STRATEGIC PARTNERS

PROCURA+ NETWORK STRATEGIC PARTNERS

The Procura+ Network has several Strategic Partners, whose role is to support and promote the activities of the Procura+ Network


ECOINSTITUT

Ecoinstitut was founded in 1999 and has since then been working for the environment and the incorporation of sustainability principles in all sectors of society, in order for them to become a reality both locally and globally. The knowledge of how public administrations work and the experience accompanying them in their environmental improvement through, among others, sustainable procurement, had made Ecoinstitut a strong  partner to  Procura+  since its launch in 2004.

CONTACT

Website: www.ecoinstitut.coop

Contact person: Aure Adell, Project Coordinator


ECOSISTEMI

Ecosistemi has over fifteen years of consultancy experience in sustainable development, particularly on sustainable consumption and production. It is the leading organisation in Italy for the provision of support and consultancy on Green Public Procurement (GPP) and has a long standing experience in European funded projects promoting sustainability. Ecosistemi has been working on the development and implementation of policies and strategies for GPP since 2002.

CONTACT

Website: www.ecosistemi-srl.it/index.html

Contact person: Livia Mazzà, Environmental Consultant


LNEG

Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia (LNEG), formerly known as INETI, is the largest public sector research and development institution in Portugal, focused on providing services to the public sector. LNEG works on sustainable procurement in close cooperation with private and public organisations. It was involved in the SMART SPP project and takes part in the GPP 2020 project focussing on low-carbon procurement. 

CONTACT

Website: www.lneg.pt

Contact person: Paula Trindade, Researcher, Building SPP Coordinator


IFZ

The Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture (IFZ) in Graz is an interdisciplinary research institute dealing with issues of socially and environmentally sound technology design, established in 1988. The prime objective of IFZ’s interdisciplinary team of 22 experts is to contribute to socially and environ­mentally sound, sustainable and gender-equitable technology design. The IFZ has four research units. One is called “Ecological Product Policy” and its main topic is “Green Public Procurement” (GPP).

CONTACT

IFZ website: http://www.sts.aau.at/

Contact person: Angelika Tisch, Leader of the "Ecological Product Policy" research unit


PlanMiljø

PlanMiljø was established by CEO Bjørn Bauer in 1990 as an environmental consultancy.  PlanMiljø has been involved in several partnerships on SCP with governments; both in terms of development of guidelines; and tools for businesses; as well as strengthening of green procurement in public authorities. PlanMiljø is one of the most experienced players in the field of Green Public Procurement (GPP) in Denmark, and we have supported many public authorities both on a national, Nordic and international level. PlanMiljø is currently managing ‘The Secretariat for Green Public Procurement’ of the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (DEPA). The purpose of the secretariat is to promote and facilitate GPP in Danish public authorities.

CONTACT

Website: https://planmiljoe.dk/en

Contact person: Rikke Fischer-Bogason


THE ROLE OF STRATEGIC PARTNERS

Support the development of the Network

  • Advise on and approve the Network vision and objectives, work plans and strategic planning, and monitor progress
  • Advise on the planning and content of materials produced for the Network
  • Attend two meetings per year. One face-to-face meeting at the Procura+ Network Seminar and one teleconference

Promote and represent the Network

  • Actively promote the Network to public authorities and decision makers across Europe
  • Represent the Network at international, national or regional events
  • Disseminate news, events and other information about the Network through their communication channels

In addition, some Strategic Partners may wish to become national/regional focal points for Procura+, with the following additional responsibilities:

  • Support the recruitment of new Procura+ participants from the country your organisation is based (and receive 50% of the annual participation fees)
  • Disseminate information about the Network within their country/region
  • Communicate with participants in their language(s), and help collect relevant information (e.g. updated information for the participants’ webpage on the Procura+ website

BENEFITS OF BEING A STRATEGIC PARTNER

Be part of a Network that is at the forefront of a European movement towards developing and implementing sustainable procurement

Influence the strategic agenda of sustainable procurement and innovation procurement and receive high international visibility towards the European Commission, National Ministries and other key organisations such as the United Nations

Priority participation in ICLEI-led projects and speaking at ICLEI sustainable procurement events


HOW TO BECOME A STRATEGIC PARTNER

Any organisation able to fulfil the roles outlined above at the European, national and/or regional level may become a Strategic Partner, following approval by the Network Management.

All Strategic Partners / Steering Group members will be required to sign an agreement with ICLEI, which will define the roles and responsibilities.

It is estimated that 5-7 days per year will be required to fulfil the role. Strategic Partners are expected to attend two meetings per year (one in person, and one teleconference). Travel costs are to be covered by the Strategic Partners, although where possible ICLEI will try to cover these through relevant funded projects.     

For more information, please email procurement@iclei.org, or contact us by phone: +49 761 368 920.


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