Issue 4, Summer 2017
IN THIS ISSUE
Welcome to the fourth issue of the Procura+ Update. Redeveloped from the SP Update, this newsletter brings together the latest news from the Procura+ European Sustainable Procurement Network and ICLEI's work on sustainable and innovation procurement.
HOT TOPIC: SPP Regions best practice and state of the art reports published
PROCURA+ NETWORK: 2017 Procura+ Awards - application deadline extended
PROJECT NEWS: PPI4Waste project publishes policy recommendations
OTHER NEWS: ICLEI presents at EU-Taiwan GPP event
1 | HOT TOPIC
SPP Regions project releases best practice reports and state of the art guidance
The SPP Regions project has released a collection of State of the Art and Best Practice reports providing guidance and examples for public authorities on life-cycle costing, market engagement, circular procurement and performance/output-based specifications.
The reports are designed to give local and regional governments a perspective on current developments in procurement alongside practical examples of how to incorporate them into mainstream practice.
SPP Regions promotes the creation and expansion of European regional networks of municipalities working together on sustainable public procurement (SPP) and public procurement of innovation (PPI). The project is actively recruiting regional networks across Europe which can collaborate on tendering projects, achieving a total of 54.3 GWh/year primary energy savings and trigger 45 GWh/year renewable energy.
The Best Practice and State of the Art reports address the concepts of market engagement, performance/output-based specifications, circular procurement and life-cycle costing towards identifying the relevant aspects for public procurers at the local and regional levels. They explore and contextualise the topics within the frame of current EU strategies and procurement directives, and in addition to case studies provide checklists and tools to assist procurers in implementing similar approaches in their own organisations.
For more information on the SPP Regions projects and to download the reports, visit the SPP Regions website.
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2 | PROCURA+ NETWORK
Deadline extended for applications to 2017 Procura+ Awards
The deadline for applications to the 2017 edition of the Procura+ Awards has been extended to 18 July 2017. Procura+ Awards highlight sustainable and innovation procurements and tender procedures and give visibility to the most dynamic, forward-looking and innovative public authorities' initiatives. Applications are being accepted across three categories and the awards ceremony will take place in Tallinn on 17 October 2017.
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Global SPP Review:
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3 | PROJECT NEWS
PPI4Waste project highlights waste sector policy recommendations
The PPI4Waste project has published a report on uptake of PPI approaches in the waste sector, based on lessons learned through the 3-year project's activities. The report highlights several recommendations for policy-makers on procurement of innovation in the waste sector, and explores the its application to specific areas such as bulky waste, plastic separation and bio-waste.
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More from our projects
4 | OTHER NEWS
Oslo and Växjö take home prestigious Green City Awards
Procura+ network partcipants Oslo and Växjö have been awarded the European Green Capital Award for 2019 and the title of European Green Leaf 2018 respectively. The titles were presented by the EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, at an awards ceremony in Essen, the current European Green Capital.
Image copyright: European Green Capital Award (Flickr)
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