BIG BUYERS - NEEDS ASSESSMENT

 

NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Four new working groups will be established in early 2021. To set these up, we carried out a needs assessment to identify the most relevant procurement sectors and unmet needs to address.

The needs assessment showed that there was interest in the following topics: 

 

Mobility

Energy & Construction

ICT/AI

Health

Other

 

If you haven’t shown an interest before, but you still would like to explore further the possibilities for your organisation to be involved in one or more of the pre-selected areas, simply send us an e-mail at info@bigbuyers.eu.

Feel free to also join informative meetings on Monday, 22 February 2021 to further discuss AI/ICT related topics at 2-3 pm CET or circular construction at 3-4 pm. Registration via email.

 

SETTING UP THE WORKING GROUPS

Based on the results of the survey, in March/April 2021 we will establish four working groups on the most popular procurement areas – each group will involve between 5 and 10 public entities (cities, regions, central purchasing bodies, and others, from across Europe.

Each established working group will then jointly define a list of objectives and activities.

 

 

 

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATING

Public organisations from any EU/EEA country are welcome to participate in the working groups.

  • Active participation in meetings and engagement throughout the 2 years of collaboration is expected.
  • Entities aiming to purchase solutions in the field of the group focus in the near future are preferred, though ambitious procurers interested in the topic but at an earlier stage will also be welcome to join.
  • People involved should be directly involved in the purchasing of solutions in the working group topic (e.g. Procurement Officer).
  • To ensure many can benefit from the Initiative, each entity can participate in a maximum of 2 of the 4 established working groups.

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

 

WANT TO KEEP INFORMED?

Want to keep informed about Big Buyers, but not sure you can commit to participating in a working group? Join the Big Buyers Observer Group instead.

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ONLINE LAUNCH EVENT

Get an overview of key outcomes from the previous BBI working groups, an idea of why to get involved in the new initiative and more insights into the ongoing needs assessment.

Presentation - 08 December 2020