Practical Seminar Green Public Procurement


Socially Responsible Public Procurement

Public authorities' purchasing decisions impact millions of people through the supply chain. In 2019 the EU adopted a new directive for accessibility requirements for products and services. It aims to establish common rules on accessibility that will also apply to public tenders. The European Commission intends to facilitate the uptake of socially-responsible criteria in public procurement and to promote their use across the EU.

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The seminar will focus on strategic approach to public procurement and on social aspects in Public Procurement. Public authorities can engage in socially-responsible public procurement by buying ethical products and services, and by using public tenders to create job opportunities, decent work, social and professional inclusion and better conditions for disabled and disadvantaged people.

The advantages of our online format:

  • More flexibility in terms of time and space
  • Less costs due to omitted travel expenses
  • More targeted consideration of individual requests
  • Clearer focus on essential content

What will you learn at this Practical Seminar?

  • Implementing socially responsible public procurement within contracting authorities' organizations
  • Integrating environmentally responsible purchasing
  • Audit mechanisms and review practices for sustainable public procurement
  • Monitoring, reporting and measurement in socially responsible public procurement
  • Selected public contracts presented as examples of good practice
  • Identify legal, financial and moral risks associated with sustainability in the supply chain
  • Monitor and improve the sustainability performance of suppliers
  • Build supplier relationships that create long-term, sustainable value

Who is this seminar for?

Directors, Heads of Units, Experts, Managers, and other members of staff dealing with public procurement and responsible for the execution of public procurement contracts from:

  • National and Regional Ministries
  • Executive Agencies
  • European Agencies and Institutions
  • International Organisations
  • Central Procurement Offices and Purchasing Agencies
  • Universities and Research Institutes
  • Public Health Services and Hospitals
  • Defense Procurement Agencies
  • Central Banks, Public Banks
  • Competition Authorities
  • City Councils & Communities
  • Procurement Agencies from EU Candidate Countries