17 October 2016

Procura+ Seminar focuses on collaboration in SPP

The Procura+ Seminar gathered over 100 procurement practitioners and policy makers in Rome last week to discuss how sustainable public procurement and innovation procurement can be used to meet strategic objectives in a cost effective way.

Vito Consoli, Director of the Regional Directorate for Environment and Natural Systems of the Lazio Region of Italy, introduced the event. He said, “Sustainable procurement helps transform markets. By working together in sustainable procurement networks, we can engage with suppliers in a coordinated way and create a significant demand for sustainable products and services." Attendees called on city and regional governments across Europe to share ideas and collaborate on sustainable and innovation procurement.

The event also saw the launch of the 3rd edition of the Procura+ Manual. This tailored guide to cost-effective sustainable public procurement includes the latest information on implementing the new procurement directives, addressing advanced sustainability aspects and introducing innovation into procurement processes.

For more information, read the press release.