15 October 2019

Public authorities invited to be featured in European Commission procurement publication

Governments across the world are exploring and implementing Socially Responsible Public Procurement (SRPP) practices as a means to work towards a more sustainable future. In this context, the European Commission – with support from ICLEI Europe and AEIDL – is collecting SRPP good practices in Europe and beyond. The Commission will identify outstanding examples from local, regional, national and European buyers.

Selected good practice examples will be featured in a European Commission publication and gain recognition for excellence in public procurement.

SRPP encompasses a wide range of procurement objectives and activities, such as using public tenders to promote decent work along the supply chain, introducing gender equality criteria in tenders, accelerating inclusion of people with disabilities or vulnerable people through procurement, facilitating the participation of social enterprises in procurement procedures, or the use of social impact bonds. This report will feature a wide variety of cases that can inspire other peers to “buy social.”

If you are interested in being featured and demonstrating that you are a trailblazer in the field, please send a brief overview of the case that you wish to include to A full case study story will be developed at a later stage.

For more information on data protection during this process, please click here. To learn more about current efforts in sustainable public procurement, click here.