What is Big Buyers?
Big Buyers for Climate and Environment is a European Commission Initiative for promoting collaboration between big public buyers in implementing strategic public procurement for sustainable solutions.
Public procurement can be a key tool in driving the development of innovative goods and services on the European market. By working together, and pooling their resources, cities, central purchasing bodies, and other major public procurers can maximise their market power and impact.
ICLEI and EUROCITIES are currently running the initiative on behalf of the European Commission, DG Internal Market, Industry Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW). The initiative aims to work together with existing networks and organisations active in this area.
We are now embarking on the next phase of the Big Buyers Initiative, following the successful piloting of three working groups between 2019 and 2020.
News & Events
18 August 2022
Horizon project PROTECT launches survey on innovation procurement of climate change services
The newly launched EU-funded project PROTECT has launched a questionnaire to gather information about the needs and challenges of public procurers in five application domains (Utilities, Green communities, Circular and Bioeconomy, Land use and Marine environment and Civil Security and Protection) and about the innovation legal framework...
17 July 2022
IFAT fair highlights market development in zero emissions heavy-duty vehicles
The Big Buyers working group focusing on heavy-duty electric vehicles (HDEV) for waste collection and street cleaning used the opportunity of the IFAT fair, happening in May 2022 in Munich, to meet with a variety of suppliers and investigate the latest market trends and technologies, focusing in particular on batteries...