Introducing SPP Regions

SPP Regions was aimed at promoting the creation and expansion of European regional networks of municipalities working together on sustainable public procurement (SPP) and public procurement of innovation (PPI).

The 7 networks involved in the project regional networks collaborated directly on tendering for eco-innovative solutions, whilst building capacities and transferring skills and knowledge through their SPP and PPI activities. 40 eco-innovative tenders were published, achieving savings of nearly 400,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions/year, and primary energy savings of 1423 GWh/year, as well as purchasing 1015 GWh/year of renewable electricity. The tenders within the project covered five sectors:

  • Low emission vehicles
  • Food and catering services
  • Energy saving in public buildings
  • Green energy
  • Lighting



Outcomes of the project

The project also pursues to strengthen networking and exchange at the European level by redeveloping the PROCURA+ European Sustainable Procurement Network.

Throughout the project, several reports, guidance and other tools for public authorities interested in SPP and PPI will be produced:

  • Six reports on existing SPP and PPI networks
  • Updated Procura+ Manual, as part of the European Sustainable Procurement Network
  • Reports from regional networks on their experiences
  • State-of-the-art reports on market engagement, life cycle costing, performance-based specifications and circular procurement
  • Three tools for calculating CO2 and energy savings
  • 42 eco-innovative case studies
  • How to videos

The SPP Regions project will expand its scope to 10 new regions willing to improve their SPP and PPI activities by networking with other regional peers.

SPP Regions is financially supported by the EU’s Horizon 2020 Programme, and co-ordinated by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability.




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