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Procura+ Network welcomes three new participants

6 October 2016

The Government of Catalonia (Spain), Birmingham City Council (United Kingdom) and the City of Stavanger (Norway) have joined the Procura+ European Sustainable Procurement Network as participants. The three participants will each bring existing experience and expertise to the network.

The Government of Catalonia has produced GPP guides for products or services that are usually contracted or purchased on a decentralised basis. The Ministry of Territory and Sustainability is the expert body for environmental policy of the Catalan Government and cooperation between Ministries has resulted in the inclusion of environmental criteria in most framework agreements since 2005.

Birmingham City Council established a Green Commission to advise the City Council on achieving its green ambitions of a 60% reduction in total CO2 emissions by 2027 (against 1990 levels). The City identifies innovation and sustainable procurement as key practices to meet this target and is Coordinator of the CEPPI project.

Through the ENIGMA project Stavanger were involved in initiating a joint Pre-Competitive Procurement process, leading to the procurement of innovative solutions and energy efficiency using next generation ICT applications in the context of innovative public lighting systems.

All three cities will be represented at the Procura+ Seminar in Rome on 13-14 October. You can view the Government of Catalonia and Birmingham Participant profiles, with the Stavanger profile to follow soon.