Circular Procurement in 8 Steps
Procurement is an extremely powerful tool in the transition to a circular economy. In Europe the public procurement budget amounts to almost €1.800 billion. By asking different questions, suppliers can be can be encouraged to redesign their products; and closed loop value chains can arise.
Written by Cécile van Oppen, Godard Croon and Dirk Bijl de Vroe from Copper8, with a foreword from Secretary of State Stientje van Veldhoven, the book summarizes the lessons we’ve learned over 10 years of circular procurement. The publication was made possible by Rijkswaterstaat, the translation was made possible by Circular PP (Interreg Baltic Sea Region and the European Regional Development Fund).
The book should help buyers, policy advisers and project managers to start and implement a circular procurement process independently. The book covers eight steps to achieving a successful circular procurement process, which were established on the basis of real cases.
- Circular procurement: why and what?
- Internal consequences
- The question
- Multidisciplinary collaboration
- The tender procedure
- Measuring and assessing circularity
- Ensuring circularity
- Contract management
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