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2.4.2019 : Need support for implementing PCP or PPI? Apply now to receive assistance!

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 15:37

The European Assistance for Innovation Procurement initiative supports public procurers across Europe to launch new PCP and PPI procurements of ICT solutions.


Currently, the eafip initiative seeks to receive applications from public procurers of all EU Member States to support the implementation of Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) and Procurement of Innovative Solution (PPI).


During 2019, at least three new innovation procurements of ICT based solutions will be selected to benefit from technical and/or legal local assistance free of charge. Priority will be given to those innovation procurements of high impact ICT solutions such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity. The EAFIP also welcomes innovation procurements (PCP and PPI) under national digital/ICT strategies.


In addition, the initiative provides online resources, tools and webinars. Find out more here.


Apply for assistance here.


The deadline to apply is 15 May 2019.


 

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19.3.2019 : Meet the Procurement Transformation Institute - P2I

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 15:29

The Procure 2 Innovate Project (P2I) connects competence centres for innovation procurement across Europe. One of the network members is the Procurement Transformation Institute (PTI hereafter). A recent interview with Ingrid de Doncker, founder of PTI (Ireland) gives insight on the Irish context of Innovation procurement and on the role of the newly established Institute.


PTI’s Vision is to be the Performance Hub for procurement in Ireland, for the advancement of the profession towards achieving best value for money decisions for People, Profit, Planet by developing Ireland’s current and future talent pool. “This challenge of innovation is being addressed by the PTI as an integrated Procurement Competency Centre”, says de Doncker. This is critical, as “in Ireland, there is currently no consistent approach in how decision-makers identify, recruit, develop and measure procurement competencies to continuously deliver agility, innovation and value for their organisations.”


PTI has already taken a leading role in collaborating with all stakeholders in Ireland to advance procurement excellence and becoming the Irish gateway for European engagement in procurement innovation. The PTI has created a community that fosters peer-to-peer learning, innovation, social inclusion and sustainable solutions.


Read the full interview here.

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7.3.2019 : Win €10,000 to fund your next innovative and sustainable procurement actions

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 15:54

Innovative and sustainable procurement actions working towards socio-economic, socio-cultural or technological transformation, especially those which showcase the use of public procurement as an instrument to accelerate the market introduction of innovative and sustainable technologies, are invited to apply for the 2019 Transformative Action Award.


The winner of which will receive a prize of €10,000 to help initiate further transformative actions in their city or region.


The award, co-organised by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the Basque Country, and the City of Aalborg (Denmark) and supported by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the European Investment Bank (EIB), rewards ongoing or concluded Transformative Actions that use the 15 pathways outlined in the Basque Declaration to bring about the socio-cultural, socio-economic, and technological transformation of societies.


Last year's winner, Procura+ participant City of Ghent, won for their work to transform the city’s local food system, which included making food procurement more sustainable, scaling up short food supply chains and and other participative governance actions.


Current or concluded actions in the field of procurement can apply for the award by the closing date of 31 July 2019. For more information and to apply for the award, visit the Sustainable Cities Platform.

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28.2.2019 : Vacancy: ICLEI's Economy and Procurement team seeks Sustainable Construction Officer!

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 09:36

The Sustainable Economy and Procurement team at ICLEI is looking to fill the position of Sustainable Construction Officer at its European Secretariat in Freiburg (Germany).


ICLEI's Sustainable Economy and Procurement team has been working on the topics of sustainable, strategic and innovation procurement for 22 years. In more recent years our work has expanded to cover the topic of  circular local economies. The team offers support to public authorities in implementation activities, spreading awareness of the concepts, developing new approaches, capacity building and encouraging policy developments at the European and international level.


This brand new position has been created to develop ICLEI's work on sustainable construction - in particular in relation to the circular economy - and support the delivery of sustainable and innovation procurement projects.


The deadline for applications is 25 March 2019. The description of the position and information on how to apply can be found on the ICLEI jobs page.


We look forward to your application!

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