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News article19 May 2023Directorate-General for Environment

Introducing EC’s new Public Buyers Platform

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In April 2023, the European Commission launched the Public Buyers Community Platform, an innovative platform designed to facilitate cooperation and knowledge-sharing between public buyers across Europe.

The Public Buyers Community Platform is a unique digital space where public procurement stakeholders including public authorities, industry, SMEs and academia can come together to exchange best practices, share experiences and discuss challenges. It aims to encourage collaboration and build a community of public buyers who are committed to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of public procurement processes. Together with the launch of the new platform the Big Buyers Working Together project started.

This project intends to further support public buyers with the establishment of 10 new communities of practice on the platform. During the spring and summer of 2023, public buyers across Europe will have an opportunity to contribute to shaping the main topics that the Communities of Practice will address in detail through a Needs Assessment which aims to identify both ongoing and new focus areas.

The Big Buyers Working Together project follows the Big Buyers for Climate and Environment which culminated in an Annual Big Buyers Symposium in November 2022. The Circular Construction Joint Declaration of Intent and Zero Emission Constructions Sites Joint Statement of Demand were presented at the symposium.

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Publication date
19 May 2023
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Directorate-General for Environment