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Issue 2, Autumn 2016


Welcome to the second issue of the Procura+ Update. Redeveloped from the SP Update, this newsletter brings together the latest news from the Procura+ European Sustainable Procurement Network and ICLEI's work on sustainable and innovation procurement.

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 HOT TOPIC: New Procura+ Manual published

 PROCURA+ NETWORK: Procura+ Seminar focuses on collaboration

 PROJECT NEWS: Global Lead City Network Summit in Seoul

 OTHER NEWS: Procuring sustainable mobility solutions

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New Procura+ Manual published

The 3rd Edition of the Procura+ Manual was launched at the Procura+ Seminar in Rome on 13 and 14 October 2016. This fully updated and revised edition of the Procura+ Manual aims to position sustainable procurement in the current economic, political and legal framework. As with previous editions, it acts as a central point of reference for public authorities and others wishing  to understand and implement sustainable procurement.

The manual includes practical advice on how to integrate sustainability into procurement and a model for systematically implementing sustainable procurement – the Procura+ Management Cycle. The manual also explores the possibilities for sustainable and innovation procurement set out within the 2014 Directives, together with how they can be applied in practice.

Key guidance is provided on sustainable procurement approaches for six high-priority product groups – construction, IT equipment, cleaning products, food, vehicles and electricity. Links and references throughout the text showcase good practice examples from around Europe, including many from participants of the Procura+ Network, more detailed information on the product groups covered and a variety of further implementation tools.

The Procura+ Manual is published by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and produced as part of the SPP Regions project.

For more information, download the Procura+ Manual.
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Procura+ Seminar focuses on collaboration

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

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 More from the Procura+ Network


Global Lead City Network Summit in Seoul

Political representatives from the cities in the Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement (GLCN on SP) gathered in September for the Network’s Mayoral Second Annual Summit in Seoul (South Korea). Representatives used the occasion to present their key achievements on sustainable public procurement and to announce their targets as GLCN cities.


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 More from our projects


Procuring sustainable mobility solutions

The CIVITAS Initiative has released new guidance on public procurement that provides local and regional policymakers and transport practitioners with policy reflections and practical insight from European procurement experts. The report outlines how public authorities should rethink how they meet their mobility needs, and how their procurement strategies can have broader impacts on sustainable urban mobility patterns.

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