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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.
English
Europe/EU
General GPP/SPP
SPP Regions Consortium
2017
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
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
English
Europe/EU
ICT (information and communication techn.)
Journal of Common Market Studies
2014
Encouraging more innovation in public procurement: Guidance
This guide is intended to help the public authorities to strengthen the demand for innovative products through innovative procurement.
German
Germany
Innovation procurement (PPI)
Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie
2014
Green Fleet Technology Study for Public Transport
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.
English
Europe/EU
Transport and vehicles
2015
Public Procurement for Smart 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.
English
Europe/EU
European Comission - SMART CITIES STAKEHOLDER PLATFORM
2013
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.
English
New Zealand
Market Engagement
New Zealand Government
2013
Technology-Neutral Procurement of a Full-Electric Ferry
Procurement of a fully electric ferry by the Norwegian Directorate of Public Roads, to service the villages of Lavik and Oppedal across Sognefjord.
English
Norway
Transport and vehicles
Market Engagement
European Commission, DG Environment
2014
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%.
English
Ireland
Energy
General GPP/SPP
European Commission, DG Environment
2015
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.
English
Canada
General GPP/SPP
Municipal Collaboration for Sustainable Procurement
2013
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, Innovation procurement (PPI) , Joint procurement, Social responsibility
UNOPS
2014
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