Events ( 1-5 from 5 )

30 November - 1 December 2015


Joint & Collaborative Procurement: Sourcing, Supply & Contract Management

Berlin, Germany

Joint Procurement is an effective means to combine the procurement activities of different contracting authorities and thereby to safe costs due to lower prices and administrative cost savings. Furthermore, joint procurement enables the pooling of skills and expertise, which is especially useful when procuring innovative goods and services.

Joint Procurement is not new; however, many public authorities are lacking the knowledge and experience of performing joint purchasing activities. Moreover, the revised EU procurement directive has introduced a number of new rules that public authorities need to familiarize with.

As such, this intensive workshop will provide an overview of the new legal framework for joint procurement and acquaints participants with practical knowledge on organizational aspects of joint procurement and contract management, the execution of a collaborative procurement project, the tender process as well as risk assessment and remedies. Various case studies and real-life examples will provide practical knowledge and offer the possibility to exchange experiences and discuss your individual questions.

For more information, download the agenda or follow the link below.

30 November - 11 December 2015


TAP Pavilion at COP21

Paris, France

As international climate change negotiations proceed at COP21, local and regional climate action will be in the spotlight at the Cities & Regions Pavilion – TAP2015. As the central point for the local level at COP21, the Cities & Regions Pavilion invites mayors, governors, municipal leaders, civil society leaders, businesses and financiers to engage in lively exchanges on accelerating local and regional climate action in advance of a binding agreement on a new international climate regime. European cities can avail of daily briefings on the progress of the negotiations within the pavilion, including analysis from ICLEI experts.

At the heart of the Pavilion are daily regional “TAP Time” sessions, where selected representatives of cities and regions will present their ambitious, inclusive and cross-cutting projects from the Transformative Actions Program (TAP). During the two weeks, projects from Europe, Latin America, North America, Africa, India, China, Southeast Asia and Oceania will be highlighted. Events will be held of particular interest to European cities, including two sessions focusing on the role of local and regional authorities in supporting community-led energy projects. The sessions will take place in the framework of the CO-POWER project and will focus on challenges and barriers, as well as share success stories, in the ongoing transition to renewably sourced energy at the local level.

On UNFCCC Action Day on 5 December sustainable public procurement will be in focus at the Pavilion. ICLEI is organising the first Global Lead Cities Network Summit on sustainable public procurement, followed by a session led by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute (KEITI) on the 10-year Framework Program.

For more information, visit the TAP website.

4 December 2015


Conference on Climate Change and Healthcare

Paris, France

This event, organised in parallel with COP21 in Paris (France), will bring together healthcare leaders from across Europe and around the world on 4 December 2015. The event will seek to answer the threat that climate change poses to health provision, with four thematic panel discussions on different topics.

Representatives from hospitals and health systems in France, Europe, the US, Asia, Africa and Latin America will discuss strategies for reducing their carbon footprint, as well as healthcare leadership initiatives to protect public health from climate change.

One of the panels will focus on reduction of carbon emissions through procurement of pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, and transport by health services. The all-day event includes a catered lunch, and translation from French to English will be provided.

To register, click here.

5 December 2015


Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement

1st Network Summit

Paris, France

The 1st Network Summit of the Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement is taking place within the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP) 21 in Paris (France), and hosted at the TAP Pavilion on 5 December. It will be used as an opportunity for high level city representatives to showcase the sustainable procurement activities and commitments which the participating cities have introduced, and the power these can have in combating climate change.

The Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement is an initiative launched by Seoul Metropolitan Government in partnership with ICLEI, to promote sustainable public procurement (SPP) and related environmental, societal and financial benefits. The United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute (KEITI) have welcomed the initiative and are looking forward to its integration in the 10YFP on SPP Programme. The aim is to create a worldwide network of leading cities that meet, share and develop their capabilities to implement sustainable and innovation procurement to drive a transition to sustainable production and consumption.

For more information about the event, download the agenda below.

14 December 2015


Procurement-related funding instruments boosting innovation in the ITS sector

A webinar addressing procurement-related funding instruments for innovation in intelligent transport systems (ITS) will take place on 14 December in the framework of the EU-funded iMobility Support project.

A European Commission representative will present funding opportunities for public procurers under Horizon 2020 and calls regarding pre-commercial procurement (PCP) and public procurement of innovation (PPI). The iMobility Support project will then be presented, including its relevance for those new to the concepts of PCP and PPI. Finally, the EU-funded P4ITS project will be presented, dealing specifically with procurement in the context of ITS.

For more information about the event, view the agenda below. To register for the webinar, click here.