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EU GPP case study: Greener IT Equipment in Gizpuzkoa (Spain)
In 2008, a public tendering process for a three year framework contract for the supply of office information technology (IT) equipment for Gipuzkoa’s Provincial Council and other autonomous or public bodies based in the province took place.
English
Spain
ICT (information and communication techn.)
Ecolabels, Energy efficiency
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2011
Preventing Climate Change through GPP (Province of Girona)
This guide for the local governments in the Catalan Province of Girona show how to implement green procurement policies taking into consideration the size of the administration, key persons and main barriers depending on the size of the organisation.
Catalan
Spain
General GPP/SPP
CILMA-Local Initiatives Council for the Environment of the Province of Girona (Ecoinstitut Barcelona)
2005
Green procurement and green products generate growth
Seven business cases for green procurement from Denmark are presented through this publication. The examples demonstrate how green procurement contributes to the green transition of society. Focus is on the effects of green procurement from the perspective of suppliers in regards to job creation, innovation, export, and marketing opportunities.
English, Danish
Europe/EU, Denmark
General GPP/SPP, Innovation procurement (PPI)
Danish Environmental Protection Agency
2013
EU GPP case study: ICT equipment and management services, Italy
Consip SpA, the Italian central purchasing body, identified a need for leasing ICT equipment and management services. The organisation established that by purchasing an integrated service, as opposed to a product, several economic and ecological targets could be met. More specifically, Consip felt that by using this approach they could achieve greater energy efficiency, rationalise their IT infrastructure, cut staff costs and reduce the need for regular maintenance. In 2013, Consip set up a €380 million framework agreement over 24 months for ICT services covering 160,000 workstations located on the premises of various Italian public bodies. The desktop sourcing services included the management of ICT platforms, leasing of hardware, software licenses and virtualisation services. Consip chose to set up an “incomplete” framework agreement as part of their tendering strategy, under which not all terms had been established. This allowed the public bodies purchasing through the contract flexibility with their individual purchases, setting additional technical specifications and award criteria on a case-by-case basis. At the same time, it ensured compliance with Consip’s minimum requirements. Consip ensured that suppliers would in fact be able to meet the standards specified in their tender documentation, by carrying out a market analysis prior to tendering, and by including the minimum environmental criteria issued by the Italian Environment Ministry in their tender. The sustainability criteria included in the tender contributed to the selection of brand new products on the market with low energy consumption.
English
Italy
ICT (information and communication techn.)
General GPP/SPP
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2014
Joint Procurement Factsheet
This tool provides a description of different types of JP arrangements and procedures, offering some model solutions and providing examples of good practice from different countries.
English
Europe/EU
Joint procurement
ICLEI & European Commission
2008
Procurement and innovation: a supplement to the 2013 Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement
A collection of articles from academia, the public and private sector and the United Nations providing an overview of the current debate on procurement and innovation.
English
International
Fair trade, Social responsibility
UNOPS
2014
Market Engagement Best Practice Report
This report explores and outlines some practical steps to engaging with the market, using examples of successful processes and actions to show how it can work
English
Europe/EU
Market Engagement
SPP Regions Consortium
2017
Public Procurement Indicators 2013 - DG GROW G4 Innovative and e-Procurement
This document provides various indicators describing the public procurement market in the European Union and its member states in 2013. The results are presented along with the indicators for the previous three years to illustrate the evolution on the market.
English
Europe/EU
Innovation procurement (PPI)
DG GROWTH
2015
SPP Regions Tender Model: Joint Procurement of 500 GWh in Piedmont
The Central Purchasing Body of Piedmont Region, in collaboration with Metropolitan City of Turin and ARPA Piedmont, in the context of APE Network, has conducted a joint procurement of 500 GWh.
English
Italy
Energy
Energy efficiency
2017
SPP Regions Tender Model: Euro 6 cargo minivan for Gabrovo
Gabrovo Municipality conducted a procurement for the purchase of a EURO 6 cargo minivan for Zora nursery. During proposal evaluations, additional points were granted to more environmental friendly vehicles meeting the EURO 6 standard.
English
Bulgaria
Transport and vehicles
General GPP/SPP
2017
SPP Regions Tender Model: Joint Procurement of 19 urban electric buses in Piedmont
Piedmont Region conducted a join procurement for the purchase of 19 electric buses and 10 years of full service maintenance. The tender was part of a programme launched by the Piedmont Region to promote the introduction of electric buses into regional transport operators fleets.
English
Italy
Transport and vehicles
SPP Regions Consortium
2017
SPP Regions Tender Model: Self-regulating LED lamps for Turin Polytechnic
The Polytechnic of Turin conducted the pilot installation of 16 self-regulating LED lamps at the Department of Control and Computer Science.
English
Italy
Lighting
Energy efficiency
2017