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Guidance document

15 Frequently asked questions on socially responsible public procurement

What is socially responsible public procurement (SRPP)? Who benefits from SRPP? How does SRPP differ from ‘traditional’ procurement? These are some of the 15 Frequently Asked Questions compiled in this document published by the European Commission and written by ICLEI to support public buyers.

How can your city become future-proof?

The brochure includes transformation pathways from European Green Capital Network members and practical tips for local governments looking for ways to make their cities and towns future-proof.

Instrumente für kommunales Nachhaltigkeitsmanagement (Tools for local sustainability management)

Municipalities at the beginning of their path towards sustainability need field-tested instruments because they face – often for the first time – the task of adapting centralized tools such as sustainability strategies or reports to their specific needs . This publication describes how local authorities can get such processes underway without having to reinvent the wheel.

QuickCheckN

QuickCheckN is an online self-assessment tool for German communities. It supports communities to get a first impression of how sustainable their management is.

#WeBuySocialEU - Socially responsible public procurement #3

Socially responsible public procurement (SRPP) is about achieving positive social outcomes in public contracts. By purchasing wisely, public buyers can promote employment opportunities, decent work, social inclusion, accessibility, design for all, ethical trade, and seek to achieve wider compliance with social standards.

Seven European cities pilot solutions to be more circular via the EU-funded CityLoops project

The CityLoops project brings together seven European cities – Apeldoorn, Bodø, Mikkeli, Porto, Seville, Høje-Taastrup and Roskilde - to pilot a series of demonstration actions to close the loop of two of the most important waste streams in Europe: Construction and Demolition Waste, and Biowaste. Their ultimate aim is to become circular cities in which no resource goes to waste, driving the transition to the circular economy.

#WeBuySocialEU - Socially responsible public procurement #1

Socially responsible public procurement (SRPP) is about achieving positive social outcomes in public contracts. By purchasing wisely, public buyers can promote employment opportunities, decent work, social inclusion, accessibility, design for all, ethical trade, and seek to achieve wider compliance with social standards.

#WeBuySocialEU - Socially responsible public procurement #2

Socially responsible public procurement (SRPP) is about achieving positive social outcomes in public contracts. By purchasing wisely, public buyers can promote employment opportunities, decent work, social inclusion, accessibility, design for all, ethical trade, and seek to achieve wider compliance with social standards.
Guidance document

How to procure fair ICT

The criteria document aims to support experienced procurers in leveraging public purchases of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) hardware to positively impact working conditions across the electronics supply-chain. The criteria set covers guidance on Subject Matter, Selection and Award Criteria, Technical Specifications as well as Contract Clauses. The criteria set is ambitious as it goes beyond smelter level but addresses issues at mining stage also.
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