Today purchasing is an area that is characterized by routine. Many of the municipalities’ employees have experienced procurement and tendering as a “necessary evil” and the purchasing department tends to work with the financial bottom line as the only guideline.
This project will challenge local governments to use procurement as a strategic tool to support the municipality’s development strategy and as a tool to achieve the municipality’s goals on climate and energy through public and private partnerships.
The project should get enterprises and municipal employees to collaborate and think about specific climate and resource challenges along with existing solutions on the market. It aims to make new innovative products possible, create better solutions for municipalities and a greater openness to innovation in the tender. The project will involve the right partners and rethink how the market meets the municipalities within a potential range of three focus areas:
- Industrial symbiosis
- Climate Adaptation
- Innovation in the waste sector
The process will be based on the needs of the municipalities and the legal guidelines put in place by the new EU directive. By rethinking the existing routines and articulating barriers, the project will create innovative, strong partnerships that create value beyond the financial bottom line. The project also focuses on the importance of the political prioritization of innovative offerings that support the development of new products and services.
Copenhagen Municipality, Frederiksberg Municipality, Høje-Taastrup Municipality, Fredensborg Municipality, Malmø City, Allerød Municipality, Albertslund Municipality, AAU, BOFA, Sustainable Business Hub, Höje Å Vattenråd, Lund University, Dansk Symbiose Center, Helsingborg City, Öresundskraft, NSR AB, Hållbar Utveckling Skåne, Processio, The County Administrative Board Skåne, Sysav, Concito.
Cleantech TIPP has a total budget of 4.1 million Euros. 50 percent of the project budget is financed by the EU’s cross-border Interreg program; Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak (Interreg ØKS). The ØKS program provides support for joint Scandinavian projects that improve society in innovation, green economy, transport and employment.
March 2016 – February 2019
Martin Dam Wied, program leader Buildings & Cities
Camilla Raagaard Ernst, program officer Buildings & Cities