On Monday 29 October, we launched the book Circular Procurement in 8 Steps. Written by Cécile van Oppen, Godard Croon and Dirk Bijl de Vroe with a foreword from Secretary of State Stientje van Veldhoven, the book summarizes the lessons we’ve learned over 10 years of circular procurement. Expert practitioners Rob Beukeboom (former CPO of Alliander), Philip Blaauw (CEO of Innax), Sabine van der Leij (Category Manager Furniture at RWS) and Hans Bloemendaal (Rohde and Grahl) shared the content of the book related to their own experiences.
The publication was made possible by Rijkswaterstaat, so the first copy was handed over to Joan Prummel, the organization’s Strategic Advisor Circular Economy.
This manual for circular procurement came out of our conviction that we want to be dispensible as an agency: the manual should help buyers, policy advisers and project managers to start and implement a circular procurement process independently. The book covers eight steps to achieving a successful circular procurement process, which were established on the basis of real cases.
- Circular procurement: why and what?
- Internal consequences
- The question
- Multidisciplinary collaboration
- The tender procedure
- Measuring and assessing circularity
- Ensuring circularity
- Contract management
We want to share our knowledge widely, so the book is available digitally free of charge. The English translation is directly available via this link: Circular Procurement in 8 steps.