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Procurement

4 July 2018

Public authorities engage suppliers on socially responsible ICT

Public authorities and businesses from across Europe are invited to attend a live market engagement event on procurement needs and solutions for social responsibility and transparency in information and communication technology (ICT) supply chains.

The event is set to take place 3 October 2018 in European Green Capital Nijmegen (The Netherlands), alongside the 2018 EcoProcura conference.

Public authorities will have the opportunity to inform suppliers of their socially responsible procurement needs and upcoming procurement plans for ICT, which includes large contracts for smartphones, laptops and PCs, and servers.

Suppliers will also have the opportunity to showcase solutions and initiatives that increase the social, ethical and environmental sustainability of their supply chains. The dialogue will help inform the design of procurements and contracts, and lead to suppliers submitting stronger bids.

The event is taking place as part of the Make ICT Fair project, which aims to improve the lives of workers and communities associated with ICT supply chains, particularly in the Global South.

To see a copy of the draft programme, click here.

Participation is free of charge, but due to limited availability of seats, registration is mandatory. For more information and to register for the event, click here.