The European Assistance for Innovation Procurement initiative (www.eafip.eu) seeks to receive applications from public procurers of all EU Member States to support the implementation of Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) and Procurement of Innovative Solution (PPI).
During 2019, at least 3 new innovation procurements of ICT based solutions will be selected to benefit from technical and/or legal local assistance free of charge.
Priority will be given to those innovation procurements o...
The ARCHIVER Project - Archiving and Preservation for Research Environments - will introduce significant improvements in the area of archiving and digital preservation services, supporting the IT requirements of European scientists and providing end-to-end archival and preservation services, cost-effective for data generated in the petabyte range with very high ingestion rates, in the context of scientific research projects. The project is managed by a consortium of procurer research organisat...
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 Valencian Agency of Innovation (AVI, www.innoavi.es), responsible in the Valencian Administration to impulse Public Procurement of Innovation. They stressed key aspects like:
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The EU funded project named STARS “Empowering Patients by Professional Stress Avoidance and Recovery Services” has published the call for tender on 1 February 2019: “Stress reduction of patients, submitted to hospital surgical interventions, during the entire care path”
STARS invites the European industry and researchers to submit proposals for this tender. The available budget for the development of this innovative solution is 3.26 million Euros (including VAT) with deadline 30 April 2019.
De samenleving is aan het veranderen, dit zie je onder andere terug doordat ondernemers en de overheid meer bezig zijn met hun omgeving en wat de organisatie kan bijdragen aan duurzaamheid binnen de maatschappij. Elke inkoper is in deze tijd dan ook bezig met duurzaam inkopen. Welke factoren hebben invloed op een inkoper om goed duurzaam te kunnen inkopen?
Voor mijn afstudeeronderzoek van de master Management van de Open Universiteit doe ik onderzoek naar de relatie tussen onderne...
The latest edition of the Procura+ Update is out: This newsletter brings together the latest news from the Procura+ European Sustainable Procurement Network and ICLEI's work on sustainable and innovation procurement. Read it here.
Why You Should Enter the Procura+ Awards today!
Procura+ Chair City of Malmö Speaking at High Level Public Procurement event
GPP Training Programme in Eleven European Countries
City Leaders at UNEA Call for Circular Development Powered...
The European Commission – The Directorate General of Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs is inviting interested stakeholders to the high level conference “Seizing opportunities in the public procurement of tomorrow”, which will be held in cooperation with Romanian Presidency on 4th April 2019 in Bucharest at the Parliament House. The conference will be opened by ElÅ¼bieta BieÅkowska, Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs and Eugen Teodo...
Thursday 28 March, 15:30 - 16:30 CET
HCWH Europe has produced a brief to explain the EU public procurement strategy and synthesise key elements of the EU Public Procurement Directive for Sustainable Health in Procurement Project (SHiPP) partners to consider for adaptation in their countries, regions, and practices.
This webinar aims to:
Registration to the UrbanWINS final conference 'The city as a living organism: understanding its metabolism to reduce its resource consumption', taking place next Thursday 4th of April, in GreenBizz (Brussels), is now open. (Register here)
The event will be an opportunity to learn more about the outcomes and results of UrbanWINS, a H2020 project that has developed and tested methods for designing and implementing eco-innovative strategic plans for waste prevention and ma...
Circular IT in practice — real world solutions How can IT purchasers take circular approach to the devices they buy? Guests: Joost de Kluijver, Closing the Loop and Steve Haskew, Circular computing.
The Sustainable Economy and Procurement team at ICLEI is looking to fill the position of Sustainable Construction 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 activities, spreadi...
The first issue of the News Alert on Green Public Procurement (GPP) for 2019 is now available.
A quick look at this month’s headlines:
The UrbanWINS team is hosting a webinar on food waste, next Tuesday 12th March, 11.00-12.30.
Here is the programme:
HOW CAN CITIES TACKLE FOOD WASTE?
11.00. Welcome and introduction
Meritxell Díaz, Communications Officer, ICLEI European Secretariat
11.05. Why we want to fight food waste
Hanne Heymans, Project Manager FoodWIN
11.25. Cremona and the fight against food waste: enhancement of the recovery and the donation of food surpluses and promotion of ...
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The way IT products are produced, used and scraped is affecting the world. IT products have a large number of complex supply chains, covering many companies on several continents. From minerals extraction through final assembly, computers and other devices come with social and environmental risks we’re working to eliminate.
Be part of a change making IT-products circular! Want to know how? Watch This is IT - a short video https://tcocertified.com/this-is-it/
Project office Technology Base, responsible for the development of a leading regional test bed situated in Twente, The Netherlands, announces its long year commitment to implement innovation procurement strategies & methodologies into its test based area - supported by Corvers Procurement Services BV, the European experts on innovation procurement. Project office Technology Base and Corvers signed a cooperation agreement on innovation procurement on February 1st.
Cees Timmer, CEO of Project...
The conference is an opportunity to know in more detail the opportunities and models of the Public Procurement of Innovation. Here below, more information about the two open tenders of the health section is provided:
Join us for a workshop on "Scaling Sustainable Public Procurement" organized by Indian Railways Institute of Logistics and Materials Management
On Thursday 21 February 2019 the Corvers-MSM Chair in Innovation Procurement organizes a workshop on Big Data Innovation Procurement "How to capitalize on shared opportunities for public and private benefits" at Maastricht Management School in Maastricht, The Netherlands.
The workshop navigates you through the knowledge, methodology and best practice that you can replicate in your practice. By structuring the course around 2 real-life cases of big data innovation procurement and several oth...
We are still looking for some speakers who like to find innovative companies offering innovative solutions for public needs. If you are interestted to gve a short presentation of about five minutes during our session on innovative procourement on Friday, 15th February 2019 let me know or get directly into contact with my colleague Heike Hofzimmer (firstname.lastname@example.org) who is in charge with the organisation of the event (https://horizon2020.zenit.de/en/event/successful-ri-in-europe-2019-14022019-2/ )....
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Social responsibility - http://tcocertified.com/social-responsibility/
Hazardous substances - http://tcocertified.com/hazardous-substances/
E-waste - http://tcocertified.com/e-waste/
Circular economy - http://tcocertified.com/circularity-economy/
There’s still a lot of work to do to reach a sustainable life cycle for IT products. Some of the most pressing issues include the overuse of finite natural resources, alarming amounts of e-waste as well as violations of workers’ rights and labour laws in the supply chain.
Read mor and register https://tcocertified.com/news/webinar-using-purchasing-to-drive-environmental-and-social-progress/
Softwarepakketten waarvan de looptijd van het contract al jaren geleden is verstreken en waarvan de opdrachtwaarde van de diensten de meervoudigonderhandse aanbestedingsgrens te boven gaan.
Dit moet volgens mij voor veel gemeenten een herkenbare situatie zijn.
Ik zou graag van gedachten wisselen over hoe andere gemeenten dit bestuurlijk, financieel, organisatorisch en planmatig aanpakken / aan hebben gepakt.
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The Alu Circles initiative has planned a webinar to inform interested parties how to become involved in the recovery of aluminium from drinking water sludge.
The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday 23 January 2019, 12.00 h (CET).
For more information, please contact, Allied Waters, Jos Boere/Nicoline Scholman,