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<< Back to: Member News: ICLEI e-News | issue 18, February 2009

Smart Sustainable Procurement webportal now online

February 18, 2009

Public purchasers and suppliers of innovative and sustainable solutions in the field of lighting systems, electric vehicle fleets and heating and cooling systems for buildings will find this new web-portal a valuable source of information on sustainable procurement and innovation.

Public bodies can meet their procurement needs in innovative ways by taking a flexible outcome-based approach and accessing the innovating potential of the market. For instance, a city may need to purchase a new lighting system for its office buildings which consumes significantly less energy, due to political targets on CO2 reduction.

The SMART SPP project will promote the introduction onto the market of innovative highly energy efficient products and services that are in the last stages of development. This will be done through encouraging early market engagement between public authority procurers and suppliers in four European countries (Denmark, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom) through the pre-procurement phase.

Visit the SMART SPP website (www.smart-spp.eu). For more information, please contact Philipp Tepper on philipp.tepper@iclei.org