PPI & PCP in action archive

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City of Hamburg, Germany

As part of different works contracts, the City of Hamburg set a goal to recycle 100% of all material when resurfacing and refurbishing roads in a bid to save money. The City encouraged its long-term road construction contractors to look for an efficient way to remove and recycle asphalt concrete. The solution procured has the same properties and durability as new asphalt but is significantly cheaper; 30% savings were achieved compared to usual costs for road resurfacing. Additionally, with this new solution the time for re-surfacing decreased achieving less traffic interruptions.


Cambridge City Council, UK

Cambridge City Council, UK, completely refitted in 2012 its Grand Arcade Annex car park with award-winning LED lighting to help save energy and lower carbon emissions. Council officers asked lighting specialists to provide a solution that would reduce energy bills without affecting light quality. The awarded contractor replaced 220 Halophane light fittings (150 watts without ballast) with 220 of their award-winning LB 36 fittings, which use just 45 watts (including ballast). This is expected to achieve energy savings of up to 75% and cut carbon emissions by the equivalent amount.


Consip, Italy

Consip, the Italian central procuring agency, was assigned with the task to organise, implement and monitor the procurement of heating services for the Italian public administration. The agency achieved this by implementing a performance-based contract for a large number of administrations achieving cost efficiency. By introducing performance standards the contract helped to encourage innovation in the supplier’s solutions.


Municipality of Marburg, Germany

The municipality of Marburg procured in 2011 a new highly efficient cooling technology for the city’s town hall server room. The solution combined heat, power and a cooling system that provides the cooling power as well as the required electricity for the IT-equipment of the building. Turning from a standard cooling solution towards a new integrated energy solution enabled the municipality to save more than 70% of the total server room energy. This allows energy-cost savings up to 15,000 € per annum.


Cork University Maternity Hospital, Ireland

The Health Service Executive at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH) procured an innovative robotic surgical system in 2007. The new surgical system enables physicians to perform surgery remotely with robotic arms. Minimally invasive procedures performed with the new system offer numerous potential benefits over open surgery from both a patient comfort, health and recovery perspective and a reduced cost to the state, through shorter hospital stays.


British Army, UK

A wind turbine inspired by traditional sailing technology was developed in 2012 by a UK start-up company which could save the British Army up to £950,000 (around 1,150,000 EUR) in fuel costs over five years. The turbine uses vertically mounted sails to generate power and works in much the same way as sailing a boat in a circle. The first prototype was part-funded by a collaborative initiative with the Ministry of Defence and Technology Strategy Board.