Procura+ Case Studies showcase replicable sustainable and innovation procurement approaches and strategies by our participants.

The case studies range from examples of procurement in action to procurement policies and programmes.


Supplying seasonal and diverse organic fruit and vegetables

The City of Copenhagen is dedicated to ensuring its food and catering service is healthy, sustainable and appetising. The City has a target to supply 90% organic food across its 900 municipal canteens. In 2014 the municipality ensured that bids for fruit and vegetable contracts would include a variety of different sorts, varieties and types. This was the Procura+ Award winning tender in 2016 for Sustainable Procurement of the Year.


Innovative lighting procurement for London’s Underground network

In 2015, Transport for London (TfL) sought to reduce the whole life-cycle cost of lighting the London Underground network. The procurement calculated external costs including installation, maintenance, energy use, carbon and cleaning costs. Indicative results suggest a 25% saving on whole life-cycle costs, and significant reductions in energy consumption. This was the Procura+ Award winning tender in 2016 for Innovation Procurement of the Year.


Sustainable Reconstruction of the Motorway A6

Rijkswaterstaat (RWS) procured works and services to widen the A6 motorway, aiming for the motorway to be energy neutral after construction. RWS developed instruments to calculate the CO2 emissions, then selected a tender using a combination of price and quality according to the economically most advantageous submission. This was the Procura+ Award winning tender in 2016 for Tender Procedure of the Year.


Improving the air in Catalonia through clean vehicle procurement

The Catalan Government has multi-pronged approach to encouraging SPP of vehicles, including: provision of Green Vehicle Procurement Guide, development of specific government agreements to encourage procurement of low emission vehicles, supporting the Catalan Ecolabel, and promoting sustainable mobility. Aligning policies across governmental levels sends clear signal to the market, which is able and ready to deliver more sustainable options.