News search results ( 1 - 2 from 2 )

28 October 2016

PPI4Waste report aims to define common needs of public buyers

A new report produced by the EU-funded PPI4Waste project identifies and defines common public buyer needs in the field of municipal waste management. Titled “Agreeing on common needs”, the document has been written based on the consortium’s knowledge and experience in waste and public procurement, and includes lessons learnt from projects including Ecopol, Wastecosmart, Probis and INNOCAT.

The report methodology focused on the identification of needs expressed by contracting authorities in different countries, regions and cities, with the aim to come to an agreement on common requirements. The identified needs can be considered core needs of contracting authorities. The document places a particular emphasis on situations requiring the implementation of collaborative public procurement initiatives.

By using the report, public authorities can better understand their situation and the challenges inherent to municipal waste management. Indications are given on how to analyse, prioritise and agree on needs, taking into consideration the circular economy approach.

To view the report, visit the PPI4Waste project website.

14 October 2016

Second major eafip event on innovation and procurement

The second major eafip event will take place in the National Centre for Public Administration and Local Government (EKDDA) in Athens, Greece on 18th and 19th October 2016. It is organised in co-operation with the Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism – General Secretariat of Commerce and Consumer Protection.

This two-day event targets procurers, policy makers, procurement law firms and businesses, to raise awareness about the most recent outcomes from major Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP)/ Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI) initiatives across Europe, and organise networking between stakeholders to discuss best practice, new ideas, initiatives and current funding opportunities for PCP/PPI.

This event is free of charge. Lunches and coffees will be provided. The registration via this website is compulsory and places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Click here to see the agenda.