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7 October 2014

Experts invited to provide input to new Procura+ Manual

Experts and practitioners in the field of sustainable public procurement (SPP) and public procurement of innovation (PPI) are invited to comment on the latest edition of the Procura+ Manual. The authors are particularly looking for input regarding the document's interpretation of the current legal framework in Europe. Additionally, feedback on specific sector reviews, such as construction, ICT, catering, etc., is also welcome. The deadline for commenting is 24 October 2014.

Aimed at public authorities, the manual provides clear guidance on how to implement sustainable procurement in practice, regardless of size or experience. It contains general information on management, cost and legal factors as well as key criteria product groups with high sustainability impact. The revised edition aims to provide a practical interpretation of new procurement rules, in this way supporting procurers to undertake and advance SPP and PPI.

Those who provide comments will be included in the Acknowledgements section of the publication. It should be noted that the current draft suffers from formatting issues – those who wish to comment are directed to ignore these problems, as the finalised version will undergo a design quality check. All comments should be provided to mark.hidson@iclei.org.

For more information, visit the Procura+ website.