Performance Output Based Specifications Best Practice Report
This report aims to explore and explain Performance Output Based Specifications (POBS) for Performance Based Contracting, reporting successful practices and outlining benefits and potential challenges.
Governance Issues in the EU’s e-Procurement Framework
This article outlines the Commission’s e-procurement policy, develops an analytical structure for assessing the framework and highlights governance issues that need addressing if e-procurement is to deliver on its promise
The report focuses on alternative drivetrain technologies and fuels that offer carbon reduction from city buses, although technologies relevant to taxis are also discussed.
The analysis focuses on the likely performance of short-medium term solutions (< 10 years) and suggests some demand side measures and practises which can be implemented to assist in the transition to cleaner public transport fleets. The study draws on technology information from industry technology roadmaps, interviews with technology providers and industry experts. Future demand for public transport vehicles and current procurement practises are established from the PPIA network cities.
This guidance document has been prepared by the public procurement topic
group of the Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform. The objective of this
document is to highlight the characteristics that a public procurement
process has to have to ensure it is in line with smart city investment needs.
Procurement processes need to account for the whole lifecycle costs and
benefits, rather than only the basic investment costs.
European Comission - SMART CITIES STAKEHOLDER PLATFORM
Constructive Market Engagement - A guide to engaging effectively with suppliers
This guide supports agencies to engage effectively with markets and suppliers when planning and undertaking procurements. It aims to destroy the ‘cone of
silence’ myth: that government can’t be seen to be talking to suppliers.
Procurement of solar powered, compacting litter bins
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown (DLR) County Council in Ireland purchased 401 solar-powered compacting bins. An application to monitor real-time levels of waste in the bins reduced the number of litter bins visited by 85%.
The 2012 Annual Report on the State of Municipal Sustainable Procurement in Canada -
Trends & Best Practices
The 2012 Annual Report on the State of Municipal Procurement in Canada
is the third annual report of the Municipal Collaboration on Sustainable
Procurement (MCSP). Drawing from lessons learnt, current practices, challenges
and opportunities faced by municipalities in 2012, this report presents key
themes and trends for this year and puts forth observations for the year ahead,
based on consultations with municipalities. This report is intended to be a
resource for municipalities and other agencies who are planning, developing
or optimizing sustainable procurement programs. It is also a summary for City
Council members and City Management Staff who want a snapshot of this
emerging strategic practice.
Municipal Collaboration for Sustainable Procurement
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.