Market Lounge 2


To see the full list of Market Lounge tables which were available on 5 October, 10:50-12:20, see below

Systematic market consultation prior to framework agreements in the Government of Catalonia

Table host: Anna Esteve, Government of Catalonia
Consulting the market prior to tendering in a transparent and non-discriminatory manner: the key to include ambitious environmental requirements efficiently in tenders.

Environmental Labels and Certifications: Catalyst for Sustainable Procurement 

Table host: Fallight Xu, TÜV Rheinland
Get up-to-date with trends in sustainable procurement and purchasing, and how to effectively use environmental certifications and labels at each step in a typical procurement cycle. 

Building bridges between public procurers and innovative companies: The Austrian digital platform

Table host: Silke Guggenbichler, Competence Center on Procurement Innovation Austria
Find out how a website can be an innovation broker and market research tool for procurement! 

Circular public procurement: award winning case study from the Baltic Sea region

Table host: Birgitte Krebs Schleemann, City of Aalborg
Come and hear about the Danish award winning tender for learning environment for 50 schools in the City of Aalborg and an EU-project in the Baltic Sea region, where 5 - 8 upcoming circular public tender are about to be made.

The CO2-Performance Ladder, low carbon procurement made easy

Table host: Gijs Termeer, Foundation for Climate Friendly Procurement and Business
Discover the success factors and international potential of the CO2-Performance Ladder, the largest and most widely used sustainable procurement instrument in the Netherlands.

Circular Procurement: Ready for take-off!?

Table host: Theo Geerken and Veronique Van Hoof, Flemish institute for technological research
Circular public procurement: Best practices, barriers, new opportunities and measurement.

The Sustain tool – tracking supply chain social responsibility and sustainability for Scottish educational institutions

Table host: Alexis Heeren, University of Edinburgh & Emma Nicholson, APUC 
We will demo a supply chain monitoring tool that has been developed for the Scottish higher education sector, and share some lessons learned from our experience of implementing the tool.

LCC Interest Group - How to apply LCC in public procurement

Table host: Els Verwimp, Government of Flanders
Discover the interim results of the Procura+ Life Cycle Costing Interest Group and discuss how LCC can be applied in sustainable procurement more strategically.

What’s the deal with massflow management in construction? 

Table host: Thomas Matthias Romm, EcoBuy Vienna
Sustainable massflow management and social urban mining are changing how construction is carried out in Vienna through the use and reuse of local resources with mobile on-site technologies: could this approach be applied in your city? 

How joint follow up of social and ethical criteria can be arranged

Table host: Peter Nohrstedt, SKL
SKI follows up on ethical and social requirements used in procurements through audits in the supply chain, providing a way to monitor that procured goods and services are produced under sustainable and responsible conditions.

SPP made easy

Table host: Madeleine Bergrahm, HP Inc.
A ready-to-use set of criteria for sustainable procurement that takes life cycle aspects and circular economy into account, using supplies as an example.

What is a Public-Private Innovation contract (PPIc) and how can it help green your procurement?

Table host: Karolina Huss, Gate 21
Non-binding, agile, mutual development agreements between public and private stakeholder have been developed in Denmark in order to raise procurement capacity and boost green transition in complex areas.

Life cycle costing for computers: is it worth it?

Table host: Aure Adell, Ecoinstitut
Results and lessons from the piloting of the (under development) EC tool to calculate life cycle costs when procuring computers and monitors.

Toolbox for socially responsible work wear: a guide for a sustainable procurement policy

Table host: Leen Van der Meeren, Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities
How can you make sure that the clothing you buy has been made in fair working conditions? Uncover the lessons from our market study and toolbox development.

Finnish Green Deal  - agreement for public procurement

Table host: Elina Ojala and Salka Orivuori, Motiva (Finland)
How can policy and strategy help achieve ambitious sustainability goals through procurement?

The road to ethical sourcing - managing risk TfL's supply chains

Table host: Tim Rudin, Greater London Authority Group
Transport for London (TfL) adopts a risk and opportunity based approach to ethical sourcing: find out how you could apply this method.

Leveraging EPEAT to Promote the SDGs

Table host: Nancy Gillis, Green Electronics Council
Green Electronics Council will explain new characteristics of the EPEAT eco-label product categories, outline specific SDGs, targets, and indicators that EPEAT products support, and ways impacts can be codified and quantified.

4 steps to sustainable IT procurement

Table host: Clare Hobby, TCO Development
Interested in how to design a sustainable IT purchasing program that has an impact? This hands on mini-workshop gives you a four step plan for IT hardware purchasing that helps you lower your environmental and social risk, while driving more responsibility into the supply chain.

Making classrooms future ready – Building capacity in innovation procurement

Table host: Ellinor Wallin, EU-Projektkonsult
Learn about how procurers can use PCP and PPI to support the introduction of innovative digital learning technologies into schools.

How the sharing economy is creating a paradigm shift on professional procurement

Table host: Lieke van Kerkhoven, FLOOW2 Healthcare 
The most sustainable procurement strategy is not procuring at all; inspiration and experiences from early adopters.

Calculating the impact of procuring timber 

Table host: Mark Kemna, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) (Netherlands)
Join us to learn more about the recently developed FSC Impact calculator, which highlights possible social costs (climate change, loss of biodiversity) of non-FSC tropical timber. 

Prior market consultations – Experience from Norway

Table host: Torstein Åkra, Larvik Municipality
How can we use prior market consultations to make better procurements? Concrete examples and practical tips on what to do, how to organise it and what to avoid.

Innovative Nature Based Solutions for climate friendly and attractive cities: how to develop the right procurement for re-naturing cities ?

Table host: Julie Delcroix, Policy Officer, DG RTD, European Commission

The European Commission's proposal for a pilot for a "Big Public Buyers" and Networks Initiative

Table host: Matija Matokov, DG GROW, European Commission
Discuss how a proposed pilot for partnerships among big buyers could achieve joint statements of demand, market engagement on breakthrough innovation and peer-to-peer exchanges.

Procura+ Award winning procurement of textiles from recycled fibres

Table host: Harold Jacobs, Ministry of Defence of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
How did a procurement of towels and overalls lead to savings of 233,000,000 litres of water, 69,000 kg CO2 and 23 MJ of energy? Find out here!