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Reducing urban flood risk through innovation procurement - Frederiksberg
GPP Case Study- Frederiksberg is, like many European cities, challenged by urban flooding. While sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) are a growing practice in city planning, an ideal solution for Frederiksberg’s dense city streets did not yet exist. As such, the municipality decided to use an innovation partnership approach to procure a customised solution.
English
Europe/EU, Denmark
Infrastructure
General GPP/SPP, Innovation procurement (PPI)
EC GPP Helpdesk
2020
Using award criteria to purchase ecolabelled cleaning products- Valencia
GPP Case Study- The Generalitat Valencianais is responsible for procuring goods and services for the public sector for the region. It is committed to including environmental criteria in their framework agreements, so when the need for a new contract for cleaning services arose, the Generalitat decided to include award criteria with a minimum threshold score to incentivize the increased use of co-labelled cleaning products, sustainable paper products, recycled or compostable waste bags and energy efficient vacuum cleaners. A total of 18 suppliers were able to meet the minimum threshold, thus qualifying for the framework.
English
Europe/EU, Spain
Cleaning
General GPP/SPP
EC GPP Helpdesk
2020
Framework contract for the supply of cleaning products and services- Greater Porto
GPP Case Study- LIPOR is responsible for waste management in the Greater Porto area, and since 2017, it has also acted as a central purchaser, creating cost effective framework agreements from which municipalities and other contracting authorities can buy goods and services. In 2018, it created a new framework contract for cleaning products and services, including dedicated lots for ecological products and services. The result is a framework contract which rationalizes public expenditure in the procurement process, delivers better values for money, higher quality goods and services and better contract management.
English
Europe/EU, Portugal
Cleaning
General GPP/SPP
EC GPP Helpdesk
2020
Winning the race to reduce packaging in Barcelona
GPP Case Study- For over 40 years, the La Mercè Race (Cursa de La Mercè) has been held each September as part of Barcelona’s “La Mercè” festivities. The 10km race is organised by the City of Barcelona, and is one highlight among hundreds of free events celebrating the city and Catalan culture.
The race’s organiser, Barcelona Sports Institute (IBE), is committed to reducing the environmental impact of sports events, and it identified waste reduction as a priority in its greening plan for the La Mercè race. It developed an objective, transparent waste reduction criterion, which was easy to evaluate in the procurement process. The winning supplier can deliver t-shirts without plastic bags in reusable crates, which has reduced cardboard waste 75% and avoided 13,000 plastic bags in 2019 alone. The race t-shirts are also certified by MADE IN GREEN OEKO TEX, and are delivered using ECO vehicles
English
Europe/EU, Spain
Events, Waste
General GPP/SPP
EC GPP Helpdesk
2020
Procuring healthy and sustainable vegetables for Vienna’s nursing homes - Vienna
GPP Case Study- The City of Vienna prepares about 100,000 meals every day for kindergartens, schools, medical and nursing facilities and home delivery for pensioners. In 2019, a new framework contract for the supply and delivery of “earthy vegetables”, referring to vegetables growing directly in or on the soil, was needed to supply city-run nursing homes.The City wanted to encourage food sustainability along the entire supply chain, from production to delivery. This included requiring the seedlings to be certified as organic, to encourage suppliers to grow young plants in their own nurseries, using renewable energy, asking for producers to only use organic compost as fertiliser, and finally to encourage bidders to reduce packaging and transportation distance as well as to use low emission transport. All bidders were able to fulfil the criteria, and the winning bidder now provides city nursing homes with 100% certified organic produce.
English
Europe/EU, Austria
Food and catering
General GPP/SPP
EC GPP Helpdesk
2020
Green Procurement in Universities related to sustainable mobility
The “Green Procurement in Universities related to Sustainable Mobility” is a guide to present the strategic role of Green Procurement for Universities and the benefits it can bring.
It also provides several case studies to demonstrate that sustainable mobility-related Green Procurement is already being successfully implemented across the EU in universities and other public authorities.
English
Europe/EU
Transport and vehicles
General GPP/SPP
2020
Monitoring progress towards SPP in Flanders
The Government of Flanders has a target to achieve 100% sustainable public procurement by 2020. In order to track its progress towards this target, the Environment, Nature & Energy Department has developed a system for monitoring SPP, which it has integrated into existing accounting systems. Data can now be collected easily, in a format which generates useful, comparable results, and which can be used to guide future improvements.
English
Europe/EU, Belgium
General GPP/SPP
2017
#WeBuySocialEU
The European Commission (EC) will produce a report that collects good practices on socially responsible public procurement (SRPP), and ICLEI is are supporting the EC to identify these outstanding examples from local, regional, national and European buyers.
Buying social is about acquiring ethical products and services; using public tenders to promote decent work along the supply chain; introducing gender equality criteria or other social considerations in your tenders; using the light regime for social services, reserved contracts to encourage social outcomes, and accelerating inclusion of people with disabilities by including certain specifications in your tenders, among others.
ICLEI will also support a communication campaign - #WeBuySocialEU - to reach public procurers and authorities to share with them the advantages of SRPP and encourage them to invest time and money on it, and to reach social economy businesses to provide information on the possibilities of SRPP and facilitate their participation in public tendering.
English
Europe/EU
Social responsibility
2019
Lessons Learnt from the procurement pilots in Circular PP (Summary Version)
The Circular PP project recorded the lessons learnt from pilot circular procurements in three places - Aalborg (Demnark), Malmö (Sweden), and several Latvian municipalities. This summary leaflet presents the main lessons from each pilot.
English
Europe/EU
ICT (information and communication techn.), Furniture
Circular Economy
Circular PP
2020