Further information

Useful websites for innovative procurement

Calculation of life cycle costs

With the help of life cycle costing, products can be compared to their cost-effectiveness, taking into account all relevant costs. In many cases, environmentally friendly products prove to be the most economical option - even with higher initial costs.

Digital agenda

On 20 August 2014, the Federal Cabinet adopted the Digital Agenda as an important component of economic and innovation policy.

DIHK innovation news

Research and technology-relevant news from Brussels and Berlin is provided by the DIHK with its "Innovation News".

Energy management Frankfurt a.M.

The Energy Management department has the task of minimizing electricity, heating energy and water costs for the approx. 1,000 municipal properties. These include such diverse types of buildings as schools, day-care centers, spas, sports facilities, administrative buildings, museums, fire stations, city stages, zoo and palm garden.

European innovation partnership for raw materials

The Steering Group of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) for raw materials presented a master plan for raw materials on 25 September 2013. It shows how Europe can position itself in the world of exploration, extraction, processing, recycling and substitution by 2020.

European Institute of Innovation & Technology

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is a body of the European Union based in Budapest, Hungary. It was established by the Regulation (EC) No 294/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2008. It became operational in 2010 in its premises of the EIT Headquarters. The EIT currently employs approximately 50 members of staff and its Director is José Manuel Leceta.

Green Public Procurement / European Environmental Bureau EEB

Public authorities in the EU spend more than 16% of EU’s GDP – nearly 1.8 Trillion Euros – on buying goods such as office equipment and building components, and purchase services such as buildings maintenance and transport services.

Innovation in public procurement

General information from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) on "Innovation".

Newsletter of the Comepetence Center for Sustainable Procurement

The Competence Center for Sustainable Procurement at the Procurement Office of the Federal Ministry of the Interior (KNB) supports public authorities in the consideration of sustainability criteria in procurement projects. Read the newsletters to see what's new.


The National Organization for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. We work with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. We measure productivity and global flows of trade and investment. We analyse and compare data to predict future trends. We set international standards on a wide range of things, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals.

Environmentally friendly procurement

Information and examples around green public procurement.

Vergabe NRW

Websites of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia for public procurement and public procurement law, subdivided according to economy, municipalities and state.