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2 June 2015

Workshop

UK Social Value workshop

Bristol, United Kingdom

The UK's Public Sector (Social Value) Act 2012 has the potential to transform how the public sector delivers its services and work with the private and third sector in delivering improved social services. This workshop, held by DAC Beachcroft, aims to help public and private sector actors to deal with the act's practical implementation.

The workshop will cover a briefing on the Public Services (Social Value) Act, provide an understanding of how to develop social value metrics, understand how procurement can lead on creating change and delivering better value and social outcomes, and give good practice examples.

The workshop is suited to public sector organisations, private sector partners and suppliers, and third sector providers who want to learn how social value policies and metrics can improve their work towards environmental and social targets.

To register for the event, click here. For more information about the event, click the link below, or contact gsketchley@dacbeachcroft.com.

9 June 2015

Webinar

Webinar: Life-cycle costing in public procurement

Life-cycle costing (LCC) is a useful tool that could deliver financial savings as well as reductions in the environmental impact of purchases made by public authorities. The European Commission aims to encourage wider use of LCC by making tools and helpful approaches more widely available to European public authorities.

The purpose of this free webinar is to get feedback on the European Commission's LCC concept which is currently under development. The experiences of developers of similar tools from Denmark, Italy, and Sweden will also be discussed.

This is the first of two GPP webinars organised in 2015. They form part of the service offered by the EC's GPP Helpdesk. They will provide a forum to inform stakeholders working on public procurement on new resources and the evolving legislative context.

To register for the webinar, send an email to gpp-helpdesk@iclei.org to receive more information.

11 - 12 June 2015

Workshop

Interactive practical seminar on cloud computing in public institutions

Berlin, Germany

The European Academy for Tax, Economics and Law is hosting an interactive practical seminar on cloud computing in public institutions.

Main topics include procurement, technology, safety, and privacy, with the goal of participants gaining the knowledge to exploit the benefits and savings of cloud computing without compromising the IT security and privacy of public institutions.

Speakers include representatives from the IT security department of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi), Federal Commission for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI), and the State Commission for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

For more information, download the programme via the link below.

12 June 2015

Conference

4th Annual Conference on Public Procurement

Prague, Czech Republic

The 4th Annual Conference on Public Procurement will take place in Prague (Czech Republic) on 12 June 2015, and will focus on smart public procurement and implementation of the EU's public procurement directives in 2014. The drive to implement the directives offers the opportunity to re-think how public procurement is organised to make it more efficient and cost-effective.

Smart public procurement makes it possible to think about procurement strategically. Other important policy objectives can be pursued through procurement, whether environmental, social, or those related to promoting innovation in the European economy.

Several sessions will take place throughout the day on subjects such as aggregation, and learning about how to use new tools to make public procurement smarter. Simultaneous interpretation will be available in English, German, and Czech. Participation at the conference is free of charge, and the deadline for registration is 17 May 2015.

For more information, click on the link below.

15 June 2015

Webinar

GPP 2020 Webinar

Boosting Sustainable Energy Supply and Efficiency through Smart Public Tendering

Policy-makers and action managers in charge of reaching sustainability targets in municipalities, regions and countries must consider how to ensure renewable energy supply and efficiency in public procurement.

This webinar, organised within the GPP 2020 project, will present practical knowledge and experiences with procurement of green electricity and energy efficiency in cities and regions, giving solutions to overcome obstacles.

A number of case studies will be presented showing how succeed in implementing sustainable energy and energy efficiency in urban areas.

For more information and to register, contact Inge.kraft@rvo.nl