What is the Origin of CEPPI Project?
The project Ceppi was created with the support of the Horizon 2020 programme funded by the European Union. It is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme. Participation in the Horizon 2020 programme brings huge possibilities and experience, which cannot be acquired using only the national funds.
How was it established?
An introduction to the project Ceppi (Coordinated energy-related PPI actions for cities) was a project called PPIA (Public Procurement of Innovation in Action). The main objective of the PPIA project is to stimulate innovation in the area of public procurement with particular emphasis on climate change mitigation and dissemination of knowledge acquired on this subject matter in the community of the Climate-KIC Association and beyond. The project PPIA is still carried out within the framework of the Climate-KIC Association that brings together more than 240 partners, including the most significant European universities, research institutes, and companies.
Ceppi project partner cities (Birmingham, Valencia Castellon, Budapest, Wrocław represented by Wrocław Research Centre EIT+) agreed to strengthen their cooperation in the area of innovative public procurement and increase their impact on climate protection by effectively implementing innovation in the area of public procurement. The main objective of the project is to reduce energy consumption by a total of 33 GWh per year through a suitable optimization of the prepared tender procedures.
The implementation period of the project …
Implementation of the project was scheduled for the period 01.04.2015 – 30.03.2018
The main group that shall benefit from the project, are in fact residents of Wrocław. The City of Wroclaw, represented by Wrocław Research Centre EIT+, is gaining in particular the unique know-how related to the optimization of the whole process of public procurement with particular emphasis on green and innovative public procurement. For the inhabitants of the city it is primarily a chance thanks to which tenders announced by the city of Wrocław will increasingly take into account human- and environment-friendly aspects and climate change mitigation.
Stage I – Identification
- identification of areas with the greatest energy consumption where energy consumption can be significantly reduced with relatively little effort,
- preparation of an initial list of tender procedures with significant potential for energy saving,
- conducting an energy audit with a report predicting the target energy demand of a given project
Stage II – Training
- defining the training needs
- providing training in the Wrocław City Hall and subordinate units, aiming to optimize public procurement in view of reduction of energy consumption/CO2 emissions
- study visits to places where reduction of energy consumption/CO2 emissions was by possible due to optimization of the procurement process
- support provided by experts in scope of optimization of the procurement process as well as green public procurement
- training an employee of the Wrocław City Hall to become a coach and pass knowledge on optimization of public procurement/green procurement to other employees of the office and subordinate units
Stage III – Implementation
- Performing in the Wrocław City Hall or subordinate entity at least one procurement procedure applying the optimization procedures allowing for reducing energy consumption/CO2 emissions, developed in the earlier stages of the project
Stage IV – Promotion of the project throughout its duration
- promoting the project results in the form of printed and
electronic publications, website, the information in the electronic media, etc.
- reduction of energy consumption/CO2 emission in undertakings for which shall be applied the procedures/good practices developed under the project in tender proceedings,
- covering the costs of training trips for employees of the Wrocław City Hall or employees of subordinate units involved in the project,
- covering the costs of study trips for employees of the Wrocław City Hall or employees of subordinate units involved in the project,
- covering the costs of expert support for innovative public procurement and the costs of possible expertise and energy audits,
- coaching training for employee of the Wrocław City Hall, who will be able to pass the acquired knowledge through internal trainings to other employees of the office and the staff of other units subordinate to the City Hall.
Posted by Agata Kołacz, Posted on 10.06.2016