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One of the tasks of the PAPIRUS project is the training activities in the area of Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI). The main objective of these activities is awareness raising about the benefits of Public Procurement of Innovation and training of procurement and contracting staff across Europe on proper implementation of PPI.
The training takes the form of face to face workshops to be held in Spain (Bilbao), Norway (Oslo), Germany (Enzkreis) and Italy (Turin). During the workshops the participating public procurers will have a chance to learn from live cases - the public procurements of innovative solutions implemented within PAPIRUS project.
Tecnalia, PAPIRUS project Coordinator, participates in the launching of the Andalusian GPP network in the framework of GreenS project
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Tecnalia as PAPIRUS project coordinator participated in the meeting organized last 19th of April in Seville by the Andalusian Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FAMP) and the Energy Agency of the Province of Cadiz in the framework of the Greens Project.
Tecnalia signed the Memorandum of Cooperation for the GPP network between public authorities and suppliers, to institutionalize GPP process in the framework of the GreenS project.
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About a hundred representatives of the public administration attended the seminar held 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. The seminar included the presentation of the Spanish new Guide 2. 0 for Public Procurement of Innovation publish by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
The institutional opening of the seminar was conducted by Ihobe’s General Director, the deputy minister of housing for the Basque Government and the Mayor of Sestao. It was stressed the importance of Public Procurement as a policy instrument to support sustainability and innovation, due to the key role of the Public Administration
Covadonga Solaguren (Deputy minister of housing. Basque Government), Javier Agirre (General Director. Ihobe) and Josu Bergara(Mayor of Sestao)