Applications are now open for a doctoral student position to begin working on business case methodologies with the ICT implementing agency for the Netherlands Water Boards, Het Waterschapshuis. The doctoral project will focus on the economic analysis of the recent EU legislation on innovation procurement. Responsibilities will include:
Time has come to Save-the-Date for the eafip Workshop for public procurers in the sector of Transport and Mobility which will be held at the Square – Brussels Meeting Centre in Brussels, Belgium on 16th June 2017! More information at the here http://eafip.eu/events/workshops/transport/
The workshop will be held in English and attendance is free of charge.
The MAVA Foundation is launching a call for proposals to build public sector expertise in preparing, procuring, de-risking and financing sustainable infrastructure projects.
The MAVA Foundation will award one grant each, to two different recipients. Each grant will be of the value CHF 500,000. We seek proposals that cover 2 years of activity.
How to Apply?
Applicants are invited to consult the Call ‘Building public sector expertise on the deployment of sustainable infrastructure’...
PRO-LITE features in Lighting Journal - https://issuu.com/matrixprint/docs/lighting_journal_nov_dec_2016
Yes, sorry the competition closed on 15 March. I posted it here as an interesting approach which public authorities can look at for encouraging innovative solutions from the market to local issues - giving value to local waste streams in this case.
I checked through TED and this seemed to be the only recent example of a design competition being used for anything other than the usual architectural/construction projects. So it seems this is definitely not common - I'll try and fi...
I would like to share with you this animated video the UrbanWINS team has produced to present the project, its approach and goals. Hope you enjoy it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL0qX1oXOMg
UrbanWINS is a three-year EU-funded project that aims at developing and testing methods for designing and implementing eco-innovative strategic plans for waste prevention and management in eight pilot cities: Cremona, Albano Laziale, Pomezia and Torino (Italy); Leiria (Portugal); Bucha...
In November 2016, 4 Consortia won the HNSciCloud tender and started to develop the designs for the hybrid cloud platform. At the beginning of February 2017, the four consortia met at CERN to present their proposals to the buyers. After the submission of their designs, the consortia were asked to prepare their bids for the prototyping phase.
In early April the winners of the bids to build prototypes will be announced at CERN during the “Launching the Helix Nebula Science Cloud Prototype P...
Procurement Forum colleagues,
We just announced the speaker lineup for the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council’s SPLC Summit 2017 taking place May 8-10 in Denver, Colorado. If you're interested in attending, use the MEMBERREFERRAL discount code to get 10% off when registering.
Founded in 2013, the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council convenes buyers, suppliers, and public interest advocates to develop programs that simplify and standardize sustainable purchasi...
Registration closes Friday, March 16 for the upcoming lecture and webinar on The Law and Economics of EU Innovation Procurement, on March 20, 2017 (16.00 CET) by the Corvers-MSM Chair in Innovation Procurement at the Maastricht School of Management (MSM). This lecture will provide an overview of the economic, legal and practical considerations behind Pre-commercial Procurement (PCP), Public Procurements for Innovative Solutions (PPI) and the Innovation Partnership. We will cover rationales fo...
ik ben het inderdaad helemaal met je eens wat betreft de wet en dat de aankopen gestandariseerd in de markt verkrijgbaar moeten etc.. Innovatie kan echter wel een belangrijke factor zijn voor het instellen van een DAS. Er zijn organisaties die op dit moment hun afvalverwerking en transport aanbesteden via een DAS. Jaarlijks worden er voor 14 afvalstromen nieuwe leveranciers gezocht. Hierbij gaat het dan juist om welke leverancier het meest vooruitstrevend is op het gebied van...
TAKE PART IN A NEW EU GPP CRITERIA FOR PUBLIC SPACE MAINTENANCE
European Commission is looking for active participation from stakeholders in this new GPP product. We have designed a questionnaire for the development of the EU GPP Criteria for Public Space Maintenance. Find eclose the questionnaire.
Further questions or registration by sending an email to
We are urgently looking for the partner from France in approved project within Interreg Mediterranean programme. The project is focused on Public Procurement of Innovation, partner can also come from outside of programme eligible area.
For further details, please contact me directly at: email@example.com
What are the economic, legal and practical considerations for choosing between the several demand-side innovation instruments available? What are key considerations in their execution? Are you interested in learning about best practices used in highlighting the potential of Precommercial Procurement (PCP), Public Procurements for Innovative Solutions (PPI) and the Innovation Partnership to meet public demand while influencing markets?
Join the lecture & webinar The Law and Economics of EU...
we have a client in Austria that is looking to procure a cognitive computing solution. However, the basic question is: how to set up a tender procuedure that allows for the procurement of a cognitive computing solution. If you have experiences in the implementation of cognitive computing solutions in the health care sector or know a public procurer who has implemented such a solution, please let us know. We are grateful for any kind of information.
Information from our client:...
The University of Copenhagen is hosting a two day international conference on "Procurement beyond price: Sustainability and CSR in public purchasing"
Expert speakers will address topics including:
We’d like to share some of the discussions that have taken place in the “Bio-based products and services – InnProBio project” group during the last two months.
Market dialogue and workshop in Bonn: InnProBio, together with the Competence Centre for Sustainable Procurement, will organise a market dialogue and workshop for public procurers and suppliers of bio-based products. The event will be in Bonn, Germany, on 25 April 2017. For more information, visit here. It’s a...
I am working on an innovative light rail concept that has the potential of a radically improved cost-benefit ratio against conventional tram or metro systems, but it requires a vehicle design, differing significantly from common trams (for more details see http://buschbacher.at/LCRTen.html). Seeking for a path towards further development and realisation of my idea, I am wondering, which players should have most interest to be involved: First I thought about a cooperation with a vehic...
Registrations are now open for the eafip Workshop for public procurers in the sectors of education, recreation, culture and religion (ministries, regional and local authorities, agencies, public bodies, etc.) will be held at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in Berlin, Germany on 17th May 2017.
Register at the link http://eafip.eu/events/workshops/education/
Hi Claire, I was wondering what the problem was that you were looking to solve via a leasing model? You could then engage the market more widely on solving this problem allowing scope for new ideas to come forward. Hope helpful! Gaynor
Learn about improvements made by TCO Certified on environmental and social responsibility in IT-industry. Sign up to webinar http://tcodevelopment.com/upcoming-webinar/webinar-impacts-insights-tco-certified-2016-progress-report/#iLightbox[gallery13181]/0
In TCO Development's Progress report – year one IT industry sustainability impacts of new generation TCO Certified.
You will learn about the positive changes TCO Certified has contributed to in the IT industry. The sustainability criteria in TCO Certified aim to address sustainability risks in all phases of the product life cycle.
Circular economy is now on every lip, for a valid reason of course. But are we sure that this concept is clearly understood by all? Nothing is less certain, when some people are often only referring to recycling and waste management when talking about circular economy. Or when others are not aware that their activity – at least some aspects of it – is actually part of circular economy.
Circular economy is a key concept, but it is also very complex. Through its activities ACR+ has been in touc...