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Baltic Sea Region Dynamic Sustainability Model for Public Procurement and Catering Services
This report is part of the project ‘Innovative Strategies for Public Catering: Sustainability Toolkit across Baltic Sea Region’ (StratKIT, 2019-2021, financed via Interreg BSR programme). The framework model shows how Public Procurement and Catering Service (PPCS) provision depend on specific country-based legal and market contexts while administered by public authorities and operating as a bundle of activity centres aka domains.
English
Europe/EU
Food and catering
General GPP/SPP
2020
LCC-tool Indoor lighting Office Buildings
As a contracting authority, you don’t want to buy the cheapest solution. You want the solution which holds the most benefit for you in the long run. The Office Indoor Lighting LCC-Tool (Life Cycle Costing tool) will help you to find that solution! This tool will help you calculate and estimate the purchase price for your indoor lighting project, the total cost of ownership and the (external) environmental costs that the project comprises. The tool can be used for acquiring as well as leasing indoor lighting.
English
Europe/EU
Lighting
General GPP/SPP, Life-cycle costing
2021
Buying Social - a guide to taking account of social considerations in public procurement (2nd edition)
This second edition of ‘Buying social: A guide to taking account of social considerations in public procurement’ provides practical indications for public buyers to consider the social impact of the goods, services, and works they purchase. The guide is updated to reflect the changes brought about by the 2014 EU directives on public procurement and includes suggestions on how to use public procurement to achieve social goals. It covers the entire procurement process step-by-step, including information on how to set up an organisational strategy for socially responsible public procurement (SRPP), how to plan the tender procedure, as well as elements of contract management. To inspire public buyers, as well as other government and non-governmental stakeholders, each section also includes best practice examples and practical takeaways.
English
Europe/EU
General GPP/SPP, Social responsibility
European Commission
2021
GLA Group - Responsible Procurement Case Studies 2021
These case studies - featured by the Greater London Authority Group - highlight the progress against the commitments set out in the Responsible Procurement Implementation Plan 2018-20 for the , which was developed to support the Responsible Procurement Policy.
English
United Kingdom
Transport and vehicles, Buildings and construction, Infrastructure, Waste
General GPP/SPP
Greater London Authority
2021
Procuring solar vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging stations for electric vehicles in Barcelona Metropolitan Area (Spain)
EC GPP Case Study: By using V2G technology, AMB has made it possible for car batteries to provide power to buildings during periods where solar energy production is lower than demand. Car batteries can also be useful for replacing energy demand during periods when energy prices are high.
English
Spain
Transport and vehicles, Energy
General GPP/SPP, Energy efficiency
European Commission
2021
Procurement of low-carbon residential buildingsusing life-cycle assessment criteria in City of Helsinki (Finland)
EC GPP Case Study: The City government is striving to finds ways to mitigate the effects of climate change through public procurement. In this context, Helsinki has (since 2019) been selecting several pilot projects where the carbon footprint is measured and sustainable procurement criteria are included. The City is working towards improving existing and developing new procurement criteria that consider life-cycle impacts of the product/service, circular economy and climate challenges.
This low carbon building construction project – called the Asetelmakatu DB project - represents one of the pilot procurements connected to the EU Life funded Towards Carbon Neutral Municipalities and Regions (CANEMURE) project.
English
Finland
Buildings and construction
General GPP/SPP, Life-cycle costing
European Commission
2021
Strategy for the Impulse and Consolidation of the Innovation Procurement in the Public Administration of Andalusia
The Strategy for the Impulse and Consolidation of the Innovation Procurement in the Public Administration of Andalusia is a combination of economic measures and other actions such as awareness, training and the creation of a structure of governance and support of free services, that seek to generate a change towards an administration of innovation, which transmits its long-term needs that requires companies to innovate, promoting research and business innovation through the innovation procurement.
Spanish
Spain
Innovation procurement (PPI)
Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento. Consejería de Transformación Económica, Industria, Conocimiento y Universidades
2018
Open and sustainable procurement - towards deepened collaboration between reformers
This discussion paper is a step towards addressing the link between open and sustainable procurement by sketching the state of play in both fields and exploring paths towards a deepened collaboration between open and sustainable procurement advocates and practitioners - as a key priority to advance the SDGs and for a transformative recovery from Covid-19. The paper draws on a number of key informant interviews conducted with practitioners and experts from the open contracting and the sustainable procurement fields. bu
English
Hungary
General GPP/SPP
GTI, HIVOS
2021
How to engage the market - A step by step guide for dialogue events
This dialogue-based, strategic approach looks beyond the tendering phase to develop relationships with the market before and after tendering. One common format is hosting a dialogue event. However, organising such an event is not as straightforward. This guide aims to support public authorities in this regard by providing a set of practical steps on how to plan a market dialogue event, online or in-person.
English
Europe/EU
Market Engagement
ICLEI European Secretariat
2020