Regional network for innovative public procurement of green solutions

The Capital Region of Denmark's strategy is to focus on green, healthy, smart and creative growth. The Network's objective is to become a growth engine for knowledge, technology and innovation within the circular economy of the European Union.

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The 9 November 2017 the network arranged a conference on green procurement as a tool to reach strategic and political goals. There was a general section about how to use procurement as a strategic tool, followed by further discussion on the five topics of developing green procurement politics and strategies, ecolabelling, circular procurement and market dialogue, innovation in tenders and sustainable food tenders.

The conference was aimed at both procurers, environmental officers and suppliers.


What have we been up to?

  • The network is identifying and completing tender models of members' eco-innovative procurements. The tenders can be found here.
  • Third network meeting in the regional network - a seminar about green criteria for transport
  • Kick off meeting of the thematic working group on market engagement and innovative green solutions organized by the Danish national Forum for Sustainable Procurement
  • A meeting in April 2016 on theme of total cost of ownership (TCO) and indoor lighting
  • A GPP training module in May 2016 on environmental criteria in a tender, compliance and documentation and political and organizational framework for green public procurement

Name of the network:
Regional network for innovative public procurement of green solutions

Copenhagen region (Denmark)

Six members (Five municipalities and the Danish Red Cross)

SPP Regions partners involved:
The Capital Region of Denmark and Danish EPA

Upcoming activities:

  • At the beginning of 2018 the network will be organizing a series of capacity building sessions for network's participants. This will be consisting of:
    a course in public procurement and innovation
    a case-oriented seminar about innovative approaches in public procurement
    possibly individual coaching sessions for interested municipalities

Results so far:

  • In Dec. 2017 Egedal municipality joined the regional network
  • Published the first two eco-innovative tenders: an indoor lighting tender in Allerød and Fredensborg Municipality; a second low emission vehicles joint tender between 20 partners
  • Series of network meetings
  • GPP Training

Contact person:

Ditte Vesterager Christensen, special adviser to The Capital Region of Denmark