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February 2022

Public Procurement and Sustainable infrastructure

9 February 2022, 01:00 - 02:30

Agenda

UNEP and the One Planet Network invite you to join us in conversation. Panelists will share public procurement strategies that are driving stronger sustainability outcomes in infrastructure planning and development.

-Beibei Gu, UNEP Opening Remarks

-Dominic MacCormack, UNEP, moderator

-Introduction: Sanjay Kumar, Sustainable Infrastructure interest group of the One Planet Network SPP Programme

-Panelist #1, Shadi Hussein, Global Procurement Services, United Nations Development Programme: UNDP Sustainable Procurement Integration Approaches

-Panelist #2, Ravishankar Chandrasekhran, Vice President and SBU Head, Tata Projects: Infrastructure Procurement in India

-Panelist #3, Jeroen Van Alphen, Project Leader SPP, Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management: Incorporating sustainability into Infrastructure projects – The Netherlands national perspective

-Panelist #4, Ana Maria Ruiz, Infrastructure and Public Procurement Division, OECD

You can register here.


Webinar: What you need to know about sustainability and procurement

10 February 2022, 12:00 - 13:00

online

AdviceCloud and Positive Planet have teamed up for a webinar to help suppliers understand sustainability in more depth, and how it links to public sector procurement.

The webinar aims to be a knowledge sharing session where experts from both companies will be making sure suppliers to grips with what they need to be doing in 2022. This includes:

  • What sustainability means when it comes to public services
  • The regulations in place that need to be taken notice of
  • Why suppliers need to do more when it comes to sustainability (hint: the answer involves winning contracts)
  • How procurement is progressing
  • A Q&A section to ask experts your questions

Please note that the webinar is focusing on UK public procurement regulations. More information here. To register, click here


GPP-STREAM high-level political dissemination event/final conference

(Semester VIII)
16 - 17 February 2022, 09:45 - 12:10

Due to the complicated pandemic situation across most of the European countries, the GPP-STREAM partnership decided to organize its high-level political dissemination event online instead of physically. The final conference will be organized on 16th and 17th of February, 2022.

During the first day of the event, GPP-STREAM partners will present their achievements in regards to the implementation of their regional GPP action plans – lessons learnt and difficulties met. There will be also a session dedicated to the integration of green public procurement (GPP) into policy instruments: case studies and good practices from other EU regions not directly involved in GPP-STREAM project.

During the second day, high level speakers from public EU institutions will be presenting good practices and case studies on environmental policy development and how GPP can be integrated into various policies which public administrations (PAs) need to develop and implement.

Agenda of the event is present here, and Links for registration to the event are presented below.

Participation in the conference is free – all interested parties and stakeholders are warmly invited to register and take an active part in this GPP-STREAM event.

 

Link for registration of the first day of the Conference - 16 February 2022.

Link for registration of the first day of the Conference - 17 February 2022.


3rd Lunchtime Talks on Gender Equality

#WeBuySocialEU A bit of Social Procurement
24 February 2022, 12:00 - 12:45

DG GROW's lunchtime talks continue with a session on 'Gender Equality', where you can learn about the European Gender Equality Institute's toolkit for gender-responsive public procurement and how to introduce gender equality considerations in public procurement.

You can register here.


March 2022

Towards a new normal: Sustainable products for sustainable consumption

1 - 2 March 2022, 09:30 - 16:40

On 1 and 2 March 2022, the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference 2022 will bring together Europe's largest network of stakeholders in the Circular Economy. The focus this year is on the path to a new normal: "Sustainable products for sustainable consumption."

The French EU Council Presidency plays a key role in advancing the Circular Economy. The Presidency is joining the European Economic and Social Committee and the European Commission to host this flagship stakeholder conference, bringing together leaders from business, public authorities, NGOs, knowledge communities, and other civil society organisations to advance our transition to a Circular Economy.

Day 1 wiill feature keynote speeches by Frans Timmermans (Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, European Commission), Barbara Pompili (Minister for Ecological Transition, France), Christa Schweng (President of the European Economic and Social Committee, EESC), Didier Reynders (European Commissioner for Justice) and Virginijus Sinkevičius (European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries). In addition, there will be a number of (plenary and breakout) sessions on focusing on various aspects of sustainable production and consumption.

The second day, hosted by the EESC, will focus on the practical implementation of the current and ongoing circular economy policy framework by employers, trade unions and other civil society organisations. Eight participatory workshops on circular topics ranging from circular cities to food waste to circular procurement and network governance will showcase successes and identify new challenges for the circular transition. In addition to the sector-focused workshops, there will be opportunities to discuss, network and explore examples of how the circular transition happens in practice.

For more information, and to register click here.


L’écoconception à travers la commande publique circulaire

1 March 2022, 11:00 - 12:00

Webinar (in French) organised by RESECO in partnership with ADEME Bretagne and with Conseil Régional de Bretagne

Speakers:

Juliette ASTOUL (Chef de projets Economie Circulaire / Eco-conception à la CCI du Maine & Loire)

Jérôme VALAIS (chef de projet numérique à la ville de la Rochelle)

Valentina Schippers-Opejko (Coordinatrice Agenda Urban Partnership on Innovative and Responsible Public Procurement, Président Eurocities Working Group on Public Procurement, Expert de la ville d’Harleem, Pays-Bas)

More information and registration here.


FIEC EU Webinar - Which future for public works?

8 March 2022, 14:00 - 15:30

FIEC EU will organise on 8 March 2022 the webinar 'Which future for public works?' The event is part of the webinar series 'Making the business case for green construction' and will gather speakers and companies with a focus on sustianablity in civil engineering and the green transition.

During the webinar speakers will discuss among other things how strategic procurement can shape the future of sustainable public works. Furthermore, the webinar will emphasise the importance of public sector engagement with industry associations and market actors. This is crucial to enable a circular, green and digital transition in the construction sector and to ensure that SME's (representing 95% of construction companies and 80% of the sector's turnover in Europe) are not left behind.

Opening:

Domenico Campogrande - FIEC EU

Moderator:

Kaitlyn Dietz - ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

Panel:

Anna Lupi - European Commission
Claus Wilhelmsen - City of Copenhagen
Maud Vastbinder - SKAO
Piero Petrucco - ANCE

Register here

 


EU GPP criteria proposals for buildings

21 - 22 March 2022, 10:00 - 13:00

As part of the revision process for the 2016 EU Green Public Procurement (GPP) criteria for “office building design, construction and management”, the European Commission wishes to present initial proposals for new GPP criteria for “buildings”, including office buildings, educational buildings and social housing, that will be published on the JRC website in the next few days. The proposals include criteria that are applicable to design, demolition, construction, renovation and management activities for buildings.

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission will be presenting these initial proposals and registered participants will have the chance to ask questions both during the webinar and in writing after the webinar if they choose to register later on with the JRC’s stakeholder platform (BATIS) for the “buildings” project.

The webinars will be held on:

10:00 to 13:00 (CET) on 21 March 2022
10:00 to 13:00 (CET) on 22 March 2022
 

Details about how to connect to the webinars will be sent to everyone who fills out the registration form nearer the time.

You can register here.


L’écologie industrielle et territoriale à travers la commande publique

22 March 2022, 09:00 - 10:00

Webinar (in French) organised by RESECO in partnership with ADEME Bretagne and with Conseil Régional de Bretagne

Speakers:

Thibaud ROUESNÉ Ingénieur décarbonation industrielle Grands comptes / Responsable EIT (ADEME)

Maroussia TERMIGNON, cheffe de projet EIT (Grand Projet des villes Rive droite)

More information and registration here.


The Most Economically Advantageous Tender ("MEAT") award criterion

GPP Helpdesk Webinar
30 March 2022, 10:30 - 11:45

Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) is an important tool to achieve environmental policy goals relating to climate change, resource use and sustainable consumption and production – especially given the importance of public sector spending on goods and services in Europe.
This is the first of four webinars of 2022, as part of the European Commission’s Helpdesk service on GPP. The webinar will focus on the Most Economically Advantageous Tender (“MEAT”). According to the EU Public Contracts Directive (2014/24/EU), tenders must be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. It can be identified on the basis of price or cost only, using a cost-effectiveness approach, such as life-cycle costing, or on the basis of price together with other elements, which can include qualitative, environmental and socially responsible factors (best price-quality ratio), linked to the subject matter of the contract.
The GPP Helpdesk Webinars provide a forum to inform stakeholders working in the field of public sector procurement about important new developments in the resources available and legislative context for Sustainable Public Procurement, and provide an opportunity for questions and discussion. For more information, visit the European Commission’s GPP website.

Programme

  • Welcome and Introduction from the EU GPP Helpdesk, Enrico Degiorgis, DG Environment, European Commission
  • MEAT criterion: legal framework, Abby Semple, Public Procurement Analysis
  • Integrating the Sustainable Development Goals in a joint food procurement tender, Betina Bergmann Madsen (City of
    Copenhagen, Denmark) and Melcijana Salispahic Starcevic (City of Odense, Denmark)
  • Procurement of sustainable ICT equipment, Emilia Tufto (City of Stavanger, Norway)

You can register here.