BIRMINGHAM

BUDAPEST

CASTELLÓ

VALENCIA

WROCŁAW

5 CITIES
AND
4 EXPERT PARTNERS

LOOKING FOR
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
SOLUTIONS

THROUGH
PUBLIC PROCUREMENT
OF INNOVATION

TO ACHIEVE
ENERGY SAVINGS
of 33 GWH PER YEAR

Birmingham (UK), Budapest (Hungary), Castelló & Valencia (Spain) and Wrocław (Poland) are joining efforts to look for more sustainable energy solutions through a pro-innovation procurement approach. Under the umbrella of the EU-funded CEPPI project, these five cities will demonstrate that by selectively intervening in scheduled public tenders, energy consumption can be reduced. The goal of this 3-year project is to save at least 33GWh/year and to develop the capacity of public authorities to implement innovation procurement solutions for energy-related projects. The CEPPI Cities aspire to adopt a leadership role in their regions.

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CEPPI cities launch Market Sounding Prospectuses

Two CEPPI cities have been engaging with suppliers to communicate their needs and encourage the market to offer innovative solutions when tendering for upcoming procurement opportunities. Valencia City Council launched its first public procurement of innovation process, aiming to improve the energy efficiency of the Central Fire Station, whilst the City Council of Castelló conducted market sounding for the innovative transformation of city schools to achieve energy efficiency, enhanced learning environment and improvement of the buildings.

Valencia, through the Fire Service and the Las Naves Foundation, took the opening step with a market sounding prospectus and preliminary market consultation. This was aimed at generating a space for technical dialogue with all economic and innovation agents who want to participate. The procurement is intended to improve the Fire Station facilities, as well as increase the wellbeing of a workforce that spends 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the building.

The consultation in Valencia tested what the current market can offer and obtain the feedback of professionals and technical experts in the sector in order to better shape the subsequent call for tender.  A supplier information day took place in February 2018 in the Ce

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