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)
The seminar will be Presented by:
Prof. Geo Quinot, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Luana Swensson, FAO (FAO/ESN)
With intervention of Luisa Cr...
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....
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.
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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...
TCO Certified, generation 8 is the largest step yet toward a circular and sustainable life cycle for IT products. It includes a wide range of updated and new criteria, designed to promote a circular approach to IT products along with transparency and responsibility in the supply chain. Supporting progress toward the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, the next generation of criteria helps brands and buyers to directly contribute to a more sustainable future.
Participants at the event in Br...
World Ecolabel Day 2018 October 25th is celebrated over the world. See what's going on https://globalecolabelling.net/world-ecolabel-day/2018-world-ecolabel-day-celebrations/ …
October 25 is World Ecolabel Day. Sign up for webinar to get insight in what labels to trust among all labels and standards claim they are proof of a more sustainable product. Sign up for webinar that will help you find the right strategies when working with ecolabels in sustainable procurement. Register https://tcocertified.com/upcoming-webinar/register-for-webinar-ecolabels-used-right-a-tool-for-sustainable-procurement/
In the Netherlands we’ve tried to include a general ban on PVC around 2008.
- Plastics are often not alwayas part of a product or tender or not proportional. So you can only include them for some categories or: in case of use of PVC...
- Companies complained and after an LCA study we found that PVC is not by definition the worst compared to alternatives: It depends on how it is used and processed which makes it more or less sustainable.
- We use performance based tools in so...
I wanted to let you know that we've tentatively launched our first City Transparency Map for the UK. Its only the first iteration based on the data we have curated on compliance with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act (transparency in supply chains). If you can think of any useful data layers that we should consider for the next iteration please let me know.
All constructive feedback gratefully received!
The 2019 Summit call for presentations is officially OPEN!! The deadline for presenters to submit is November 9th. Here is the link to the CFP: https://www.sustainablepurchasing.org/2019-summit-call-for-presentations/
The 2019 SPLC Summit will take place May 20-22, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. Save the date and budget now!
Please pass this along to anybody who should know about it. The 2019 Summit Planning Committee looks forward to receiving your applications. Reach out if you have any q...
Dear Francoise, unfortunately, the report is not uploaded on the website you are linking to. Would you be able to share the report? Thank you!
Dear Procurement Forum,
The above news plus other interesting developments are available in the latest issue of the GPP News Alert:
You can subscribe to the newsletter from this page: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/gpp/alert_en.htm
Dear Procurement Forum,
The Global Lead Cities Network on Sustainable Procurement (GLCN) has announced that its new chair will be Executive Mayor of Tshwane, South Africa, Solly Msimanga.
The GLCN is a group of 14 cities from around the globe committed to the implementation of sustainable and innovation procurement.
The announcement was made yesterday evening at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco.
More information on this latest appointment can be found here.
Members of the Procurement Forum are reminded not to miss this last chance to register for EcoProcua (3-5 October, Nijmegen). It's programme will be full of many of the issues discussed here in the Forum, including measuring the effect of SPP and increasing the implementation of innovation procurement.
Participants of EcoProcura can expect to:
Vanaf 2010 heeft Maastricht University Contractmagement en contractbeheer opgezet via het systeem Planon.
Het zou heel informatief kunnen zijn om hierover eens gegevens uit te wisslen.
Wellicht is het dan handiger als je langskomt dan kan ik je het systeem maar ook de documenten laten zien
Brigitte Marchal Inkoper - Contractbeheerder strategisch
Facility Services email@example.com www.maastrichtuniversity.nl
The LEA project (LEA is an abbreviation of Learntech Accelerator) aims to speed up awareness and transfer of knowledge on the benefits and tools of innovation procurement to European organisations interested in digital learning technology.
The consortium, of which ICLEI is a partner in, are looking for public sector representatives interested in innovation procurement or procurement for education departments.
Procurers and other stakeholders are invited to sign-up as LEA Followers, who will rece...
RITMOCORE's Lead procurer, Hospital Sant Pau in Barcelona, has published in the OJEU the Prior information Notice where the object of the contract is described and the Open Market Consultation activities are announced for early October this year.
RITMOCORE is a Public Procurement of Innovative solutions project, funded by the European Union under Horizon2020 (GA number 727796), addressing the evolution in the treatment of patients using or in need of an implantable pacemaker (PM). Mov...
The Green Electronics Council is developing the 2018 State of Sustainable IT Procurement Report, and your insight is key to understanding the sustainable IT purchasing patterns of institutional purchasers.
We want to hear what challenges you are facing in identifying and/or purchasing environmentally preferable IT products, along with which trends are creating the future landscape of sustainable IT procurement in your workplace.
Aggregated data collected from this survey will be used in GEC's...
Thank you for this update. I will circulate it to my "ICT Researcher and Innovator" contact list, indicating to contact you at your e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org for any responses to this PS.
TOPIC SC1-BHC-10-2019: Innovation Procurement: Next generation sequencing (NGS) for routine diagnosis
A SPANISH UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL is looking for PUBLIC PROCURERS (healthcare services, hospitals, etc.) from EU countries to form a consortium and prepare a proposal for the above-mentioned topic. The main objective of the proposal is to further investigate the unmet needs in the field of NGS for routine diagnosis in the haematology domain to launch a PCP tender to find innovative solutio...
The powerpoint presentations given and a recording of the Webinar on Sustainable Events are now available at http://ec.europa.eu/environment/gpp/webinars_en.htm
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