Fleet recognition schemes in public contracts, intelligent city logistics and much more in the latest BuyZET newsletter

The latest BuyZET newsletter summarises the actions taken by the project's core cities and other relevant news on innovative public procurement.

In the past few months, the BuyZET Core Cities Copenhagen, Oslo and Rotterdam have discussed potential zero emission (ZE) delivery options with regional suppliers in their selected priority areas. 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 ZE delivery 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 centre in the city. Oslo is aiming to develop a coalition of municipalities throughout Norway signalling their desire for zero emission facility waste collection services. All cities are also already introducing ZE delivery requirements into a variety of tenders.

Next steps

The final 6 months of the project will see 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 ZE delivery of goods and services through procurement, will be written up in the BuyZET Handbook, to be published next spring.


The BuyZET project aims to develop innovative procurement plans that minimise the number, distance and disruptiveness of motorised vehicle trips within the city, and maximise the proportion of these trips made by zero emission vehicles (ZEVs). Interested in BuyZET? Visit the website here. You can also follow BuyZET on Twitter.