Summer festival organisers are hard at work during the festival season, and public authorities often purchase the suppliers and services used. LIFE GreenFEST is helping administrations to adopt greener buying measures through more sustainable tenders.
Meet procurement requirements by setting clear criteria and performing transparent bid evaluation. Efficient procurement procedures require more flexibility, transparency and fulfilment of high-qualitative, social and innovation standards. Yet, any contracting authorities still favour lowest price criteria as the safest and fastest procedure. As many examples prove that the lowest price does not always mean lowest costs, this model gradually disappears and has being replaced by extended requirements and criteria.
Buildings & construction are a major driver of energy demand and global CO2 emissions. According to the European Commission, they jointly account for nearly 40% of global CO2 emissions and also 40% of final energy consumption. A recent IPCC report states the building and construction sector must decarbonise by 2050 to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Interested to know if your country already has an action plan, target, financial incentives and a competence center for boosting innovation procurement? Check out the consolidated results of the benchmarking of the national policy frameworks for innovation procurement across the 28 EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland.
The European Commission welcomes the final adoption today by the Council of two “Europe on the Move” – initiatives: on trade facilitation in maritime transport and clean vehicles in public procurement.
The Council today adopted binding targets for zero- and low-emission vehicles in public procurement in each member state. The new rules will increase market certainty, stimulate innovation and promote the global competitiveness of European industry.