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Toward Circular Public Procurement
This publication offers guidance in circular public procurement. It discusses the policy context of public procurement and identifies regulatory issues and how to overcome them. It also offer good practice examples of circular public procurement in France and Europe wide.
French
Europe/EU, France
Circular Economy
2017
TCO Certified
TCO Certified is a sustainability certification for IT products, run by TCO Development. All TCO Certified products meet strict criteria for social responsibility at the facilities where the product is manufactured, user safety and ergonomic design as well minimal environmental impact for both the product and its production during the whole life cycle. All TCO Certified IT products are verified by an independent third party.
English, German, Swedish
Europe/EU, International
ICT (information and communication techn.)
Ecolabels
TCO Development
Environmental and Cost Savings through Green Public Procurement
The study describes the huge environmental and cost relief potential of applying Green Public Procurement in the City of Berlin. The methodology applied uses LCC data for 15 high priority product and service groups and calculates the potential CO2e and cost savings that corresponds to 38 Mio euros and 355.000 tons of CO2 annually.
German
Germany
Food and catering, Textiles, ICT (information and communication techn.), Transport and vehicles, Energy, Cleaning, Timber and forestry , Buildings and construction, Lighting, Office stationery
General GPP/SPP, Life-cycle costing
2015
Standardsmap 2.0 video
Introducing the online tool Standardsmap 2.0
English
International
Food and catering, Textiles, ICT (information and communication techn.), Transport and vehicles, Energy, Cleaning, Timber and forestry , Buildings and construction, Lighting, Office stationery, Medical equipment, Infrastructure, Green spaces, Events, Furniture
General GPP/SPP, Environmental management system
2014
EU GPP case study: Environmentally-friendly cleaning services in Reykjavík
The City Council - through its schools, kindergartens, offices and other buildings - is a major consumer of cleaning services and therefore has the potential to exert considerable influence over the Icelandic cleaning services market.
English
Iceland
Cleaning
Ecolabels, Social responsibility
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2011
French Government guide on Fair Trade public procurement
The objective of the guide is to provide public procurers with legal tools and useful examples in the implementation of responsible and ethical public procurement. The guide has been issued by the Ministry of Economic and Financial affairs with the support of French Fair Trade actors such as Max Havelaar, Artisans du Monde and Plate-Forme pour le Commerce Équitable.
French
Europe/EU, France
Food and catering, Textiles, Timber and forestry , Green spaces, Furniture
Fair trade, Social responsibility
2012
Practical Guide: Socially responsible procurement ICT-Procurement
This guide aims to assist public procurers by showing practical examples. It presents practical examples of public entities from all across Europe, integrating social criteria in their ICT tenders and pursuing different approaches to control compliance. This includes both specific tenders (and the respective templates), structural measures and external assistance.
English
Europe/EU
ICT (information and communication techn.)
Social responsibility
WEED
2015
LEA Learntech Accelerator
Based upon 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 learntech solution.
English
Europe/EU
ICT (information and communication techn.)
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
Purchasing bio-based cleaning services
The Wilanów District Office – one of 18 Districts of the City of Warsaw - carried out a procurement of environmentally-friendly cleaning and maintenance services for some of the city’s water supply and treatment plants.
English
Poland
Biobased products
InnProBio consortium
2018
Disposable bio-based aprons for Skåne’s healthcare sector
Innovation-oriented public procurement to purchase renewable (bio-based) aprons for the health sector in the Swedish region Skåne.
English
Sweden
Textiles
Innovation procurement (PPI) , Biobased products
InnProBio consortium
2018
InnProBio Toolbox
The Toolbox aims to assist procurement and sustainability professionals interested in finding out more about bio-based products and services, and how to purchase them.
English
Europe/EU
Innovation procurement (PPI) , Biobased products
InnProBio consortium
2018