Projects

Procurement

Make ICT Fair

Reforming manufacture and minerals supply chains through policy, finance and public procurement

2017 - 2019

The project aims to support public authorities in procuring information and communication technology (ICT) products in ways that improve the social responsibility of ICT supply chains. Public authorities have the power to use procurement to create better working conditions and protect the rights of workers and communities by purchasing products that have been procured in a socially responsible manner.

The group will undertake and share experiences on initiatives related to socially responsible public procurement of ICT, with objectives to:

  • Develop and share tailored procurement approaches for socially responsible ICT procurement, including technical specifications, award criteria and contract performance clauses.
  • Explore opportunities to engage with suppliers in order to send stronger signals of demand for socially responsible ICT products and services.
  • Collaborate on verification methods, such as monitoring and evaluating mechanisms, for ensuring suppliers are meeting socially responsible contractual obligations.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s EuropeAid programme under grant agreement CSO-LA12017/388-226. The sole responsibility for any error or omissions lies with the editor. The content does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Commission.