IAT shared the results of the European project PROBIS on innovative public procurement in the field of sustainable construction in the round table “Sustainable Public Procurement as key element for innovation and competitive entrepreneurship”
Andalusian Institute of Technology – IAT, has participated in the Seminar of the GREENS project “Green Public Procurement in Practice”, funded under H2020 Programme, organized by FAMP (Andalusian Federation of Municipalities and Provinces) on October 21st 2016 in Cádiz. In this event, the PROBIS Project, which aims to promote innovative public procurement among European public purchasers, has been presented.
IAT participated in the round table whose objective was to put into value the advantages of sustainable public procurement, key for innovation and competitiveness of SMEs, and shared with the attendance the experience of the PROBIS Project, increasing the sustainability of public owned buildings, promoting a European low carbon economy in the field of sustainable rehabilitation of public buildings, leading in the medium term to both energy savings and environmental improvements.
During the conference, other experiences were presented in innovative procurement and attendees had the opportunity to learn the results of other European project such as PAPIRUS project also based on the Public Procurement Administration for Innovation and Sustainability, the PPI74Waste project, based on public procurement of innovation in municipal waste management, and the BRODISE project, on Brownfield decontamination in degraded industrial land in Southern Europe, were explained. All these practical experiences that were presented permitted to transfer know-how on PPI.
The Seminar, also oriented towards the analysis of inclusion of environmental criteria in tenders, also counted on the presentation of the President of Contracts Tribunal of Andalusia who shared with the public barriers and opportunities of Sustainable Public Procurement in Andalusia, highlighting the necessary conditions for the application of performance contracts and inclusion of performance criteria related to social, environmental or innovation criteria, and on how to design of these contracts. In addition, her intervention also pointed out the necessary considerations to award tenders on the basis of MEAT (Most Economically Advantageous Tender), which is included in the New Procurement Directive 2014/24.
The Greens Project , financed under H2020, was also presented during the Seminar. Greens is designed to focus the attention of public authorities to the Green Public Procurement (GPP), Life Cycle Cost of the products and Life Cycle Procurement analysis as part of their means to achieving the ambitious goals for exceeding the EU 20% CO2 reduction by 2020.