PROCURA+ TWINNING

 

WHAT IS PROCURA+ NETWORK TWINNING?

The Procura+ Network Twinning Programme involves two Procura+ Participants working in partnership
to support each other in implementing sustainable procurement.

We believe that peer to peer discussion between staff within public authority administrations
is one of the most effective mechanisms for knowledge transfer, capacity building and problem solving.


LOOKING FOR A TWIN?

CORNWALL COUNCIL

Cornwall Council are seeking a Procura+ Twin to work together on market and supplier development approaches. You can view the Cornwall Council participant page for more information on their sustainable procurement activities.

 

If you are a Procura+ Participant interested in Twinning with Cornwall Council you can get in touch with us directly at procurement@iclei.org, or complete the Twinning application.


CURRENT TWINS

ROTTERDAM AND OSLO

Rotterdam and Oslo are European leaders in sustainable procurement, with ambitions to continually improve upon performance. The cities aim to help each other to reach even higher SPP standards through exchange of their best practices.

Rotterdam will host a visit from Oslo in September 2016, focusing on SPP practices and systems such as sustainable transportation, Life Cycle Analysis for construction materials, and circular procurement.


WHAT DOES TWINNING INVOLVE?

A twinning activity can be anything you and your twin want it to be. This can range from simple collaboration on preparing upcoming tenders, to a longer term staff exchange and benchmarking activity.

The main factor is that the partnership should offer something of practical value for both partners.

ICLEI has a reference sheet available to Procura+ Participants, providing links to available guides and examples of organising twinning activities.


HOW CAN YOU START TWINNING?

If your authority is interested in initiating a twinning activity with another Procura+ participant, either approach ICLEI directly by email, or complete this online form directly.

ICLEI will assist the process by helping to identify an appropriate twin for your organisation (if you have not already identified one), considering your specific interests.

To help other Network Participants, at the end of the twinning activity (or at the end of each year for longer term arrangements) we ask Participants to prepare some feedback on the activities undertaken.

TWINNING IDEAS

  • Tender criteria collaboration
  • Review of procurement approaches, such as market engagement or life cycle costing
  • Sharing market knowledge of innovative solutions
  • Peer review or SPP approaches, including recommendations
  • Benchmarking of SPP performance
  • Organisation of study visits/workshops
  • Staff exchange programme