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GPP 2020 e-News | September 2014
Welcome to the third issue of the GPP 2020 bi-annual e-newsletter. We hope you had an excellent summer!
A core goal within the GPP 2020 project is to tender and contract low carbon products, works and services. Through these tenders CO2 emissions are reduced and a more energy efficient economy is encouraged.
Our approach to low carbon tenders as well as to training and support activities are explained in our first annual monitoring report.
The renovation of the driveway and replacement of the bridge over the Drongelens Channel, located in Highway A59 near Eindhoven in the Netherlands tendered by GPP 2020 partner Rijkswaterstaat has been developed considering the carbon emissions of the construction work and its materials throughout their lifetime.
Since our last newsletter three new associate partners have joined the GPP 2020 movement. The GPP 2020 project consortium will support them in their low carbon tendering and help them gain visibility. We welcome:
GPP 2020 already has 27 associate partners which are involved in the project activities. Public purchasers and procurement training providers can become associate partners. Purchasing organisations commit to implementing low-carbon tenders for which they can benefit from free assistance from the GPP 2020 consortium. Associate procurement training providers can gain visibility by carrying out capacity building activities on low-carbon procurement, for instance by giving trainings.For more information, visit the associate partners page or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supporting mainstreaming of GPP in your region
analysis services in Italy, a new help desk tailored for local
governments in the Netherlands or taking part in the Catalan GPP network? GPP 2020 partners and associates receive support from national expert
organisations for implementing low-carbon procurement.
Upcoming low carbon procurement training
GPP 2020 has already completed 12 trainings for procurers and train the trainer workshops in Europe. The training material for these has been tailored towards the needs of each individual public or regional authority. On our website you have access to event documentation from all previous GPP 2020 events, including their main outcomes.
New guidance for energy efficient procurement available
Guidance for public procurement of innovation
To reduce the existing knowledge gap on public procurement of innovation (PPI), the EU-funded Public Procurement of Innovation Platform project has launched a comprehensive guide. The Guidance for Public Authorities on Public Procurement of Innovation offers explanations of procedures, definitions and answers to common questions, a selection of case studies, and useful resources for further reading. Particular emphasis is placed on the latest EU procurement directives, as well as ways in which procurement procedures can facilitate greater innovation.
Guidance for procuring clean and efficient road vehicles
The Clean Fleets project
published a guide on the clean and efficient procurement of vehicles.
Vehicles are a major contributor to carbon emissions as the savings from
the GPP 2020 vehicle tender models show. The guide Procuring Clean and Efficient Road Vehicles
is designed to assist public authorities and public transport operators
in purchasing clean and energy efficient vehicles in full compliance
with European legislation – in particular the Clean Vehicles Directive
(CVD) 4. It is primarily targeted at procurers and fleet managers, but
will also be of relevance to policy makers and others involved in the
24-26 September 2014
29 September 2014
1 October 2014
GPP 2020 partner Ecosistemi will present the project's achievements in one of the 10 workshops.
You can find all upcoming GPP 2020 events in our events calendar!
The sole responsibility for the content of this publication lies with the GPP 2020 project consortium. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union. Neither the EACI nor the European Commission are responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.