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  • European Commission publishes innovation procurement guidance Public space

    New guidance has been published by the European Commission's DG GROW, addressing the fundamental aspects of innovation procurement - why it is important, who should be interested, and most importantly, how it can be done.

    The guidance is based around good practice examples, and aims to help public procurers with a range of practical issues, including reducing administrative burdens, using selection criteria effectively, mobilising innovation brokers, and implementing SME-friendly payment...

    Continue reading 23/05/18
  • Vacature Public space

    Zoek je een nieuwe uitdaging? In een leuk en ervaren team?

    Continue reading 22/05/18
  • Support available for pilot projects in strategic procurement Public space

    DG REGIO in cooperation with the OECD is conducting a project to support the implementation of strategic public procurement in projects co-funded under Cohesion Policy i.e. European Regional Development Funds (ERDF).

    Managing authorities and other relevant bodies responsible for public procurement are invited to apply for this initiative. Those selected will benefit from practical hands-on support and technical assistance to carry out procurement more efficiently and in a sustainable manner....

    Continue reading 18/05/18
  • Introducing sustainable procurement through videos Public space
    Video Provincie Zeeland

    Our video about biobased procurement:

    Best regards,

    Martin Scherpenisse

    Continue reading 17/05/18
  • Rotterdam launches Socially Responsible Procurement Action Plan Public space
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    Hi Ashleigh

    I would really like to read the report but unfotuantely do not speak Dutch - is it possible to get it converted to English please?

    Kind regards


    Continue reading 16/05/18
  • EcoProcura 2018 Call for Contributions - four days left to submit! Public space

    Only four days are left until the call for contributions to EcoProcura 2018 closes, and members of the Procurement Forum are encouraged to take advantage of this last opportunity to suggest topics, shape sessions, and showcase your work to attendees from across Europe and beyond!

    EcoProcura 2018 is a three day conference on sustainable, circular, and innovation procurement, taking place from 3-5 October in Nijmegen (Netherlands). For more information visit the conference website.

    The d...

    Continue reading 15/05/18
  • Promotion of the circular economy in the Basque Country region Public space
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    Thanks Amalia, Ihobe just recently changed their website, that's why the links didn't work. I've updated them now, so there shouldn't be a problem anymore. Thanks for pointing it out.

    Continue reading 12/05/18
  • PRIMO FORUM Procurement Innovation and Strategy Public space

    Research Fellows within Maastricht School of Management’s (MSM) Corvers Chair in Innovation Procurement will be participating in the high level 14th Procurement, Integrity, Management and Openness (PRIMO) Forum that will be held in Bucharest, Romania, from 8 to 10 May 2018. Dr. Ramona Apostol and Dr. Anne Rainville, will be presenting papers on respectively “Lessons learned and best practices on Innovation procurement in Europe” and “The business case methodology for innovation proc...

    Continue reading 07/05/18
  • A feast of good practice examples from SPP Regions Public space
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    There's lot's of information on setting up a regional SPP network on the SPP Regions website (

    As an NGO, you might also be interested in the European NGO network on GPP (

    You can send me an email if you'd like any further information.


    Continue reading 07/05/18
  • Results of the first European nationwide innovation procurement project for care taker services presented at World Bank PRIMO Forum in Bucharest Public space

    The results of the first European nationwide innovation procurement project for care taker services will be presented at the World Bank PRIMO Forum in Bucharest on May 9th. The presentation will be given by Vilans (Dutch centre of expertise for long-term care) and Corvers Procurement Services (leading legal innovation procurement experts in Europe). Insight information is provided as well as lessons learned.

    For more information, please contact Mrs. dr. C. Pittens at or...

    Continue reading 07/05/18
  • News on green purchasing in Europe Public space

    The latest issue of the GPP News Alert published by the European Commission has a lot of interesting news:

    1. Food: The Danish food procurement network - read about their activities and impressive achievements

    2. Funding: Calls for proposals from LIFE Environment

    3. Events: Session on GPP at the EU Green Week on 22 May

    4. Circular Procurement: Read about what Aalborg (in Denmark) are doing with their school furniture

    5. Cleaning services: Good practice case from Romania

    6. Data centre...

    Continue reading 02/05/18
  • Sustainability Officer job available at LFB Public space

    An exciting opportunity to join the London Fire Brigade's award winning Sustainability team. Help us to implement and monitor our sustainability policies, including Responsible Procurement and management of environmental compliance and lead the UK fire service on sustainability. You'll undertake premises audits at sites across London, maintaining compliance registers, produce/collate and analyse information to inform our pol...

    Continue reading 01/05/18
  • EcoProcura 2018 launches registration and extends call for contributions Public space

    Registration is now open for the EcoProcura 2018 conference on sustainable, circular, and innovation procurement, taking place from 3-5 October in Nijmegen (Netherlands). EcoProcura 2018, marking 20 years of the conference series, will bring together over 400 procurers, policy makers, businesses, researchers and international organisations.

    The interactive programme will present, discuss and identify ways of using procurement as an effective tool in the strategic decision making process of...

    Continue reading 26/04/18
  • DEADLINE EXTENDED: 2018 Procura+ Awards Public space

    The deadline for applications to the 2018 Procura+ Awards has been extended until 18 May 2018 in all three award categories - Sustainable Procurement, Innovation Procurement and Procurement Initiative of the Year.
    Hosted by Procura+ network coordinators ICLEI in cooperation with the Procure2Innovate project, the competition rewards sustainable and innovative public procurements leading to significant improvements of public good, services, process and infrastructure.

    Recently, a high-leve...

    Continue reading 23/04/18
  • Vote now for the EURECA project - DCS Awards Public space

    The European Commission funded EURECA project supported procurement & innovative consolidation of new build and retrofit data centre projects in European states leading to savings of over 131 GWh/year of primary energy in pilots from Ireland, Netherlands and United Kingdom.

    The project is now among the finalists for the DCS Awards to be held in London during May.

    We are competing in the category of 'Data Centre Energy Efficiency Initiative of the Year'.


    Continue reading 18/04/18
  • ANW-hiaatverzekering Public space


    Van Rob kreeg ik een vraag over bovenstaande verzekering: had de stukken ook zelf nog maar net binnengekregen. Hieronder mijn reactie naar mijn dienst P&O, groetjes,


    • Vreemd dat dit nu pas onze kant op komt; hier wordt blijkbaar (in Den Haag) al een hele tijd over nagedacht en gepraat (met een of meerdere marktpartijen): zou liever gezien hebben dat we (inkoop, bij de VvH is bekend dat er een inkoopplatform bestaat met een groot aantal ervaren inkopers) eerd...

    Continue reading 06/04/18
  • Early Bird Prices Expire Apr 7 for Sustainable Purchasing Summit 2018! Public space

    SPLC’s annual Summit brings together 400 purchasing and sustainability professionals, suppliers, and NGO experts from diverse sectors and regions to share and promote sustainable purchasing best practices for organizations. The Summit’s expert-led sessions, networking, tradeshow, and buyer-supplier matchmaking are open to both members and non-members.

    This year's Summit is May 14-16 in Minneapolis. On Saturday April 7th, the prices will jump $100. Join us!


    Continue reading 04/04/18
  • EcoProcura 2018: Call for contributions Public space

    Have you an idea on sustainable, circular, strategic or innovative procurement that you'd like to share with an international conference with more than 400 delegates?

    The EcoProcura 2018 conference on sustainable, circular and innovation procurement has opened a call for contributions for four elements of its programme from 3-5 October in Nijmegen (The Netherlands).

    Procurement practitioners, public authorities, policy makers, suppliers and legal experts are invited to submit ideas for the M...

    Continue reading 20/03/18
  • Local Authorities Reporting under the Modern Slavery Act: New Study Public space

    We are pleased to present our lastest study: UK Modern Slavery Act Transparency in Supply Chains: Reporting by Local Authorities. BHRE Research Series. Report 2. March 2018, writen by Olga Martin-Ortega, Anna Gorna and Rahima Islam. In the Report we present the findings of the qualitative analysis of the statements produced by local authorities from the time of the enactment of the UK Modern Slavery Act up to 31st January 2018, and thus, covering the financial years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. For...

    Continue reading 15/03/18
  • LIFE FUTURE unveils a DEMO version of the GUF Tool Public space

    The LIFE FUTURE project consortium is progressing on the development of the GUF Tool. Efforts made both in the selection and in the programming of the environmental criteria for urban furniture products yielded fruits: a DEMO version of the GUF Tool is now available online.

    Within this version, public authorities can select the environmental criteria for urban furniture to be included in the tender on a Green Public Procurement process. Explanatory information is also provided for eac...

    Continue reading 14/03/18
  • First newsletter on GPP in Catalonia (in CA and EN) Public space

    Dear all,

    Last week the first edition of the Newsletter on GPP in Catalonia was published (both in Catalan and English).

    It aims to be the space to share the latest news and achievements in this field by Catalan public administrations and will be published twice a year.

    You can read the first edition here:

    And, if interested, subscribe here:

    Continue reading 12/03/18
  • Best Value event Vienna Public space

    How can we achieve better collaboration between suppliers and clients? Which innovative models are available to contribute to this?

    You will find out during the Best Value Approach event on April 23 at Axians in Vienna. Besides speaker, Prof. Dr. Dean Kashiwagi, experiences and lessons learned from Brau Union and Axians are shared executing a Best Value project.

    About the Best Value Approach

    For over 20 years, the Best Value Approach (BVA) has been tested and refined. It has now been ut...

    Continue reading 10/03/18
  • Contractmanagement = teamwork Public space

    Vanuit NEVI kwam de volgende aankondiging

    Contractmanagement = teamwork

    Onder dagvoorzitterschap van Prof. dr. Arjan van Weele, NEVI hoogleraar Purchasing & Supply Chain Management aan de Technische Universiteit van Eindhoven, wordt ingegaan op samenwerken en met elkaar het maximale uit contracten halen. 22 maart wordt een inspirerende dag met best practices, keynotes en netwerken.

    HIP-leden ontvangen 10% korting op de deelnameprijs, deze ontvang je door in het opmerkingenveld “L...

    Continue reading 07/03/18
  • 2018 Procura+ Awards - are you a potential winner? Public space

    Is your public authority a trailblazer in the procurement of goods or services? Has it conducted an exemplary procurement in the last two years? If so, it could be in line for a Procura+ Award!

    The Procura+ Awards recognise sustainable and innovative public procurements which lead to real improvements in public goods, services, processes and infrastructure. They are co-ordinated by ICLEI, in co-operation with the EU-funded Procure2Innovate project.

    The 2018 Procura+ Awards are now accept...

    Continue reading 05/03/18
  • EURECA Market Directory - Public Sector Public space

    The Public Sector has seen a massive increase in the utilisation for digital services in a drive to streamline and improve the efficiency of both internal operations and online services to its citizens.

    This demand has resulted in a rapidly increased reliance on the data centres underpinning these services and is driving the need to seriously look at both existing infrastructure and the way services are delivered in the most cost effective and energy efficient way. Finding the right product...

    Continue reading 28/02/18