BIG BUYERS - NEEDS ASSESSMENT

 

NEEDS ASSESSMENT

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

You can express your interest in getting involved in the initiative by participating in a quick online survey where you can indicate for which products or services you will be focusing your procurement work in the next months and which challenges you currently face.

We will be collecting your interest around six possible areas:

  • Mobility,
  • Energy,
  • Construction,
  • Information and communication technologies (ICT) and artificial intelligence (AI),
  • Health
  • Other (depending on the results of the needs assessment)

The deadline for submissions has been extended to 13 January 2021.

In January and Februay 2021 we will match your interest with those of other entities across Europe and further define the needs and possible joint actions through follow-up interviews.

 

 

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)

 

TAKE THE SURVEY

Complete the Big Buyers needs assessment to help define the working groups for the next 2 years.

Complete the needs assessment

 

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.

Email us here

 

ONLINE LAUNCH EVENT

Get an overview of key outcomes from the 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