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.
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
ENIGMA is a FP7 project that aims to implement a joint transnational pre-commercial procurement (PCP) procedure in the field of public lighting. The 5 project partner municipalities cooperate on procuring innovation. This report identifies in detail the requirements of the municipalities.
Report on criteria for sustainable investments in the cities of Chişinău and Sevastopol.
The report has been complied as part of the project “Increasing energy efficiency of Chişinău and Sevastopol municipalities based on existing positive experience” Europe Aid project “Chisinau”. It aims to give the necessary background information on sustainability criteria with a strong emphasis on energy efficiency to allow for sustainable investments in the cities of Sevastopol (Ukraine) and Chisinau (Moldova) and to later prepare feasibility studies for the planned investments.
The report describes the sustainability criteria from the perspective of public
procurement and focuses on thermal insulation of residential buildings, effective
street lighting and indicative measures to improve transport circulation.
Europe/EU, Moldova, Ukraine
Transport and vehicles, Energy, Buildings and construction, Lighting
The Power of Public Purchasing: Making EU public procurement policy working for people and forests
This report is one of a series presenting recommendations to the EU for an Action
Plan to halt deforestation and respect rights, looking at EU aid, climate, consumption,
financial, illegal logging, renewable energy and trade policies. Together, the series forms a comprehensive action plan for the EU, available at www.fern.org/EUdrivers.