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Circular Procurement of IT equipment

This procurement aimed to purchase IT equipment for 1,000 workstations in a way that supported circular supply business models. In particular, it sought to procure products and materials that can be used again at the end-of-life use phase. While it was it was...
Circular catering services for the Pļaviņu gymnasium
Circular catering services for the Pļaviņu gymnasium

The municipality is responsible for the Pļaviņu Gymnasium, a school with 487 students and staff, and provides lunch for its students. The procurement required a three-year catering contract, and the municipality decided to use the tender to test circular economy goals...

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Provision of school food in Bath
Provision of school food in Bath

This tender aims to support local supply chains to provide healthy and sustainable products - fresh meat, fruits, and vegetables - to primary and nursery schools in the Bath & North East Somerset area of England. Extensive market engagement informed the direction...

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Recycled asphalt used for road resurfacing
Recycled asphalt used for road resurfacing

After generating enough experience and assessing the performance of recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) in previous projects, The City of Hamburg wanted to move from using less than 50% RAP to 100% when refurbishing resurfacing roads. Therefore, this tender focused on...

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A low carbon, circular approach to concrete procurement
A low carbon, circular approach to concrete procurement

Zurich has long strived to use as much recycled concrete as possible in its public building projects as aggregate. The inclusion of recycled aggregates helps close material loops related to concrete, which makes it more circular. While the use of recycled concrete is...

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Purchase of high quality, organic agriculture
Purchase of high quality, organic agriculture

Five framework contracts were awarded for supplying food to 31 public colleges in the Vendée region of France in 2017. Four of the contracts were for 100% organic vegetables, fruit, dairy products, and other groceries. The final was for high-quality meat originating...

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