15 December 2017

Online consultation on socially responsible procurement open

The European Commission' DG GROW has announced an online consultation on the scope and structure of a guidance publication on socially responsible public procurement, updating its 2011 publication 'Buying Social - A guide on taking account of social considerations in public procurement'. Feedback is being sought on what type of guidance should be published, its outline, and how to make the best use of collected good practice. The results will influence the content of the new guide on socially responsible public procurement and possible complementary documents.

The targeted consultation is open until March 1st 2018 and is addressed to all stakeholders engaged in the policy and practice of socially responsible public procurement. This includes central and local government authorities, networks/clusters of public buyers, social economy enterprises and organisations, non-profits, NGOs, international organisations, trade unions, sectoral and suppliers' associations, and individuals from academia and the private sector.

Interested parties can view the consultation and submit a response via an online questionnaire in any of the EU's official languages.

For more information, visit the European Commission's consultations page.