PROGRAMMES AND PROJECTS

ICLEI is involved in a number of projects related to sustainable and innovation procurement. Click on the links below to find out more, or contact us at procurement@iclei.org.

We also offer a number of networking and exchange opportunities. Click here to find out more about the Procura+ Information Service and our regular events.

OUR PROGRAMMES

PROCURA+ EUROPEAN SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT NETWORK

Join a network of active public authorities working on sustainable and innovation procurement. We facilitate exchange between participants, offer direct support to your activities, and promote your achievements internationally.

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GLOBAL LEAD CITY NETWORK ON SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT

Bringing together leading cities from around the world to share and develop their capabilities to implement sustainable and innovation procurement, driving a transition to sustainable production and consumption.

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10 YEAR FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME ON SUSTAINABLE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

ICLEI is a co-lead and active supporter of the worldwide uptake of socially responsible, environmentally friendly and economically sound purchasing via the United Nation's 10 Year Framework Programme on Sustainable Public Procurement (10YFP SPP).

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OUR PROJECTS

BuyZET project
BuyZET is a partnership of cities aiming to achieve zero emission urban delivery of goods and services by understanding the transportation footprint and developing innovative procurement plans.
English
Europe/EU
Transport and vehicles
2016
UrbanWINS
UrbanWINS aims to develop and test methods for designing and implementing Strategic Plans for Waste Prevention and Management. Cities involved will enhance urban environmental resilience and shift towards sustainable production and consumption.
Europe/EU
General GPP/SPP, Social responsibility
2016
SPP Regions
SPP Regions focuses on building and strengthening regional networks around Copenhagen (Denmark), Rotterdam - The Hague (Netherlands), Turin (Italy), Bristol (UK), Barcelona (Spain), West France and Gabrovo (Bulgaria).
English
Europe/EU
Food and catering, Transport and vehicles, Buildings and construction, Lighting
General GPP/SPP
2015
GreenS
GreenS works with local energy agencies to create and consolidate permanent supporting structures to provide public authorities with long-term support and technical assistance in the process of GPP preparation and implementation.
English
Europe/EU
2014
CEPPI
Birmingham (UK), Budapest (Hungary), Castelló & Valencia (Spain) and Wrocław (Poland) will demonstrate that by selectively intervening in scheduled public tenders, energy energy consumption can be reduced and GHG emissions decreased.
English
Europe/EU
Energy
General GPP/SPP, Innovation procurement (PPI)
2015
PPI4WASTE
PPI4Waste aims to find innovative solutions to key needs identified by procurers. This will help promote efficient management of municipal waste and support the implementation of European policies and national strategies on waste.
English
Europe/EU
EU GPP Helpdesk
The main idea behind the GPP Helpdesk is to promote and disseminate information about GPP, and to provide timely and accurate answers to stakeholders' enquiries. Stakeholders can send their questions by email to gpp-helpdesk@iclei.org

Part of the GPP Helpdesk service are the publication of monthly newsletters - GPP News-Alerts. Each News-Alert provides short articles, forthcoming GPP events, new website updates, an interview with a key stakeholder, and summaries of GPP examples. All editions are available here http://ec.europa.eu/environment/gpp/alert_en.htm
English
Europe/EU
2010
PPI Platform
The website is the first port of call for all things related to public procurement of innovation (PPI) and pre-commercial procurement (PCP). It aims to make public procurement of innovation a wide-spread reality in Europe.
English
Europe/EU
Innovation procurement (PPI)
2012
InnProBio
InnProBio aims to stimulate demand for bio-based products and services in Europe. The project will increase the number of public procurers equipped to carry out the procurement of innovative bio-based products and services.
English
Europe/EU
Innovation procurement (PPI)
2015

PAST PROJECTS

HAPPI
The project brings together ten partners from five EU Member States to establish the conditions for health institutions throughout Europe to collaborate in the purchase of innovative health products, services and solutions to promote "ageing well".
English
Europe/EU
Medical equipment
Innovation procurement (PPI) , Joint procurement
GPP 2020
GPP 2020 aims to mainstream low-carbon procurement across Europe in support of the EU’s goal of a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, a 20% increase in the share of renewable energy and a 20% increase in energy efficiency by 2020.
English
Europe/EU
Energy, Lighting, Infrastructure
General GPP/SPP
ICLEI Europe
2013
PRIMES
PRIMES works to build capacity for GPP within small and medium sized public sector organisations, provide hands-on support for implementation and act as an agent of change for GPP at the regional and local level in all EU Member States.
English
Europe/EU, Denmark, France, Italy, Latvia, Sweden, Croatia
ICT (information and communication techn.), Transport and vehicles, Energy, Buildings and construction, Lighting
General GPP/SPP, Energy efficiency
2013
PROBIS
PROBIS aims to use PPI in the building sector, with a focus on energy-efficient refurbishment of existing buildings. Four tenders will be launched on building technologies (ICT, envelope and energy equipment) before being tested in four pilot buildings in Torino (IT), Miskolc (HU), Börlange (SE) and in the Lombardy Region (IT).
English
Europe/EU
Buildings and construction
Innovation procurement (PPI)
2013
WATERPIPP
Water PiPP is about exploring new public innovation procurement methodologies and testing them in the water sector to overcome a number of bottlenecks and barriers for European innovation potential in the water sector.
English
Europe/EU
Innovation procurement (PPI)
iNSPiRe
The objective of iNSPiRe is to tackle the problem of high-energy consumption by producing systemic renovation packages that can be applied to residential and tertiary buildings. The renovation packages developed by iNSPiRe aim to reduce the primary energy consumption of a building to lower than 50 kWh/m2/year. The packages need to be suitable to a variety of climates while ensuring optimum comfort for the building users.
English
Europe/EU
2012
INNOCAT
INNOCAT aims to bring together a group of public and private buyers to publish a series of tenders for eco-innovative catering products, services and solutions. The aim is to help encourage eco-innovation in the catering sector by providing a sizeable launch market for new solutions.
English
Europe/EU
2013
ENIGMA
ENIGMA is a FP7 project that aims to implement a joint transnational pre-commercial procurement (PCP) procedure in the field of public lighting. Coordinated by the city of Eindhoven, the project’s 5 partner municipalities (Eindhoven, Malmo, Stavanger, Espoo and Bassano del Grappa) cooperate on procuring innovation and testing in a real life environment the technologies that their commercial subcontractors develop.
English
Europe/EU, Finland, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway
Lighting
Innovation procurement (PPI) , Pre commercial procurement
2013
Clean Fleets Project
The Clean Fleets project assists public authorities and fleet operators with the implementation of the Clean Vehicles Directive and the procurement or leasing of clean and energy-efficient vehicles. It offers a helpdesk, discussion forum and a range of supporting tools and publications, which can be found by visiting:
English
Europe/EU
Transport and vehicles
2013
The LANDMARK project
The LANDMARK project is about enabling European local authorities to act as key drivers for the promotion of fair and decent working conditions in global supply chains for certain products purchased by the European public sector in order to help to improve the living and working conditions of workers in Asia and parts of Sub-Saharan Africa particularly in the textiles, food, construction and electronics sectors.
Multiple
English, Catalan, German, Portuguese, Spanish
Europe/EU, International
Food and catering, Textiles, ICT (information and communication techn.), Timber and forestry , Buildings and construction, Medical equipment
General GPP/SPP, Fair trade, Social responsibility
The LANDMARK consortium, c/o ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
2011
Sustainable Timber Action
The STA project aims to provide guidance for public authorities on how to procure sustainable and fairly traded timber. It will also develop a dual model for timber suppliers on how to integrate fair trade and sustainable forest management certification.
English
Europe/EU, International
Timber and forestry
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
Euro TopTen Max
Topten is a consumer-oriented online search tool, which presents the best appliances in various categories of products. The key criteria are energy efficiency, impact on the environment, health and quality.
English
Europe/EU, China, United States
Energy
Energy efficiency
SCI-Network
The SCI-Network connects public authorities looking to procure innovative and sustainable solutions within their construction projects. The SCI-Network aims to: jointly identify new construction solutions, and examine how best to encourage innovation in construction procurement.
English
Europe/EU
Buildings and construction
General GPP/SPP
UBA Training
Lecturers and trainers from training academies across Germany will be trained on the most relevant aspects of GPP, and will also be provided with training material so that the approaches and knowledge are passed on to their target group - public sector employees.
English, German
Germany
General GPP/SPP
SMART SPP
SMART SPP promoted the introduction onto the market of innovative highly energy efficient technologies in the last stages of development. This was done through encouraging early market engagement between public authority procurers and suppliers in the pre-procurement phase, including the issue of tenders.
English
Europe/EU
Energy
Energy efficiency, Innovation procurement (PPI) , Market Engagement
The SMART SPP consortium, c/o ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
2011
EUPOP
The EUPOP project analyses the impacts of policy strategies and instruments on consumption patterns in order to examine how sustainable consumption (SC) policies can successfully tackle the problems caused by unsustainable consumption patterns.
English
Europe/EU
Social responsibility
ICT for EE
This project was commissioned by European Commission (DG Information Society and Media) in collaboration with the Committee of the Regions. It is a pan-European research and dissemination project focusing on local and regional initiatives for promoting energy efficiency through the direct and enabling roles of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
English
Europe/EU
ICT (information and communication techn.)
Energy efficiency
Fostering SPP in Brazil
To foster sustainable public procurement (SPP) practices in the city of Sao Paulo and the states of Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais with the further aim of influencing other Brazilian states and the Federal Government to promote these practices throughout Brazil.
English
Brazil
General GPP/SPP
PrimeEnergyIT
PrimeEnergyIT is designed to further enhance market development for energy efficient central IT such a server, storage and network equipment, to develop purchasing guidelines and support the development of internationally accepted standards for energy efficient central IT equipment.
English
Europe/EU
ICT (information and communication techn.)
Energy efficiency
PRO-EE
The project aims to harness the buying power of public authorities to drive the market for innovative environmental technologies. A partnership of public authorities from 6 European countries will undertake large-scale joint procurement of technologies to secure a higher market share for the most energy efficient products to accelerate their market penetration.
English
Europe/EU
Energy efficiency
Biofuel Cities
Biofuel Cities project main outcome was a forum for the application of biofuels. Open to all stakeholders in the area of biofuels for vehicles, it seeks to integrate European research and pilot application of biofuels for vehicles with a focus on application at the local level.
English
Europe/EU
Biobased products
Green Meeting Guide 2009
In co-operation with UNEP and IAMLADP, ICLEI has produced a Guide to assist any organisation in reducing the environmental impacts of small and medium sized meetings (for up to 200 participants), and help leave a positive legacy in the host community.
English
International
Events
General GPP/SPP
Promotion of EU Ecolabel to public procurers
The project is directed towards both public purchasers and their regular suppliers and aims to raise awareness and promote the use of the EU Ecolabel criteria in public procurement, and throughout the supply chain. The project intends to support the ongoing work of the European Commission on the revisions of the EU Ecolabel Regulation and the EU Ecolabel scheme.
English
Europe/EU
Ecolabels
DEEP project - Dissemination of energy efficiency measures in public buildings
the DEEP project aimed at raising awareness of the measures public authorities can take through procurement to improve energy efficiency in their operations and providing easy-to-use tools to assist in taking concrete steps.
English
Europe/EU
Buildings and construction
General GPP/SPP, Energy efficiency
Responsibility in Procurement (RESPIRO)
The RESPIRO project aimed to increase the inclusion of social requirements in public and private sector purchasing activities through: Encouraging an exchange of experiences between public and private sector procurers, and encouraging an exchange between public procurers and potential suppliers.
English, French, German
Europe/EU
Textiles, Buildings and construction
General GPP/SPP, Social responsibility
Green Public Procurement Workshops
ICLEI is organising a series of one-day awareness raising workshops on green public procurement (GPP), on behalf of the European Commission.
The events will take place in Portugal, Greece, Italy, Spain and Ireland and aim to bring together purchasers and policy makers from local, regional and national governments, universities, hospitals, as well as the private sector, consultancy firms and local and regional networks.
English
Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain
General GPP/SPP
GPP Costs and Benefits
The overall goal of this project was to collect evidence on the economic and administrative costs and benefits of GPP versus procurement of non-green (or conventional) products by national governments and individual purchasing authorities.
English
General GPP/SPP
LEAP
LEAP aims to develop tools for local authorities to systematically, effectively and efficiently deal with green procurement as part of an Environmental Management System (EMS); applying the tools to test joint procurement approaches to overcome market barriers in Europe for "green" purchasing.
English
Europe/EU, United Kingdom
Environmental management system
Buy Fair
Buy Fair project served to develop practical guidelines for public procurers in Europe that wish to purchase fair trade products. The guidelines were developed through detailed consultation process with key stakeholders in Europe and from developing producer countries.
English
Europe/EU
Fair trade
RELIEF - European research project on green procurement
The research project, RELIEF, explored the environmental relief potential of green public procurement in the European Union. The RELIEF results have formed the basis for the development of the Sustainable Procurement Campaign, Procura+.
English
Europe/EU
Food and catering, ICT (information and communication techn.), Transport and vehicles, Energy
General GPP/SPP
PICOlight
Public Internal Performance Contracting (PICO) is an innovative concept for management and funding of energy efficiency in public buildings.
English
Europe/EU
Lighting
Energy efficiency
2005
SIPTRAM
The SIPTRAM project aimed to encourage local and regional authorities across Europe to improve the environmental and social standards in urban public transport through the competitive tendering process.
English, German
Europe/EU
Transport and vehicles
Innovation procurement (PPI)