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EcoProcura 2018 Launches Registration And Extends Call For Contributions

Registration is now open for the EcoProcura 2018 conference on sustainable, circular, and innovation procurement, taking place from 3-5 October in Nijmegen (Netherlands). EcoProcura 2018, marking 20 years of the conference series, will bring together over 400 procurers, policy makers, businesses, researchers and international organisations. Procurement practitioners, public authorities, policy makers, suppliers and legal experts are invited to submit proposals via the EcoProcura 2018 website by May 18th. Read more about the event here.

SPP Tender Models – Good Practice Examples Published

From the SPP Regions — (European regional networks of municipalities working together on sustainable public procurement (SPP) and public procurement of innovation (PPI) — success story on its CO2 emissions project, which involved the collaboration of 31 contracting authorities carrying out 40 eco-innovative tenders, comes 40 good practice examples (or tender models) on a range of product and service categories. The case studies cover Food and Catering, Low emission vehicles, Electricity/energy, Energy use in Buildings, and Indoor lighting. Each gives an overview of the project carried out and the results – if you are looking for good practice examples, they are worth a read.

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