BIG BUYERS INITIATIVE

WHAT IS THE BIG BUYERS INITIATIVE?

The Big Buyers is a European Commission Initiative for promoting collaboration between big public buyers in implementing strategic public procurement.

Public procurement can be a key tool in driving the development of innovative goods and services on the European market. By working together, and pooling their resources, cities, central purchasing bodies, and other major public procurers can maximise their market power and impact. The initiative presents a compelling opportunity to engage with other public authorities across Europe and to shape new innovative solutions to your procurement needs.

ICLEI and EUROCITIES are currently running the initiative on behalf of the European Commission, DG Internal Market, Industry Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW). The initiative aims to work together with existing networks and organisations active in this area.


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CURRENT WORKING GROUPS

ZERO EMISSION CONSTRUCTION SITES

This group is aiming to promote the use of zero-emission construction machinery on public construction sites and increaseingthe implementation rate of pilot procurements in this sector.

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HEAVY-DUTY ELECTRIC VEHICLES

This group aims to develop the market for heavy-duty electric vehicles in Europe's cities, including waste trucks and street cleaning equipment, through joint market dialogue and criteria development. 

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CIRCULAR CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS

This group is focused on promoting the use of circular construction materials in the procurement of public demolition, construction and renovation projects.

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LATEST EVENTS

BIG BUYERS INITATIVE: FINAL RESULTS WEBINAR

23 October, 2020

The webinar presented the outcomes of 12 months of collaboration from each of the three working groups, including lessons learned reports, factsheets, and joint statements of demand.

All presentations and videos from the event are available to download here:

 

 

Contact us

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
Simon Clement
simon.clement@iclei.org
+49 761 368 9244

 

EUROCITIES
Anja De Cunto
Anja.DeCunto@eurocities.eu

+32 2 552 0867


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