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Training course public procurement of innovation
This is a free new online training course developed in the framework of HAePPI project (co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme): https://haeppi-project.eu/
It addresses the needs of SMEs that would like to take part in this kind of public procurement tenders, but also it is a support tool for public authorities. The training course, free and open to anyone interested, offers an estimated 30 hours of training based on five different modules:
- Introduction to public procurement in relation to SMEs, where you will get a general overview of this instrument, its benefits, and its main financial issues;
- Public tenders, to learn all the necessary skills to understand and answer public tenders, to know how to read a tender and write your own proposal;
- Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI) & Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP), to learn about the different ways of acquiring innovation through public purchases;
- Tender tracking and support, to be aware of how to look for tenders and where to find external support;
- Project & innovation management, to understand the basics of how to successfully manage and monitor a PPI project.
Students can plan their learning journey at their convenience, as the training course is accessible through an e-learning platform completely free of charge. The course consists of interactive learning materials, such as videos, presentations, quizzes, a set of coursebooks with all the necessary information for each module, and additional readings on different topics of interest.
Access to the course by registering in the online platform in this link: https://haeppi.learning-platform.eu
English
Europe/EU
Innovation procurement (PPI)
Integrating Reuse in Large-Scale Projects and Public Procurement
This guide is a tool aimed primarily at building owners. It presents several routes to integrate the principles of reusing building materials in construction and renovation projects.
The proposed strategies are adapted to the development of public building projects. They are in line with public procurement regulations. However, the general principles described here are also applicable to private contexts and to smaller scale projects, which are generally less constrained in terms of procedures. The main principles can also be transposed to other types of work such as public space developments, landscape infrastructure, etc.
English
Europe/EU
Buildings and construction
2022
Methodology on Circular Public and Private Procurement
The publication was prepared in order to present circular procurement and circular purchase. Its key topic is sustainable consumption because we all are consumers and the way we buy products matters a lot within sustainable development.
English
Europe/EU
2022
The Inclusive Sourcing Methodology - A Guide for companies to design and implement Inclusive Sourcing policies and programs
Inclusive Sourcing has become a topic of interest as procurement activities and spend represent a significant opportunity for companies to promote inclusive practices and maximize their “inclusion footprint”. This document aims at (1) building a common definition and ambition for “Inclusive Sourcing”, and (2) sharing a “user guide” providing concrete operational advice on how to begin/construct an Inclusive Sourcing strategy.
English
International
General GPP/SPP
2022
EC GPP Training and Toolkit 2022-2024
On behalf of the EC, ICLEI is in charge of the EC training programme for the period 2022-2024. Local trainers are in charge of implementing and delivering a national training programme. It consists of four introductory sessions based on the existing GPP training toolkit and one specific session covering GPP issues of specific relevance to the country. The training activites will be carried out in ten EU member states:

- Bulgaria by Center of Energy Efficiency (EnEffect)
- Cyprus by Cyprus Energy Agency (CEA)
- Czech Republic by Adam Gromnica
- Estonia by Baltic Environmental Forum Estonia
- Greece by Nthessis
- Hungary by Business Economics Science Education Foundation (BESEF)
- Lithuania by Baltic Environmental Forum Lithuania
- Portugal by Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia (LNEG)
- Romania by REPER21
- Slovakia by creatio eu
English
Europe/EU
General GPP/SPP
EC GPP Training and Toolkit 2018-2021
On behalf of the EC, between March 2018 and September 2021 ICLEI developed an ambitious training programme to professionalise and scale up GPP on an EU-wide level. The training was carried out by local trainers in ten EU member states:
- Bulgaria by Center of Energy Efficiency (EnEffect)
- Croatia by Projekt jednako razvoj d.o.o. (PJR)
- Cyprus by Cyprus Energy Agency (CEA)
- Estonia by Baltic Environmental Forum Estonia
- Hungary by Business Economics Science Education Foundation (BESEF)
- Latvia by the Latvian Environmental Investment Fund (LEIF)
- Lithuania by Baltic Environmental Forum Lithuania
- Poland by Foundation CentrumCSR
- Portugal by Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia (LNEG)
- Romania by Ecosistemi
English
Europe/EU
General GPP/SPP
2019
Sustainable Infrastructure Projects
The Sustainable Infrastructure projects will assist the European Commission in supporting national authorities to ensure a sustainable implementation for major public infrastructure procurement projects. This goal will be achieved through the preparation of a guidance document, which will include good practices to inspire public authorities to enhance their knowledge and ultimately guarantee sustainable infrastructure projects and the highest environmental standards throughout the supply chain.
ICLEI is currently conducting 18 interviews with different stakeholders (procurers, experts from the financial sector, policy officers) on sustainable public procurement. ICLEI will also provide input for a “sustainability checklist” on infrastructure procurement projects and will organise two online events to promote the main findings and projects results. A number of case studies on procurement of sustainable infrastructure projects will also be prepared by ICLEI.
English
Europe/EU
Infrastructure
General GPP/SPP
GPP Helpdesk
ICLEI delivers the European Commission’s (EC) GPP Help Desk service on behalf of the European Commission. Providing services such as responding to all public enquiries, publishing the GPP News Alerts, analysing national GPP websites and compiling and revising new content for the GPP Europa website. As of 2022 the Helpdesk covers socially responsible procurement as well.
English
Europe/EU
General GPP/SPP
COACH - Collaborative Agri-food Chains
COACH is a three-year EU-funded project which aims at facilitating collaboration between farmers, consumers, local governments and other actors to scale up short agri-food chains which rebalance farmers’ position, create win-wins for producers and consumers and drive innovation in territorial food systems. Besides other activities, the project collects a series of emblematic good practice examples from 12 countries which demonstrate how farmers can access consumer-driven opportunities to improve their incomes and rebalance their position in food chains and creates a ‘living library’. Moreover, COACH designs a ‘farm-to-fork procurement toolkit’ for public authorities in order to improve sharing of experience and help them design appropriate tenders for healthy and fresh food supplied by small-scale producers and also to support farmers to know how to access these opportunities. ICLEI will organise training sessions and two Breakfast@Sustainability's events will also be organised on these topics in Brussels.
English
Europe/EU
Food and catering