PROGRAMMES AND PROJECTS

ICLEI is involved in a number of projects related to sustainable and innovation procurement. Click on the links below to find out more, or contact us at procurement@iclei.org.

We also offer a number of networking and exchange opportunities. Click here to find out more about the Procura+ Information Service and our regular events.

OUR PROGRAMMES

PROCURA+ EUROPEAN SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT NETWORK

Join a network of active public authorities working on sustainable and innovation procurement. We facilitate exchange between participants, offer direct support to your activities, and promote your achievements internationally.

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GLOBAL LEAD CITY NETWORK ON SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT

Bringing together leading cities from around the world to share and develop their capabilities to implement sustainable and innovation procurement, driving a transition to sustainable production and consumption.

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ONE PLANET NETWORK ON SUSTAINABLE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

ICLEI is a co-lead and active
supporter of the worldwide
uptake of socially responsible,
environmentally friendly and economically sound purchasing via the United Nation's One Planet Network on Sustainable Public Procurement.

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OUR PROJECTS

Innovation Procurement Platform
The website is the first port of call for all things related to public procurement of innovation (PPI) and pre-commercial procurement (PCP). It aims to make public procurement of innovation a wide-spread reality in Europe.
English
Europe/EU
Innovation procurement (PPI)
ICLEI
2012
Big Public Buyers Initiative
The Big Public Buyers Initiative is as a platform for promoting and enabling collaboration between big public buyers on strategic public procurement to help drive the market for innovative goods and services. The main aim of the initiative is to enhance the uptake of strategic public procurement in Europe through partnerships with public buyers. Three working groups will be established, each involving at least three public buyers, focusing on a specific product/sector, where there is a shared public need not sufficiently provided by the current market. The working groups will deliver a tangible outcome such as the development of common procurement standards, the launching of a joint statement of demand, or a joint procurement exercise. ICLEI is running the initiative together with EUROCITIES on behalf of DG Grow.
English
Europe/EU
General GPP/SPP
2019
LEA Learntech Accelerator
Based on the findings from the IMAILE project, which conducted a pre-commercial procurement of Personal Learning Environment software, the LEA project aims to develop a critical mass of European procurers demanding innovative learn tech solutions.
English
Europe/EU
ICT (information and communication techn.)
Innovation procurement (PPI) , Pre commercial procurement
2018
Procure2Innovate
The Procure2Innovate project will establish or expand Competence Centres for innovation procurement in ten EU Member States. The project aims to improve institutional support and quality of advice for public procurers of information and communication technologies (ICT), and other product groups implementing innovation procurement.
English
Europe/EU
Innovation procurement (PPI)
2018
European NGO Network on Green Public Procurement
Environmental NGOs have knowledge and experience with many of the environmental issues addressed by GPP criteria, such as hazardous substances, waste management, energy efficiency etc, and therefore represent vital stakeholders when promoting GPP. The objective of the NGO Network is to increase the uptake of GPP through the EU by building NGO capacity to support public authorities.
English
Europe/EU
Make ICT Fair
This project is a three-year EuropeanAid project aiming at improving the lives of workers and those impacted along different stages of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) supply chain through research, campaigning, capacity building and advocacy.
English
Europe/EU, International
ICT (information and communication techn.)
Fair trade, Social responsibility
2017
EC GPP Training and Toolkit
ICLEI, together with a series of organisations from across the EU, is updating the European Commission's GPP Training Toolkit, and organising 10 training programmes for procurers in 7 EU countries.

Training programmes will be carried out in:

Croatia (by Projekt jednako razvoj d.o.o. (PJR))
Cyprus (by Cyprus Energy Agency (CEA))
Hungary (by The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC))
Latvia (by the Latvian Environmental Investment Fund (LEIF))
Poland (by Foundation CentrumCSR)
Portugal (by Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia (LNEG))
Romania (by Ecosistemi)
English
Europe/EU
General GPP/SPP
Innovation Procurement Brokers
The main objective of this project is to establish an Innovation Procurement Broker (IPB) that brings together and facilitates the procurement of innovative goods and services between contracting authorities, suppliers of innovation (with a special focus on SMEs and start-ups), investors, and researchers. This sustainable business model is based on scaling up the activities of 5 pilot schemes at European level. The pilots are implemented at regional and national level testing out different approaches.
English
Europe/EU
General GPP/SPP, Innovation procurement (PPI)
UrbanWINS
UrbanWINS aims to develop and test methods for designing and implementing strategic plans for waste prevention and management. Cities involved will enhance urban environmental resilience and shift towards sustainable production and consumption.
Europe/EU
General GPP/SPP, Circular Economy
2016
Circular PP
Circular PP is a 3-year project supported by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme. The aim is to address the societal challenge of resource efficiency in a multidimensional way. The project develops an adequate framework for circular procurement in the countries belonging to the Baltic Sea Region.
English
Europe/EU
General GPP/SPP, Circular Economy
CIVITAS ECCENTRIC
Within CIVITAS ECCENTRIC, the cities of Madrid, Stockholm, Munich, Turku and Ruse are working together to tackle the challenges of mobility in suburban districts and clean, silent and CO2 free city logistics. CIVITAS ECCENTRIC demonstrates the potential and replicability of integrated and inclusive urban planning approaches, innovative policies and emerging technologies in five “Living Lab” areas. Clean vehicles and fuels are tested, new regulations and services formulated and consolidation solutions developed in close partnership with the private sector.
English
Europe/EU
Transport and vehicles
BuyZET project
BuyZET is a partnership of cities aiming to achieve zero emission urban delivery of goods and services by developing innovative procurement plans.
English
Europe/EU
Transport and vehicles
2016
GrowSmarter
GrowSmarter brings together cities and industry to integrate and demonstrate ‘12 smart city solutions’ in energy, infrastructure and transport, to provide other cities with valuable insights on how they work in practice and opportunities for replication. The cities of Stockholm, Cologne and Barcelona are implementing solutions ranging from smart home energy management systems, to micro-freight distribution; from automated waste collection, to vehicle to grid charging.
English
Europe/EU
EC LCC tools
To increase the uptake of LCC considerations in tenders throughout the European Union, the European Commission would like to provide practitioners with harmonised, widely agreed LCC methodologies and tools and has published the present call for tenders. Ecoinstitut SCCL in a joint tender together with ICLEI (and relevant subcontractors) will work on LCC tools in 2018 and 2019. A public consultation on the tool(s) is carried out in cooperation with the Procura+ European Sustainable Procurement Network Interest Group on LCC.
English
Europe/EU
General GPP/SPP, Life-cycle costing
INNOPATHS
INNOPATHS is a four year EU funded research project that aims to work with key economic and societal actors to generate new, state-of-the-art low-carbon pathways for the European Union.
English
Europe/EU
EU GPP Helpdesk
The main idea behind the GPP Helpdesk is to promote and disseminate information about GPP, and to provide timely and accurate answers to stakeholders' enquiries. Stakeholders can send their questions by email to gpp-helpdesk@iclei.org

Part of the GPP Helpdesk service are the publication of monthly newsletters - GPP News-Alerts. Each News-Alert provides short articles, forthcoming GPP events, new website updates, an interview with a key stakeholder, and summaries of GPP examples. All editions are available here http://ec.europa.eu/environment/gpp/alert_en.htm
English
Europe/EU
2010