Circular Tenders, why and how

Katarzyna Czop News

On March 5, the seminar “Circular Tenders, why and how” took place at the CREATE campus of Aalborg University, Denmark.

This is the second seminar focused on circular economy and public procurement organized by CircularPP partners ( Aalborg Municipality, Aalborg University and the North Denmark EU Office of Enterprise Europe Network) in addition to external partners like NBE (Network for sustainable business development in Northern Denmark).

70 participants assisted to the event, including public procurers and other public employees from various municipalities, representatives from the private sector, eco-labelling organizations, students and more.

The 8-hour seminar consisted on a range of presentations covering a variety of topics, including:

  • Why do we need to do use the public sector buying power to push to the green transition?
  • What is circular procurement and how do we make circular tenders?
  • The legal aspects related to making “circular tenders”
  • How can procurement become a tool to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • The role of eco-labels in circular procurement and other good cases from Denmark

The seminar finished with vibrant discussions at multidisciplinary tables where circular procurement for specific product groups (IT, Playgrounds, Textiles, Furniture, and construction materials) was discussed in detailed.