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Circular Computing: giving laptops a new lease of life
Circular Computing is a specialist in laptop remanufacturing for supply to corporates and institutions. It solves the typical problems that prevent large buyers from choosing used equipment. By making laptops as good as new, and by educating buyers and sellers, Circular Computing is proving that second-hand tech is now a real alternative to buying first-hand.
English
International
ICT (information and communication techn.)
Energy efficiency, Circular Economy
Transform Together
2019
City of Forssa: recycled ICT equipment for schools
This was the first public-sector competitive bidding process for recycled equipment in Finland. A laptop computer was needed for each lower secondary school student, and the City of Forssa sought a more economical and environmentally friendly solution than acquiring new computers.
English, Finnish
Finland
ICT (information and communication techn.)
Circular Economy
KEINO
2018
Reuse of IT equipment in Central Government
The State Property Service (DRZ), part of the Dutch Ministry of Finance, conducted a project to find data safe alternatives to destroying ICT equipment. The number of saleable devices proved lower than estimated (only 25%), uncovering key lessons for the reuse of computers and other ICT in the circular economy.
English
Netherlands
ICT (information and communication techn.)
Circular Economy
REBus
2017
Circular Procurement of IT equipment in Utrecht
The Province of Utrecht wanted to conduct a pilot project to purchase circular computers for 1,000 workstations. However, no supplier was found which could meet the requirements set by Utrecht, uncovering important lessons about market consultation and dialogue.
English
Netherlands
ICT (information and communication techn.)
Market Engagement, Circular Economy
REBus
2017
Case Studies: Public Procurement of Energy Efficient Data Centres
“Green” data centres not only suppose a significant reduction of monetary costs, but also offer a sustainable, innovative, safer and energy efficient computing solution.

This series of case studies, compiled within the European PrimeEnergyIT project, present some of the good practice experiences from public authorities in Europe on energy efficient data centres. The different scenarios included in this compilation confirm that the public procurement of newly constructed data centres originates from the necessity to achieve more efficient energy consumption, reduced operative and maintenance costs, and safer data storage through higher availability and improved redundancy.
English
Europe/EU, International
ICT (information and communication techn.), Energy
Energy efficiency
PrimeEnergyIT
2012
Green Public Procurement in the Asia Pacific Region: Challenges and Opportunities for Green Growth and Trade
This report reviews and analyzes the progress of Green Public Procurement (GPP) policies, challenges and opportunities in APEC economies in the context of green growth and promotion of trade in environmental goods and services (EGS). It includes the elaboration of a database of environmental criteria of eight groups of products. The information considered in this study has been gathered through questionnaires and bibliography review.
English
International, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea; South, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, United States, Vietnam
General GPP/SPP
APEC
2013
Working with suppliers to achieve social opportunities
Since 2009, TfL has worked in partnership with suppliers to provide opportunities to people from a range of backgrounds, while also ensuring the deliverability of its future business plan. This approach has been reinforced by the Greater London Authority's Responsible Procurement Policy (2017). By inserting Stategic Labour Needs and Training (SLNT) into contracts, and working with other third sector organisations, TfL has successfully increased the routes into supply chain employment, helping to create 5,400 supply chain apprenticeship starts and over 5,000 workless job starts.
English
Europe/EU, United Kingdom
Transport and vehicles
General GPP/SPP, Social responsibility
Procura+
2018
City of Rome: Developing a monitoring system for GPP
The Metropolitan City of Rome Capital has been monitoring GPP since 2009, and in 2016, it introduced a new monitoring system linked to the public procurement electronic information system. This innovative, digital system makes it possible to require departments to attach relevant environmental criteria to procurement procedures.
English
Europe/EU, Italy
General GPP/SPP
Procura+
2017
Procuring energy saving building technologies - Torino
In conjunction with the PAPIRUS project, ATC conducted a PPI process to procure technical solutions which improve energy performance. The contract was awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender, weighted according to energy efficiency, sustainability, installation and maintenance and economic criteria.
English
Europe/EU, Italy
Energy, Buildings and construction
Energy efficiency, Innovation procurement (PPI)
Procura+
2018