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Bulgarian SPPI Network

The Bulgarian SPPI Network is a new established network under the project SPP Regions as a part of EcoEnergy, the existing Municipal Energy Efficient Network. The Network's objective is to build a common culture among its members in the field of sustainable development though innovative sustainable purchasing.

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The 26 and 27 Oct. 2017 EcoEnergy organized its 14th annual conference in Burgas. The results and achievements of the SPP Regions project were presented together with the members' tenders. In specific, EcoEnergy presented the details of a tender for the renovation of Sts. Cyril and Methodius school in Gabrovo. A representative from Ecoinstitute was invited to present on the purchase of electric bicycles carried out under the project by the Province of Barcelona. Presentations are available online.

The conference was attended by more than 70 people, of which 20 municipalities members of the Bulgarian SPP network.

The network has produced and is involved in producing new tender models under the SPP Regions project, which are available online.

What have we been up to?

  • In October 2017 representatives from EcoEnergy and Gabrovo participated in the annual meeting of the National Association of the Municipalities Republic of Bulgaria. The SPP Regions was presented and EcoEnergy and Gabrovo shared a stand in the event to inform about the project's results and opportunities.
  • Face-to-face meetings with experts in tenders
  • A webinar on the 19 Sept. 2016 in collaboration with EcoEnergy, Bulgarian Public Procurement Agency and En Effect Consult SLDT on the new regulations and requirement for SPP according to the new Public Procurement Act in Bulgaria
  • New working groups and face-to-face meetings
  • Engagement with other SPP Regions networks for knowledge sharing
  • In April 2017 the network hold its second annual meeting
  • Final conference of project ''Norwegian experience of Gabrovo in energy efficiency" in February 2017, gathering the network's members, experts and sharing good practices in the field of green procurement
  • Set up of two working groups on the topics of transport and buildings
  • Work meeting with the partners by Burgas municipality for preparing the tender model for Burga's city hall renovation
  • In May 2016 the Bulgarian Public Procurement Agency published instructions for green/sustainable criteria in public procurement, which were distributed among Bulgarian SPP Network participants
  • Bulgarian SPPI Network organized training activities linked to GreenProcA in December 2015 and April 2016
  • The network, in collaboration with EcoEnergy, has organized a webinar on energy efficiency in August 2016
  • A kick-off meeting in October 2015

Name of the network:
Bulgarian SPPI Network - Мрежа за устойчиви обществени поръчки


15 municipalities

SPP Regions partners involved:
Municipality of Gabrovo and EcoEnergy

Upcoming activities:

  • Identifying and publishing new tender models. The tenders can be found here
  • Next network meeting to be held in February 2018

Results so far:

  • Development of a survey targeting Bulgarian SPP Network municipalities to detect priorities in green and sustainable procurement
  • As a part of the Bulgarian SPP Network, Gabrovo Municipality has published the first green/sustainable public tender
  • Gabrovo Municipality and Burgas Municipality have published two public tenders with criteria for CO2 emissions reduction, respectively for the supply of two electric vehicles and of a new electric car

Newsletter & others

October 2017 (in Bulgarian)

30 March 2017 (in Bulgarian)

10 February 2017 (in Bulgarian)

International Conference on Sustainable Energy Policies in Gabrovo  (article in Bulgarian)

Contact person:

Kalinka Nakova, Executive Director of the Municipal Energy Efficiency Network EcoEnergy, and Desislava Koleva, from the Gabrovo Municipality