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  • Identifying good practice case studies in public procurement of innovative bio-based products Public space

    InnProBio is currently looking for good practice case studies outlining example procurement activities of public authorities of bio-based products and services.

    Bio-based end products can go from catering products and office materials to construction materials and public greenery. To be classified as bio-based, products need to derive from biomass.

    Have you come across any good practice? Do you know of any organization/public authority especially active in this field?

    If you are a pub...

    Continue reading 26/06/17
  • June Green Public Procurement (GPP) News Alert Public space

    Dear colleague,

    We are pleased to share with you the June edition of the EU GPP News Alert.

    This month’s issue features the latest news regarding green purchasing guidance for textiles products and services. The EU GPP Criteria for textiles related purchased have just been updated and are ready to use for purchases such as uniforms/workwear, interiors and laundry services. New approaches from several countries for ‘closing the loop’ through procurement are also highlighted.

    In this is...

    Continue reading 26/06/17
  • Webinar on urban metabolism Public space

    Dear all,

    The UrbanWINS project will host a webinar next 5th July, from 11 to 12.30 (CET).

    "How can urban metabolism lead to a circular economy and a more sustainable future for cities?"

    • 11.00. Welcome and introduction. Meritxell Díaz, Communications Officer, ICLEI European Secretariat
    • 11.05. What is urban metabolism and how do UrbanWINS cities plan to use the results of their urban metabolism analysis? Leonardo Rosado, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture and Ci...

    Continue reading 22/06/17
  • Winners of the SELECT for Cities Internet-of-Everything PCP Announced Public space

    SELECT for Cities has unveiled ten winners from the 28 responses received by its global call for tenders. The European project aims to deliver a city-wide open innovation platform for the public sector and beyond by supporting the effective use of Internet-of-Everything data and technology. It is achieving its aims using a new type of procurement called Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP).

    Directed by the cities of Antwerp, Copenhagen and Helsinki, the PCP procurement is different to traditional...

    Continue reading 14/06/17
  • Vacancy: Officer - Sustainable Economy and Procurement at ICLEI European Secretariat, Freiburg Public space

    Dear Procurement Forum members,

    The European Secretariat of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is seeking to fill the position of Officer in its Sustainable Economy and Procurement team. The role will involve working on European projects related to procurement with an emphasis on circular economy and supply chains, and the working language will be English.

    Please find the attached job advert with further details on the position, or visit


    Continue reading 14/06/17
  • Join the BuyZET project as an Observer City Public space

    ICLEI is coordinating the project BuyZET, which aims for the procurement of innovative solutions for zero emission urban delivery of goods and services. Within the project, we will be establishing an Observer City Group and would like to promote the recruitment with potential interested cities.

    Observer City Group - The Observer Cities Group has been established to closely engage with the project, and to ensure a wider uptake of the project’s results. Members of the BuyZET Observer City Gr...

    Continue reading 12/06/17
  • New EU Textile criteria out + webinar 28 June Public space

    Dear all,

    the EU GPP criteria for textile products and services have now been published, see here under 'latest news'. The criteria will be available in the other languages shortly. The criteria will be presented in the framework of an EU GPP Helpdesk Webinar on 28 June, 14.30-16.00. More information can be found here.

    Kind regards,


    Continue reading 08/06/17
  • Global Review of SPP 2017 - Now available ! Public space

    Dear all,
    I am pleased to inform you about the release of the report «Global Review of Sustainable Public Procurement 2017». A study conducted in the framework of the 10YFP Sustainable Public Procurement Programme, which committed to conducting a regular review of the state of SPP implementation worldwide.

    You can download the report here:

    A webinar to present the main findings of the report was...

    Continue reading 08/06/17
  • The call for eafip Assistance is open until 16th June Public space

    Time is on your side! The call for eafip Assistance applications is still open until 15th June!

    Innovation procurement helps local and central governments to provide tax payers with the best possible quality services whilst saving costs. If you already have a concrete interest in conducting innovation procurement then apply as soon as possible at

    Information about the already assisted cases can he found at

    Continue reading 01/06/17
  • eafip Workshop for public procurers in the sector of transport in Brussels, Belgium on 16th June Public space

    Don't miss the chance to register for the eafip Workshop for public procurers in the sector of transport and mobility at the Square – Brussels Meeting Centre in Brussels, Belgium on 16th June! Attendance is free of charge, lunch and coffee will be provided

    Continue reading 30/05/17
  • Award winning procurements from the Procura+ Network Public space

    I am pleased to announce that the next Procura+ Webinar will be Award winning procurements from the network. The webinar will take place on Wednesday 7 June at 14:30 - 16:00.

    This webinar celebrates and showcases the three award winning tenders from the 2016 Procura+ Awards. Join us for a chance to engage with the presenters and hear about the best practice involved in each procurement.

    Register for the webinar now!


    14:30 - 14:35 Introduction (John Watt, ICLEI)


    Continue reading 29/05/17
  • EU GPP criteria for Transport: interactive webinars in June Public space

    The 2nd Ad hoc working group meeting of the revision of the EU GPP criteria for Transport will be held by means of four interactive webinars, as follows:

    1st interactive webinar on 6 June 2017 from 9.30 to 12.00 (CET): Category 1 Cars, LCVs and L-category vehicles

    2nd interactive webinar on 8 June 2017 from 14.30 to 17.00 (CET): Category 2 Mobility services and Category 7 Post, courier and moving services

    3rd interactive webinar on 13 June 2017 from 10.30 to 13.00 (CET): Category 3 P...

    Continue reading 25/05/17
  • Public food procurement - new Horizon 2020 project Public space

    Public food procurement new Horizon 2020 project

    See below for details of Horizon 2020 project which was approved for funding six months ago

    Buy locally, buy quality: sustainability in public food procurement

    School meals don't matter only to kids and their parents. Like other services within the scope of public sector food procurement,...

    Continue reading 25/05/17
  • Buying into bio-based - Benefiting consumers now and for the future Public space
    Latest comment

    Thanks Moritz, it is a good summary infographic.


    Continue reading 25/05/17
  • Social Value Stars! Public space
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    Hi Snowia,

    I am the Social Value Lead in Halton and we have done a fair amount of innovative work with excellent outcomes which has gained national recognition and more recently awards.

    We too have developed a simple methodology which has beeen in place since 2013.

    Continue reading 24/05/17
  • 7.5 tonne trucks Public space
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    Thanks Snowia

    I just had a look at the LoCity Commercial Vehicle finder ( - very useful idea. Also looking forward to what the Policy, Procurement, Planning, and Practice working group comes up with - I understand there is a plan to develop some common procurement standards.


    Continue reading 24/05/17
  • Conference on Innovation Procurement - Tallinn, Estonia - 17 & 18 October Public space

    You now have the chance to register for the Conference on Innovation Procurement which will take place in Tallinn on the 17th and 18th October and the 2017 Procura+ Awards. The conference programme includes: Innovation procurement experiences in Europe, economic impact of innovation procurement, HORIZON 2020 calls supporting innovation procurements and much more!

    Continue reading 22/05/17
  • Water run-off Public space

    Hi all

    I am looking for examples of procurement where reduction of hazardous chemicals in water run-off was a consideration.

    There is a specific focus on buildings, road surfaces and recreational surfaces (but other examples would be welcome too!).

    Many thanks


    Continue reading 19/05/17
  • Presentations of the ANTISUPERBUGS EVENT in HEALTHIO available here Public space

    Continue reading 16/05/17
  • Forum maintenance downtime this weekend Public space

    Dear Forum users,

    The Procurement Forum will undergo some essential maintenance from 18.00 (CEST) this evening which will require downtime on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 May. During this period, Forum users may find that access to the site is disrupted or that the Forum website is offline.

    Thank you in advance for your patience. Normal service will resume from 09.00 on Monday 15 May.

    Kind regards,


    Continue reading 12/05/17
  • The first bioplastic coffee cup could prevent 2.5 billion takeaway cups going to landfill. Public space
    Let's leapfrog - reuse

    Talking about recycling, let us not forget to strengthen efforts to avoid waste at all. Let's leapfrog today, shifting to the next gear and enter the magic of reusable cups such as Freiburg and many more are doing:

    Continue reading 10/05/17
  • New paper on business case methodology published Public space

    A new working paper, entitled "Capturing Value in Innovation Procurement: A Business Case Methodology," has been published as part of the annual Corvers-MSM Chair of Innovation Procurement lecture and webinar. In the paper, we detail how to construct a business case for pre-commercial procurement (PCP) or the public procurement of innovative solutions (PPI) across six steps: 1) needs identification and assessment; 2) prior art analysis and intellectual property rights (IPR) search; 3) analysis o...

    Continue reading 08/05/17
  • Procurement of bio-based products Public space

    For those interested in learning more about procurement of bio-based products and services, here we share some of the information and discussions we had during the month of April in the specific group for this purpose.

    The InnProBio newsletter (issue 4) was sent out containing, among other information, articles about a good-practice case study on bio-based cups, and about a new factsheet on the links between circular economy and bioeconomy. You can read the newsletter here.

    In some d...

    Continue reading 08/05/17
  • Registration open: Strategic Public Procurement Conference - Paris 2 June Public space

    Dear Procurement Forum members,

    The European Commission’s DG GROW will host a conference on Strategic Public Procurement in Paris on 2 June which aims to raise awareness among decision makers and the procurement community about the benefits of strategic procurement, with an emphasis on sustainability, social responsibility and innovation.

    Prospective participants should complete the online registration form by 9 May
    to indicate their interest in attending the conference, which has limite...

    Continue reading 04/05/17
  • Blog post: Your tender can make or break a business case Public space

    By tapping into innovative solutions from the market, public outsourcing of ICT is one strategy to reduce public costs and increase the quality of end-user services. Reaching this goal depends on how well a tender call can support the business case for a procurer’s outsourcing project – whether the realized benefits outweigh the costs.

    In this blog post, Mr. Drs. Carolien Jobse and I provide a current example of public procurement of ICT by the municipality of Groningen in the Netherlands....

    Continue reading 28/04/17