The Procurement Forum seeks to become the foremost online hub of all things related to public procurement of innovation. It sees itself as the starting point for public authorities, procurers, policy makers, researchers and other stakeholders working in the field of public procurement. To achieve this we have made certain services available through this website to allow our users to connect, exchange and collaborate.
By registering on the Procurement Forum you agree to abide by certain rules of conduct to ensure that all users have a pleasant and productive experience on the site.
The primary language of the Procurement Forum is English. All structural and update information will be supplied in English though where appropriate content can be posted in other languages.
Please keep in mind that you are responsible for all actions taken under your username and password.It is prohibited to do any of the following:
The administration team of the Procurement Forum will determine if these conditions have been breached and take the appropriate course of action.
The Procurement Forum management reserve the right to withdraw, suspend or amend access to all or any part of the Forum at any time without notice.
Access to, and the use of, some parts of the Procurement Forum is restricted to members only.
It remains at the sole discretion of the Procurement Forum management to refuse a registration, provide access or terminate the membership of a user without providing reason for doing so, though where possible this will be given.
All possible effort is invested in ensuring that the Procurement Forum is available 24/7. However, interruptions of service, planned and unplanned, may occur. We will endeavour to ensure that the service is as accessible as possible.
The Procurement Forum uses up-to-date technology to ensure a contemporary collaborative experience. We cannot guarantee that this will be compatible with any or all hardware running on your system. Please ensure that you access the Procurement Forum over a secure internet connection to protect your personal information.
Only users who have completed the registration form are considered as registered users and can access the Procurement Forum
A certain amount of personal information is required to register as a member on the Procurement Forum. This will not be transmitted to third parties.
Users will refrain from introducing content that contains viruses or malicious devices. Neither shall users deploy spyware or other tracking software on the Procurement Forum.
What is content? In the context of the Procurement Forum, content can be considered to include posts, comments, images, resources, and other files uploaded to the system.
Content remains the responsibility of the user and will not be reviewed or updated by the Administrators. The Procurement Forum accepts no liability for false or misleading statements by registered members.
Content posted is general in nature and is not intended to be interpreted as advise or recommendations to you in the course of your professional work. Any use made of content posted to the Procurement Forum is at your own risk. By posting content to the Forum, you accept that it can be viewed by the members of the Forum. Resources will also appear in the public domain. Content posted by registered users on specific topics remains the intellectual property of that user and s/he must be contacted if you wish to make use of that content.
Downloading or other acquisition of any materials through the site is done at your own risk and with your consent that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the downloading or acquisition of any such materials..
Unless stated otherwise, you are free to download material and images. Images, documents and information may not be modified or altered in any way unless another indication is present. You may not remove any copyright or other proprietary notices contained in the pictures, documents and information. Should you display any images or content originating from this site, they should be attributed to ICLEI or the registered user in question, unless otherwise stated.
Apart from user-generated content on the Procurement Forum, all trademarks, corporate design elements, database rights and other intellectual property rights in or relating to the Procurement Forum entity remain the property of ICLEI European Secretariat or our third party licensors, Organiq. You may access, use and reproduce these (excluding any software code) solely for the purposes of your use of the Procurement Forum. However, permission must be sought if you wish to syndicate database or other content.
The Procurement Forum is a free-to-use service provided under the auspices of the Procurement of Innovation Platform project, coordinated by ICLEI European Secretariat on behalf of the European Commission’s DG Enterprise and Industry. However, we reserve the right to charge fees for establishing a group or the use of other Forum services at a later point in time. Should your registration be cancelled for breaching the Terms of Service, no refund will be issued.
This webpage provides links to third party sites. The linked sites are outside the control of ICLEI and ICLEI is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. These links are provided to you only as a convenience and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by ICLEI, nor of any goods or services offered on those sites.
The Procurement Forum cannot be considered liable for:
In turn, you agree to indemnify the Procurement Forum and its management against all claims, damages, losses, liabilities and costs arising from your use of the Procurement Forum.
Should you wish to terminate your activity on the Procurement Forum you simply have to clear your user profile.
If the Administrators of the Procurement Forum feel that a user has not complied with these Terms of Service, then they reserve the right to terminate that users account without notice.
The Administrators of the Procurement Forum will share system update information with you via the Forum and via email. By registering as a user, you accept this.
This website complies with German legislation and adheres to the principles of European law on this subject. Should disputes arise to be settled legally, the overriding jurisdiction is the Amtsgericht Freiburg.
ICLEI strives to provide relevant and user-friendly services and products, both in terms of quality and quantity of information design and of the actual information supplied. If you would like to send us your feedback and comments, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We will carefully evaluate all your comments and proposals. Thank you.
ICLEI undertakes to respect all basic ethical principles as outlined in the Charter of European Fundamental Rights, including human dignity; cultural, religious and linguistic diversity; equality and anti-discrimination; freedom of expression and of information; and respect for the environment.
This website is managed by the European Secretariat of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability located at Leopoldring 3, 79098 Freiburg Germany (Wolfgang Teubner, responsible). The system has been built and is hosted by Organiq New Media B.V., Oostplein 224 A-B, 3063 CE Rotterdam, Netherlands (Andries van Vugt, responsible).©2013 ICLEI European Secretariat GmbH, Freiburg, Germany. All rights reserved.