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GOOD PRACTICE IN SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT APPROACHES TO VERIFICATION FROM ACROSS EUROPE

The LANDMARK consortium

Ana Teresa Santos, Martina Hooper, Natalie Evans, 2012

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Summary :

The principle behind promoting social responsibility throughout the supply chain cannot be disputed, but achieving this in practice can be a challenge for public procurement professionals.

Public authorities across Europe are currently rethinking their approach to using social criteria in tendering procedures, to establish how they may be applied in a more effective way. The implementation of socially responsible public procurement (SRPP) is still in its infancy, but good progress is being made in some areas, despite the obstacles.

Numerous municipalities have adopted a resolution to comply with the core ILO Conventions within their public procurement of products and services. Furthermore, many public authorities are at varying stages of developing and applying verification schemes to ensure that suppliers are complying with the required social standards. This document outlines examples of this progress, using information provided by local governments from across Europe.