BIG BUYERS - NEEDS ASSESSMENT

 

SETTING UP THE WORKING GROUPS

Based on the results of the needs assessment, in March/April 2021 we will establish the following 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.

Interested to be involved? Send us an e-mail at info@bigbuyers.eu.

 

 

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.

 

DIFFERENT ROLES

Leader

  • Steer the group activities, propose new activities, speakers, actions, etc.
  • Participate in all the activities
  • Expected to deliver concrete outcome (e.g. joint statement of demand, development of procurement criteria, joint market consultation) in the lifetime of the BBCE project

Buyer

  • Participate in defining group activities
  • Participate in all the activities
  • Is expected to deliver concrete outcome (e.g. joint statement of demand, development of procurement criteria, joint market consultation) in the lifetime of the BBCE project

Follower

  • Participate in defining group activities
  • Participate in all the activities
  • Is not expected to deliver concrete procurement outcomes in the framework of the BBCE project, but mainly to learn and contribute.

Expert/researcher

  •   Support public entities in delivering procurement elements such as technical specifications

Observer Group

  • Group of entities not directly involved in a group
  • Regular communication keeps the Observer Group up-to-date on the activities of the BBCE.

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 insights into the needs assessment.

Presentation - 08 December 2020