PAST 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.

PAST PROJECTS

SPP Regions
SPP Regions focused on building and strengthening regional sustainable procurement networks around Copenhagen (Denmark), Rotterdam - The Hague (Netherlands), Turin (Italy), Bristol (UK), Barcelona (Spain), West France and Gabrovo (Bulgaria).
English
Europe/EU
Food and catering, Transport and vehicles, Buildings and construction, Lighting
General GPP/SPP
2015
InnProBio
InnProBio aims to stimulate demand for bio-based products and services in Europe. The project will increase the number of public procurers equipped to carry out the procurement of innovative bio-based products and services.
English
Europe/EU
Innovation procurement (PPI)
2015
CEPPI
Birmingham (UK), Budapest (Hungary), Castelló & Valencia (Spain) and Wrocław (Poland) will demonstrate that by selectively intervening in scheduled public tenders, energy consumption can be reduced and GHG emissions decreased.
English
Europe/EU
Energy
General GPP/SPP, Innovation procurement (PPI)
2015
GreenS
GreenS works with local energy agencies to create and consolidate permanent supporting structures to provide public authorities with long-term support and technical assistance in the process of GPP preparation and implementation.
English
Europe/EU
2014
PPI4WASTE
PPI4Waste aims to find innovative solutions to key needs identified by procurers. This will help promote efficient management of municipal waste and support the implementation of European policies and national strategies on waste.
English
Europe/EU
HAPPI
The project brings together ten partners from five EU Member States to establish the conditions for health institutions throughout Europe to collaborate in the purchase of innovative health products, services and solutions to promote "ageing well".
English
Europe/EU
Medical equipment
Innovation procurement (PPI) , Joint procurement
GPP 2020
GPP 2020 aims to mainstream low-carbon procurement across Europe in support of the EU’s goal of a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, a 20% increase in the share of renewable energy and a 20% increase in energy efficiency by 2020.
English
Europe/EU
Energy, Lighting, Infrastructure
General GPP/SPP
ICLEI Europe
2013
PRIMES
PRIMES works to build capacity for GPP within small and medium-sized public sector organisations, provide hands-on support for implementation and act as an agent of change for GPP at the regional and local level in all EU Member States.
English
Europe/EU, Denmark, France, Italy, Latvia, Sweden, Croatia
ICT (information and communication techn.), Transport and vehicles, Energy, Buildings and construction, Lighting
General GPP/SPP, Energy efficiency
2016
PROBIS
PROBIS aims to use PPI in the building sector, with a focus on energy-efficient refurbishment of existing buildings. Four tenders will be launched on building technologies (ICT, envelope and energy equipment) before being tested in four pilot buildings in Torino (IT), Miskolc (HU), Börlange (SE) and in the Lombardy Region (IT).
English
Europe/EU
Buildings and construction
Innovation procurement (PPI)
2013
iNSPiRe
The objective of iNSPiRe is to tackle the problem of high-energy consumption by producing systemic renovation packages that can be applied to residential and tertiary buildings. The renovation packages developed by iNSPiRe aim to reduce the primary energy consumption of a building to lower than 50 kWh/m2/year. The packages need to be suitable to a variety of climates while ensuring optimum comfort for the building users.
English
Europe/EU
2012
INNOCAT
INNOCAT aims to bring together a group of public and private buyers to publish a series of tenders for eco-innovative catering products, services and solutions. The aim is to help encourage eco-innovation in the catering sector by providing a sizeable launch market for new solutions.
English
Europe/EU
2013
ENIGMA
ENIGMA is a FP7 project that aims to implement a joint transnational pre-commercial procurement (PCP) procedure in the field of public lighting. Coordinated by the city of Eindhoven, the project’s 5 partner municipalities (Eindhoven, Malmo, Stavanger, Espoo and Bassano del Grappa) cooperate on procuring innovation and testing in a real-life environment the technologies that their commercial subcontractors develop.
English
Europe/EU, Finland, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway
Lighting
Innovation procurement (PPI) , Pre commercial procurement
2013
Clean Fleets Project
The Clean Fleets project assists public authorities and fleet operators with the implementation of the Clean Vehicles Directive and the procurement or leasing of clean and energy-efficient vehicles. It offers a helpdesk, discussion forum and a range of supporting tools and publications, which can be found by visiting:
English
Europe/EU
Transport and vehicles
2013
The LANDMARK project
The LANDMARK project was about enabling European local authorities to act as key drivers for the promotion of fair and decent working conditions in global supply chains for certain products purchased by the European public sector in order to help to improve the living and working conditions of workers in Asia and parts of Sub-Saharan Africa particularly in the textiles, food, construction and electronics sectors.
Multiple
English, Catalan, German, Portuguese, Spanish
Europe/EU, International
Food and catering, Textiles, ICT (information and communication techn.), Timber and forestry , Buildings and construction, Medical equipment
Fair trade, Social responsibility
The LANDMARK consortium, c/o ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
2011
Sustainable Timber Action
The STA project aims to provide guidance for public authorities on how to procure sustainable and fairly traded timber. It will also develop a dual model for timber suppliers on how to integrate fair trade and sustainable forest management certification.
English
Europe/EU, International
Timber and forestry
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
Euro TopTen Max
Topten is a consumer-oriented online search tool, which presents the best appliances in various categories of products. The key criteria are energy efficiency, impact on the environment, health and quality.
English
Europe/EU, China, United States
Energy
Energy efficiency
SCI-Network
The SCI-Network connects public authorities looking to procure innovative and sustainable solutions within their construction projects. The SCI-Network aims to: jointly identify new construction solutions, and examine how best to encourage innovation in construction procurement.
English
Europe/EU
Buildings and construction
General GPP/SPP
SMART SPP
SMART SPP promoted the introduction onto the market of innovative highly energy efficient technologies in the last stages of development. This was done by encouraging early market engagement between public authority procurers and suppliers in the pre-procurement phase, including the issue of tenders.
English
Europe/EU
Energy
Energy efficiency, Innovation procurement (PPI) , Market Engagement
The SMART SPP consortium, c/o ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
2011
GPP Costs and Benefits
The overall goal of this project was to collect evidence on the economic and administrative costs and benefits of GPP versus procurement of non-green (or conventional) products by national governments and individual purchasing authorities.
English
General GPP/SPP
RELIEF - European research project on green procurement
The research project, RELIEF, explored the environmental relief potential of green public procurement in the European Union. The RELIEF results have formed the basis for the development of the Sustainable Procurement Campaign, Procura+.
English
Europe/EU
General GPP/SPP
2005
SIPTRAM
The SIPTRAM project aimed to encourage local and regional authorities across Europe to improve the environmental and social standards in urban public transport through the competitive tendering process.
English, German
Europe/EU
Transport and vehicles