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  • Invitation Smart&Fire conference / 14-15 December 2016, Brussels Public space

    14-15 December 2016, Brussels, Belgium

    You are welcome to this conference if you are following one of these topics:

    PCP, PPE, Innovation

    Smart@fire is the European FP7 project that aims to develop a smart Personal Protective System for firefighters.

    Every year, more than 100 firefighters lose their lives whilst saving others. To reduce the risks associated with firefighting, innovative ICT solutions need to be developed and integrated in a smart Personal Protective System. Ho...


    Continue reading 09/11/16
  • EU GPP Helpdesk Webinar - new GPP criteria for computers and monitors Public space

    Dear all,

    We would like to invite you to the second EU GPP Helpdesk Webinar of the year, which will focus on the recently published GPP criteria for computers and monitors.

    The webinar will take place next Monday 14 November, between 14:30 and 16:00 CET (Brussels time). It will serve to give an overview of the main relevant changes of the new revised GPP criteria and showcase an example of a real-life procurement that successfully integrated similar criteria. The webinar will include pre...


    Continue reading 08/11/16
  • New GPP Programme of the Basque Country 2020 Public space

    The Basque Government, in its commitment to use public procurement as an instrument to advance its environmental policies’ objectives has approved a new “Green Public Procurement Programme of the Basque Country 2020” (attached here in Spanish).

    This second programme on this subject represents a qualitative improvement as it targets the whole public sector in the region (not only the central government as the previous plan) and foresees actions to institutionalise GPP and ensure the appropria...


    Continue reading 07/11/16
  • Question: invoice consolidators to recommend? Public space

    Hi all!

    I am looking for a good invoice consolidator, to manage the tail-end spend for a huge MNC company. The consolidator has to fulfill the following criteria:

    1. Presence in Australia

    2. Liaise with and pay suppliers directly

    It would be great if you could recommend any invoice consolidators!

    Thank you so much in advance!


    Continue reading 04/11/16
  • Purchasing Trends 2017 Public space
    Still looking for respondents!

    Dear procurement professionals, we could still use some respondents for our procurement trend research. So if you are a procurement professional, I would kindly ask you to spend 5 minutes of your time to give us your opinion.. Thanks in advance!


    Continue reading 04/11/16
  • Supply Chain Management Trends 2017 Public space
    Still looking for respondents!

    We are still looking for respondents, so If you are a professional in the supply chain area, please take the time to fill out our questionnaire.


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  • 2 November 2016: Helix Nebula Science Cloud awards Design Phase contracts to four consortia Public space

    On the 2nd November 2016, the awards ceremony for the successful bidders of the Helix Nebula Science Cloud tender is taking place in Lyon, France, at the CC-IN2P3 (CNRS) premises, one of the main academic data centres in France and a procurer of the Helix Nebula Science Cloud (HNSciCloud).

    This €5.3 million joint Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) tender, led by CERN, will establish a European hybrid cloud platform that will support high-performance, data-intensive scientific use-cases...


    Continue reading 28/10/16
  • H2020 survey_eafip initiaitve Public space

    Do you have a potential interest in procuring new innovative solutions in the coming years?

    If your answer is yes, the European Commission is gathering data from key public procurers to prioritize more efficiently the existing needs! So by filling-in the Public Procurer survey on our website, we will be one step closer towards that goal http://eafip.eu/resources/procurer_survey/


    Continue reading 26/10/16
  • Zonder beperkingen opdrachten voorbehouden aan sociale werkplaatsen? Public space
    Latest comment

    Er bestaat de politieke wens om opdrachten, ook > € 750.000,--, één op één te gunnen aan ons eigen SW bedrijf. Het SW bedrijf is een GR samen met 5 andere gemeenten. Onder de gewijzigde aanbestedingswet 2012 zou dat kunnen als quasi inbesteden volgens artikel 2.24b zoals Mat Jacobs al heeft gemeld. Onze GR voldoet niet aan die voorwaarden. Ook het voorbehouden aan SW bedrijven, i.h.a. komt dat neer op voorbehouden aan het eigen SW bedrijf, lijkt nu ook niet meer te kunnen volgens het nieuw...


    Continue reading 25/10/16
  • What are bio-based products and what do all the terms relating to these products mean? Public space

    Dear all,

    in recent times I read that public procurers and the public in general is confused when it comes to bio-based products and their respective capabilities in terms of "What do the eco-labels mean" and the often used terminology (e.g. biodegradation, compostability, etc.).

    I highly recommend the compact factsheets of the InnProBio consortium to get a quick and usefull overview of important questions about bio-based products.

    Attached is a factsheet about myths and facts of...


    Continue reading 20/10/16
  • DECIPHER PCP Webinar: Exploit PCP! 26th of October 2016 Public space

    We would be very happy to welcome you to our Webinar EXPLOIT PCP! Which will take place on the 26th of October at 10:00 am CET.

    The aim is to provide an opportunity for suppliers across the EU to learn about the DECIPHER Project’s approach to PCP, with an emphasis on benefits to industry. Public and private providers will also benefit from the experiences and the lessons learnt so far.

    Please register by 24th of October 2016 through this link: REGISTRATION

    We would also welcome...


    Continue reading 14/10/16
  • PRIMES project - many new case studies on the website Public space

    Dear all,

    In the European PRIMES project more than 45 case studies have been developed during the latest months. If you would like to know more about the procurement of energy efficient street lighting, office equipment, cleen fleets, green gas etc. have a look on the dedicted page. http://www.primes-eu.net/use-our-findings/case-studies/

    Further case studies are comming periodicly, so do not forget to visit the website occasionally.

    Best regards,


    Continue reading 13/10/16
  • Bedankt Public space

    Beste HIP collega's,

    Afgelopen donderdag heb ik afscheid genomen van het HIP waar ik met veel plezier de afgelopen 6 jaar aan heb deelgenomen. Via deze weg wil ik jullie nogmaals hartelijk bedanken. Ook Hub hartelijk bedankt voor het ophalen van een herinnering die ik al lang weer vergeten was. Na het akkefietje heb ik gelijk de auto maar weg gedaan, want het motorblok was een beetje vies geworden :-). Ook hartelijk bedankt voor het boek Six Sigma voor Dummies. Die ga ik hard nodig hebben in...


    Continue reading 12/10/16
  • Save the date! Public space

    EPP-eHealth Stakeholder Workshop at Liverpool City Council, 10th November 2016

    The EPP-eHealth Stakeholder Workshop is oriented to eHealth suppliers. The purpose is to understand the suppliers perspective about public procurement in the Healthcare sector in various European countries and assess the potential barriers and opportunities to market ICT solutions and to enable suppliers and customers to comment on it.

    Suppliers will have the opportunity to meet with Healthcare procurers t...


    Continue reading 10/10/16
  • INNOVATIA - The Conference on Procurement of Innovation Public space

    The INNOVATIA conference will be taking place in Vienna, the 29 November 2016 and will be focusing on innovative lighting, workplace design and facility management in the public sector.

    The conference will also be presenting the results and lessons learnt from the EU project Innobooster which aims at supporting public procurers in purchasing new and improved solutions in the field of resource efficient interior and exterior lighting as well as innovative office solutions.

    The event's...


    Continue reading 06/10/16
  • Free Webinar Tomorrow (10/5): Streamlining Supplier Sustainability Evaluation & Engagement Public space

    We're hosting a free public webinar tomorrow. Feel free to tune in!

    SPLC Webinar: Streamlining Supplier Sustainability Evaluation & Engagement
    1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT, October 5, 2016

    Back by popular demand, this webinar is a reprisal of the very well-reviewed Thursday keynote conversation from this year's SPLC Summit.

    One of the most challenging aspects of sustainable purchasing is deciding when to evaluate the sustainability performance of one’s suppliers, what criteria to evaluate them on, wh...


    Continue reading 04/10/16
  • Last chance to apply for the Procura+ Awards! Public space

    Deadline for applications is next Friday 7 October

    The awards are designed to showcase sustainable and innovative tenders, so if there is one you are particularly proud of please do put an application in!

    Winners will be rewarded with one year free participation in the Procura+ Network, publicity in a variety of ICLEI publications, free entry and a presentation at the next EcoProcura conference, a case study on the SP Platform and PPI Platform, and the right to use the Proc...


    Continue reading 29/09/16
  • Latest newsletter on GPP published by the European Commission Public space

    Read the latest issue of the newsletter on green public procurement, published by the European Commission. This issue contains 3 good practice examples and news on other developments interesting for purchasing practitioners. The good practice examples are on:

    - Innovative lighting procurement done for London’s Underground network, carried out by Transport for London
    - Innovative energy efficiency solutions for buildings in the Rural District of Enzkreis (in Germany)
    - City of Copenhagen's Apppr...


    Continue reading 28/09/16
  • EPP-eHealth Survey on supplier perspective about public procurement in the Healthcare sector Public space

    The EPP-eHealth project, funded under the Horizon 2020 programme, has recently launched an online survey. The purpose is to understand the suppliers perspective about public procurement in the healthcare sector in various European countries and assess the potential barriers and opportunities to market ICT solutions (Information and Communication Technologies) - especially technologies that allow management and transmission of information including the Internet, wireless networks, Bluetooth, ce...


    Continue reading 28/09/16
  • Office furniture reuse Public space
    US-based furniture reuse organizations

    Here's what one SPLC member organization (a U.S. city) said in response to me forwarding this query:

    Green Standards partners with Herman Miller on their RePurpose program - but who also provides a reuse/recycling service separate from the RePurpose program. Very nice program, but I don't know if they operate in the UK. They work with local markets for charities, sale/reuse, and recycling - and have robust online reporting.

    Anew is another non-profit organization that I just heard about...


    Continue reading 22/09/16
  • LIFE FUTURE Newsletter #2 is out! Public space

    The second issue of the LIFE FUTURE Newsletter has just been published!

    Amongst other articles, you will find in this issue more about:

    • The progresses of the project
    • The sustainable use of wood in GPP criteria for furniture
    • The city of Valencia and its work in the field of sustainability and public procurement

    If you have not received the newsletter in your mailbox you can read it online here. You can also make sure that you directly receive the upcoming issues of the newslett...


    Continue reading 22/09/16
  • Register for PAPIRUS conference! Public space

    The PAPIRUS final conference "Public Administration Procurement Innovation to Reach Ultimate Sustainability" will take place the 29 September 2016 in Bilbao, Spain. The event will be both discussing the PAPIRUS project's results and achievements and adressing objectives, challenges and other specifications, such as contract drafting, within the field of Procurement of Innovation.

    PAPIRUS project is one of the pilot projects in the area of Public Procurement of Innovation co-financed by the...


    Continue reading 22/09/16
  • PRO-LITE Case Study Public space
    Latest comment

    Case Study


    Continue reading 21/09/16
  • InnProBio Workshop and Market Dialogue in Berlin - 3. Nov 2016 Public space

    Dear all,

    on 3 November 2016 the InnProBio consortium organises a workshop and market dialogue on public procurement of computer related devices. The Workshop and market dialogue will take place in the context of the event “Nachwachsende Rohstoffe im Einkauf: Öffentliche Beschaffung zukunftsfähig gestalten” in Berlin.

    The workshop deals with the public tendering and public procurement of bio-based products. Case studies, tools and criteria for public tendering will be discussed.

    ...

    Continue reading 21/09/16