PROCEED: Public Procurement with a Circular Economy EDge

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Coordinator RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - RISE - Viktoria, Göteborg
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 000 000
Project duration December 2018 - February 2020
Status Ongoing
Venture Circular and biobased economy
Call Policy and behavioral issues for a biobased circular economy

Purpose and goal

The goal is to enable public actors to use Circular Public Procurement (CPP) to proactively drive the transition to a circular economy. This is accomplished by establishing an efficient and innovative method that includes a circularity and management system that is well established (ISO 14001 for environmental management systems) and prominent / promising (ISO 20400 for sustainable procurement). The innovative method aims to ensure continuous circularity improvements at each round of procurement for the same product or service offer.

Expected results and effects

The project provides the parties with the necessary knowledge and tools in circular procurement, as well as the opportunity to become a front-runner in switching to a circular economy. This helps to make Sweden the leader in such a transition at an international level. By promoting co-operation between public procurement and suppliers in tender procedures, it is likely that reduced use of raw materials and waste production will be achieved while encouraging the development of product and service innovation and thus of sustainable circular business models in business.

Planned approach and implementation

The project will be implemented over a 15-month period starting in December 2018 and will involve a research tem from RISE Viktoria coordinating a consortium of 5 actors: RISE AB, Helsingborgs stad, Luleå kommun, Jönköpings kommun and Växjö kommun. The project activities will focus on the following: a literature review elaboration to create a Circular Public Procurement (CPP) management toolbox (Work Package 1); the assessment of CPP practice (WP 2); a trial of CPP (WP 3); Analysis, Dissemination and Communication nationally and possibly internationally (WP 4).

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