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15 October 2019

Public authorities invited to be featured in European Commission procurement publication

Governments across the world are exploring and implementing Socially Responsible Public Procurement (SRPP) practices as a means to work towards a more sustainable future. In this context, the European Commission – with support from ICLEI Europe and AEIDL – is collecting SRPP good practic...

10 October 2019

European cities engage the market to realise zero-emission and healthy construction procurement

Cities from across Europe met on 9 October in ICLEI Member Copenhagen (Denmark) to liaise with market actors in the construction supply chain regarding their targets and plans to achieve clean and healthy construction. Representatives from ICLEI Members – and Procura+ Participants &ndash...

25 September 2019

Zurich and Ghent win procurement awards at 2019 Procura+ awards ceremony

The biggest successes in public procurement were honored last night at the 2019 Procura+ Awards ceremony, which took place during the Nordic Edge Expo in Stavanger (Norway). ICLEI Members Ghent (Belgium) and Zurich (Switzerland) were winners in their respective categories, fighting off strong compe...

17 September 2019

Procura+ Awards winners to be revealed next week

Only one week to go until the winners of the Procura+ Awards will be revealed at an Awards ceremony scheduled to take place at the Nordic Edge Expo, Stavanger (Norway), 24 September. During the ceremony, Awards will be handed out in the following categories: Innovation Procurement of the Year, Outs...

9 September 2019

ICLEI Europe to participate in European Week of Regions and Cities 2019

Every year since 2003, the European Commission alongside the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) have hosted the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC), a four-day event for cities and regions to showcase their work and the crucial role they play in European governance. The event hosts works...

14 August 2019

Finalists for sustainable procurement awards unveiled

The jury of the 2019 Procura+ Awards, which recognise excellence in sustainable public procurement, has revealed this year’s eight finalists. In the category of ‘Sustainable Procurement of the Year’, the Government of Catalonia (Spain) – with its sustainable framework contra...

12 August 2019

New tools available to support green public procurement

Green Public Procurement (GPP) refers to public authorities purchasing goods and services, which have lower environmental impacts. This can be a vast and impactful undertaking. A GPP Training Toolkit, developed by ICLEI Europe, was recently published by the European Commission’s Environment D...

2 July 2019

New handbook showcases cities leading the way towards zero-emission procurement

Three ICLEI Members have released Innovative Procurement Plans for zero-emission transport in procurement, to be implemented in the coming years. Oslo (Norway)’s zero-emissions plan covers procurement broadly; they have also released a guidance document outlining recommended environmental req...

28 June 2019

Shortlist for the Procura+ Awards Announced

Sixteen candidates have made it through to the next round of selection for the Procura+ Awards that recognise excellence in sustainable public procurement. The awards are organised by Procura+, a European sustainable procurement network made up of public or semi-public local authorities, i...