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Issue 3, Spring 2017


Welcome to the third 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: 2017 Procura+ Awards launched

 PROCURA+ NETWORK: New strategic partner joins network

 PROJECT NEWS: BuyZET project kicks off

 OTHER NEWS: Basque government launches 2020 GPP programme

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2017 Procura+ Awards launched

ICLEI is pleased to announce the launch of the 2017 Procura+ Awards. The Procura+ Awards reward sustainable and innovative public procurements,  showcasing and giving visibility to those procurements which lead to significant improvements of public good, services, process and infrastructure.

Procura+ Awards highlight sustainable and innovation procurements and tender procedures and give visibility to the most dynamic, forward-looking and innovative public authorities and their initiatives. The procured solutions will have a strong potential for replication and scaling up and will be an excellent showcase in using sustainable and innovation procurement instruments to purchase cutting edge solutions.

The 2016 edition of the Procura+ Awards saw the City of Copenhagen (Denmark), Transport for London (UK) and Rijkswaterstaat (Netherlands) win awards for Sustainable Procurement of the Year, Innovation Procurement of the Year and Tender Procedure of the Year, respectively. The 2017 winners will be rewarded with publicity in a variety of ICLEI publications, free entry and a presentation at the next EcoProcura conference, a case study on the SP Platform and PPI Platform, and the right to use the Procura+ Award logo in their email signature.

To apply, you just need to complete an application form and send it back to us via email to procurement@iclei.org by 30 June 2017.

For more information and to download an application form, visit the Procura+ website
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Procura+ welcomes new strategic partner

PlanMiljø has joined the Procura+ Network as a strategic partner. PlanMiljø, a Danish environmental consultancy formed in 1990, has been involved in several partnerships on sustainable consumption and production with governments. Their work includes strengthening of green procurement in public authorities and development of SCP guidelines and tools for businesses.

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 More from the Procura+ Network


BuyZET project aims to lower transport emissions of procurement activities

The BuyZET project is a partnership of cities aiming to achieve zero emission urban delivery of goods and services through changes to their procurement practices. The cities of Rotterdam, Oslo and Copenhagen will study the transportation impacts of different types of procurement activities using methodologies developed within the project.


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 More from our projects


Basque Government adopts its new GPP Programme 

The Basque Government, in its commitment to use public procurement as an instrument to advance its environmental policies’ objectives has now published its “Green Public Procurement Programme of the Basque Country 2020” in English (also available in Spanish and Euskera).

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Last but not least...

Image copyrights: Procura+ 1, 2 and 3 - CC0 Pixabay; Project News 1, 2 and 3 - CC0 Pixabay,3 - Last but not least 1, 2 - CCO Pixabay; 3 - European Commission

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