(29 January 2020) – The Buying for Social Impact (BSI) project, commissioned by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) and led by AEIDL, has come to an end.
Buying for Social Impact had two objectives: encouraging public authorities to use public procurement to pursue social goals; and increasing the capacity of social economy enterprises to take part in procurement procedures.
This project set the foundations for a better understanding of the possibilities the new directive on public procurement offers to public authorities in achieving social goals while buying goods, works or services.
In total, more than 1 000 people attended the training and awareness-raising events on socially responsible public procurement (SRPP) organized in 15 EU countries and the final event in Brussels.
The BSI project also looked at how the social provisions of the new public procurement directive were transposed across 15 EU member states and identified good practices on SRPP.