Registration has opened for the 2017 Circular Procurement Congress on 18-19 October in Tallinn, Estonia, entitled Mainstreaming Circular Procurement, available at the following link:
The event is co-organised by the European Commission, Estonia, Rijkswaterstaat and ICLEI and will act as a platform for purchasers and policy makers to exchange knowledge and experiences and to explore how circular procurement can be mainstreamed in the coming years.
Held in t...
InnProBio is currently looking for good practice case studies outlining example procurement activities of public authorities of bio-based products and services.
Bio-based end products can go from catering products and office materials to construction materials and public greenery. To be classified as bio-based, products need to derive from biomass.
Have you come across any good practice? Do you know of any organization/public authority especially active in this field?
If you are a pub...
We are pleased to share with you the June edition of the EU GPP News Alert.
This month’s issue features the latest news regarding green purchasing guidance for textiles products and services. The EU GPP Criteria for textiles related purchased have just been updated and are ready to use for purchases such as uniforms/workwear, interiors and laundry services. New approaches from several countries for ‘closing the loop’ through procurement are also highlighted.
In this is...
The UrbanWINS project will host a webinar next 5th July, from 11 to 12.30 (CET).
"How can urban metabolism lead to a circular economy and a more sustainable future for cities?"
SELECT for Cities has unveiled ten winners from the 28 responses received by its global call for tenders. The European project aims to deliver a city-wide open innovation platform for the public sector and beyond by supporting the effective use of Internet-of-Everything data and technology. It is achieving its aims using a new type of procurement called Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP).
Directed by the cities of Antwerp, Copenhagen and Helsinki, the PCP procurement is different to traditional...
Dear Procurement Forum members,
The European Secretariat of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is seeking to fill the position of Officer in its Sustainable Economy and Procurement team. The role will involve working on European projects related to procurement with an emphasis on circular economy and supply chains, and the working language will be English.
Please find the attached job advert with further details on the position, or visit http://www.iclei-europe.org/about-iclei/jobs/
ICLEI is coordinating the project BuyZET, which aims for the procurement of innovative solutions for zero emission urban delivery of goods and services. Within the project, we will be establishing an Observer City Group and would like to promote the recruitment with potential interested cities.
Observer City Group - The Observer Cities Group has been established to closely engage with the project, and to ensure a wider uptake of the project’s results. Members of the BuyZET Observer City Gr...
the EU GPP criteria for textile products and services have now been published, see here under 'latest news'. The criteria will be available in the other languages shortly. The criteria will be presented in the framework of an EU GPP Helpdesk Webinar on 28 June, 14.30-16.00. More information can be found here.
I am pleased to inform you about the release of the report «Global Review of Sustainable Public Procurement 2017». A study conducted in the framework of the 10YFP Sustainable Public Procurement Programme, which committed to conducting a regular review of the state of SPP implementation worldwide.
You can download the report here: http://www.scpclearinghouse.org/resource/2017-global-review-sustainable-public-procurement
A webinar to present the main findings of the report was...
Time is on your side! The call for eafip Assistance applications is still open until 15th June!
Innovation procurement helps local and central governments to provide tax payers with the best possible quality services whilst saving costs. If you already have a concrete interest in conducting innovation procurement then apply as soon as possible at http://eafip.eu/assistance/
Information about the already assisted cases can he found at http://eafip.eu/assistance/procurers-receiving-assistance/
Don't miss the chance to register for the eafip Workshop for public procurers in the sector of transport and mobility at the Square – Brussels Meeting Centre in Brussels, Belgium on 16th June! Attendance is free of charge, lunch and coffee will be provided http://eafip.eu/events/workshops/transport/
I am pleased to announce that the next Procura+ Webinar will be Award winning procurements from the network. The webinar will take place on Wednesday 7 June at 14:30 - 16:00.
This webinar celebrates and showcases the three award winning tenders from the 2016 Procura+ Awards. Join us for a chance to engage with the presenters and hear about the best practice involved in each procurement.
14:30 - 14:35 Introduction (John Watt, ICLEI)
The 2nd Ad hoc working group meeting of the revision of the EU GPP criteria for Transport will be held by means of four interactive webinars, as follows:
1st interactive webinar on 6 June 2017 from 9.30 to 12.00 (CET): Category 1 Cars, LCVs and L-category vehicles
2nd interactive webinar on 8 June 2017 from 14.30 to 17.00 (CET): Category 2 Mobility services and Category 7 Post, courier and moving services
3rd interactive webinar on 13 June 2017 from 10.30 to 13.00 (CET): Category 3 P...
Public food procurement new Horizon 2020 project
See below for details of Horizon 2020 project which was approved for funding six months ago
Buy locally, buy quality: sustainability in public food procurement
School meals don't matter only to kids and their parents. Like other services within the scope of public sector food procurement,...
Thanks Moritz, it is a good summary infographic.
I am the Social Value Lead in Halton and we have done a fair amount of innovative work with excellent outcomes which has gained national recognition and more recently awards.
We too have developed a simple methodology which has beeen in place since 2013.
I just had a look at the LoCity Commercial Vehicle finder (https://locity.org.uk/locity-commercial-vehicle-finder/) - very useful idea. Also looking forward to what the Policy, Procurement, Planning, and Practice working group comes up with - I understand there is a plan to develop some common procurement standards.
You now have the chance to register for the Conference on Innovation Procurement which will take place in Tallinn on the 17th and 18th October and the 2017 Procura+ Awards. The conference programme includes: Innovation procurement experiences in Europe, economic impact of innovation procurement, HORIZON 2020 calls supporting innovation procurements and much more! http://eafip.eu/events/conference_on_innovation_procurement/
I am looking for examples of procurement where reduction of hazardous chemicals in water run-off was a consideration.
There is a specific focus on buildings, road surfaces and recreational surfaces (but other examples would be welcome too!).
Dear Forum users,
The Procurement Forum will undergo some essential maintenance from 18.00 (CEST) this evening which will require downtime on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 May. During this period, Forum users may find that access to the site is disrupted or that the Forum website is offline.
Thank you in advance for your patience. Normal service will resume from 09.00 on Monday 15 May.
Talking about recycling, let us not forget to strengthen efforts to avoid waste at all. Let's leapfrog today, shifting to the next gear and enter the magic of reusable cups such as Freiburg and many more are doing: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38066528
A new working paper, entitled "Capturing Value in Innovation Procurement: A Business Case Methodology," has been published as part of the annual Corvers-MSM Chair of Innovation Procurement lecture and webinar. In the paper, we detail how to construct a business case for pre-commercial procurement (PCP) or the public procurement of innovative solutions (PPI) across six steps: 1) needs identification and assessment; 2) prior art analysis and intellectual property rights (IPR) search; 3) analysis o...
For those interested in learning more about procurement of bio-based products and services, here we share some of the information and discussions we had during the month of April in the specific group for this purpose.
The InnProBio newsletter (issue 4) was sent out containing, among other information, articles about a good-practice case study on bio-based cups, and about a new factsheet on the links between circular economy and bioeconomy. You can read the newsletter here.
In some d...
Dear Procurement Forum members,
The European Commission’s DG GROW will host a conference on Strategic Public Procurement in Paris on 2 June which aims to raise awareness among decision makers and the procurement community about the benefits of strategic procurement, with an emphasis on sustainability, social responsibility and innovation.
Prospective participants should complete the online registration form by 9 May to indicate their interest in attending the conference, which has limite...