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Partners in Procurement Energy Network (PIPEN)

PIPEN is a new public sector procurement network that focuses on three opportunities for sustainable innovation and improvement: energy in buildings, transport, and food and catering.

Latest News

PIPEN had their first official meeting on March the 3rd 2016. The bulk of PIPEN activites for the SPP Regions project will take place through working groups and communication will be enhanced through a PIPEN group on the Procurement Forum. The forum group includes information and documents and will be rolled out to all members when the working groups begin meeting more regularly starting from September 2016.

What have we been up to?

  • Sharing relevant information
  • Sharing opportunities for joint working
  • Asking questions about the tendering experiences of others
  • Supporting each other with policy development
  • Supporting each other with running environmental management systems

Name of the network:
Partners in Procurement Energy Network (PIPEN)

Region:
South West England (UK)

Members:
10 members

SPP Regions partners involved:
City of Bristol and the University of West of England

Upcoming activities:

  • Tenders coming from working groups on travel, buildings, food and catering

Results so far:

  • A sustainable procurement benchmarking survey among members available to PIPEN's participants

Contact person:

Giles Liddell, Environmental Project Manager, Bristol City Council