The eafip initiative welcomes procurers, policy makers, procurement law firms and businesses to the 2nd Major eafip Event which will take place in Athens, Greece, on the 18th - 19th October. Join us and find out which are the current best practices, new ideas, initiatives and funding opportunities for PCPs/PPIs. More information will be found on our website http://eafip.eu/events/athens-2016/
Energy Sector Procurers are invited to the eafip Workshop which will take place in Stockholm, Sweden on the 23rd November. The focus will lay on the framework of exploration, extraction, production, transport and distribution of energy. Access our website for detailed information http://eafip.eu/events/workshops/energy_workshop/
We would like to inform you about the progress of the revision of the Green Public Procurement (GPP) criteria for the product group ‘Street Lighting and Traffic Signals’ and 'Transport'. The 1st Ad-Hoc Working Group (AHWG) meetings will take place on Tuesday 22 November 2016 and Wednesday 23 November 2016, respectively, at the JRC-Directorate B premises in Seville (Spain).
We kindly invite you to express your interest in participating in this meeting no later than 16 September 2...
We are finetuning a new service which will allow users to get easier access to Public Sector Spend information. Based on awarded contract data you can slice and dice information, or order a report based on industry/CPV directly.
So far we have gotten good responses across the value chain and I would be interested to hear more ‘Buyers’ feedback. We suspect there would be value in e.g. these areas:
The CEPPI team has released its project e-newsletter #2.
Under the umbrella of the EU-funded CEPPI project, Birmingham (UK), Budapest (Hungary), Castelló & Valencia (Spain) and Wrocław (Poland) are joining efforts to look for more sustainable energy solutions through a pro-innovation procurement approach.
You can read CEPPI newsletter #2 here:
The deadline for submissions to the Procura+ Awards has been extended to 7 October 2016, to allow time for those of you who have been out for the summer to get your applications in.
The awards highlight sustainable and innovation procurements and tender procedures and give visibility to the most dynamic, forward-looking and innovative public authorities and their initiatives.
The Procura+ Awards ceremony will take place as part of Sustainable City Development 2016, a Conference organis...
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On 14 September will take place a webinar to discuss the challenges and solutions found by several organisations across Europe in the implementation of Green Public Procurement.
You are very invited to join us and ask questions to our panellists.
A copy of the programme can be found attached. You can register under the following link:
Within the InnProBio project, this publication has been produced: Mapping of existing tools for Bio-based Products and Services in Public Procurement.
The publication can be downloaded from the Tools and Resources section of the InnProBio website:
Hope it is useful for all practitioners interested in purchasing bio-based products and services.
hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme Division of Technology, Industry and
Economics, Cities and Lifestyles Unit, this webinar on September 13 is co-organised with ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI). The webinar presents the initiatives, activities and achievements of ICLEI in the field of sustainable and innovation procurement.
The final meeting of the EcoQUIP project will take place on 5-6 October in Bologna, Italy. The final meeting will provide an opportunity to hear first-hand from the Innovation Procurement projects about their achievements and to take part in a policy discussion. This will be followed by a learning visit to St’Orsola Hospital.
A draft agenda is attached for your reference.
For further information or to register to attend, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you Orla! If you are interested in learning more or getting involved, feel free to reach out to me via email at Nicole@icar.ngo
The Empattics Consortium is inviting interested European companies to a one-day workshop in 4 European locations in September and October 2016. The companies can be of any size: large enterprises, SMEs, start-ups, spin-offs, research and development centers, etc.
Public procurers, clinicians and patient organizations are more than welcome to join the dialogue
The workshops are free of charge but require registration at this link https://lnkd.in/erszvmm, seen as seats are limited. F...
Heeft iemand ervaring met betrekking tot het inkopen van een BHV applicatie? Ik vraag dit om meer kennis te verkrijgen over specifieke eisen en wensen om uiteindelijk onderscheid tussen de verschillende leveranciers te krijgen.
Bij voorbaat dank,
Heeft iemand ervaring opgedaan met het aanbesteden van een Baggerklus, waarbij de maximale expertise van de markt is gebruitkt middels een Best Value aanbesteding?
Zo ja, zou je de opgedane ervaring willen, delen, cq., mailen aan email@example.com.
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Kort gezegd er zijn twee mogelijkheden: Het opnemen in specifieke overeenkomsten of het opnemen onder de uitsluitingsgrond 'ernstige beroepsfout'.
The InnProBio project has just released our third fact-sheet on bio-based products and services, entitled: ‘Biodegradability: Exposing some of the myths and facts’ . In it, the InnProBio team covers an array of common misconceptions, clarifying terms such as biodegradability, disintegration, composting, among others. The fact-sheet is part of a series aiming at show casing bio-based products and services, from their production methods to sustainability claims.
InnProBio, the Forum for Bio-Bas...
Last week Helix Nebula - The Science Cloud (HNSciCloud) launched a €5.3 million tender for the establishment of a European hybrid cloud platform. The purpose of the platform is to support the deployment of high-performance computing and big-data capabilities for scientific research.
The pre-commercial procurement tender covers R&D services relevant to the design, development and pilot use of an innovative platform to support hybrid cloud environments. The HNSciCloud pre-commercial pro...
The European Secretariat of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability seeks to fill the position of Officer within its Sustainable Economy and Procurement team.
For more information, check here:
We look forward to hearing from you.
A public consultation on the first draft proposals for indicators has now opened. The consultation takes the form of an on-line questionnaire which can be completed using the EU Survey tool. The consultation will be open until the 7th October 2016.
The consultation provides stakeholders with the opportunity to support the development of a common EU framework of core indicators for the environmental performance of buildings. The need for such a framework was identified in the European Commis...
Water PiPP final conference to explore innovation in the EU water sector
Public authority water practitioners looking for solutions to manage water services more effectively and efficiently, public procurers investigating how to implement innovative approaches in the water sector, and those in the business sector wanting a greater insight into the public sector’s water needs are invited to attend the Water PiPP project final conference in Zaragoza, Aragon (Spain) from 9 -10 November 2016....
A short and snappy overview of the most important issues regarding the sustainability of bio-based products. Number 2 in the InnProBio Factsheet series on bio-based products. Check it out at our website http://innprobio.innovation-procurement.org/newsroom/?c=search&uid=51e1cb1e and let us know what you think!
There is no direct connection to Public Procurement but to bio-based materials and innovation. This could be interesting for buyer groups and further helps to reduce the fear regarding reliability of bio-based materials. It shows the performance of bio-based materials that could be interesting for Public Procurement for certain applications in the future.