Big Buyers Working Together: Kick off Webinar
25 May 2023, 14:00-15:30
The Big Buyers Working Together proejct is organising a kick-off webinar on the 25th of May, 14 – 15h30. The webinar will provide participants with an an explanation of the Needs Assessment process, as well as an overview of the successes of the previous edition and the upcoming activities of the project.
The European Commission launched the “Big Buyers Working Together” project to support collaboration between public buyers with strong purchasing power and promote the wider use of strategic public procurement for innovative and sustainable solutions. By working together and pooling their resources, cities, central purchasing bodies, and other major public buyers can maximise their market power and impact. The project is coordinated by Eurocities, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and BME.
Under the Big Buyers Working Together project ten communities of practice will be created. Each community of practice will be devoted to the purchase of a specific product, work or service where European collaboration is needed. To build the foundation for this collaboration, the project has just launched its Needs Assessment (NA). The NA gives EU public buyers an opportunity to indicate their main areas of public procurement interests, challenges and needs. Over the coming months, the BBWT team will use the feedback from the NA to narrow down the list of topics and to create the new Communities of Practice (CoPs).
Register here for the webinar to find out more about this.