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
14 April 2022
Members of the working group on circular construction meet in Rotterdam to discuss circular asphalt
‘Treat your roads as a waste project and think about the future’, said Pascal Kregting from Koninklijke Bouwend Nederland during a meeting with the members of the BigBuyers working group on circular construction. The members of the working group representing Vienna, Lisbon, Rotterdam and Haarlem met in Rotterdam on 29-30 March...
05 April 2022
Eindhoven learns valuable lessons from construction machinery electrification tender
BPW Eindhoven used a recent road renovation project (including sewer replacement) to see how it can use procurement to reduce emissions from the Non-Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) used on public works sites. The results proved highly satisfactory...