The overall objective of the international PAPIRUS project is to promote, implement and validate innovative solutions enabling the European community to achieve sustainable construction. The project implies an introduction of a new public procurement process focused on providing materials characterized by near zero energy consumption for the repair and construction of buildings in four European locations.
The project involves representatives of the public sector, which accounts for a significant proportion of the total number of existing buildings in Europe. The public sector has become an important factor in stimulating and serving as a model for the transformation of the market towards more efficient products, buildings and services.
About a hundred representatives of the public administration attended the seminar held on the 8th of April in Bilbao on New Models of Public Procurement: Green Public Procurement and Public Procurement of Innovation, organized by TECNALIA, the Basque Government’s Department of Environment and Territorial Policy of, and Sestao Berri, in the framework of the PAPIRUS project.
The objective of this seminar was to present lessons learned from the PAPIRUS project in the implementation of the PAPIRUS tenders, as well as updates of the new European Directives on Green Public Procurement and Public Procurement of Innovation.
PAPIRUS technical meeting - Bilbao (13-14.01.2015)
On the 13th and 14th of January 2015 the PAPIRUS Consortium organized another technical meeting. It was held in Bilbao in Spain and it was attended by both technical and legal staff from the Procuring Partners.