to the third newsletter of the PPI4Waste project. The exploration of
mechanisms to overcome barriers to public procurement of innovation in
the waste sector has now started. Browse this newsletter to learn more
about the latest developments and past activities of this work under
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procurers and suppliers met
part of the PPI4Waste project, several “Meet-the-Market” events took
place across Europe, inviting procurers
and suppliers to discuss their
mutual needs and the solutions to overcome the barriers to public
procurement of innovation
(PPI) in the waste sector.
event in Zagreb
Meet-the-Market event was organised by Mancomunidad del Sur, IAT and UNIZAR. It was held on 30 March 2016 in Zaragoza (Spain)
presented the PPI framework in Spain
and the strategic framework for
the circular economy in municipal waste management, with a focus
for packaging and bio-waste. The second event of the
series, organised on 31 March 2016 in Utrecht (Netherlands) by Rijkswaterstaat, focused on the challenges for
municipalities to think about the value of household waste and the
possibilities for resource management. It aimed at giving the
opportunity to Dutch public procurers and suppliers in the field of
waste management to discuss the possibilities for the transition from
waste to resource management.
the European and
Croatian regulatory framework and circular economy, the third
organised by Zagreb City Holding on 5 April 2016 in Zagreb (Croatia) dealt with green public
(the technology of collection and treatment of municipal solid waste)
and the establishment of resource
efficiency and circular economy
(promotion of innovation in waste management of municipal companies).
The last event of the series was organised by ACR+
on 12 May 2016
in Brussels (Belgium). It gathered Belgian public purchasers and
the field of plastic waste management and focused on innovative
solutions for the collection and separation of plastics in
event in Brussels
the conclusions of this round of national Meet-the-Market events, a one-day workshop
was organised by ICLEI
in Bilbao (Spain) on 26 April 2016 during
which public authorities and
PPI4Waste partners could exchange on their expertise and issues
In addition, this event aimed at fostering
communication on purchasers’ needs
, financing opportunities
, disseminating the emerging national research
facilitating discussions of
and overcoming the
to innovation in the field of municipal waste
ll the presentations from the different events are available on PPI4Waste website
||First findings of the State of the
state of the art gives an overall picture of the state of waste
management in the European Union, in line with the main needs of public
bodies in charge of municipal waste management identified within
PPI4Waste project . Three of these needs are related to specific waste
streams, bio-waste management, plastics separation, and bulky waste
management, all targeted in the State of the Art.
of a public procurement of innovation project, the state of the art
(SoA) is designed as an orientation paper in order to facilitate
meeting demand and offer and identify innovative solutions for
municipal waste management.
main findings of the SoA, in the majority of Member States, waste
management is public, although some tasks are shared with private
there are broad differences between Member States regarding waste
production, collection models and treatment techniques applied as well
as regarding the implementation of European Directives on waste. In
this context, management of bio-waste, plastic packaging and bulky
waste are some of the main improvement areas addressed by European
details on the first findings of the State of the Art are available online
of sustainable procurement at ICLEI
– Local Governments for Sustainability
is an international
of local governments and national / regional local government Founded
in 1990, ICLEI with its 1,200 members is the largest association of
local governments dedicated to sustainable development.
||This year, ICLEI
is celebrating 20 years of work on sustainable procurement. The
anniversary was launched at a ceremony in Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum on
27 April as part of the 8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities
two decades, many ICLEI Members and public authorities ICLEI has been
working with have been including sustainability aspects in their
procurement policies and procedures to achieve resource efficient,
low-carbon and socially responsible societies. ICLEI has also worked
with sustainable procurement experts from cities and organisations
worldwide on numerous projects and initiatives related to sustainable
and innovation procurement.
|At ICLEI, this
opportunity was used to relaunch the SP Platform and revamp the Procura+ European Sustainable Procurement Network.
ICLEI has also launched a new twitter account @sppglobal, which is
dedicated to all things SPP. ICLEI is celebrating the anniversary and
inviting you to share your achievements and thoughts on SPP using the
looks forward to seeing what the next 20 years bring!
||Rijkswaterstaat, creating a
is the executive body of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure &
Environment. For over 200 years, Rijkswaterstaat has been responsible
for the construction and maintenance of the Dutch highways and
waterways. The intense use of the Dutch network of highways, waterways,
railways and aircraft (mainports Rotterdam and airport Schiphol
Amsterdam) forces the government to pay more and more attention to
match these economic pillars with a sustainable environment.
|As an important
national purchaser, Rijkswaterstaat values circular
procurement. For that, the Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment
and RWS hosted, in collaboration with partners as ICLEI, the
International Congress on Circular Procurement in Amsterdam. Attended
by 120 experts from over 23 countries around the world, the Congress
aims were to profile examples of Circular Procurement and to share
experiences. Presentations from this event are available online.
example is that Rijkswaterstaat, in cooperation with the Dutch
association of municipalities (VNG) and the Dutch association of
municipal waste management services (NVRD), supports Dutch
municipalities endorsing the program ‘From waste to resources
’. The aim of
this program is to reduce the residual waste collection from households
to 100 kg/person/year in 2020.
also helps to implement (European) policy and support
programmes preventing and reducing waste streams, stimulating re-use
and recycling and minimising the environmental impact of product chains
and waste management through a life-cycle approach (resource
efficiency). The policy to achieve effective waste management is
outlined in the National Waste Management Plan.
More information is available
on the Procurement Forum
the coming months, Work Package 4 (Collaborative activities and
building capacity for preparation of coordinated public procurement for
innovative solutions) is going to be developed. The main
this work package are the assessment of a feasibility plan for cross-border PPI
and the preparation for joint or
to create opportunities for the strategic use of budgets and financing
instruments to support innovation, to assess risks and develop a
risk reduction strategy,
to increase knowledge on PPI practices
and to acquire necessary skills to
uptake a PPI process and foster the product purchase and
accelerate service delivery. The leader of this Work Package is the
University of Zaragoza - OBCP, with support of all partners.
he first Task
of the Work Package 4 (Feasibility Plan for a
real/concrete public procurement
) includes the definition of
contract models and financing modelling of different approaches and the
development of risk reduction strategy. This Task aims at carrying out
a feasibility plan for the involve core buyers and for the buyer’s
group to uptake a collaborative PPI and to reduce risk associated to
the uptake of PPI.
of the second Task
Work Package (Participation
of the buyer’s group in capacity building activities
) is ICLEI.
In order to enhance the knowledge on
and to transfer the added
value of participating in the buyer’s groups, specific training on PPI
will be provided to participants.
capacity building purposes, IAT, SP,
Zagreb City Holding and ICLEI will organize 4 one-day regional
trainings from middle September to November 2016 for at least 15
participants. The targeted participants are core buyers of the
partnership and contracting authorities of the buyer’s group.
Previously to the trainings, a specific training for trainers was organized
internally in the partnership in the last Project Board Meeting (25-26
April 2016, Bilbao, Spain) in order to transfer the training activities
to the partners who will organize the training sessions at local level.