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October 2018

10th EcoProcura Conference

Sustainable and Innovation Procurement
3 - 5 October 2018
Nijmegen, Netherlands

European Green Capital City of Nijmegen (Netherlands) and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability are pleased to announce the 10th edition of the EcoProcura Conference on Sustainable and Innovation Procurement taking place on 3-5 October 2018.

The conference will bring together over 400 procurers, policy makers, businesses, researchers and international organisations in Nijmegen to discuss the latest developments in sustainable and innovation procurement:

  • Current best practice in implementation
  • European policy developments and international initiatives
  • Opportunities for collaboration between procurers in Europe
  • Practical tools for implementation (circular procurement, life cycle costing, monitoring, e-Procurement)
  • Market dialogue, joint procurement, social issues, professionalisation of procurement

Online registration will open in early 2018. For more information, visit the EcoProcura Conference Series website, or email:

Live market engagement: Sustainable procurement of ICT

3 October 2018, 09:00 - 13:00
Nijimegen, Netherlands

Public authorities and businesses from across Europe will engage on procurement needs and solutions for social responsibility and transparency in information and communication technology (ICT) supply chains. This live market engagement event is taking place on 3 October in 2018 European Green Capital Nijmegen (the Netherlands), alongside the 2018 EcoProcura conference.

Public authorities will inform suppliers of their socially responsible procurement needs and upcoming procurement plans for ICT, which includes large contracts for smartphones, laptops and PCs, and servers. Opportunity will be provided for suppliers to showcase solutions and initiatives that increase the social, ethical and environmental sustainability of their supply chains. The dialogue will help inform the design of procurements and contracts, and lead to suppliers submitting stronger bids.

The event is taking place as part of the Make ICT Fair project, which aims to improve the lives of workers and communities associated with ICT supply chains, particularly in the Global South.

For more information please consult the invitation letter and draft programme here.

Participation is free of charge, but registration is necessary to ensure a place. In order to register, please fill in the form here.

Digital Transformation of Public Procurement

18 October 2018
Lisbon, Portugal

The Digital Transformation of Public Procurement conference, organized by the European Commission, takes place on the 18th October 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal and will discuss the digital transformation of public procurement seen as one of the priorities highlighted in the Commission's public procurement package of October 2017.

The event will discuss current achievements, E-procurement, the ‘European Single Procurement Document’ and ‘eCertis’, and will consider how to further engage the EU-wide public procurement community on the benefits of this radical transformation. Participants will be given the chance to get an overview of the latest policy developments and gather insights from concrete projects and experiences linked to digital transformation.

For more information please visit the event's webpage.

Avoiding Greenwash: How to verify GPP commitments in tenders and contracts

24 October 2018

This one-hour webinar will focus on:

  • Turning green public procurement (GPP) commitments into reality in contract delivery
  • Verifying claims made in tenders through labels, environmental management systems and certifications
  • How to manage contractors and subcontractors, including contract incentives and penalties
  • Real examples based on supply, service and works contracts

The webinar is aimed at practitioners and NGOs working with public authorities on GPP. Nicole Fletcher has agreed to speak about the experience of London Fire Brigade in verifying green commitments.  Abby Semple will share insights on legal and practical aspects. In the end there is going to be time for Q&A as well as comments from your perspective.

It is free to participate and questions may be submitted in advance to or asked during the Webinar. As a member of the NGO Network you are expected to participate in the webinar – you are also welcome to forward this invite to colleagues and other organisations working on GPP.

Click here to register.