First Portuguese Stakeholder Cafè - barriers and solution for both SMEs and regional/public authorities involved in Green Public Procurement
Wed November 3 2021, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
XPRESS gives support to Public Procurements to facilitate the collaboration between SMEs and public sector for the adoption of RES (Renewable Energy Sources) in regions. Public procurement can be an effective tool for promoting innovation and integration of RES. The first Portuguese stakeholder Café is aimed at identifying solutions and proposals, considering both barriers (including EU procurement rules) and opportunities based on the most up to date results of the XPRESS project.
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  • Wednesday
    Nov 3
  • 11:00amConnection to the zoom platform
  • 11:05amIntroduction of the workshop and of the XPRESS project Samuel DA-ROCHA LOPES, university of York
  • 11:10amHow Public Authorities and a Regional Development Agency are implementing Green Public Procurement (GPP) at local level
  • 12:10pm
    12:20pm
    Q&A session
  • 12:25pm
    12:30pm
    Conclusions of the day and next steps Samuel DA-ROCHA LOPES, university of York

Event details

XPRESS in a nutshell
XPRESS – an EU-funded project under Horizon 2020 R&I programme – gives support to Public Procurements to facilitate the collaboration between SMEs and public sector for the adoption of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) in regions. Public procurement can be an effective tool for promoting innovation and integration of RES - for municipalities and businesses. However, there are several barriers that need to be overcome.
 
First Portuguese Stakeholder Café - barriers and solution for both SMEs and regional/public authorities involved in Green Public Procurement
The stakeholder cafe is aimed at identifying solutions and proposals, considering both barriers (including EU procurement rules) and opportunities based on the most up to date results of the XPRESS project.
For example, it may be difficult for a public authority to find the small and medium-sized enterprise that can offer innovative services. By the same token, complex public procurement procedures might represent a burden for SMEs.
These issues are even more relevant when restarting business after the pandemic. In this context, the workshop will be evaluating barriers and enablers to the collaboration between innovative SMEs and local government.  For instance, it may be difficult for a public authority to find an SME offering the “green” innovative services needed. Conversely, it may be a barrier to SMEs that procurement procedures at regional and municipal level are overly complicated.
 
The Portuguese stakeholder café is aimed at identifying solutions and proposals, considering both barriers (including EU procurement rules) and opportunities based on the most up to date results of the XPRESS project.
The workshop, which foresees the participation of Portuguese regional and local authorities, aims to discuss and find solutions concerning:
  • EU and Portuguese procurement rules with emphasis on the terms and conditions for innovative GPP;
  • Latest international research on green supply;
  • Barriers/Solutions to regional and public authorities to promote GPP.
We assured the presence of the Municipality of Porto, the National Municipal Purchasing Center and the regional development agency of Alentejo.
 
 
The event will be held in two languages: Portuguese and English. Each speaker can opt for the language that he/she prefers.