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Making socially responsible public procurement work
A report, published by the European Commission, collecting 71 good practice cases on how public buyers have implemented socially responsible public procurement (SRPP), in order to promote employment opportunities, decent work, social inclusion, accessibility, ethical trade, design for all and seeking to achieve wider compliance with social standards.
English
Europe/EU
Food and catering, Textiles, ICT (information and communication techn.), Transport and vehicles, Energy, Cleaning, Timber and forestry , Buildings and construction, Lighting, Office stationery, Medical equipment, Infrastructure, Green spaces, Events, Furniture, Waste
Social responsibility
European Commission
2020
Highly energy efficient health centre with swimming and sport facilities - Orkdal
EC GPP Case Study - the municipality of Orkdal, Norway wanted to ensure that environmental aspects were considered through the whole procurement process for new public health centre.
English
Europe/EU
Buildings and construction
General GPP/SPP
EC GPP Helpdesk
2020
Saving energy through the purchase of LED street lights - Municipality Geestland
EC GPP Case Study - The goal of the procurement was to purchase public street lighting for the entire municipality, that would significantly reduce energy consumption, increase the lifespan of the street lights purchased and reduce the overall maintenance needed to operate the street lighting.
English
Europe/EU, Germany
Lighting
General GPP/SPP, Energy efficiency
EC GPP Helpdesk
2020
Wholesaler of sustainable food for schools and elderly care homes - Helsingborg
EC GPP Case Study - The City of Helsingborg applied an open procedure for a framework agreement for a wholesaler who could provide €690,000 worth of food for schools and nursing
homes. The City wanted to ensure that the wholesaler was capable of providing sustainably certified food (i.e. organic or responsible produced palm oil), which is nutritious, ethical, and delivered in packaging that would be easy to recycle.
English
Europe/EU
Food and catering
General GPP/SPP
EC GPP Newsalert
2020
Procurement of electric buses and charging system - Ostrów Wielkopolski
EC GPP Case Study - Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland - As part of the urban transport project, MZK published its most recent call for tenders in June 2019 for 6 electric low- floor city buses with a dedicated traction battery charging system for the city. The procuring authority chose an open procedure to make sure that all interested suppliers could deliver bids.
English
Europe/EU, Poland
Transport and vehicles
General GPP/SPP
EC GPP Newsalert
2020
Framework contract for sustainable office materials based on “Cradle to Cradle” principles - City of Ludwigsburg
EC GPP Case Study - Ludwigsburg wanted to award a new two-year framework agreement for office stationary and office material, which would decrease the overall price while also allowing for green criteria to be included in the call for tender.
English
Europe/EU, Germany
Office stationery
General GPP/SPP
European Commission
2020
Reducing food transport emissions through route optimisation and more efficient vehicles - City of Helsinki
EC GPP Case Study - Helsinki Service Centre aimed at improving their operations of food transportation to become more customer-friendly and reliable, save costs, significantly reduce the environmental impact of their operations. Three separate calls for tender were published that jointly cover all food transportation and logistics for Helsinki Service Centre.
English
Europe/EU, Sweden
Food and catering, Transport and vehicles
General GPP/SPP
EC GPP Helpdesk
2019
EU GPP case study: Stockholm sets high standards for IT equipment (Sweden)
In 2010, Stockholm County Council introduced stringent new environmental requirements for purchasing computers. The new stipulations include low energy consumption, the use of recycled plastic in new products and eliminating lead, mercury and halogenated flame retardants from new computers.
English
Sweden
ICT (information and communication techn.)
Energy efficiency
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2011
RAKLI, Finland - Innovation procurement clinics
The Procurement Clinics scheme run by RAKLI (the Finnish Association of Building Owners and Construction Clients) is designed to facilitate dialogue between public sector clients and potential service providers. Workshops involving clients, suppliers and other relevant actors analyse a specific procurement problem indicated by a client and publicly present identified solutions.
English
Finland
SMEs(small and medium sized enterprises)
SCI-Network
2011