Challenges, opportunities and barriers to overcome for local authorities and small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
Public procurement can be an effective tool for promoting innovation and integration of renewable energy (RE) - from the municipalities and businesses. But there are also barriers that need to be overcome. For example, it may be difficult for a public authority to find the small and medium-sized enterprise that can offer innovative services. Conversely, it may be a barrier to small and medium-sized enterprises that the municipal procurement procedures are too complicated. In this context, the workshop will be looking at whether there are the right conditions for SMEs to compete. For example, not only the "most economically advantageous", but also LCA (Life Cycle Analysis) should be included in the evaluation of an offer.
The co-creation workshop puts both barriers and opportunities on the agenda - including EU procurement rules. The co-creation workshop brings together public authorities, innovative SMEs and academia with the aim of debating these barriers.
Attending the co-creation workshop provides knowledge on:
• Latest international research on green supply
• EU procurement rules
• Slovakian terms and conditions for green and innovative public procurement
• Barriers to procurement of innovative, green promotional solutions from the municipalities
• Barriers to procurement of innovative, green promotional solutions from SMEs
The workshop will be held in local language/English with translation in the local language/English.