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About the Project

The overall objective of the international PAPIRUS project is to promote, implement and validate innovative solutions enabling the European community to achieve sustainable construction. The project implies an introduction of a new public procurement process focused on providing materials characterized by near zero energy consumption for the repair and construction of buildings in four European locations.

The project involves representatives of the public sector, which accounts for a significant proportion of the total number of existing buildings in Europe. The public sector has become an important factor in stimulating and serving as a model for the transformation of the market towards more efficient products, buildings and services.

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Public Procurement of Innovation Seminar

PAPIRUS Lessons learned

Spain, Bilbao 

8th April 2016

A free seminar on New Models of Public Procurement: Public Green Procurement and Public Procurement of Innovation will be held in Bilbao on 8th April 2016. During the seminar experts from Ihobe, MINECO, University of Vigo, Sestaoberri and TECNALIA, will share their experiences on these two new procurement strategies.

Public procurement is a political strategy instrument contributing to implement environmental policies, social integration and innovation developed through the new European directives on public procurement procedures. The seminar will be a good opportunity to learn about new European directives regarding Green Public Procurement and Public Procurement of Innovation and their implementation in practical cases as the one developed in the framework of the PAPIRUS project.

The seminar includes the presentation of the new Guide 2. 0 for the Public Procurement of Innovation with updates of the new Directive 2014/24/EU The lessons learned from the PAPIRUS project which aims to promote, implement and validate innovative solutions allowing the Administration to achieve a sustainable construction will also be displayed. The seminar is dedicated for both legal and technical staff of the procurement and contracting areas of public entities.

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Registration is free but since the venue's capacity is limited please register, before 23rd March, using this link:


Tecnalia OSLO KOMMUNE  Landratsamt Enzkreis ATC TORINOgeticaa SESTAO BERRI 2010 SOCIEDAD ANONIMA ASM - Centrum Badań i Analiz Rynku Sp. z o.o.