“As a buyer from a government, we must give the right signal. We must stimulate the market. With the Big Buyers group, we give attention, we motivate each other. We have to make big steps, but if we do it together, it’s easier.” - Richard Brabers, city of Rotterdam, member of the Big Buyers Initiative heavy-duty electric vehicles working group
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.
The first phase of the Big Buyers initiative has produced a number of ambitious results: under the three areas of collaboration of zero-emission construction sites, heavy-duty electric vehicles and circular construction materials, public entities have shared challenges and solutions, established collaboration with suppliers and worked with technical experts across Europe. Check their results at www.bigbuyers.eu
For this next phase, four areas for joint collaboration will be established based on the concrete needs and interest of public entities toward procuring new sustainable solutions which are currently not available on the market.
Have a say in on the possible areas of collaborations! Online questionnaire open until 18 December.
For any further information or questions, please visit www.bigbuyers.eu .