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Tender on the Development of life cycle costing (LCC) tools for use in green public procurement (GPP)

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– Deadline to request an invitation: 31 July

Dear Madam/Sir,

DG Environment of the European Commission is planning to award a contract on the Development of life cycle costing (LCC) tools for use in green public procurement (GPP) as a Middle value negotiated call for tender. You can find the tender specifications here: Draft Tender specifications.

If you wish to be invited to tender please send an email giving your contact details (Name of the company, contact person, address, telephone and email) to: env-tenders@ec.europa.eu by midnight CET on 31/07/2017.
Only those candidates who express an interest before the deadline will be invited to tender. Any tender received from a legal or natural person not invited to tender will be rejected.

The deadline for sending your emails is midnight CET on 31/07/2017

Best wishes

Robert

Robert Kaukewitsch

GPP Policy Officer
DG Environment
European Commission
00 32 (0) 2 29 57190
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Circular Procurement Congress

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On 19 October 2017, the second international Congress on Circular Procurement, co-organised by the European Commission (Directorate-General for the Environment), the Estonian Presidency of the EU, Rijkswaterstaat from the Netherlands and ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability will take place in Tallinn, Estonia.

In April 2016, the first edition of this congress was held in Amsterdam with 120 experts from Europe and outside attending, with the purpose to raise awareness for the concept of circular procurement, highlight good practices and share experiences how circular procurement could be mainstreamed.

The objectives of this congress are to:

  • deepen knowledge and encourage implementation of circular procurement
  • showcase good practices, latest research and tools
  • stimulate unexperienced organisations to start with circular procurement
  • discuss the role of circular procurement for innovation and meeting other policy goals
  • encourage networking on circular procurement.

The congress targets:

  • Policy makers for national and local governments and public bodies
  • Public procurers and budget holders
  • Companies involved in circular procurement.

 

The event is directly preceded by the Conference on Innovation Procurement, co-organised by the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology of the European Commission (EC) on 17 and 18 October 2017.

The Conference on Innovation Procurement will be held under the Estonian EU presidency on 17th and 18th of October 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia.  The Conference also serves as the 3rd annual Major eafip Event. The conference programme includes:

  • Innovation procurement experiences in Europe
  • EU Member States’ policy and support framework for innovation procurement
  • Economic impact of innovation procurement
  • HORIZON 2020 calls supporting innovation procurements
  • 2017 Procura+ Awards Ceremony on Sustainable and Innovation Procurement

The target audience for the two-day conference is policy makerspublic procurers and innovators. Its aims are capacity buildingexperience sharing and networking about major ICT-related innovation procurement initiatives across Europe and to facilitate networking between stakeholders to discuss new ideas, initiatives and funding opportunities.

Please note that two other eafip workshops will be held in parallel to the Conference on Innovation Procurement.  The eafip Workshop for Environment sector procurers (details coming soon), and the eafipWorkshop for Energy sector procurers will be held on the same dates in the same venue, and registration is via the same registration form for all three events.  You can therefore pick-and-mix which events and sessions you wish to attend.

The events are organised in the same week, in order to facilitate participation in both events in view of the strong link between innovation and circular procurement (registration however needs to be done separately for each event).

For more information and to register visit the event’s webpage.

 

Green Public Procurement and the 
EU Action Plan for the
Circular Economy

Public procurement and the purchasing of services, works and supplies cover about 14% of European gross domestic product (GDP). Procurement initiatives, tools and guidance therefore have tremendous power and make products and services greener and more sustainable.

The assessment carried out in this study provides results on the applicability of ongoing initiatives and shows how they contribute to the European Commission´s Action Plan on the Circular Economy.
With the proposed recommendations the involved parties are offered possibilities and options for a better approach in the future.
The study was provided by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI).

This document was requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.
AUTHORS :
Christian NEUBAUER, Environmental Agency, Austria
Mervyn JONES, Sustainable Global Resources, UK
Francesca MONTEVECCHI, Environmental Agency, Austria
Christian NEUBAUER, Environmental Agency, Austria
Hanna SCHREIBER, Environmental Agency, Austria
Angelika TISCH, Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture, Austria
Birgit WALTER, Environmental Agency, Austria

 

Documents : Green Public Procurement and the EU Action Plan for the Circular Economy – IPOL_STU(2017)602065_EN

This document is available on the Internet at:
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/supporting-analyses

Survey of Government Procurement Professionals 2017

Understanding Agency Challenges & Insights for Contractors

June 22, 2017, Source : ONVIA, https://www.onvia.com/

Today, June 21, 2017, Onvia released the results of the 2nd annual survey of government procurement professionals, revealing a decline in overall procurement performance as procurement teams struggle to “do more with less.”

Readers of this report will learn:

  • Top challenges facing buyers, with 40% reporting being overworked
  • The outlook for growth in government spending activity
  • Which alternative purchasing methods are on the rise
  • High-impact improvements to raise your team’s procurement performance

 

Emerging from an uncertain election year, companies selling to the public sector report increased confidence in their expectations for sales growth in 2017-18. 424 companies who sell into the federal, state, local and education markets participated in Onvia’s 3rd annual survey of government contractors. This year’s results help companies gain perspective about expectations for sales in the next 12 months while highlighting the positive drivers facilitating growth and potential constraints that could limit progress.

We continue to track overall confidence in the marketplace using Onvia’s Government Contractor Confidence Index (GCCI), which provides a balanced and comprehensive view of the market over time based on answers from four unique survey questions about growth and agency budgets.

This year’s edition includes a few new survey questions regarding potential business risks (such as a possible economic downturn) and the potential impact of pro-business policy changes in areas like tax reform and reduced or streamlined regulations.

 

Readers of this report will learn:

  • Why overall government contractor confidence is at an all-time high and how it compares with last year
  • Why expectations of the contracting market have improved in several key areas
  • How many businesses are forecasting sales growth and how much they expect their sales to increase by
  • How improving expectations for the economy and government spending are supporting a higher level of confidence
  • The top potential business risks and “pro-business” policy changes that, if they occur, could make a significant impact on sales

Business leaders in sales, marketing, business development and operations at companies pursuing public sector sales can request their complimentary copy of this report to better understand the pulse of the market and learn what’s motivating government contractors in 2017-18.

Since 2000, Onvia has specialized in providing the sales intelligence and insights that government contractors of all sizes and in all industries need to accelerate sales in the public sector. Become a leader in B2G and download the report today.

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2017 Global Review of Sustainable Public Procurement

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June 19, 2017, Source : SCP Clearinghouse, http://www.scpclearinghouse.org/, By : UN Environment (United Nations / intergovernmental organizations)

This report examines the state of sustainable public procurement (SPP) policies and practices undertaken by national governments worldwide in the last five years. It is published in the framework of the 10YFP Sustainable Public Procurement Programme, which committed to conducting a regular review of the state of SPP implementation as part of its work plan. Building on the findings of the first edition of the Global Review published in 2013 and on research conducted between 2015 and 2016 among 41 national governments and more than 200 SPP stakeholders, the report aims to track the global progress of SPP and to deepen the collective understanding of the current barriers, needs, opportunities and innovations in SPP.

The report can be downloaded from the Knowledge Hub of the SCP Clearinghouse.
 
A webinar to present the main findings of the report was held in April and can be viewed on our YouTube channel. The release of this publication was made possible thanks to a grant allocated by the Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute and theEuropean Union.
This research is complemented by the supplement titled “Factsheets on Sustainable Public Procurement in National Governments”, which includes forty country factsheets detailing the SPP policy frameworks, priorities and implementation activities in place in each country. The supplement will be released shortly and be made available in the Knowledge Hub.
 


 

 

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New Guide – Protecting Human Rights in the Supply Chain

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There is a depressingly long list of threats to these rights that have been observed in public sector supply chains. They include forced and bonded labour, human trafficking, unsafe working conditions, child labour, very low or even no pay, and discrimination.

We might tend to think these things happen in far off countries, and not in the firms we deal with. But “slave labour” is present in the UK, in domestic and industrial situations, and some very reputable companies (suppleirs to the public sector) in the IT industry for instance have found major human rights issues in their own supply chains.

The authors of the document are Andy Davies, who leads the London Univeristiies Purchaisng Consortium, and Dr Olga Martin-Ortega from the University of Greeenwich. Both also have experience and involvement in these issues through initiatives such as Electronics Watch and the International Learning Lab on Public Procurement and Human Rights. The guide is published by LUPC, the University of Greenwich and CIPS (the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply).

The guide runs through an explanation of the problem, and why it matters to the public sector (just as it should also matter to the private sector, of course). It suggests how practitioners can get started in terms of identifying and prioritising human rights-related risks in their supply chains, and how monitoring can be carried out.

The thinking is very interesting in terms of how organistions should respond to abuse or issues that might be uncovered when working with suppliers. The authors are not in favour of draconian action – if suppliers know that the contract will be immediately terminated, for instance, they are less likely to be open about any problems that they uncover. They will hide issues rather than be open with the buyer. Rather, the guide suggests a collaborative approach, working with the supplier to put remedial actions in place. Only as a very last resort is termination sensible. That seems to be a good approach. The final section of the guidance is then on measuring and reporting effectiveness.

Overall, the guide will be very useful and provides an excellent overview of the issues. In a couple of places, a little more information or education might have bene useful; for instance, the need to prioritise spend categories is highlighted, but it might have been useful to describe some of the areas or sectors where human rights abuse is most likely, based on real experience.

We might also question whether going down into multiple tiers of the supply chain is quite as easy as the guide makes it sound! Although it does acknowledge some issues, we think the sheer scale of analysing multiple supply chains across multiple suppliers is very significant.  Going down to the fourth tier as the authors suggests is a major task, and we would suggest not easy to achieve using just spreadsheets. Clearly, this is not meant to be a guide to technology, but ultimately, we suspect that risk management and supply chain / supplier information tools will really help in this area.

We published a paper recently on the topic of risk in multiple tier supply chains – that was not just focused on human rights, but the principles absolutely apply, and in the paper, we do explain why these initiatives are often very challenging.

It is important though that practitioners do make a start in this area, and whilst getting to the ultimate desired state is challenging, there is no reason why organisations shouldn’t make a start, following the principles outlined here. The guide is well worth reading and indeed studying, so we would strongly suggest all public sector procurement professionals take a look. Indeed, anyone in the private sector interested in human rights, reputational risk in the supply chain and similar issues will also find it useful.

It can be downloaded here.

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Revision of the EU GPP criteria for Transport

The second ad hoc working group meeting of the revision of the EU GPP criteria for Transport will be held by means of four interactive webinars as follows:

– 1st interactive webinar on 6 June 2017 from 9.30 to 12.00 (CET): Category 1 Cars, LCVs and L-category vehicles

– 2nd interactive webinar on 8 June 2017 from 14.30 to 17.00 (CET): Category 2 Mobility services and Category 7 Post, courier and moving services

– 3rd interactive webinar on 13 June 2017 from 10.30 to 13.00 (CET): Category 3 Purchase or lease of buses and Category 5 Purchase or lease of waste collection vehicles

– 4th interactive webinar on 14 June 2017 from 9.30 to 12.00 (CET): Category 4 Bus services and Category 6 Waste collection services

If you are interested in participating, please send an email indicating which webinars to JRC-IPTS-GPP-TRANSPORT@ec.europa.eu.

EU Green Public Procurement Criteria for Public Space Maintenance

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25 May 2017, Source : European Commission, Joint research Center, http://susproc.jrc.ec.europa.eu

 

Dear Sir/Madam,
This is to inform you that the Task 1 Report on the Development of the EU Green Public Procurement Criteria for Public Space Maintenance is now available in BATIS.
BATIS is a JRC administered tool designed to provide registered stakeholders with a platform to: access project documents, preliminary results, respond to questionnaires, comment on working documents and participate in stakeholder meetings within this process.
The report forms part of the preparatory study for the development process of the EU Green Public Procurement Criteria (EU GPP) for Public Space Maintenance which is one of several product group EU GPP criteria being developed to facilitate the inclusion of green requirements in public tender documents (See: http://susproc.jrc.ec.europa.eu/product_bureau/projects.html).

It provides an overview of existing legislations, standards and criteria, and relevant guidelines, initiatives and Ecolabels at the EU and national levels as well as those employed in the private sector. In addition, an appraisal based on statistical and technical categories that could be applied to define the activities and services that are to be covered by EU GPP criteria for maintenance of public space was conducted. Lastly, a proposal on the scope and definitions of EU GPP for Public Space Maintenance is presented as an outcome of the two afore mentioned activities as well as feedback from stakeholders on the first scope questionnaire. Please take a look.

 

Should you wish to access this report and participate in this particular EU GPP development process, please send contact us using the following e-mail address : JRC-PUBLIC-SPACE-MAINTENANCE@ec.europa.eu.

 

Thank you.

With kind regards,

 

JRC Public Space Maintenance Project Team

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