Procurement Training- 28-29 November 2019 - Oslo

Background information


DG GROW proposes a pilot for establishing a "Big Public Buyers and Networks" Initiative as its flagship initiative for greater uptake of strategic public procurement. This pilot will consist of a number of peer2peer exchanges, designed to match needs expressed by big public buyers, facilitate their partnerships and participate in joint projects.


The Initiative would be a direct and practical application of the partnership approach outlined in the Communication "Make procurement work in and for Europe" of October 2017.


The “Big Public Buyers and Networks” initiative was based on heavy consultations and direct participation in comparable initiatives, such as the Urban Agenda Partnership for innovative and circular procurement.