Buyzet: smarter public procurement for zero emission urban freight.

The past few months the cities of Copenhagen, Oslo, and Rotterdam were discussing potential zero-emission delivery options with regional suppliers in their selected priority areas within the Buyzet project. All three cities are exploring how they can encourage craftsmen employed to work in city-owned facilities to switch to zero-emission vehicles or find other ways to reduce their transportation footprints.

  • The City of Rotterdam will be launching a pilot project on zero-emission┬ádelivery of sand to construction sites in 2019, as the sector with the highest transportation footprint in the city.
  • Copenhagen is launching a detailed study into the options for establishing a consolidation center in the city.
  • Oslo is aiming to develop a coalition of municipalities throughout Norway signaling their desire for zero-emission facility waste collection services.
  • All cities are also already introducing zero-emission┬ádelivery requirements into a variety of tenders.

The final 6 months of the Buyzet project will focus on the development of innovative procurement plans for each of these procurement sectors, based on further discussions with internal and external stakeholders.
The plans, together with more general recommendations on promoting zero-emission delivery of goods and services through procurement, will be written up in the BuyZET Handbook, to be published next spring. BuyZET wants to become a reference for actual procurements, strategies development, and recommendations towards zero emission urban deliveries.

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