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  • Lessons learnt at the Transferability workshop in UPV – Highlights by Òscar Navarro, President of Consorci de la Ribera, Spain Public space

    A technical workshop took place in the Universitat Politècnica de València, focused on small and medium enterprises, as well as research and technological organisations, to share the lessons learnt during the implementation of PROMINENT MED. The main highlights of the experts who participated in the panels are gathered in the following lines.

    Òscar Navarro, President of Consorci de la Ribera, highlighted that “Sustainability is a hot topic that concerns to all inhabitants and projects...

    Continue reading 17/03/20
  • ARCHIVER Tender deadline extended to 14 April Public space

    In light of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and consequent movement restrictions imposed in some European countries, and in the aim of maximising the number of high-quality offers we receive, the ARCHIVER Project Office has decided to grant a two-week extension to the Request for Tenders.

    The ARCHIVER Request for Tender is therefore extended to 14 April, 4 pm Geneva time.

    The information session to be held on 18 March 2020 is confirmed: we strongly invite all interested parties to join a...

    Continue reading 12/03/20
  • Webinar: How to reverse the growing negative trend of e-waste Public space

    Fifty million metric tonnes of e-waste is generated every year, equalling the weight of nearly 4,500 Eiffel towers. Much of it is incinerated or placed in a landfill, causing pollution, human health hazards and the loss of valuable finite resources.

    This slide-free webinar will do a deep-dive into the problems associated with e-waste and discuss how they can be tackled. Listen to experts in the field and ask questions through the live chat function. You’ll also get valuable insights into th...

    Continue reading 11/03/20
  • Circular Procurement and Social Enterprises Public space
    Latest comment

    Hi Mervyn,

    here in the JRC in Seville we are thinking/discussing about the possibility to introduce the procurement of reused / refurbished ICT products. Here you can see the preliminary proposal (

    In the next couple of months we will provide a second proposal. In the AHWG meeting here in Seville we collected several proposals / ideas as well in the written comments, so the next proposal will be for...

    Continue reading 11/03/20
  • Carbon footprint of public procurement calculated for the first time Public space

    New study finds that in Finland, the consumption of raw materials is notably high both in relation to gross domestic product and per capita. In 2015, public procurement consumed 19.5 megatonnes of raw materials, whereas households consumed 64.8 megatonnes.

    The study by the Finnish Environment Institute analysed the life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions and raw material consumption of public procurement and household consumption in Finland.

    The method used in the analysis was the environmen...

    Continue reading 10/03/20
  • Guidelines on addressing single-use plastics through public procurement Public space
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    Many thanks for the reference to the guide. Also in Germany we are trying to improve the reduction of plastics in many product groups. In my opinion, the guide can support this goal well.

    Continue reading 06/03/20
  • The European Assistance for Innovation Procurement initiative offers free support to public procurers Public space

    The 1st 2020 call for applications is now open! Sign up!

    The deadline to apply is April 15th 2020.

    All innovation procurement projects can be eligible under Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) or Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI).

    These may include Green deal projects; projects on Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity; and projects under national digital/ICT strategies.

    At least 3 new innovation procurements of ICT based solutions will be selecte...

    Continue reading 27/02/20
  • 3rd Catalan SPP/GPP Newsletter Public space

    Dear all, the 3rd newsletter on SPP/GPP in Catalonia has been recently published.

    You can access it (both in Catalan and English) here:

    And subscribe through the button "Subscribe" on the top-left corner of the page.

    I hope you find some of the articles interesting.

    Best regards,


    Continue reading 17/02/20
  • Looking for suppliers of innovative solutions? Public space

    ICLEI is excited to bring an opportunity to engage with suppliers across Europe to discover and shape innovative solutions to your procurement needs.

    The Europan Innovation Council (EIC) can connect public buyers with innovation needs with the community of more than 5000 top innovative SMEs and start-ups. All suppliers go through a demanding selection procedure and received EIC funding.

    ICLEI has resources to organize a market engagement event (webinar) where EIC companies present their pr...

    Continue reading 03/02/20
  • The ARCHIVER Tender is out! Public space

    Dear all,

    we are pleased to announce the publication of the ARCHIVER Request for Tenders!

    With a total budget of 3.4 Million euro, the ARCHIVER Pre-Commercial Procurement Tender is calling companies specialised in archiving and data preservation, cloud services and data management to provide R&D services to meet the innovation challenges for research communities in Europe.

    Follow this link to access the Tender Documents: Note that th...

    Continue reading 30/01/20
  • EU GPP Criteria for Computers and Monitors - Criteria revision Public space

    The JRC Technical report with draft proposal of criteria revision is available on the web at:

    You can register as stakeholders at and submit your comments by Monday the 3rd of February 2020.

    Thanks for your collaboration.

    Felice Alfieri

    Continue reading 28/01/20
  • Procura+ Awards 2020: Apply Now! Public space

    Are you proud of a recent sustainable or innovation procurement completed by your department?

    Or know someone who deserves to shine for their sustainable and innovation procurement efforts?

    This is your chance! The prestigious Procura+ 2020 Awards are open for applications. ICLEI Local Governements for Sustainability, in collaboration with the European-funded P2I project, is awarding outstanding innovation and sustainable procurements and initiatives.

    The Award will be given in four cat...

    Continue reading 24/01/20
  • Workshop on International Cost Measurement Standards (ICMS) Brussels, 7 February 2020 Public space

    On 7 Feb 2020, the European Commission has invited the ICMS Coalition ( to present the second version of the International Cost Measurement Standards. The aim of these standards is to ensure global consistency in presenting construction and other life cycle costs.

    Please find enclosed a formal invitation and agenda. To register, please use the following link:

    Continue reading 23/01/20

    The study, centered on the exemplary case of the Republic of Korea’s Green Public Procurement (GPP) policy explores the state of the art in impact measurement, with an overview of other successful international experiences. An important chapter of the study is dedicated to the possible contribution that a computable general equilibrium model could bring to the assessment of potential GPP benefits. The study makes useful recommendations for the improvement of the Republic of Korea’s Green...

    Continue reading 22/01/20
  • RITMOCORE-PPI Buyers Group issues the invitation to tender Public space

    The buyers group, made up by Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (ES), who acts as lead procurer, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital (UK), Hospital Universitari Mútua de Terrassa (ES) and Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge (ES) published the contract notice on 16th January 2020 in both the Official Journal of the European Union and the procurement platform of the Catalan Government.

    RITMOCORE (project co-financed by the European Union's Horizon 2020 Programme under GA 727796, coordinated by...

    Continue reading 21/01/20
  • Circular Procurement toolbox - SURVEY Public space

    Zero Waste Scotland is a partner in the transnational European circular procurement project called Interreg ProCirc. We are producing an enriched inventory of tools and instruments for circular procurement, which will be made available to procurers internationally.

    During initial research, we have identified a variety of tools and guidance material and are looking for more examples. Please fill out our short survey if you know of any relevant tools or guidance around circular procurement:


    Continue reading 20/01/20
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    Dear Ms. Bernadette Grabenbauer-Nagl,

    Many thanks for your interest in the Corvers Chair on Innovation Procurement at UniZar.

    Regarding your query, we are glad to inform you that in addition to specialized courses and events on Innovation Procurement which will be held in 2020 - of which the program and venues will be communicated in due time, the Chair organizes tailored-made / module based university-level conferences and workshops at request of public and/or private institutions. These...

    Continue reading 17/01/20
  • Save the date - Creating policy instruments for the support of public procurement of innovation Public space

    The 11th European Innovation Summit attendees have the great opportunity to attend the Conference "Creating policy instruments for the support of public procurement of innovation" of the Prominent MED project, which will be held on the 5th of February in the European Parliament in Brussels.

    We invite policymakers, public authorities and other stakeholders interested in innovation procurement to join the conference. Through the presentation of different EU/national/regional policy instrume...

    Continue reading 17/01/20
  • Call for Sustainable IT Pilot partners. > SDG 12 Public space

    Circular & Sustainable IT pilot program partners are being invited to join our public procurement program in order to prove the GPP/SPP business case for IT Reuse.

    • Get the IT you need for less whilst doing good and creating sustainable impact.
    • Online Workshop for GPP/SPP & IT Procurement teams
    • Access to white papers and online video training
    • No cost free trial & technical evaluation
    • Work with your existing IT service provider
    • Published test case of findings: Cost savings, Sust...

    Continue reading 03/01/20
  • SAVE THE DATE - Workshop on International Cost Measurement Standards (ICMS) Public space
    Registration link for the workshop?

    Dear Antonio,

    could you please advice on the registration link for the event, if public.

    Many thanks in advance,

    Yasen Markov

    Continue reading 28/12/19
  • Letter of support: TCO certification for smartphones Public space

    TCO Certified is the world's most comprehensive sustainability certification for IT products and helps make responsible product decisions that guide the industry in a sustainable direction. In particular, it certifies monitors, notebooks, tablets, PCs and projectors.
    Unfortunately, manufacturers have not yet certified any products for the important smartphone device group. In the coming months TCO will therefore contact important manufacturers to motivate them to obtain certification.

    It i...

    Continue reading 20/12/19
  • European Blockchain Pre-Commercial Procurement Public space

    The European Commission invites all interested market parties to participate in the open market consultation for its upcoming European Blockchain Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP). The PCP is looking for novel blockchain solutions for the European Blockchain Service Infrastructure. The open market consultation offers a unique opportunity to provide feedback on the scope of the upcoming PCP and to be involved in and co-create the future development of EU-wide blockchain solutions. Join us at the w...

    Continue reading 19/12/19
  • Discussion paper I Public procurement for sustainable food environments Public space

    This paper written by EPHA and Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Europe discusses how the EU ‘Farm to Fork’ strategy can contribute to the roll-out of sustainable public food procurement policies.

    Please, download the paper in the following link:

    and do not hesitate to provide your feedback. This is just the start of the discussion!

    Continue reading 18/12/19
  • GPP in practice: Renovating the façade of an unused warehouse as part of plans for a sustainable Youth Centre Public space

    Very glad to share with you all that our PROMINENT MED project Public Procurement of Innovation pilot action conducting a partial energy efficiency renovation of 'Magatzem de Cucó' municipal building of city of Alzira was selected such a best practice and published at EC GPP butlletin. The link:

    Continue reading 10/12/19
  • Search for best practices on Personal Protective Equipment Public space

    Hi everyone,

    One of our colleagues is preparing a tender document on Personal protective equipment (PPE). She reached out to me in a very late stage of preparations. Alas, there’s no time left to discuss possibilities on environmental impacts in full any more. But maybe there are some quick wins (e.g. existing and predominant environmental labels in the PPE-world). An additional complexity to this case, is that the scope of the contract is very wide (shoes, boots, work gloves, latex gloves,...

    Continue reading 04/12/19