CASE STUDIES

 

We work with cities around the world to implement sustainable and innovation procurement.

In the course of our work, we have gathered over 200 case studies which detail the methods they have used, the obstacles they have overcome and successes they have achieved.

Here is a selection of some of our current favourites:

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Innovative lighting procurement for London's Underground network
Best practice case study as part of the European Commission GPP In practice series focusing on TfL's extensive market engagement for the procurement of innovative lighting.
English
Europe/EU, United Kingdom
Lighting
General GPP/SPP, Innovation procurement (PPI) , Life-cycle costing, Market Engagement
European Commission
2016
GPP 2020 Tender model: Low environmental impact printed materials - Rome
This case study showcases a tender for printed materials produced from recycled paper (chlorine free) or from virgin fiber with the 'chain of custody' certification
English
Europe/EU
Office stationery
Environmental management system
GPP 2020 Consortium
2016
GPP 2020 Tender model: Rental and purchase of photovoltaic charging stations for electric vehicles, Oeste CIM, Portugal
This GPP 2020 project case study looks at local energy production to charge Eletric Vehicles
English
Portugal
Transport and vehicles
GPP 2020 Consortium
2015
Clean Fleets case study - Electrifying the fleet: procurement of electric passenger cars in Rotterdam
A Clean Fleets project case study on procurement of electric passenger cars in Rotterdam. The cars were being purchased as a direct replacement for vehicles at the end of the life cycle
English
Netherlands
Transport and vehicles
Clean Fleets project
2015
Clean Fleets case study: Freiburger Verkehr AG – Retrofitting buses
A Clean Fleets project case study on Freiburg's retrofitting buses to meet stricter emissions standards
English
Germany
Transport and vehicles
GPP 2020 Consortium
2014
Efficient waste water treatment in the Netherlands
A competitive dialogue process was launched by Waterschapsbedrijf Limburg (WBL) for the design, construction, maintenance and operation of a waste water treatment plant (WWTP) in Venlo, with a high production of biogas, and reduced sludge
English
Netherlands
Energy
European Commission, DG Environment
2014
Greening urban development projects and industrial buildings
When SPRILUR, an agency of the Basque government, tenders for the construction, restoration and/or design projects, bidders are required to submit an assessment of the environmental quality of the proposal
English
Spain
Buildings and construction, Infrastructure
European Commission, DG Environment
2014
Green Cleaning Products and Services in Estonia
Procurement of cleaning services by the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board (PBGB). The criteria included requirements for limiting harmful substances, dosing requirements and waste minimisation
English
Estonia
Cleaning
European Commission, DG Environment
2014
Organic, seasonal food for kindergartens in Barcelona
Barcelona City Council’s Municipal Education Institute (IMEB)tender for organic, seasonal food for 49 kindergartens
English
Spain
European Commission, DG Environment
2014
Responsible Timber Procurement: From campaigning to implementing
A case study on Madrid implementation of responsible timber procurement
English
Spain
Timber and forestry
General GPP/SPP, Social responsibility
2012