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January 2021

Public Procurement of ICT and electronics: Power of engagement and challenges of verification

28 January 2021, 16:00 - 17:30

The webinar is co-hosted by European Parliament vice presidents Heidi Hautala and Marcel Kolaja and co-organised by Electronics Watch and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability.

The main objective of the webinar is to demonstrate what kind of public procurement policies and practices are possible in information and communications technology (ICT)/electronics for public purchasers at the European Union, national, regional or local level.

The webinar will provide insights on:

  • Human rights and labour rights risks in the ICT/electronics hardware industry on the level of manufacturing and mining
  • Verification challenges in public procurement
  • Independent monitoring as a solution to the verification challenge and impact of independent monitoring for workers
  • Bottom-up investigations for supply chain transparency
     

To register, please follow this link.


February 2021

Webinar on Urban Agenda e-Learning module

2 February 2021, 10:00 - 00:00

The Urban Agenda Partnership on Innovative and Responsible Public Procurement delivered seven actions that help procurers to implement sustainable and innovation procurement, including guidelines, toolboxes and handbooks. To make these deliverables user-friendly the partnership developed an interactive e-Learning module.

This webinar provides more indepth information on the E-Learning module. It wiill take place on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021, 10:00 - 12:00 (CET). 

The access link to join the webinar will be published on the Futurium website on Public Procurement.

For questions please send an email to djansens@haarlem.nl.


March 2021

URBACT Online Course on Strategic Procurement

1 - 31 March 2021

About the course

Drawing upon the activities of Procure and Making Spend Matter's cities, URBACT has developed a free online course to equip cities with the knowledge and tools required to embed social and environmental criteria into the process of public procurement and to progress strategic procurement.

Who is this course for?

This free and online training is targeted at anyone with an interest in procurement and changing the way it is undertaken in cities. You could be a Mayor or Politician, a civil servant working in strategy or procurement department, or working in urban and economic development, or someone completely different and willing to learn!

Course structure

The course is made of 13 videos - 7 learning modules and accompanying case studies. It follows the different steps of the procurement cycle (from how to do a spend analysis, all the way to tendering and contract monitoring).

The course will start in March 2021. Videos will be released on a weekly basis throughout the month with side events and activities to continue to exchange with the learning community.

It is recommended to follow the videos in order and dedicate about 2 hours per week in March. But you can also follow the course at your own pace. All videos will be available in the Toolbox to go back to.

Pre-register here. Find more information here.