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
27 January 2022
WEBINAR WORKSHOP - LESSONS LEARNED FROM SUCCESSFUL INNOVATION PROCUREMENT PROJECTS (PCP & PPI)
On 15 February 2022 (9.30 – 13.30 CET), the workshop will showcase Innovation Procurement projects (PCP & PPI) and leading experiences to find about the lessons learned and key tools for the strategic use of innovation procurement to tackle challenges in different sectors.
20 January 2021
WEBINAR ON 'IPRs AND INNOVATION PROCUREMENT'
This webinar is part of DG GROW's series on innovation procurement. They will present a step by step guide to using Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) in public procurement, how to make best use of IPRs when procuring innovation and “lessons learnt” shared by IPRs experts.