Procurement requirements for circular flows in the construction and demolition process

Reference number
Coordinator Göteborgs Kommun - Konsument och medborgarservice
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 000 000
Project duration December 2018 - December 2019
Status Completed
Venture Circular and biobased economy
Call Policy and behavioral issues for a biobased circular economy

Purpose and goal

The aim was to increase the knowledge of how public procurement can drive towards a circular construction and demolition process and to make recommendations and proposals for circular procurement requirements. This was achieved by formulating a future scenario, mapping the current situation and analyzing the GAP based on the knowledge and experience of public actors, the construction industry and research. The results were re-formulated in conditions necessary to achieve a circular construction and demolition process and recommendations, addressed to public organizations.

Expected results and effects

The project shows that the GAP to the circular scenario is large, but that increased circular construction is possible today. There is a need for new skills, increased knowledge and new ways of working. A shift from controlled procurement to functional procurement is seen as a way to drive innovation. Continued collaboration and the implementation of project results in construction and demolition projects are examples of expected effects. The results are summarized in a final report and a shorter communication material.

Planned approach and implementation

The project used a backcasting method, describing a circular scenario 2030 and the current situation and analyzing the GAP. The method provided a good picture of what needs to be done and how the transition can be strengthened through public procurement. Together with the broad reference group, a joint learning, great participation and exchange of experience was achieved during the project, which strengthened the results. The chosen format provided a good basis for describing the conditions required and giving recommendations to public organizations.

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Last updated 31 January 2020

Reference number 2018-04687

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