June 2023

CircularPSP: International Open Market Consultation webinar

22 June 2023, 10:00 - 12:00


The EU-funded CircularPSP project is carrying out an Open Market Consultation (OMC) in the form of a series of events, aiming to:

  • inform potential suppliers (industry) about the CircularPSP pre-commercial procurement opportunity;
  • explain in detail the pre-commercial procurement process;
  • open a dialogue with potential suppliers about the scope of procurement envisaged in the project;
  • facilitate matchmaking among potential suppliers in need of support in the forming of consortia;

The first of these events will be a webinar, taking place on 22 June 2023 (10 - 12 CET).


  • Welcome & Introduction;
  • CircularPSP Aim & Scope;
  • Procurement of Innovation and Tender Process;
  • Q&A on project and process;
  • Next steps

The CircularPSP project is looking for a digital platform enabling and empowering entire municipal operations (city) and the local economy (market) to make use of existing information and knowledge of Circular Economy by integrating them into well designed workflows and knowledge nuggets. Suppliers will develop and make use of taxonomies, AI and NLP. Contracts are awarded in three competitive phases. The platforms are tested in by all procurers with the ambition to make the solution known across Europe.

More information about the project can be found here.

To register for the webinar, click here

July 2023

Global Procurement Conference

6 - 7 July 2023


The Global Procurement Conference 2023, taking place in Rome from 6-7 July, aims to raise awareness about the planetary implications of joint decisions regarding what is purchased, how and for whom in the public domain. The eight edition of this event will be organised by the University of Rome Tor Vergata, with support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

The Global Procurement Conference is an event where experts from international financial institutions and regulatory bodies, policy-makers, economists, engineers, lawyers, procurers and other relevant stakeholders gather for a much-needed debate concerning issues related to innovation, competitiveness, sustainability and regulation in public procurement worldwide.

The conference will be centred around six topics: Procuring Food, Procuring Consultancy, Competitive Dialogue, Digital Procurement, Gender Aspects in Procurement, and Firms Training in Procurement. Additionally, The University of Rome Tor Vergata will host the Erasmus+ ProcToGo project to share practices and tools to boost the upskilling of procurement professionals.

For more information on the conference, and to register, click here

September 2023

Interdisciplinary Symposium on Public Procurement

28 - 29 September 2023

The 5th Interdisciplinary Symposium on Public Procurement will take place in Cagliary (Italy) from 28-29 September. The Symposium aims to bring together economists, engineers, lawyers, management scholars and professionals in the field of public procurement through dialogue and discussion. The organizers have the ambition to reduce the terminology barrier between all interested parties, bridging the cross cultural divide and reaching a joint wider understanding of practical issues in public procurement.

The Symposium will this year focus on the following topics:

  • Preferences and Political Economy in Public Procurement
  • Climate Change in Public Procurement
  • Defence Procurement
  • Human Rights in Public Procurement

The Symposium attempts to suggest reform measures for better rules of acquisition for Public Administrations and provides a platform for the discussion on the challenging issues of the modern practices in public procurement. While topics and references will certainly involve the European Union environment, the Symposium shall not be limited to this area, taking advantage of best practices worldwide

The Symposium is organised by the University of Rome Tor Vergata. Previous editions took place in Rome (2011), Budapest (2014), Belgrade (2016), and Paris (2018). For more information on this year's edition, visit the website.