Webinar: Practical guidance for procurers and project managers in circular procurement

29 November 2021 - Published by Elisabeth Krey Jenssen

On the 9th of November Interreg North Sea Region projects Procirc and CIRC NSR joined forces and organised a webinar to showcase best practices, practical tools and case studies for organisations that are working on the transition towards a circular economy.

Public procurement can play a pivotal role stimulating the transition towards a circular economy, if organised right. Circular procurement is a relatively new topic, for which there is no one size-fits-all solution. On a daily basis project managers, procurers and contract managers are working hard to translate circular ambitions and policies towards practical, tangible and concrete projects and interventions. During this webinar, Procirc and Circ-NSR partners provided insights into their experiences with circular procurement, by presenting best practices, practical guidance and showcases. 

You can watch the recorded webinar here.

00.00 - 03.20 Welcome and Introduction

03.20 -  39.17 Governance and circular procurement
In a region, several public sector parties are active. Each of these has its own procurement policy and focus. But to accelerate the transition to a circular economy, upscaling is needed. How can you cooperate as organisations on a joint ambition in the field of circular procurement? And how can you bundle knowledge and experiences as purchasing organisations? Examples from Friesland (The Netherlands, find the presentation here) and Nyborg (Denmark, find the presentation here) will be presented.

39.17 - 01.05.06 Circular Procurement Toolbox - Minimum Circularity Requirements
The ProCirc project aims to create a circular procurement toolbox to provide procurers with tools, methods and knowledge to integrate circularity in all process phases. Out of this toolbox, the Minimum Circularity Requirements will be presented as a new tool for procurers. You can find the presentation here.

01.05.06 - 01.30.00 Showcases of circular procurement in construction
From theory to practice. Two examples of successful circular procurement projects from different countries:

  1. Circulair building 't Centrum, KampC (Belgium, find the presentation here). More information about this project can also be found on their website.
  2. Circular building It Swettehûs, Province of Friesland (The Netherlands, find the presentation here)

 

Description of picture: Swettehus, one of the presented best practices.

Source: Gear Architecten cooperatie