Market Lounge Round 2 - Thursday 25 September at 15:30

Participants of this session will be able to attend two different table presentations.

Contributors from organisations working on a wide range of topics related to sustainable public procurement and public procurement of innovation will present in three 25 minute slots at round tables for 8 participants. Each slot will include a 10 minute presentation followed by 15 minutes of in-depth discussion. Here is the list of presentations:


1 The Sustainability Compass: an internet platform to support Sustainable Public Procurement and the use of Voluntary Sustainability Standards (CH), Angela Rengel, Sustainability Compass

This tool supports buyers in answering questions about the SPP process, including the national context, best practices, voluntary sustainability standards, important actors in the field, information about events, trainings and more.

Presentation - [PDF]

2 Procurement of innovation in the water sector, Anna Backmann, ICLEI  Share and discuss your experiences with identifying barriers to innovation procurement in the European water sector and how to link supply side innovation to demand side actions and financial instruments.
3 Procurement procedures for eco-innovation, Antoinette Franklin, ICLEI  This table will focus on how policies such as market engagement, competitive dialogue and design competitions can be used in public procurement to achieve eco-innovation. Case studies from the GreenXpo project will be presented.
4 PPI in Finland: the Cleantech Procurement Folder project, Ari Nissinen, Finnish Environment Institute

This project aims to strengthen the demand and market for innovative and environmentally sound solutions in Finland and internationally through a web-based decision support system.

Presentation - [PDF]

5 The Catalonia EcoDesign award: a tool for the green economy, Yolanda Morcillo Ripoll, Catlan Waste Agency Learn about the award, which recognises products from Euro-Mediterranean countries that incorporate ecodesign strategies. The award, which includes several categories, raises awareness about low environmental impact products.
6 How to create transparent stakeholder relations between buyers and suppliers? David Leyssens, KAURI A discussion on how to establish SPP in practice based on practical case studies, with a focus on governance, ethical and transparency considerations.
7 The use of technology in market engagement, David Morgan, Cornwall Council

A look at the work of the Cornwall Council and how they are using webinars and other technology in market engagement. Discover how these technologies assist both the pre-procurement and procurement phases.

Presentation - [PDF]

8 Procurement of innovative sustainable catering, Elina Ojala, Motiva Drawing on experiences of the INNOCAT project, this table will focus on the innovation and sustainable procurement of low carbon, energy efficient vending machines, school catering services and hospital food packaging.
9 WienWin: offering procurers an overview of innovative products and services on the market, Eva Czernohorsky, ZIT (Vienna Business Agency)

WienWin is a platform that allows innovative Viennese companies to list their products or services online, allowing procuring authorities to identify high quality services and products, and support innovative suppliers.

Presentation - [PDF]

10 SPP in the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP), Farid Yaker, UNEP Presenting the 10YFP SPP programme and its main activities, including the implementation of SPP, assessing impacts, addressing barriers and collaborating with the private sector.
11 Cross-border joint procurement in heathly ageing, Gabriella Racca, University of Turin  Learn how the HAPPI project (Healthy Ageing and Public Procurement of Innovation) embraces cross-border joint procurement and public-public cooperation with the aim of innovating procurement in health care services.
12 The cradle-to-cradle concept, Gil Stevens, Cradle to Cradle Platform  Insight into the cradle-to-cradle concept and certification programme, including an overview of the products on the market and how cradle-to-cradle can strengthen your procurement policy.
13 Energy efficient street light procurement: opportunities for improvement, Marie Baton, CLASP This session will discuss the barriers to efficient and effective LED street light procurement and present global best practices, such as bulk procurement, municipal networks and procurement tools and resources.
14 (CANCELLED) How to follow up ethical supply chains in public procurement, Grete Solli, South Eastern Norway Health Authority Addressing issues with the ethical supply chain from the perspective of a health authority. Information on working with international suppliers and improving communication, transparency and monitoring.
15 How to fullfill the principle of proportionality when using SRPP requests, Jenny Ählström, Difi

To help public organisations, Difi has created a list of products with high risk of being produced under circumstances in breach of human rights and international conventions on workers rights. Learn about how Difi informs organisations in supply chain management for SRPP.

Difi - High Risk Products - [web]

Difi - Ensuring socially responsible public procurement - [PDF]

16 PPI for an efficient bed-washing facility, Jeroen Veendaal, University Medical Centre Easmus MC By adopting the principles and practices of innovation procurement, the Erasmus MC procured robotic bed washing facility to solve the problem of bed cleaning in hospitals. Learn how this innovative approach saved money, reduced the hospitals CO2 footprint and increased health and hygiene.
17 FSC and procurement of construction projects, John Hontelez, FSC When sourced sustainably, wood can have a smaller environmental footprint compared to other building materials. Learn how public authorities can contribute concretely to sustainable forest management through procurement of construction projects.
18 Stimulating innovation through public procurement without increasing public spending, Kenny Willems, iMinds

Taking the new EU Public procurement Directives a step further, iMinds proposes encouraging policy makers to impose a certain target percentage of spending on innovative products, services and solutions.

Presentation - [PDF]

19 Managing risk in public procurement of innovation, Kjersti Berg, Difi Norway’s Agency for Public Management and eGovernment (Difi) presents its guide: Managing Risk in Public Procurement of Innovation. The guide is in English and can be used to help organisations assess risk in innovation procurement.
20 FIRED-uP: innovative procurement poll, Lies Helsloot, City of Ghent and London Fire Brigade Share your experiences with innovation procurement in your organisation, including plans to undertake innovation procurement in the upcoming months/year. Discuss incentives and barriers for innovation procurement.
21 Encouraging networking, exchange and the uptake of SPP through 'hands on' working goups, Luk Lafosse, BBL Federation for a better environment  Results of a series of small “hands-on” working groups of local government experts on procurement and sustainability in upcoming tenders for a wide range of products.
22 Successful development of the Catalan ecolabel for clean fleets, Maria José Sarrias, Catalan Government

Presenting the new category of the Catalan ecolabel: Vehicle fleets. Learn about the technical aspects and criteria of the label and how it can be used for GPP in service contracts.

Presentation - [PDF]

23 (CANCELLED) Environmental protection through public procurement in Belgrade City, Marija Veličković, Belgrade City Hear how Belgrade has centralised its public procurement activities of around 150 public authorities and supports GPP and SPP through selection criteria, award criteria and agreement clauses in public contracts.
24 Making sustainable veggie meals not only healthier but also popular, Maureen Vande Cappelle, EVA Discover how EVA is helping caterers take steps towards offering sustainable and healthy vegetarian menus while developing tasty meals and controlling food costs.
25 Smart, ethical and sustainable public procurement: from theory to change, Bruno Pessendorffer, TMVW

This session aims at consolidating practices, synergies and opportunities vis-à-vis real, potential or theoretical challenges in the implementation of smart, ethical and sustainable procurement.

Presentation - [PDF]

26 Performance-based specifications (PBS) in public procurement, Marina Ruete and Tilmann Liebert, IISD

Learn about how PBS focuses on outcomes rather than characteristics of goods and services. This allows suppliers to develop solutions that may be pre-commercial and bring forward prototype technologies, sparking industrial innovation. Presentation - [PDF]

Including PBSs in the Public Procurement Cycle - [PDF]

27 The challenges for SMEs in cross border procurement, Pascal Verheye, Enterprise Europe Network  Learn about the implications of the new EU Procurement Directives on SMEs, challenges for SMEs in public procurement, and tips and tricks for winning tenders in cross border procurement.
28 Building SPP: capacity building in sustainable procurement in Portugal and Greece, Paula Trinidade, LNEG The Building SPP project aims to develop and implement SPP in Portugal and Greece through developing procurement strategies, building communication networks, promoting market engagement and more.
29 Electronics Watch - socially responsible public procurement of electronics, Pauline Overeem, SOMO

Presentation of the Electronics Watch initiative, which provides a Europe-wide database of socially responsible electronics distributors, brands, and factories as well as documents to help form a SRPP strategy.

Electronics Watch benefits - [PDF]

Electronics Watch monitoring and reform - [PDF]

30 How to stimulate social entrepreneurship through public procurement, Peter Leyman, Ryhove

Learn about how the social economy can be integrated into our society and the benefits social companies offer to the public sector. The practical case of Ryhove will be presented.

Presentation - [PDF]

31 GPP 2020 – mainstreaming procurement for a low-carbon economy, Philipp Tepper, ICLEI  GPP 2020 aims to mainstream low-carbon procurement across Europe in support of the EU’s goals to achieve reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. To this end, GPP 2020 implements more than 100 low-carbon tenders. Learn how public authorities can benefit from GPP 2020 experience.
32 Eco-innovation: state of the art and potential in German public procurement, Ria Mueller, IÖW A presentation on the state of GPP and SPP in German public administrations, including discussion on how best practices and positive experiences can be transferred to other authorities and countries.
33 Getting involved in the EU GPP criteria development process, Stefania Minestrini and Miguel Gama Caldas, European Commission

This table will focus on the European Commission’s GPP programme and how it is developed. Discuss how the EC can further engage public authorities in this process.

Presentation - [PDF]

34 Challenges of sustainable public procurement in developing countries, Sylvia Aguilar, CEGESTI

CEGESTI has been advocating for Central America for the last 8 years. Learn about their experiences and successes in the region and network for possible international/transcontinental projects or initiatives.

Presentation - [PDF]

35 Pilot projects for PPI and PCP in Norway, Tore Andre Sines, National Programme for Supplier Development

Presentation of the “National Programme for Supplier Development”, co-developed with the Agency of Public Affairs, and its experiences with PPI and PCP, including over 40 implemented pilot projects.

Presentation - [PDF]

36 Building a critical mass for ethical procurement from the ground up: mapping interests in textiles/clothing, Wouter Boesman, City of Ghent

Learn how Ghent has ventured into a social mapping exercise by identifying opportunities, limitations and interests with suppliers to increase the availability of fairly traded and ethically produced textiles and workwear.

Presentation - [PDF]

37 The integration of criteria for sustainability in a sourcing process, Frank Lippens, EANDIS EANDIS shares its experience on sustainable procurement practices through early supplier involvement, supplier selection, ecodesign and waste management in the supply chains.