RESOURCE CENTRE

SEARCH FOR RESOURCES (Total number: 1135)

LATEST RESOURCES

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
URBAN AGENDA PARTNERSHIP ON INNOVATIVE AND RESPONSIBLE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT FOR THE EU - The legal framework of responsible and innovation procurement: Put into practice
The purpose of this guide is to explore the practical application of the legal framework that public authorities can use to contribute to innovation and responsibility in procuring public services.
English
Europe/EU
General GPP/SPP, Innovation procurement (PPI)
Urban Agenda for the EU
2020
The strategic use of public procurement for innovation in the digital economy
This final report from the European Commission includes EU wide benchmarking of national policy frameworks and investments on innovation procurement across Europe.
English
Europe/EU
Innovation procurement (PPI)
European Commission
2021
Swiss Knowledge Platform Sustainable Public Procurement
Here you will find information and tools on sustainable public procurement. The technical, scientific and legal content is provided and used by procurement agencies and professionals from all federal levels.
German
Switzerland
General GPP/SPP
COACH - Collaborative Agri-food Chains
COACH is a three-years 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.
English
Europe/EU
Food and catering
Procurement across the Food Value Chain
As major procurers of food and catering services, public authorities can play a strong role in supporting sustainable production and distribution practices in the sector. By carefully integrating the impact of the food they purchase into procurement decisions, public authorities can significantly contribute to supporting environmental improvements in the sector whilst providing a nutritious diet to beneficiaries and supporting targeted producers. However, there is a lack of overview to which extend procurement can have a sustainable influence at which stage of the food value chain. ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability embarks on a new project as part of the UN One Planet Network SPP Programme. The main objective of the project is to provide an overview of procurement along the food value chain and understand how it addresses key hotspots towards shaping the sustainability of food production and consumption.
The ambition is to develop a set of recommendation and case studies written for procurers as well as policy-makers from across the globe, featuring an array of approaches from actors procuring food along the food value chain. In addition, findings and lessons learned will be consolidated in a set of recommendations.
English
International
Food and catering
General GPP/SPP
Public procurement of innovation
Publication on Public procurement of innovation in Poland in the light of new public procurement law including experiences in acquiring innovations, best practices and more.
English
Poland
General GPP/SPP, Innovation procurement (PPI)
Public Procurement Office Warsaw
2020
Big Buyers Initiative
The Big Public Buyers Initiative is as a platform for promoting and enabling collaboration between big public buyers on strategic public procurement to help drive the market for innovative goods and services. The main aim of the initiative is to enhance the uptake of strategic public procurement in Europe through partnerships with public buyers. Three working groups will be established, each involving at least three public buyers, focusing on a specific product/sector, where there is a shared public need not sufficiently provided by the current market. The working groups will deliver a tangible outcome such as the development of common procurement standards, the launching of a joint statement of demand, or a joint procurement exercise. ICLEI is running the initiative together with EUROCITIES on behalf of DG Grow.
English
Europe/EU
General GPP/SPP