2016 - 2019


BuyZET aimed to understand and optimise the impact of public procurement activities on transport patterns in cities – and to find innovative and sustainable delivery solutions for goods and services.

The BuyZET project was a partnership of cities aiming to achieve zero emission urban delivery of goods and services, by understanding the transportation footprint of procurement activities and developing innovative procurement plans.

At the core of the project, the cities of Rotterdam, Oslo and Copenhagen, instigated an in-depth consultation with relevant supply chain actors to identify pathways to achieve zero emission delivery and engaged with public and private buyers in the priority area to launch joint of collaborative procurement actions.

For many European cities, addressing traffic congestion and reducing transport related emissions of CO2, noise and harmful local pollutants, remains a key priority. Many municipalities across the EU are already making significant efforts towards promoting zero/low emission mobility solutions in their own fleets and for the transportation services they procure.

BuyZET Handbook "Procuring zero emission delivery of goods and services" presents a set of preliminary procurement recommendations for services, goods and construction (Section 2, 3 and 4) and a description of the process followed in each city to identify procurement strategies. Handbook available in EN, FR, NL, NO. 

The project ran from November 2016 to May 2019.The project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

More information regarding the project here