19 January 2021

How to engage the market - action-oriented guidance launched

The power of public buyers is immense, especially if they follow a strategic approach based on dialogue that uses independent monitoring to prepare engagement with their supply chains aiming for continuous and meaningful improvements. 

Building on the experience from organising market engagement as part of the Make ICT Fair project, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and Electronics Watch recommend to procurers a dialogue-based, strategic approach that looks beyond the tendering phase to develop relationships with the market before and after tendering. One common format is hosting a dialogue event. However, organising such an event is not as straightforward.

ICLEI together with Electronics Watch has put together market engagement guidance with a focus on dialogue events and an overview of the European legal framework. The step-by-step guide aims to enable public procurers across Europe with a clear pathway towards a meaningful dialogue event, online or in-person. 

Explore the practical guide here and the overview of the European legal framework here