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The Green Public Procurement Helpdesk and the CO-RESP project need you: surveys on sustainable procurement and on employment of persons with disabilities and procurement

Jan 23, 2023 | News

AEIDL is partnering with ICLEI to implement the Green Public Procurement Helpdesk on behalf of DG Environment, in collaboration with DG GROW. The Helpdesk has expanded its scope to cover sustainable public procurement (SPP). 

SPP is a process by which public authorities seek to achieve the appropriate balance between the three pillars of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental – when procuring goods, services or works at all stages of the project. Many public authorities in the EU are implementing green public procurement as part of a broader approach to sustainability in their purchasing, which also addresses economic and social aspects. 

One of the services we provide is the collection of good practice cases of public procurement procedures that include social considerations, or even better, that integrate at the same time social and environmental considerations. If you are a contracting authority, a contractor involved in a sustainable public procurement tender, or an organization working on SPP, you can support us by filling this call for good practices in by 3rd March. The good practices selected by the European Commission are disseminated through the News alert on green public procurement. You can also follow us on social media through the hashtag #WeBuySocialEU.  

In the context of this contract, we collaborate with other organisations, such as the European Association for Service Providers of Persons with Disabilities (EASPD), which is running the EU funded CO-RESP project. This project aims to help direct the local economy towards creating new jobs for persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups. As a starting point, they are developing a booklet of promising practices on the employment of persons with disabilities through public procurement in Europe and beyond. To support the production of this publication, CO-RESP has created a short survey on ‘Promising Practices on the Employment of Persons with Disabilities through Public Procurement’. You can respond to the survey by 3rd March through this webpage.