EVENTS SEARCH RESULTS ( 31 - 40 from 72 )

June 2015

UK Social Value workshop

2 June 2015, 09:00 - 13:15
Bristol, United Kingdom

The UK's Public Sector (Social Value) Act 2012 has the potential to transform how the public sector delivers its services and work with the private and third sector in delivering improved social services. This workshop, held by DAC Beachcroft, aims to help public and private sector actors to deal with the act's practical implementation.

The workshop will cover a briefing on the Public Services (Social Value) Act, provide an understanding of how to develop social value metrics, understand how procurement can lead on creating change and delivering better value and social outcomes, and give good practice examples.

The workshop is suited to public sector organisations, private sector partners and suppliers, and third sector providers who want to learn how social value policies and metrics can improve their work towards environmental and social targets.

To register for the event, click here. For more information about the event, click the link below, or contact

Webinar: Life-cycle costing in public procurement

9 June 2015, 14:30 - 16:00

Life-cycle costing (LCC) is a useful tool that could deliver financial savings as well as reductions in the environmental impact of purchases made by public authorities. The European Commission aims to encourage wider use of LCC by making tools and helpful approaches more widely available to European public authorities.

The purpose of this free webinar is to get feedback on the European Commission's LCC concept which is currently under development. The experiences of developers of similar tools from Denmark, Italy, and Sweden will also be discussed.

This is the first of two GPP webinars organised in 2015. They form part of the service offered by the EC's GPP Helpdesk. They will provide a forum to inform stakeholders working on public procurement on new resources and the evolving legislative context.

To register for the webinar, send an email to to receive more information.

Interactive practical seminar on cloud computing in public institutions

11 - 12 June 2015
Berlin, Germany

The European Academy for Tax, Economics and Law is hosting an interactive practical seminar on cloud computing in public institutions.

Main topics include procurement, technology, safety, and privacy, with the goal of participants gaining the knowledge to exploit the benefits and savings of cloud computing without compromising the IT security and privacy of public institutions.

Speakers include representatives from the IT security department of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi), Federal Commission for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI), and the State Commission for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

For more information, download the programme via the link below.

The Eco Technology Show

11 June - 12 March 2015
Brighton, United Kingdom
American Express Stadium

The Eco Technology Show provides an opportunity for business owners, managers, trade, general public and public sector to meet the experts and find the products and services needed to deliver genuine long-term benefits to their business, city & community.

The event will include: demonstrations of the latest eco technologies, with an emphasis on money saving; panel talks hosted by experts in the Communication Hub; discussions on business solutions that benefit the environment; and a platform for networking where potential clients, suppliers and partners can meet to do business.

For more information, visit the event website via the link below.

4th Annual Conference on Public Procurement

12 June 2015, 09:00 - 17:00
Prague, Czech Republic

The 4th Annual Conference on Public Procurement will take place in Prague (Czech Republic) on 12 June 2015, and will focus on smart public procurement and implementation of the EU's public procurement directives in 2014. The drive to implement the directives offers the opportunity to re-think how public procurement is organised to make it more efficient and cost-effective.

Smart public procurement makes it possible to think about procurement strategically. Other important policy objectives can be pursued through procurement, whether environmental, social, or those related to promoting innovation in the European economy.

Several sessions will take place throughout the day on subjects such as aggregation, and learning about how to use new tools to make public procurement smarter. Simultaneous interpretation will be available in English, German, and Czech. Participation at the conference is free of charge, and the deadline for registration is 17 May 2015.

For more information, click on the link below.

GPP 2020 Webinar

Boosting Sustainable Energy Supply and Efficiency through Smart Public Tendering
15 June 2015

Policy-makers and action managers in charge of reaching sustainability targets in municipalities, regions and countries must consider how to ensure renewable energy supply and efficiency in public procurement.

This webinar, organised within the GPP 2020 project, will present practical knowledge and experiences with procurement of green electricity and energy efficiency in cities and regions, giving solutions to overcome obstacles.

A number of case studies will be presented showing how succeed in implementing sustainable energy and energy efficiency in urban areas.

For more information and to register, contact

GPP 2020 project

ACE Energy Day

16 June 2015, 13:30 - 18:00
Brussels, Belgium
Maison des Associations Internationales

The Architects' Council of Europe (ACE) is presenting the results and progress of three projects in which it is involved, LEEMA, iNSPiRe, and A2PBEER at a conference in Brussels (Belgium) on the afternoon of 16 June 2015.

At the conference, innovative materials and technologies will be presented in thematic sessions on lighting, building facades, and building insulation.

The event is an opportunity to find out more about developments in cutting-edge research to make buildings more energy-efficient, and how to apply this in practice. Participants will also have the chance to network with partners from the projects, ACE members, and other climate and energy stakeholders.

For more information, click here.

Acting for responsible public procurement

30 June 2015, 09:00 - 12:00
Loué, France

Pays Vallée de la Sarthe, in cooperation with Réseau Grand Ouest and ADEME Pays de la Loire, is holding a half-day workshop on the topic of responsible public procurement on 30 June 2015 in the cultural centre in Loué.

The workshop will be composed of theoretical discussions by decision-makers and practitioners who are engaged in this work, and will offer participants the tools to include social and environmental criteria in their work.

The event will be conducted in French. To register, contact Julien Briault or Adeline Charré on +33 2 43 94 80 80 or

Réseau Grand Ouest

July 2015

FIRED-uP Final Conference

7 - 8 July 2015
London, United Kingdom

The FIRED-uP project is holding its final conference in London (United Kingdom) from 7 - 8 July 2015. FIRED-uP is a project focussing on improving the environmental performance of fire service fleets, and is a partnership between the City of Ghent (Belgium) and London Fire Brigade. Participants will include those working in emergency services and public procurers.

The conference will mainly take the form of three parallel sessions to find out more about and discuss the results of the project. These take the form of the outcomes of the pilot study and how participants can access the technology, demonstrations of the vehicles used in Ghent, and a demonstration of London Fire Brigade's telematics systems.

Participation at the event is free of charge and includes a reception at London City Hall and a catered lunch. To see the full programme, click here.

For more information and to register, click the link below, or send an email to

PROBIS market engagement event

15 July 2015
Turin, Italy

The Italian city of Turin has published a prior information notice (PIN) for the maintenance of a city-owned building, and will host a market engagement event on 15 July 2015. Turin is collaborating with the PROBIS project to procure innovative refurbishment solutions, in this instance a high-efficiency lighting system, an innovative energy management system, and an indoor climate control system that includes mechanical ventilation.

The event will inform attendees about the characteristics of the building outlined in the tender, and will open a dialogue with market operators on the performance requirements stated in the PIN and Prospectus.

The EU-funded PROBIS project supports the procurement of innovative solutions to increase the energy efficiency and sustainability of European public buildings.

For further information in Italian, click here.