Business to Procurer meeting in Chisinau (Moldova)

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Green Energy Cluster participated in a series of meetings with local authorities and associations from the Republic of Moldova.

Representatives of the Green Energy Cluster participated between 18-19 April 2024 in a series of meetings with local authorities and associations from the Republic of Moldova. The mission is a follow-up activity of previous missions to Moldova and aims to keep strengthening economic cooperation between Romania and Republic of Moldova.

Green Energy Cluster took the opportunity to discuss with 6 local public authorities from Moldova and with representatives of 23 Hometown Associations. One Small and Medium-sized Enterprises - active in the field of landscape management and member of the Cluster - also took part in the delegation and had meetings with local authorities. 

On the 19th April, at the invitation of the Alliance of Hometown Associations, Green Energy Cluster participated in the Forum on Sustainable communities.  The event brought together over 90 participants, including Moldovan government officials, representatives of civil society, local public authorities, and development partners. 

The Alliance of Hometown Associations is an umbrella organisation created with the support of United Nation Development Programme Moldova and the Government of Switzerland and composed of 65 representatives of hometown associations. The Alliance believes that cooperation between hometown associations and local public authorities is a strong tool in improving the quality of life in communities. It is the only way to find solutions to local problems, increase social cohesion, encourage civic participation and citizen engagement in local decision-making, identify opportunities for efficient use of available resources and attract funding.

The 65 representatives are advocating for concrete actions for sustainable communities. Communities aim to use renewable energy sources, build with environmentally friendly materials, implement recycling programs, promote organic farming, use biomass, and clean transport to reduce carbon emissions. 


In this context, Green Energy Cluster shared the experience on sustainable community development, presented the solutions and innovations in the field of bioenergy, biomass waste management that could be adopted by local communities in the Republic of Moldova as well. It is important that local communities, especially local public authorities as public procurers are acquainted with these solutions so that new projects could be developed, new funding sources be attracted and these innovative solutions are bought through public tenders. 

P2GreenEST Consortium and its services was presented as an important tool to support intermediary organisations (Business Support Organisations) and SMEs to be better prepared for successful participation in public tenders.

Green Energy Cluster, as part of the P2GreenEST Consortium, believes that pre-procurement consultation becomes an integral success factor in the ensuing procurement and its market impacts especially in sectors that target environmental and sustainability solutions. Therefore, partnerships with local intermediary organisations are essential and help accomplish public demand articulation through pre-procurement consultation.