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June 2021

procuRE International Open Market Consultation Event

25 June 2021, 10:00 - 12:00

procuRE brings together six procurers from six different countries to jointly tackle the common challenge of achieving 100% Renewable Energy Supply in existing public buildings. The procurers are willing to invest 7.68 million euro in research and development to address this challenge in their regions, to be prepared in coming years to tackle their combined stock of over 21,000 buildings.

procuRE is carrying out an Open Market Consultation (OMC) in the form of a series of events which aim to:

• Inform potential suppliers (industry) about the procuRE pre-commercial procurement opportunities
• 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 building of consortia

City representatives are welcome to join the event and also to become preferred partners within the project.

Preliminary Agenda:
• Welcome & Introduction
• procuRE Aim & Scope
• Procurement of Innovation and Tender Process
• Q&A on project and process
• Information on Local Building
• Q&A on local site
• Next steps

Registration is required. Participation is free of charge:

This event is preliminarily linked to World Sustainable Energy Days – WSED, which will take place from 21 – 25 June 2021.

Sustainable Wood for Cities: Pathways towards climate-smart wood procurement

28 June 2021, 14:00 - 15:30

Cities4Forests is hosting a participatory session for cities to explore the Sustainable Wood for Cities platform.

This online event will give an introduction to the platform for industry, city leaders and others on pathways that support their expertise. The core of the session will be an open discussion and Q&A with city representatives focused on exchanging knowledge on sustainable wood procurement for city staff and industry leaders. The goal is that all participants come away with further insights and a new capacity to engage in climate smart urbanization and forest conservation.

An expert panel will present eight unique pathways for sourcing sustainable wood followed by a roundtable conversation on the key challenges and questions surrounding city procurement.

June 28, 2021: 14:00-15:30 BST Register for the Zoom event here.

The event will take place during the London Climate Action Week (LCAW) which is an annual event that brings together the city’s world-leading array of climate professionals and communities, harnessing the power of London for global climate action.

14:00-14:10: Welcome by Cities4Forests & Nicky Gavron
14:10-14:20: What is sustainable wood and how can cities support it?
14:20-15:00: Expert panel discussion of the Sustainable Sourcing “Pathways”
15:00-15:25: Response from public and private sector representatives
15:25-15:30: Wrap up and plans for COP26 Sustainable Timber District

How to include NBS in public tenders

30 June 2021, 12:00 - 13:00

Are you:

  • A public procurer looking to integrate Nature Based Solutions (NBS) in your tenders?; or
  • A Nature Based Enterprise (NBE)/ a company active in the NBS sector?

On 30 June (12:00-13:00 CET), the Connecting Nature Enterprise Summit will be bringing together public buyers and companies working in the NBS sector to share best practice on the public procurement of NBS.

Including NBS in public tenders or responding to public tenders for NBS can be challenging for both public authorities and suppliers. In this capacity building session, we will be sharing some practical tools to help procurers and Nature Based Enterprise work together more effectively to deliver NBS projects in cities.

Elsa Durieux, Senior Officer at ICLEI Europe, will be joined by Lene Stolpe Meyer from the City of Fredrksberg and Hans Mueller from Helix Pflanzen GmbH to share insights and experience in response to questions commonly asked by public authorities and companies involved in public tenders for NBS. The session will be set up as an interactive FAQ so that the content shared can be tailored to the audience's questions.

Register here for the session, and contact Elsa Durieux ( for any questions!


July 2021

6th Global Procurement Conference

7 - 9 July 2021

The conference will be held VIRTUALLY in 6 sessions distributed in 3 separate events on July 7th, 8th and 9th 2021. Each session hosts two speakers and lasts 90 minutes: 30 minutes for each speaker and 30 minutes for debate.

The goal of the Global Procurement Conference is to raise awareness for the planetary implications of joint decisions regarding what is purchased, how and for whom in the public domain.

The University of Rome Tor Vergata, with the support of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, has the pleasure of organizing yearly an event where experts from International Financial Institutions and regulatory bodies, policy-makers, economists, engineers, lawyers, procurers gather for a much-needed debate concerning issues related to innovation, competitiveness, sustainability and regulation in public procurement worldwide.

You find more information here.

Greener and Fair electronics getting stronger roots

7 July 2021, 10:00

Join this webinar to get a glimpse into the developments from the perspective of

  1. ESG Disclosure standards
  2. policy measures such as EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP), Sustainable Products Initiative (SPI), Green public Procurement (GPP) criteria, etc.
  3. industry initiatives to harmonize and fast track progress towards circular and fair ICT


  • Recent Industry Developments > TUV Rheinland
  • Focus on OHS for Workers > Electronics Watch
  • Hotspots to be tackled > Öko-Institut e.V.
  • Navigating Sustainable IT revolution > TCO Development
  • Q&A

Registration here.

Achieving social and gender equality goals through public procurement

20 July 2021, 14:00 - 15:00

The European Association for Information on Local Development is hosting the AEIDL Talks with Valentina Caimi on “Achieving social and gender equality goals through public procurement". on 20 July, 2021 from 2pm to 3pm CET.

Not so many people know that public authorities, when they buy works, supplies or services from third parties through public procurement, can also pursue other policy goals, such as social inclusion, job integration for persons with a disadvantaged background or facing discrimination, and gender equality.

In this AEIDL Talks, Valentina Caimi, Head of Unit for Employment, Entrepreneurship and Inclusion at AEIDL, will illustrate the main phases of the procurement cycle and highlight the possibilities that public authorities have to use public procurement to achieve social and gender equality goals. Many examples will also be provided.

Register here

Round table - The Management Perspective on Benefits of Innovation Procurement - European Assistance for Innovation Procurement

22 July 2021, 14:30 - 16:00

A one-and-a-half-hour webinar for European public buyers

Within a digital round table setup organized by eafip a selection of top managers from Belgium, Greece and Spain give insights into the benefits and positive side effects of Innovation Procurement.

You can learn how Innovation Procurement can be part of a new organizational agile mind-set to optimize overall performance and services and how it can create new dynamics with the market. They share and discuss their challenges and practical ways to tackle them successfully.

In three rounds the following topics will be discussed:

  • Strengthening and broadening the relationship with the market
    Supporting & intensifying the cooperation with other contracting authorities in the sector (value chain)
    Positive side effects of Innovation Procurement for your organization (e.g. HR issues, mindset / culture)

The agenda for the webinar can be downloaded here.

Register here.

September 2021

Procurement as a Building Block for Circular Construction

7 September 2021, 10:30 - 11:45

Join this webinar to hear from several of the pilot projects that have been participating in the Interreg North Sea Region ProCirc project as they discuss how they have navigated key challenges to circular construction.


10.30 CEST - Welcome and Introduction to ProCirc
10:35 CEST - Key challenges and opportunities in the construction sector
10:45 CEST - Theme 1 panel discussion and Q&A: Setting circular ambition, cirteria, and measuring impact
11:10 CEST - Theme 2 panel discussion and Q&A: Engaging with stakeholders to implement reuse of buildings, components and materials
11:40 CEST - Closing remarks

Theme 1: setting circular ambition, criteria, and measuring impact

Challenges addressed:

Bringing circular ambition into requirements for components

Translating circular economy terminology into something that suppliers will understand

How to score / rank offers

Developing metrics to evaluating success against


Theme 2: engaging with stakeholders to implement reuse of buildings, components and materials

Challenges addressed:

Temporary construction / use of space

Considering rebuilds rather than defaulting to build new

Finding suppliers of circular materials and services

Setting up reuse systems


Register now!

Everything as a Service & the Circular Economy. The role of ICT in sustainable public procurement

15 September 2021, 16:00 - 17:30

In March 2020, under the auspices of the EU Green Deal, the European Commission published its new Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP), which defines a set of policy and legislative initiatives aiming to make products, services and business models more sustainable. The CEAP also recognizes the role of new technologies as key enablers for improving production and consumption patterns. One of its headline initiatives is the Sustainable Product Initiative (SPI) which will revise the current EU legislation on Eco-design aims to make products placed on the EU market more sustainable.

This Forum Europe and HPE discussion will look at “product as a service” both in principle and in practice. How important will this be to the development of a circular economy, and what work is required across the ICT sector to make further progress?

Key Questions:

● How can IT industry contribute to greener public procurement?
● How can the European Commission Sustainable Product Initiative contribute to the EU economy recovery?


16:00 - 16:10 Welcome and opening remarks - Brian Tippens, VP and Chief Sustainability Officer, HPE

16:10 - 17:10 Panel Discussion
Moderator: Sonja van Renssen, Managing Editor, Energy Monitor, New Statesman Group


Florika Fink-Hooijer, Director General, DG ENV, European Commission
David Peck, Associate Professor, Delft University of Technology
Josefine Hintz, Officer, Sustainable Economy and Procurement
Gareth Bevan, Senior Technologist, Sustainable Transformation HPE

17:10 - 17:30 Discussion and Q&A

Register here:

October 2021

Daring Cities 2021 - The Global Virtual Forum for Urban Leaders Taking on the Climate Emergency

4 - 8 October 2021

Daring Cities is designed to empower urban leaders – such as mayors, city councilors, administrators, and urban thought leaders, as well as national government representatives, researchers, technical staff, business leaders, civil society decision-makers and community organizers – to tackle the climate emergency.

Daring Cities 2021 will build upon the success of last year’s premier edition, which was the largest online gathering of the urban community on the climate emergency to date. Over 4500 attendees have engaged in Daring Cities 2020 over the course of the three-week long virtual forum, which featured around 100 virtual offerings and 500 speakers, including the UN Secretary General, 8 Ministers, 7 UN Agency chiefs, and more than 150 Mayors, Governors, Councillors and other urban leaders.

The 2021 edition offers an exciting five-day program featuring 20 sessions including strategic high-level dialogues, hands-on training sessions for policy makers and practitioners, as well as a variety of networking opportunities. By knowing more, urban leaders can act better in setting and achieving science-based climate action targets, and together, lead us in ambitiously tackling the climate emergency.