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Toward Circular Public Procurement
This publication offers guidance in circular public procurement. It discusses the policy context of public procurement and identifies regulatory issues and how to overcome them. It also offer good practice examples of circular public procurement in France and Europe wide.
French
Europe/EU, France
Circular Economy
2017
French Government guide on Fair Trade public procurement
The objective of the guide is to provide public procurers with legal tools and useful examples in the implementation of responsible and ethical public procurement. The guide has been issued by the Ministry of Economic and Financial affairs with the support of French Fair Trade actors such as Max Havelaar, Artisans du Monde and Plate-Forme pour le Commerce Équitable.
French
Europe/EU, France
Food and catering, Textiles, Timber and forestry , Green spaces, Furniture
Fair trade, Social responsibility
2012
Practical Guide: Socially responsible procurement ICT-Procurement
This guide aims to assist public procurers by showing practical examples. It presents practical examples of public entities from all across Europe, integrating social criteria in their ICT tenders and pursuing different approaches to control compliance. This includes both specific tenders (and the respective templates), structural measures and external assistance.
English
Europe/EU
ICT (information and communication techn.)
Social responsibility
WEED
2015
Nordic Guidelines - Green Public Procurement
This guide provides the reader with information and recommendations on the implementation of green public procurement policies and is aimed at public purchasers and others who want to gain further insight into rules for using EMS and ecolabels in line with the 2014 Directive.
English
Europe/EU
Ecolabels, Environmental management system
Nordic Council of Ministers
2017
Procuring for: Repair, Re-use and Remanufacturing
This guidance is intended to help those responsible for the commissioning, specifying and procurement of products, equipment and services, embed the benefits of a relevant and proportionate focus on repair, re-use and remanufacturing.
English
Europe/EU, United Kingdom
Food and catering, Textiles, ICT (information and communication techn.), Transport and vehicles, Cleaning, Medical equipment, Infrastructure, Furniture, Waste
Circular Economy
Zero Waste Scotland
2017
Using Product Service Systems in Circular Procurement
This training module for circular procurement provides insights and practical guidance to procurement officials, policy makers and suppliers on how adopting circular procurement principles will help deliver improved sustainable public procurement which, in turn, will deliver associated environmental, social and financial benefits at organisational and national scale.
English
Europe/EU
Circular Economy
UNEP
2016
Public Procurement for a Circular Economy
This guidance sets out the policy framework, strategic thinking and planning recommended before embarking on a public procurement process, engaging the market and considering of the various steps of the procurement hierarchy.
English
Europe/EU
Circular Economy
European Commission
2017
Bio-based Products and Services in the Circular Economy
The factsheet aims to explain how the procurement of bio-based products and services fits into the circular economy. The factsheet addresses the question: does encouraging the public procurement of bio-based products contribute to fostering a circular economy?
English
Europe/EU
Circular Economy, Biobased products
InnProBio Consortium
2017
Protecting Human Rights through Government Procurement
Notes from an expert workshop in 2014 organised by the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights considering the essential elements of national action plans for the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
English
International, Denmark
Social responsibility
International Corporate Accountability Roundtable and The Danish Institute for Human Rights