Latest discussions ( public space )

  • Invitation to ARCHIVER Prototype Phase Award Ceremony Public space

    Dear colleagues,

    it's with pleasure that we invite you to join the ARCHIVER Prototype Phase Kick-off Event, organised as a virtual event on th 7th of December starting at 14:00.

    The story behind

    Following the closure of the ARCHIVER Tender, on the 8th of June 2020 five bids had been selected as a result of the ARCHIVER Pre-Commercial Procurement Request for Tenders for the provision of R&D for hybrid end-to-end archival and preservation services meeting the innovation challenges of...

    Continue reading 18/11/20
  • Muntstroom PCP Market Consultation Public space

    The Muntstroom PCP, initiated by the leading Brussels mobility partners (STIB-MIVB (lead), CIRB-CIBG, Brussels Mobility and Parking.Brussels) launches the market consultation for the first European PCP on people flow data & analytics. This ground breaking initiative supported by Eafip and Innoviris, intends to be the launching customer for an integrated end-to-end solution for the outdoor and indoor monitoring of people flow. For more information click the link below.


    Continue reading 06/11/20
  • Outcomes of the Big Buyers Initiative - EU collaboration on strategic procurement Public space

    After one year of collaboration, the public procurers who participated in the Big Buyers Initiative (BBI) presented key takeaways and results at a final event on 23 October. The initiative - consisting of working groups on circular construction materials, zero-emission construction sites and heavy-duty electric vehicles - published lessons learned reports on each topic, including practical case studies and example award criteria. The zero-emission construction sites and heavy-duty electr...

    Continue reading 04/11/20
  • Protecting Workers and Promoting Resilient Public Sector Supply Chains - online event Public space

    ReWORKing Health and Safety – Protecting Workers and Promoting Resilient Public Sector Supply Chains, 30 November – 3 December, 2020

    With this event Electronics Watch will make the case that workers’ occupational health and safety is fundamental to resilient supply chains. We will explore the role of public buyers in ensuring resilience by protecting workers’ health, safety, and other rights. Throughout the event we will emphasize the workers’ own perspectives to give voice to the affected.


    Continue reading 03/11/20
  • Information on rescaled energy efficiency labels Public space

    A new energy labelling system is being introduced in all EU countries. Starting in March 2021, it will progressively be rolled out to 9 product categories.

    The product groups of household appliances with "rescaled" labels include: dishwashers, washing machines and washer-dryers; refrigerators, including wine storage fridges, lamps, electronic displays, including televisions monitors and digital signage displays.

    Currently, products are labelled on a scale from A+++ (most efficient) to E (l...

    Continue reading 30/10/20
  • Innovation procurement to solve global challenges Public space

    Governments around the world are recognising the importance and power of public procurement to address global challenges, connecting the needs of place with innovative suppliers. What innovation procurement approaches have demonstrated impact? What policies and skills will boost innovation? How can places embed these practices within their procurement approaches? Join this webinar, organised by Connected Places Catapult, the first n a series orhanised by th Challenging Procurement programme. We...

    Continue reading 19/10/20
  • Webinar on Circular Economy and procurement (In French) - 11/12/2020 Public space

    RESECO, le conseil régional Centre-Val de Loire et l’ADEME Centre-Val de Loire organisent le 11/12/2020 une matinée sur la commande publique et l’économie circulaire. L’occasion de s’intéresser à la prise en compte de l’économie circulaire dans son acte d’achat et d’avoir les éléments clés pour le faire. Des retours d’expérience d’acheteurs et d’entreprises viendront alimenter cette journée.

    Objectifs :

    - Donner aux élu(e)s et acheteurs des pistes de réflexion sur les modalités d’in...

    Continue reading 13/10/20
  • eCare PCP: Open Market Consultation is now open! Public space

    A series of activities including webinars, questionnaires and Q&A are planned during October-November 2020 for the eCare Open Market Consultation.

    The eCare procurers are conducting an Open Market Consultation (OMC) for potential suppliers and end-users. The goals are to bring the market-perspective to the procurement process and to give the supply chain advance notice about the forthcoming call for tenders.

    Webinars in October-November 2020

    Each procurer is holding an OMC webinar in...

    Continue reading 12/10/20

    Cities around the world have already answered that question with YES! Explore with us how public buyers are navigating the race to zero-emissions in an environment where ‘lowest-price’ still is the deciding factor.

    We offer you a curation of three engaging sessions that enable you to hear from leaders in the field, learn from action-oriented examples in the construction and food sector and to exchange on the topic of climate-friendly procurement with the aim to help each other in these times...

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  • Save the date for Nordic Forum for Market Dialogue - towards circular, fair smartphones Public space

    As a group of Nordic Buyers, the City of Malmö, City of Oslo, City of Helsinki, Region Stockholm, City of Aalborg and City of Copenhagen, join forces to create a dialogue towards circular, fair smartphones.

    Where & when: Online - 25 November 2020, 9:00 - 16:30 CET

    The goal is to meet with resellers, suppliers and relevant stakeholders from all over Europe to discuss procurement needs and solutions towards circular, fair smartphones. It is time to exchange on how to increase transparency...

    Continue reading 09/10/20
  • Event - The fight against food waste in French healthcare (in French) Public space

    On Wednesday 4 November 2020 (10:30–16:00 CET), Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Europe and the Hospital Center of Niort will host a virtual conference in which we will share the final results of the MECAHF project and hear inspiring initiatives from our partners that you can use in your hospital to help prevent and reduce food waste.

    Reducing food waste not only helps to reduce the negative environmental impacts of the healthcare sector, but can also help reduce costs, allowing for further...

    Continue reading 08/10/20
  • Virtual Study Tour - PlastiCircle pilot in Alba Iulia Public space

    As part of the Circular Week 2020, PlastiCircle is organising a virtual study tour to the pilot in Alba Iulia (Romania). City authorities, waste managers, procurers, companies and other plastic stakeholders are invited to join this meeting taking place next October, 15 (10:00 - 11.00 CEST).

    The PlastiCircle approach will be presented so that others can learn from the project experience, and think about replicating or adapting the solutions, technologies and processes developed and imple...

    Continue reading 07/10/20
  • Call for papers - Special Issue Sustainability Journal - Public food procurement Public space

    Dear coleagues,

    I would like to share with you this call for papers of a Special Issue of Sustainability, an international Open Access journal which provides an advanced forum for research findings in areas related to sustainability and sustainable development. This Special Issue on "Public Food Procurement: A Transformative Instrument for Sustainable Food Systems" will collect articles from academics, researchers, and practitioners exploring innovative approaches and methods in the field o...

    Continue reading 30/09/20
  • What is socially responsible public procurement? Public space

    This video will answer this question:

    If you want to know more, join:

    2 October (9:30 - 11:00 CEST) - Socially responsible procurement session at Mannheim2020.

    This session explores the following questions: What are key challenges and drivers when getting started on sustainable or innovation procurement? How can procurement be used to influence global supply-chains such as electronics? What are examples for the difference that socially responsible proc...

    Continue reading 29/09/20
  • Strategic actions to integrate GPP into the policy instruments and ensure their effective implementation Public space

    The webinar, organized within GPP-STREAM Project, is aimed at sharing the experience gained by the GPP-STREAM partners regarding the integration of green public procurement (GPP) into policy instruments.

    The first section of the event will provide an overview of the types of strategic measures which inspired the partners’ actions in relation to their respective policy instruments.
    The second section will be dedicated to two concrete good examples of actions included in the partners’ Action Pla...

    Continue reading 24/09/20
  • How to do procurement socially responsible? Public space

    Join us to explore this question further at ICLEI's European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns - October 2nd 9.30-11am.

    Learn from the first hand experiences in the cities of Copenhagen, Oslo, Stavanger and Government of Catalonia as well as from perspective of the European Commission.

    Find out more here:

    Looking forward to welcoming you there!

    Continue reading 22/09/20
  • The ProEmpower PCP project is presenting its two solutions for diabetes management Public space

    The ProEmpower PCP project ( is in its final stage, with interesting results to be shared about the experience of four healthcare providers in co-developing and testing two solutions for diabetes mellitus management for their patient populations.

    The project is organising an online conference on 23 September 2020 10:00 – 11:30 CET.

    Register for the conference:

    Two solutions have been developed i...

    Continue reading 21/09/20
  • The HSMonitor Call for Tender has been published Public space

    The Call for Tender will be open until 13 November 2020. The Pre-commercial Procurement will be carried out for a value of up to € 4,620,000

    ICT-enabled monitoring to improve health status and optimise hypertension care

    The HSMonitor procurers are looking for a solution to improve care and prevention of hypertension. The project aims to advantage R&D state of the art to move well beyond current practice in the management (detection, prevention, self-management and treatment) of hyperten...

    Continue reading 21/09/20
  • Join us for a workshop on digital and climate-neutral transformation at the Nordic Edge Expo Public space

    As part of the Nordic Edge Expo 2020, ICLEI is organising a free online workshop on the topic of Digital Transformation for Climate-Neutral Cities.

    The session will take place on Wednesday 23d September 2020 from 13:00-15:00 CET. It will explore the opportunities that digital transformation and advanced technologies provide for cities & communities to answer to challenges such as climate change, economic recession and now also the COVID-19 pandemic. The role of public procurement in sup...

    Continue reading 16/09/20
  • Innovation procurement: examples and inspiration from Austria and the Netherlands Public space

    Date: 7 October

    Time: 13.00 - 15.00

    The Austrian and Dutch competence centres for innovation procurement, members of the Procure2Innovate network (, will share their experiences of promoting innovation procurement. Cases and best practice examples will be shared to enforce the understanding of innovation procurement.

    This webinar is for everyone who is interested in learning more about innovation procurement.

    Johanna Enberg, Innovation...

    Continue reading 11/09/20
  • Healthcare Brokerage Event 2020, also for public procurers Public space

    In the week of the MEDICA trade fair (16 to 19 November) as well as on other selected data, contracting authorities, public procurers can conduct free discussions with suppliers of innovative solutions and with buyers within the framework of a brokerage event. In addition, online events are organised.

    MEDICA is the world’s largest event for the medical industry and for many years a fixed size in the calendar of all medical experts. The year 2020 is a very special year. The effects of the Co...

    Continue reading 10/09/20
  • Online workshop: The power of sustainable procurement Public space

    During the European Week of Regions and Cities, we will organise an online workshop on The power of sustainable procurement (14 October, 16.30 - 18.00).

    The goal of this workshop is to inspire European, national, regional and local government officials and experts by presenting good practice case-studies on sustainable procurement, including green and social criteria.

    On behalf of the European Commission, ICLEI and AEIDL have written a report on good practices in socially responsib...

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  • SMART CITY BARCELONA- Public Procurement of Innovation Public space

    Brokerage Event & Webinars, November 18

    I would like to invite you to participate in the WORKSHOP OF PUBLIC PROCUREMENT OF INNOVATION that will take place online during Smart City Live on the 18th of November.

    The programme is aimed at Managers of Innovation departments of public institutions who are planning to launch pre-commercial procurement tenders within the next 3 years or to those who will have open tenders or ongoing market consultations during the dates of the event.


    Continue reading 09/09/20
  • WEBINAR: Education and Development for Procurement Professionals in the Post-COVID era Public space

    Hear from industry expert and Programme Director, Michael Bowsher QC on the impact of COVID-19 on the Procurement industry and more. Gain an understanding of the importance of Education and Development for Procurement Professionals at this crucial time.

    Click the link below to watch the video now.

    Continue reading 09/09/20