The first EU GPP Helpdesk webinar of the year will take place next Thursday 23 June between 14.30 -16.00 CET and will focus on Sustainable Procurement in the Food and Catering sector. The status of the revised European GPP criteria on food and catering will be in the spotlight.
More specifically, the webinar will include presentations on:
Maybe one of these approaches could be of interest for informing your work:
And possibly the approach used in parts of this good practice from Tuscany (e.g. from the contract performance clauses):
following the publication of the new Office Building criteria, another construction-related set of EU GPP criteria has been published - for Road Design, Construction and Maintenance. They cover a variety of aspects, including low-impact construction materials, low-noise surfaces, flood-prevention and wildlife protection measures. http://ec.europa.eu/environment/gpp/eu_gpp_criteria_en.htm#road
Public authorities purchase loads of timber-based products. Sustainable timber policies can have considerable multiplier effects for a public authority in Europe.
Tropical timber can complement European timber demand where products require a high degree of durability and strenght (e.g. outdoor furniture). By demanding sustainable tropical timber, public procurers can support conservation efforts of tropical forests that risk deforestation if not protected through responsible forest management...
I studied some cases of public procurement of innovation over some years, and after some cross-case analysis, I arrived at a list, that I think seems pretty much simular to yours.
It is not too late to participate in the 2016 Global Review of SPP Stakeholder Survey! The deadline has been extended to 15 June.
UNEP, ICLEI and KEITI and over 93 partner organizations are eager to hear your opinion on sustainable purchasing trends. Available in English and Spanish. Feel free to distribute this announcement to your own networks.
New Criteria for Green Office Building Procurement
The Commission has now published the new voluntary EU GPP criteria for Office Building Design, Construction and Management.
The construction and use of buildings in the EU accounts for a large share of environmental impacts: approx. 50% of energy use and total extracted materials, and a third of water use and waste generated.
Public authorities are responsible for about 30% of expenditure in the construction sector. Therefore, reducin...
The City of Ghent (Belgium) will play host to the Sustainable Catering Forum on 9 June 2016, a chance for public procurers, local and regional governments, and caterers, producers and suppliers from across Europe to exchange experiences, form partnerships, and discuss the economic, social and environmental challenges facing food systems in Europe. Guidance and knowledge gathered through the INNOCAT project will be used to shape the interactive programme.
Participants will receive information on...
WaterPiPP project invites all interested economic operators to take part on the upcoming Meet and Market event.
The one day meeting will be held in Milan, in Italy on the 22 June 2016. The meeting will be a proactive analysis of supply markets, and will be focused on concrete innovation needs presentation by the four ongoing WaterPiPP relevant projects, interested to acquire evidences about the innovative solutions available on the market, as well as on the functional and performance requirem...
The iNSPiRe project is inviting public procurers to visit a sustainably renovated residential building in Madrid. The participants have the possibility to learn about the latest innovations on the construction market and to gain an insight into the process of renovating publicly-owned residential buildings.
The renovation packages developed by iNSPiRe are capable of reducing the primary energy consumption of a building to lower than 50 kWh/m2/year, and can be installed without major interrupti...
InnProBio partner Public Procurement Expertise Centre (PIANOo), the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Erasmus Medical Centre and the hospitals Reinier de Graaf and Rijnstate (all from The Netherlands) co-organised the first market dialogue on bio-based disposables for healthcare and catering. The event took place on 19 April 2016 and the focus was on the actual purchasing needs of hospitals and of the Netherlands government.
More than 130 delegates from local, regional and national governments, h...
I am happy to share the second issue of the InnProBio project newsletter. You can find it on our project website under the following link: http://innprobio.innovation-procurement.org/newsroom/newsletter/2016/may/
If you want to receive the next issue, you can always subscribe to our newsletter here: http://innprobio.innovation-procurement.org/newsroom/newsletter/
The aim of the EPP-eHealth project (http://innovationithospitals.com/) is to transform the market for eHealth solutions through dialogue and innovation procurement. The project will make progress towards this aim by creating a network of procuring organisations that understand the opportunities that eHealth can offer and have competence in innovation procurement and the capacity to pioneer new approaches to collaborative procurement. As well as stimulating demand for eHealth goods and services a...
Gemeente Enschede is voornemens om een meervoudige aanbesteding medische indicatie in de markt te zetten.
Ik wil graag in contact komen met inkopers die ervaring hebben met dit onderwerp en mij tips, trucs en wellicht namen van leveranciers kunnen geven.
Wilma ten Brinke, inkoopadviseur gemeente Enschede
You can now download Module 1 of the eafip Toolkit directly from our website!! http://eafip.eu/toolkit/module-1/
It is a strategic module addressed to policy makers, providing economic and case evidence about the impacts and benefits of PCP and PPI, together with concrete guidance on how to embed PCP and PPI into innovation strategies.
For more information, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com
This year, ICLEI is celebrating 20 years of work on sustainable procurement. The anniversary was launched at a ceremony in Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum on 27 April as part of the 8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns. Attached is the press release and photo.
Over the last two decades, many ICLEI Members and public authorities we have been working with have been including sustainability aspects in their procurement policies and procedures to achieve resource efficient, low-carb...
Radboudumc is voornemens om een EA Raamovereenkomst Massaspectrometrie systemen in de markt te zetten voor het selecteren van marktpartijen en aansluitend mini-competities te houden voor de benodigde apparatuur.
Ik wil graag in contact komen met inkopers die ervaring hebben met deze methodiek en hun ervaringen met mij willen delen.
Alvast bedankt. Marian Potuijt
The Sustainable Catering Forum will bring together a mix of learners, thinkers and doers working in the field of sustainable public procurement from all over Europe. Among the participants will be public procurers of food and catering services, local and regional government representatives, catering suppliers, researchers and more.
The aim is to learn from each other, exchange experience and build new alliances for the changes needed if we want to respond to the environmental, economic and so...
Yet another chance to apply for eafip assistance! The eafip initiative offers 12 procurers aid in the start-up and implementation of an innovation procurement. If you wish to be one of them, then don't hesitate to fill-in the eafip assistance form found at the link http://eafip.eu/assistance/
Transport for London aims to award contracts to lighting suppliers in the next few weeks.
Please find a link to a recent article on the project:
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We hope you can join us!
On 9th June the eafip initiative will bring you another informative workshop! Join us in Riga, Latvia, for the eafip workshop for the Security Sector Public Procurers. This particular workshop focuses on public procurers in the security / defence / law enforcement / disaster and crisis management sector.
The workshop is free of charge.
In order to register, please access our website http://eafip.eu/events/workshops/security_workshop/