Cherished Procurement Forum community, I hope you have been enjoying delightful and delicious holidays! More reading suggestions for the holidays. EPPPL 4/2017 is out. Contributing authors include Raquel Carvalho, Javier Miranzo Díaz, Johan Wolswinkel, Dacian Dragos, Bianca Racolta, Manuel Zimmermann, LL. M., Andrew Chew, Rommel Harding-Farrenberg, Jennifer Gamble, Robert KrÄ, Peter Hettich and Laura Zürcher.
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EU Survey questionnaire to inform the 'Preparatory study for Ecodesign, Energy Label, EU Ecolabel and Green Public Procurement (GPP) for solar photovoltaic modules, inverters and systems' deadline 19/01/18
You are invited to share with us your experience and knowledge via a questionnaire published on EU Survey and which you can be access here:
The closing date for completion of the questionnaire is Friday 19th January 2018, 00:00 C...
This particular time of the year can bring phones and technology at the centre of attention and, while you are taking your Christmas family picture and using your latest tablet for finding your last-minute Christmas recipe, you might find asking yourself “Where does my device really come from?”.
Make ICT Fair aims at addressing this question and at improving the lives of workers and those impacted along different stages of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) supply chain throug...
We would like to share with you the December edition of the EU GPP News Alert.
The issue opens with the Green Deals initiative on Circular Procurement, which was recently launched in Flanders (Belgium). 101 procurers are already on board to test out new approaches to procurement!
The BuyZET project approach for uncovering the most emission intensive procurement categories from transport activities in three big cities – Rotterdam, Copenhagen and Oslo – is what Dr Nina Nesterova, o...
The importance of circular procurement in delivering circular economy benefits has been highlighted by a recommendations report from REBus, published today.
Between 2000 and 2016, resource efficiency in the EU grew by 41%. Whilst this is encouraging, the growing economic and environmental case for improving resource efficiency means action must accelerate. Leading by example in harnessing the power of public procurement across Europe is vital in building momentum. This is particularly the cas...
The latest Procura+ Update newsletter on Sustainable Procurement is available on the SP Platform
This special issue reflects on the achievements of the Procura+ European Sustainable Procurement Network and ICLEI's work on sustainable and innovation procurement in 2017, and looks forward at what is to come in 2018.
Top stories include:
Exciting news today from the One Planet Summit in Paris!
Three major global city networks including ICLEI, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy have jointly announced the One Planet Charter to accelerate the implementation of the Paris Agreement through sustainable public procurement, and other policy measures, in cities and local governments across the world at the One Planet Summit in Paris today.
The One Planet Charter builds on th...
6 public procurers and 6 suppliers are presented in this unique series of videos created by the eafip initiative! http://eafip.eu/resources/videos/
Each video features a European public procurer or supplier who has successfully developed and implemented innovation procurement.
Watch them as often as you wish and in any order that suits you.
The PCP project ANTISUPERBUGS is organizing it's next Market Consultation meeting will be on December, 15th, 2017, in Barcelona at AQuAS Headquarters.
Would you like to attend the event? Please, sign up here.
The City of Nijmegen (Netherlands) and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability have announced the 10th edition of the EcoProcura Conference on Sustainable and Innovation Procurement, which will take place on 3-5 October 2018 in Nijmegen
Around 400 procurers, policy makers, businesses, researchers and international organisations in Nijmegen will be in attendance to discuss the latest developments in sustainable and innovation procurement:
On 7 and 8 December, the Corvers-MSM Chair in Innovation Procurement at Maastricht School of Management will host a challenging workshop in Maastricht to reflect on Europe’s experience in the deployment of Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) in order to contribute from a professional and academic perspective to the improvement of the PCP practice.
The workshop is being held with a closed user group.
The event will take place on 7 December 2017 in Brussels, at the Committee of Regions and will officially launch the EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade Award.
The EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade Award is an initiative of the European Commission, which the Directorate-General for Trade (DG Trade) launched as a commitment of its "Trade for all" communication on trade and investment policy, published in 2015. The Award is part of EU’s efforts to raise awareness about how purchasing deci...
Nightingale has released a tender to develop the ‘ultimate patient monitor’.
Interested parties can access the tender at www.nightingale-h2020.eu/tender-documents
The Nightingale project team want to design wearable technology that can continuously monitor patients’ vital signs, including blood results and other clinical data, as well as ensuring early warning of actual deterioration in and out of hospital.
John Welch, a Consultant Nurse in Critical Care and senior member of the Nighti...
Shortly we will release 12 eafip showcase videos! They feature Public Procurers or Suppliers from across Europe who have successfully developed and implemented #innovation #procurement
The videos will shed light on how to successfully develop and implement an innovation procurement (PCP or PPI project) – from both the procurers’ and the suppliers’ point of view.
Stay tuned! More information will shortly follow at http://eafip.eu/resources/videos/
On November 18, 2017 the prior information notice (P.I.N.) for the project STARS has been published in the European Tenders Electronic Daily. The STARS pre-commercial procurement aims to find solutions for Empowering Patients by Professional Stress Avoidance and Recovery Services.
More details are available on:
The First Open Market Consultation (OMC) will be held in Ancona-Italy the 18...
We would like to share with you the November edition of the EU GPP News Alert.
This month’s issue opens with a factual overview of the European Commission’s latest proposals, published on 8 November, governing public procurement of clean vehicles. The proposals, once approved by co-legislators, will replace the current Clean Vehicles Directive (2009/33/EC).
This GPP News Alert edition also includes insights on what’s happening on green procurement in Estonia, in light of...
Presenting at this conference in Barcelona 14/15 December 2017 on Public Procurement of Innovation
The next webinar of the EU GPP Helpdesk will take place on 29 November 2017 (14.30-16.00, Brussels time) and will focus on the newly updated EU GPP Criteria for Furniture. Details about the new GPP guidance (scope, environmental ‘hot spots’, proposed solutions, etc.) for this product area will be complemented by a selection of good practice experiences, including Procura+ Awards Winner NHS Wales and the City of Wageningen.
As you might have seen, the proposal for the new Clean Vehicles Directive has been published (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/AUTO/?uri=CELEX:52017PC0653), and obviously contains quite a few talking points. It would be good to get some people’s responses on some of these.
Forum members following the international climate conference COP23 in Bonn may have seen that the Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement held an event at the Cities and Regions pavilion on Saturday 11 November.
Some of the targets announced by the 14 member cities are very ambitious and potentially game-changing for the city implementing them. Budapest, for example has agreed and presented the following targets:
below is a link to the transposition measures available on EurLex, on the page for each EU instrument (under the "National transposition" section) :
I hope that helps - good luck with the research!
The European project InnProBio launched an online toolbox for bio-based procurement in the public sector. The toolbox is designed to assist public buyers considering alternatives to plastics produced from fossil fuel based materials. The toolbox includes an online database of bio-based products and suppliers, good practice examples, procurement instruments and standard tender text blocks. The toolbox is available in English, German, Dutch and Polish.
The toolbox is meant to be a starting po...
I have developed a method that can support and strongly enhance public procurement for innovation, by detecting and specifying real, underlying needs. It is based on a technique called ‘Problem Detection Study – PDS’
Can you be more specific and to give us some insights thoughts or even to describe your method to see if we can apply it at our own jobs ?
On 11/10/2017 the prior information notice for the project ANTI-SUPERBUGS has been published in the European Tenders Electronic Daily. The ANTI–SUPERBUGS pre-commercial procurement aims to improve the quality of care processes in hospital and the reduction of both the costs and the collateral effects provoked by Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDROs, otherwise known as Superbugs) and other Health Associated Infections (HAIs) pathogens, through the development and testing of prototypes of devic...