#WeBuySocialEU is a project commissioned by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) and the European Commission Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) to promote the use of social considerations in public procurement procedures. AEIDL is partnering with ICLEI.
The project has two main objectives:
- Collect good practice cases on socially responsible public procurement (SRPP) across the EU and beyond
- Raise awareness about SRPP among public authorities and encourage social economy enterprises to engage with public procurement.
The publication "Making socially responsible public procurement work – 71 good practice cases" is available here. 71 cases from 27 countries are presented in this collection, from 22 Member States plus 5 non-EU countries. As the application of SRPP varies across Member States, the cases range from entry-level/beginner level, through to intermediate and advanced. They address a diverse selection of products and services, as well as encompassing all aspects and phases of public procurement (including the pre and post-tendering phases) and a broad range of public buyers, ranging from local governments to central purchasing bodies and hospitals.
Sectors covered by this collection include: cleaning services; construction; food and catering services; furniture; gardening services; healthcare; information and communication technology; social services; textiles; plus transport, mobility and waste. You can read the individual fiches of the case studies, divided by sector, here.