Call for proposals - Reinforcing procurement of eco-innovation: Network of green public and private procurers. ENT/CIP/11/C/N02C00 Closed!


The objective of this call is to reinforce procurement of eco-innovation by establishing trans-national networks of green public and private procurers in order to overcome the fragmentation of demand for eco-innovative solutions in Europe and to share the additional risks and costs of buying and using eco-innovative solutions. The core tasks of each network will be:

Preparation phase:

  • Task 1 - to create buyers groups dedicated to prepare for the procurement of eco-innovative solutions (including needs assessment, market consultation involving the supply chain, in particular European SMEs, drafting of specifications, risk management plan, legal framework), and for the actual procurement process (including defining the conditions for the collaboration between contracting authorities, sharing resources in the evaluation of bids and related procedures, translations and publicising the calls for tender);

Implementation phase:

  • Task 2 - to implement within the timeframe of the project a procurement of innovative solutions co-financed by the European Union;

The aim of this call is to target sectors featuring important innovations in areas of high EU environmental policy relevance and providing benefits at European level as highlighted in previous studies. Therefore, this call focuses on the following sectors:

  • Transports
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Waste reuse and recycling
  • Chemical components
  • Bio-based products
  • Healthcare products
  • Energy-efficient components


The applicants of this call are invited to establish trans-national public and private networks that performs two core tasks: (1) establishment of buyers groups (preparation phase) and (2) launch of a procurement (implementation phase).

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 2,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 20 October 2012 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche ENT/CIP/11/C/N02C00 (Guidelines for applicants)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry

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