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Guidance on Innovation Procurement
The Guidance on Innovation Procurement clarifies the concept of innovation procurement and gives concrete examples and practical tools for public buyers to implement procurement strategies that are open to innovators and to help them acquire the new solutions the market can provide.
English
Europe/EU
General GPP/SPP, Innovation procurement (PPI)
European Commission
2021
Procurement Policy Note – Taking Account of Social Value in the Award of Central Government Contracts
This Procurement Policy Note (PPN) launches a new model to deliver social value through government's commercial activities.
English
Europe/EU
General GPP/SPP, Social responsibility
2020
Beyond buying - how can the circular economy principles feed sustainable public procurement policies and practices?
The city of Bremen commissioned the new report ‘Beyond Buying: how can the circular economy principles feed sustainable public procurement policies and practices?’ to outline how municipalities can include circular economy principles into their procurement policies and practices. The report also makes policy recommendations to support these efforts and mainstream sustainability across the procurement process.
English
Europe/EU, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Textiles, ICT (information and communication techn.), Office stationery, Infrastructure, Furniture
General GPP/SPP, Circular Economy, Social responsibility
2021
BELT Whitepaper
This white paper written within the framework of the BELT (boost energy label take up) project is summarising key provisions of the new EU energy labelling system and providing recommendations to public procurers for complying with the regulations.
English
Energy
General GPP/SPP, Energy efficiency
2021
ENERGY FACTSHEET
This factsheet provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities facing the energy sector in the context of global climate emergency. It summarises the innovative actions GLCN cities have taken to address those issues locally through public procurement.
English
International
Energy
General GPP/SPP, Energy efficiency, Energy performance contracting
GLCN
2021
FOOD & CATERING FACTSHEET
This factsheet explores the challenges and opportunities facing public food services in the context of the global climate emergency. It summarises the innovative actions GLCN cities have taken to address those issues locally through public procurement.
English
International
Food and catering
General GPP/SPP
GLCN
2021
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
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