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  • GPP in practice: Renovating the façade of an unused warehouse as part of plans for a sustainable Youth Centre Public space

    Very glad to share with you all that our PROMINENT MED project Public Procurement of Innovation pilot action conducting a partial energy efficiency renovation of 'Magatzem de Cucó' municipal building of city of Alzira was selected such a best practice and published at EC GPP butlletin. The link:

    Continue reading 10/12/19
  • Search for best practices on Personal Protective Equipment Public space

    Hi everyone,

    One of our colleagues is preparing a tender document on Personal protective equipment (PPE). She reached out to me in a very late stage of preparations. Alas, there’s no time left to discuss possibilities on environmental impacts in full any more. But maybe there are some quick wins (e.g. existing and predominant environmental labels in the PPE-world). An additional complexity to this case, is that the scope of the contract is very wide (shoes, boots, work gloves, latex gloves,...

    Continue reading 04/12/19
  • New Guide of Public procurement guide for innovation in circular economy and sustainability Public space
    Latest comment

    Will this be translated into English?

    Continue reading 04/12/19
  • Tell us how the EIC can support you to engage with SMEs in your procurement Public space

    Please share with us your experiences and challenges for improving access to SMEs in your procurement.

    * Click here to give your input.

    Your responses will allow us to arrange relevant supplier dialogue events, webinars and other support activities that could support you in increasing the innovation potential of your procurement.

    ICLEI is working with the European Commission to help procurers and SMEs from across Europe to engage and discuss opportunities for collaboration. The Europe...

    Continue reading 22/11/19
  • Are you a public procurer in Ireland, Belgium, the UK or France? Public space
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    Thanks Bertrand, that's a great idea :-)

    Continue reading 19/11/19
  • ARCHIVER contribution to the EOSC Symposium 2019 Public space

    Where the EOSC makers & shakers meet

    The EOSC Symposium 2019 will take place in the charming Hungarian capital at the stunning Danubius Hotel Helia. The conference is one of the largest, yearly EOSC events and will see two deep days for all stakeholders to contribute to the discussion on the implementation of the EOSC. The EOSC Symposium represents a fundamental milestone towards the achievement of the vision and objectives of EOSC.

    The event is orIt is co-organised by the EOSCsecretariat...

    Continue reading 15/11/19
  • Invitation to the GPP4Growth Regions Summit on Green Public Procurement Towards improved market availability & potential for green products and services in the EU Public space

    Conference: Tuesday 10th December 2019. 9:00am

    Location: The Palace Hotel, High Street, Sliema, Malta

    Target Audience: Procurement officials & regional bodies active on green public procurement

    To confirm your attendance please register via by not later than the 1st December 2019

    If you cannot access the link due to access restrictions please send an email to

    GPP4Growth brings together 9 partners from 9 countries, involving...

    Continue reading 13/11/19
  • Looking for a way to include innovative SMEs in your procurement process? We want to help you! Public space

    ICLEI is working with the European Commission to help procurers and SMEs from across Europe to engage and discuss opportunities for collaboration.

    Please share with us your experiences and challenges for improving access to SMEs in your procurement.

    Your responses will allow us to arrange relevant supplier dialogue events, webinars and other activities that could support you in increasing the innovation potential of your procurement.

    *** Click here to give your input ***


    Continue reading 11/11/19
  • Breakfast seminar in Stockholm: What are the keys to solving sustainability problems in the IT industry? Public space

    TCO Development answers the question:

    What are the keys to solving sustainability problems in the IT industry?

    During the seminar, the most exciting results are presented in the Impacts and Insights 2019 report, which measures the sustainability development among brand owners with products certified according to TCO Certified.

    Ask questions to the expert panel with Parul Sharma, Head of Greenpeace Sweden, and Stephen Fuller, TCO Development's expert in socially sustainable manufacturing...

    Continue reading 30/10/19
  • Financing Sustainable Development through Procurement - Article in the European Files Public space

    Dear all,

    we are happy share an article that Mark Hidson, Global Director of ICLEI's Sustainable Procurement Centre, and I have published in the European Files Magazine.

    It argues that procurement has an important role to play in financing the sustainability transition, but that the political and economic playing field needs to be level for procurement to be used strategically and at the necessary scale.

    Read the article and download the full magazine here: https://www.europeanfiles....

    Continue reading 25/10/19
  • Seminar Duurzaamheid & Innovatie Radboudumc 1 november a.s 12:30 - 17:30 Public space

    Naast onze eigen ambities willen wij als Radboudumc de markt stimuleren in het ontwikkelen van (meer) duurzame producten en bedrijfsvoering. Ook brengen we graag in kaart hoe ver de markt is met duurzaamheid & innovaties en willen we ideeën opdoen.

    Daarom organiseren wij op vrijdag 1 november van 12:30 - 17:30 het Seminar Duurzaamheid & Innovatie.

    Wie heeft duurzaamheid hoog in het vaandel staan? Wie beweegt doelbewust en structureel richting een circulaire economie? Wie heeft duurzame en...

    Continue reading 25/10/19
  • New GPP criteria for food, catering services and vending machines Public space

    The European Commission has published new voluntary EU GPP criteria for food, catering services and vending machines. The use of these criteria has the potential to considerably reduce environmental impacts from this purchase area. Some of the key objectives of this EU GPP criteria-set are the following:

    • Increasing the share of organic products;
    • Avoiding the consumption of fish and marine products from depleted stocks;
    • Promoting an increased offer in plant-based menus;
    • Avoiding food...

    Continue reading 24/10/19
  • Do you buy social? Public space

    Are you introducing social responsibility requirements into your procurements or policies? Do you want to be featured for your good practices? This is your opportunity!

    The European Commission (EC) will produce a report that collects good practices on socially responsible public procurement (SRPP), and ICLEI and AEIDL are supporting the EC to identify these outstanding examples from local, regional, national and European buyers.

    You are buying social when:

    • you acquire ethical produ...

    Continue reading 15/10/19
  • We are hiring: Officer Sustainable and Innovation Procurement at ICLEI Public space

    The European Secretariat of ICLEI seeks to fill the position of Sustainable and Innovation Procurement Officer within its Sustainable Economy and Procurement team. ICLEI’s Sustainable Economy and Procurement team has been at the forefront of the sustainable, circular, strategic and innovation procurement topic globally for 23 years. In more recent years our work has expanded to cover the topics of sustainable/circular local economies and financing. Our work supports public authorities in imp...

    Continue reading 15/10/19
  • Prominent MED, presentation from EWRC 2019 Public space

    Please find the presentation of the Prominent MED project from last week's EU Week of Regions and Cities.

    Continue reading 14/10/19
  • sustainable water bottles for pupils Public space
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    Approach 2.0 LCA

    Continue reading 12/10/19
  • Buying for Social Impact conference in Budapest (HU) Public space

    Next week, on the 16th October, ENSIE, Hétfa Research Institute and Galileo Progetti Non-profit Ltd and the Hungarian Public Procurement Authority are organising a conference in the framework of the Buying for Social Impact project in Budapest, Hungary.

    Join us to talk about the about “Using social considerations in Hungarian public procurement”

    Click here to register!

    If you wish to participate, you should also fill this template.

    And you’ll find the Draft Agenda here


    Continue reading 11/10/19
  • Report about effects of TCO Certified in the IT product supply chain Public space

    The report Impacts and Insights 2019 measures sustainability progress among brand owners with IT products certified according to TCO Certified, 2015-2018.

    Download report

    Continue reading 09/10/19
  • Apply for free assistance to implement your innovation procurement of ICT based solutions! Public space

    After selecting three new projects from the second call-round of 2019 the eafip-initiative has opened a 3rd call for eafip assistance.

    The selected projects so far are:

    • Waterschapsbedrijf Limburg - Big Data for the Water Chain (The Netherlands)
    • Government of Canarias - Programa FID Salud - Big Data for personalised medicine (Spain)
    • Österreichisches Patentamt – Chatbot Albert (Austria)
    • Dublin City Council – Smart Dublin: Smart tech ring buoys (Ireland)
    • Public tran...

    Continue reading 08/10/19
  • CIVILnEXt Open Market Consultation Closing Webinar Public space

    CIVILnEXt is a Horizon 2020 Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) project aiming to develop, test and validate a cost-effective and interoperable Operation Control Platform (OCP) for supporting EU civilian external policies in the long term. The underlying scope focuses on enhancing communications, knowledge-sharing, information access, situational awareness and preparedness towards improving efficiency, visibility and impact of missions with multinational demand and CSDP characteristics. This procu...

    Continue reading 01/10/19
  • GPP Helpdesk Webinar: Street Lighting Public space

    Next Thursday, 10th October (14.00 - 15.30 CET) the European Commission and ICLEI will host a webinar on the updated EU GPP criteria for Road Lighting and Traffic Signals (published December 2018), which have been designed to help public authorities reduce the key environmental impacts associated with the design, installation and operation of outdoor lighting.

    The programme is as follows:

    • Welcome, Enrico Degiorgis, DG Environment, European Commission
    • Introduction to the EU GPP Crite...

    Continue reading 30/09/19
  • Zurich, Ghent, Frederiksberg and CERN, winners of the Procura+ Awards 2019 Public space

    The Procura+ Awards Ceremony saw three cities and a European research organisation going up on the stage to get their recognition for their biggest successes in public procurement: Zurich won in the category ‘Procurement Initiative of the Year’, the City of Ghent in the ‘Sustainable Procurement of the Year’ one, the Municipality of Frederiksberg in the ‘Innovation Procurement of the Year’ category and the European Organization for Nuclear Research won the ‘Outstanding Innovation in...

    Continue reading 27/09/19
  • You are invited: How school meals can drive local and regional change Public space

    How to link sustainable food procurement with strategic policies or climate change actions? How to overcome public procurement issues related to purchasing "local & regional food"? If 1€ invested in sustainable school meals brings up to 6€ in social return in investment imagine the impact of sustainable school meals all across Europe!

    Join our interactive 30th Breakfast@Sustainabiliy's discussion with inspiring speakers from South Tyrol, Paris, Copenhagen, the Organic Cities Network Europe an...

    Continue reading 25/09/19
  • Earn a Postgraduate Diploma from King's College London in Public Procurement Public space

    If you are interested in developing your career as a Public Procurement Professional, you may be interested in King's College London's Public Procurement Distance Learning Postgraduate Diploma.

    Taught by leading industry experts and academic professionals from a university ranked 1st for research and top 10 for Law in the UK.

    You will have the opportunity to network with and learn from the likes of course director, Michael Bowsher QC, studying tender evaluation, selection & exclusion...

    Continue reading 25/09/19
  • SHUTTLE Call for Tender Launched Public space

    The SHUTTLE consortium - six forensics laboratories from France, Greece, Netherlands, Lithuania, Portugal and Israel - has now launched the call for tender for its pre-commercial procurement (PCP). The PCP focuses on the development of a traces analysis toolkit that will support the execution of forensic laboratories' missions. Deadline for submission of offers is 20 November 2019.

    Continue reading 24/09/19