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  • 25 APRIL 2023

ProCirc Results - Circular Procurement: No time to waste!

Watch to find out more about the Interreg NSR ProCirc project’s circular procurement journey in this results webinar and be inspired to take action. In three different sessions ProCirc partners shared their approaches and lessons learned over the 4.5 years of project implementation and participants from a wide range of sectors and circular economy stakeholders actively engaged with questions in the chat and in breakout sessions.

  • 9 NOVEMBER 2022

Outcomes of the four Working Groups under Big Buyers for Climate and Environment

On Wednesday 9 November more than 60 public procurers, technical experts and policy members from over 15 EU Member States met in Brussels for the First Annual Big Buyers Symposium. Opening the plenary, Merete Clausen, Director Investment (GROW.C), DG GROW, praised the work of the project and recognised the key role that procurement plays in supporting public authorities to address the key challenges faced by humanity. In this item you will find all presentations and documents shared on this day on the outcomes of the four working groups under Big Buyers for Climate and Environment.

  • 28 OCTOBER 2022

Joint Declaration of Intent by the Working Group on Circular Construction

The Joint Declaration of Intent developed in November 2022 by the Members of the Big Buyers for Climate and Environment’s Working Group on Circular Construction indicates the unmet needs in the field of road construction, in particular circular asphalt. It aims to provide Public Buyers and the market with a recommended direction of investments, as regards the tendering approaches and issues that require further analysis for broader use of circular asphalt.

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  • 27 SEPTEMBER 2022

Innovation Partnership: Quick Guide from Practitioners

This brief and easy-to-use guide describes the functioning of Innovation Partnerships step by step, explaining how to carry out market consultations and how to organize the preparation, negotiation and implementation phases.

  • 19 SEPTEMBER 2022

Joint Statement of Demand of Zero Emission Construction Sites Working Group

The Joint Statement of Demand published in 2022 by the Members of the Big Buyers for Climate and Environment’s Working Group on Zero Emission Construction Sites contains a number of ambitions to move to fossil fuel free construction machinery by 2025 and gradually increase the use of emission free machinery to at least 50% by 2030.

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  • 22 AUGUST 2022
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Public Procurement Q&A: Sanctions on Russia

The adopted sanctions against Russia are unprecedented, have broad consequences and take immediate effect. These Questions and Answers aim at supporting EU public buyers in their implementation, by explaining their logic and advising on application.

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  • 21 JUNE 2022

Study on the Value of the Innovation Partnership – Prof R. Servajean-Hilst

Learn how to assess the value of Innovation Partnership in the last lesson of our master class series on innovation! Discover the importance of conducting a cost and value breakdown analysis and evaluating potential risks. Our expert speaker will also share tips on involving innovative suppliers and assessing the cost and future value of innovation. With these insights, you can encourage suppliers to commit fully to the partnership while maintaining a fair and reasonable business relationship.

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  • 7 JUNE 2022

Study on the Value of the Innovation Partnership – Prof P. Portier

In this masterclass Prof P. Portier introduces the methodology of assessing the pricing of innovation partnerships. The discussion includes the challenges of pricing innovation in a public project and the importance of complying with European legal frameworks. The speaker emphasizes the need to design a technical methodology that meets the expectations of all stakeholders, including public buyers and innovative solution providers. Transparency and cost proportionality are key factors in pricing innovation partnerships.

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  • 31 MAY 2022

Study on the Value of the Innovation Partnership – Professor Giovanni Azzone, Politecnico di Milano

This document aims to propose an easy-to-implement methodology that can be used by public buyers during the evaluation and negotiation phase of a contract based on the innovation partnership procedure. The methodology specifically: (1) defines a price limit for the contract, which ensures that no undue price is paid; (2) allows us to compare the offers of different suppliers and to determine the best one for the administration.

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  • 17 MAY 2022

Webinar on Artificial Intelligence and Public Procurement

AI is an essential technology crucial to our technological sovereignty and the preservation of public interest, offering better and more cost-effective services that are accessible to citizens. However, it also poses unique risks and challenges that must be addressed to ensure compliance with fundamental rights and European values.

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  • 10 DECEMBER 2021

Webinar on Human Rights Due Diligence in Public Procurement

Discover how public buyers can promote sustainable production by addressing the risk of human rights violations in the industrial supply chain! Join us to learn about the latest techniques and practices for responsible procurement.