

    Check the document here:

    Continue reading January 19th
  • Webinar on Public Procurement of ICT and electronics: Power of engagement and challenges of verification Public space

    The webinar will take place on 28 January 2021, 16:00 - 17:30 CET and is co-hosted by European Parliament vice presidents Heidi Hautala and Marcel Kolaja and co-organised by Electronics Watch and ICLEI.

    The main objective of the webinar is to demonstrate what kind of public procurement policies and practices are possible in information and communications technology (ICT)/electronics for public purchasers at the European Union, national, regional or local level.

    The webinar will provi...

    Continue reading January 19th
  • Public procurement of innovation in Poland – BOOK Public space

    The Public Procurement Office of Poland has published a book on public procurement of innovation.

    The publication provides a detailed description of several public sector projects and the related legal framework.

    The following institutions share their experiences:

    - representatives of government administration: GovTech Poland, National Center for Research and Development, National Center for Agricultural Support,

    - local government administration: Regional Water and Sewage Management...

    Continue reading January 19th
  • Public procurement of innovation in Poland – EVENT, 21 January, 9.00 AM -12.00 PM CET Public space

    Public procurement of innovation in Poland – EVENT, 21 January, 9.00 AM -12.00 PM CET

    Free registration:

    The seminar is organized jointly by the Permanent Representation of Poland to the EU and the Polish Public Procurement Office


    9.00 Welcome by the Permanent Representative of Poland to the EU, Andrzej SadoÅ›

    9.10 – 9.20 Keynote speech, Hubert Nowak, the President of the Polish Public Pro...

    Continue reading January 19th
  • Webinar: Public Procurement - Stimulating or Stifling Nature-Based Innovation? Public space

    Nature-based solutions are increasingly recognised as a powerful tool to address diverse challenges facing our cities and regions – from degradation of natural capital and ecosystem services to vulnerability to pandemics, climate change and natural disasters. The potential of nature-based enterprises to generate new innovations, jobs and wealth creation has also been recognised in the EU Green Deal and Recovery Plan.

    Despite the clear case for investment, public procurement of nature-based s...

    Continue reading January 18th
  • 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