International Conference: Challenges in Sustainable Public Procurement

23 May 2019
The Public Procurement Authority of Hungary has organised an international conference on “Challenges in Sustainable Public Procurements.” To consider the importance of international knowledge sharing, the representatives of the V4 countries, as well as international public procurement experts,...

EU Member States Unique Paths Into the Circular Economy

9 May 2019
The magazine for Europe’s plastic processors, eppm, writes that EU member states are gaining traction towards a waste-free economy. An overview for all EU member states reveals 28 different paths towards the circular economy with inspiring best practices. Their roadmaps include an accompanying...

Government Crackdown on Late Payers Who Breach the Prompt Payment Code

2 May 2019
The UK Government has taken a firm hand with firms that have consistently broken the Prompt Payment Code and they have been removed or suspended from the late payment scheme for failing to comply. The Prompt Payment Code was established as a voluntary scheme which firms sign up to as part of a...

Better Infrastructure Procurement – Applications Invited for Pilot Projects

25 Apr 2019
A £3 million fund is now available for pilot projects to improve approaches to procurement in infrastructure, housing and local authority-led construction. Industry training board, the CITB, is seeking applications and expressions of interest as part of the Improving Performance Through Better...

Have Your Say About the 2014 Public Procurement Directives

11 Apr 2019
The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the Council of European Municipalities are conducting a consultation on the 2014 Directives on Public Procurement. The Directives introduced a number of changes in the European legal framework for public procurement. They introduced new...

Circular Cities – Innovating To Tackle Plastic Waste

4 Apr 2019
Registration for the ‘Circular Cities – Innovating to tackle plastic waste’ event at Scotland House (Brussels) on 16 May is now open. The conference is during #EUGreenWeek. Join others from EU institutions, cities, industry, civil society, academia and H2020 stakeholders for a one-day...