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  • City of Gothenburg - Follow-up is key to sustainable procurement success Public space

    The City of Gothenburg is Sweden’s second largest municipality. The region aims to be a forerunner in environmental and urban development and uses public procurement as a tool for driving positive change. CSR specialist Johan Davidsson has some top tips for success.

    https://tcocertified.com/news/city-of-gothenburg-follow-up-is-key-to-sustainable-procurement-success/


    Continue reading January 16th
  • (Unpaid) internship wanted! :-) Public space

    Dear EU procurement collegues,

    To broaden my horizon, refreshen my view of the world and just to have fun, I am looking for an internship at a public procurement department. Preferably on a public procurement department where the main language is German or English. The internship I am looking for can be for a few days up to one week somewhere in Europe and preferably with a focus on EU tendering or contractmanagement.

    On offer: a well experienced procurement professional with 17 years of v...


    Continue reading January 15th
  • Workshop Big Data Innovation Procurement Public space

    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...


    Continue reading January 14th
  • Vacancy: Officer Sustainable Economy and Procurement at ICLEI Public space

    The European Secretariat of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability seeks to fill the position of Officer within its Sustainable Economy and Procurement team. The role has a focus on financing sustainable urban development and infrastructure.

    The team has been working on the topic of sustainable, strategic and innovation procurement for 22 years. In more recent years the team are also working on the topic of financing and sustainable local economies. The team support public authorities i...


    Continue reading January 10th
  • Interview with the PPPI Service Center in Austria Public space

    Dear all,

    I would like to share the link to the interview with the PPPI Service Center - national competence centre for innovation procurement - in Austria, part of the Procure2Innovate Network. I think it might be of interest to you to learn more about the services they offer to procurers and business.

    http://procure2innovate.eu/stories/?c=search&uid=8hpchZd4

    Enjoy the reading!

    Meritxell


    Continue reading January 10th
  • New initiative Alu Circles converts sludge waste in water plants into a valuable resource Public space

    Cost reduction and sustainability are already proven in practice for residuals from drinking water production including lime pellets and ferric sludges. Aluminium based sludges are the next target, the disposal of which comes at substantial and ever-increasing cost. Alu Circles, an international initiative based on PCP (Pre-Commercial Procurement) principles, will make this happen. The overall budget for Alu Circles amounts to 1.5 million €.

    Aluminium based sludges in drinking ...


    Continue reading January 10th
  • INNOVATION IN THE MINDSET OF BIDDERS Public space

    Innovation cannot be a worn-out term. Since there are different approaches for innovation and it is allways a focus of discussion, it is still necessary to put it as a flagship for the development of society. Innovation is not a place to arrive and stay, but a mean to improve. In the core of companies, the philosophy of innovation should be a mindset to keep on being competitive and imaginative. Public administrations can play a key role for innovation to citizens by considering innovation in th...


    Continue reading January 8th
  • Mitigating LCC/TCO risks Public space

    As part of our work of support to our member States, we are looking for information and guidance related to the use of LCC in public procurement.

    More specifically, we are seeking for advice on the design of LCC tender documents that limit the risk of non-performance of the contractor in relation to its LCC-related commitments. For instance through the appropriate use of penalties or testing schemes.

    Could you kindly share with me specific tender documents using LCC in bids evaluation an...


    Continue reading January 7th
  • 3, 2, 1… Application to the Procura+ Awards 2019 is now open Public space

    Public authorities can now submit their candidacies to the 2019 edition of the Procura+ Awards, a major and prestigious recognition of procurements and related initiatives with remarkable economic, environmental and social impacts, or innovation elements. The Procura+ Awards is an initiative of ICLEI, in co-operation with the EU-funded Procure2Innovate project. The application period is open until 31st March.

    The awarded public authorities will receive a trophy and have the right to pro...


    Continue reading December 13th
  • PRIZE OF ACQUISITION IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENTS Public space
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    Thanks for your comment. The elimination of the concept of economically most advantageous offer by the one with the best value for money is clear. However, I think you have to be careful with the claim: the valuation of the price has disappeared.
    I know that in Spain both the advisory board of the Ministry of Economy and the advisory board of administrative hiring of aragon have already expressed exceptionally not allowing it to be assessed.
    In my opinion you have to value the price. But it is t...


    Continue reading December 12th
  • New Research Public space

    I am pleased to announce the long-awaited release of a critical meta-analysis of packaging materials asking the basic question: ‘Do popular packaging attributes including recycled and biobased content, recyclability and compostability correlate with lower environmental impacts?’ This research reviewed publically available life cycle assessment (LCA) studies from 2000-2017. The significance of this research is that at present these attributes are used as a simplified means of making “sustai...


    Continue reading December 11th
  • EURECA project wins DCD Award for Industry Initiative of the year Public space

    During 3 years, the EURECA project (https://www.dceureca.eu/) focused on empowering public procurement teams to tackle the problem of data center energy efficiency and environmental soundness by developing common practices and procedures for Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI) and Pre-commercial Procurement (PCP) for Data centers.

    Recently the lead partner of the project, Rabih Bashroush of the University of East London, received the DCD Award for Industry Initiative of the year.

    ...

    Continue reading December 10th
  • Register for GPP Helpdesk Webinar on Green Cleaning Products and Services: 18 December Public space

    Cleaning products and services are consumed by almost all public authorities, whether cleaning is provided in-house or contracted out.

    What can be done through public procurement to lessen the impacts that cleaning has on our environment?

    New guidance developed by the European Commission on green public procurement (GPP) and selected best practice from the public sector will be presented and discussed during this webinar.

    Sign up today for our Webinar!

    Date & time: Tuesday...


    Continue reading December 7th
  • Air quality and contract awarding Public space
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    Dear Nikita,

    On the Resource Centre of the Sustainable Procurement platform (http://www.sustainable-procurement.org/resource-centre/) you find a range of case studies and good practice cases on the topic. Another good source of good practices is the GPP good practice cases published by the European Comission, with dedicated sections for transport and buildings/construction: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/gpp/case_group_en.htm

    I am attaching a couple of case studies that could be particu...


    Continue reading December 6th
  • Public Electronic Procurement in Cameroon: Using smart contracts on blockchain technology Public space

    Public contracts, electronic contract, blockchain, smart contracts, electronic signature.

    A public contract is a written contract by which an entrepreneur, a supplier or a service provider undertakes, either to carry out works, or to provide goods or services at a price to the State, a decentralized territorial community, a public institution or a public or parapublic company. This definition is given by the Cameroonian legislator.

    Given this definition, whatever the subject-matter of the...


    Continue reading December 6th
  • AN OVERVIEW ON THE CRITERIA OF PUBLIC PROCUREMENT Public space

    The Spanish PROMINENT MED team had the challenge of refurbishing an old storage building in Alzira, València (Magatzem de Cucó, C/ La Pau 28, 46600, Alzira) in an energy efficient manner. The needs analysis revealed that the building was going to be the future youth municipal house and therefore it was planned to be diaphanous, acoustically-insulated, and thermally comfortable and energy efficient.

    The key cornerstones were to reduce the weight of the prize of acquisition of the supply, the c...


    Continue reading November 29th
  • Nieuw: TCO-tool voor dienstvoertuigen Public space
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    Dag collega's,

    Ik kan jullie ondertussen laten weten dat ook in Vlaanderen zo'n TCO-instrument bestaat. Je vindt het op http://www.milieuvriendelijkevoertuigen.be/sites/default/files/tco-tool/. Ik lees op de website:

    Vergelijk milieuvriendelijke en conventionele wagens

    Vergelijk de TCO van elektrische, plug-in hybride, aardgas-, waterstof- en brandstofwagens.
    En ontdek of het rijden met een milieuvriendelijke wagen voordeliger is.

    We hebben de trekker voor deze tool over jullie...


    Continue reading November 23rd
  • Test the LCC tool for indoor lighting (first stage) Public space

    The Government of Flanders is developing an LCC tool for indoor lighting, based on the SMART SPP LCC tool (http://www.smart-spp.eu/). The goal is to help governments in using life cycle costs to prepare tenders and evaluate offers for indoor lighting in their office buildings. The first stage of the development focused on gathering information on the lighting system and products offered and getting an overview of predictable financial costs related to the lighting system. Before entering a sec...


    Continue reading November 23rd
  • Nieuw: TCO-tool voor dienstvoertuigen Public space

    Het Kabinet wil dat uiterlijk 2030 alle nieuwe auto’s in Nederland emissieloos zijn. Overheden spelen een belangrijke rol met het verduurzamen van hun eigen wagenpark. In praktijk blijkt dat de cijfermatige onderbouwing van de kosten en baten vaak nog ontbreekt en tot vertraging leidt. PIANOo introduceert daarom samen met het leernetwerk Inkoop Duurzame Mobiliteit de TCO-tool voor dienstvoertuigen. Met deze tool kunnen overheden in 5 stappen de haalbaarheid van de overgang naar zero emissie di...


    Continue reading November 22nd
  • Nieuw: TCO-tool voor dienstvoertuigen Public space

    Het Kabinet wil dat uiterlijk 2030 alle nieuwe auto’s in Nederland emissieloos zijn. Overheden spelen een belangrijke rol met het verduurzamen van hun eigen wagenpark. In praktijk blijkt dat de cijfermatige onderbouwing van de kosten en baten vaak nog ontbreekt en tot vertraging leidt. PIANOo introduceert daarom samen met het leernetwerk Inkoop Duurzame Mobiliteit de TCO-tool voor dienstvoertuigen. Met deze tool kunnen overheden in 5 stappen de haalbaarheid van de overgang naar zero emissie di...


    Continue reading November 22nd
  • GPP of electricity in Catalonia and 2nd Catalan GPP Newsletter Public space

    Dear all,

    Last month we published the 2nd Newsletter on GPP in Catalonia with news from the Catalan GPP Networking Group - available both in Catalan and English here : https://mailchi.mp/af7ed1d6a4ce/butlleti-2-cpv-catalunya-octubre-2018

    In the newsletter we took the oportunity to disseminate a report producted by the Group on: the state of procurement of green electricity by the members of the group, which include the main purchasing bodies in Catalonia; common aspects and differences be...


    Continue reading November 22nd
  • Webinar Nov 29 - “The pursue of sustainable development objectives through public food procurement: literature and practice’’ Public space

    You are cordially invited to this webinar organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on “The pursue of sustainable development objectives through public food procurement: literature and practice’’.

    Thursday, November 29th, 2018 | 15:00 – 16:30 | (CET)

    Link: http://fao.adobeconnect.com/rgl2lahp23t1/

    The seminar will be Presented by:

    Prof. Geo Quinot, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

    Luana Swensson, FAO (FAO/ESN)

    With intervention of Luisa Cr...


    Continue reading November 21st
  • Zero emission construction sites - call for interest Public space

    A number of cities have started to explore possibilities for promoting Zero Emission Construction Sites through procurement.

    Machinery used on construction sites is responsible for a significant amount of both CO2 emissions, and emissions of local pollutants such as particulates and NOx within cities - and finding solutions for significantly reducing, or completely eliminating these emissions would be hugely beneficial. And it seems that such solutions are starting to come onto the market....


    Continue reading November 20th
  • Webinar November 15: getting started with sustainable AV procurement Public space

    Why is the AV world quiet on sustainability? Purchasers of AV solutions focus is set on product performance and image quality but sustainability is seldom considered? The webinar explains that it is possible to find premium quality projectors and other products that are designed and made in a more environmentally and socially responsible way!

    After the webinar a series of articles to discuss the sustainability challenges and solutions in the AV sector will be launched.

    Sign up for the webi...


    Continue reading November 14th
  • LEA Webinars - innovation procurement in the learning technology field Public space

    Two further webinars have been announced as part of the LEA Webinar series!

    Webinar 4: Wednesday, 14 November 2018

    Topic: Suppliers’ experience of PCP - Case Almerin
    Expert: Teemu Laitinen

    https://connect.jyu.fi/lea - 10:30 am

    Webinar 5: Wednesday, 28 November 2018

    Topic: Professional competences required to utilize Innovative technologies in the classroom - LEA Needs Analysis
    Expert: Rita Freudenberg

    https://connect.jyu.fi/lea - 10:30 am

    In each webinar, Innovation pr...


    Continue reading November 13th