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Guide to socially responsible public procurement
This guide is particularly intended to assist contracting entities and to describe the benefits of socially responsible public procurement and to give practical tips on how to take into account social considerations. The guide also wants to serve as a practical tool for public servants and employees in charge of tendering processes in their concrete examples.
English
Europe/EU, International
Social responsibility
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland
2017
Public Procurement for a Circular Economy
This guidance sets out the policy framework, strategic thinking and planning recommended before embarking on a public procurement process, engaging the market and consideration of the various steps of the procurement hierarchy.
English
Europe/EU
Circular Economy
European Commission
2017
United Nations - Sustainable procurement guidelines
Sustainable procurement criteria for a wide range of product groups to be followed by UN organisations globally. Produced as part of the Sustainable United Nations initiative
English
International
Food and catering, ICT (information and communication techn.), Cleaning, Office stationery, Furniture
United Nations
2011
Using Product Service Systems in Circular Procurement
This training module for circular procurement provides insights and practical guidance to procurement officials, policy makers and suppliers on how adopting circular procurement principles will help deliver improved sustainable public procurement which, in turn, will deliver associated and evidenced environmental, social and financial benefits at organisational and national scale.
English
Europe/EU
Circular Economy
UNEP
2016
Modern Slavery in Company Operation and Supply Chain: Mandatory transparency, mandatory due diligence and public procurement due diligence
This papers wants to set out a clear pathway for governments to delivery harmonised legislation, regulation and corporate incentives.
English
International
Social responsibility
Business & Human Resource Centre
2017
Commande Publique Durable - Guide méthodologique et fiches pratiques
This guide introduces the reader to the concept of sustainable public procurement and relates this to the specific topics of energy, transport, ICT, social responsibility and others
French
France
ICT (information and communication techn.), Transport and vehicles, Energy, Infrastructure
General GPP/SPP
2017
Procurement of pharmaceuticals in an environmental context and its inclusion into the CSR Compass
This study, carried out within the UN10YFP Programme on Promoting Supply Chain's Sustainability, has the objective of describing where, from a pharmaceuticals life cycle prospective, it may be appropriate to impose environmental requirements.
English
Europe/EU, International
Life-cycle costing
10YFP SPP
2016
Contractor Guidance for Electronics Watch contract conditions
This Guidance is intended to support contractors to comply with the Electronics Watch Contract Conditions, a set of model contract clauses that affiliates to Electronics Watch may incorporate in their ICT hardware contracts.
English
Europe/EU
ICT (information and communication techn.)
Social responsibility
Electronics Watch
2017
Procuring for: Repair, Re-use and Remanufacturing
This guidance is intended to help those responsible for the commissioning, specifying and procurement of products, equipment and services embed the benefits arising from a relevant and proportionate focus on: Repair, re-use and remanufacturing
English
Europe/EU, United Kingdom
Food and catering, Textiles, ICT (information and communication techn.), Transport and vehicles, Cleaning, Medical equipment, Infrastructure, Furniture, Waste
Circular Economy
Zero Waste Scotland
2017
Advancing Green Purchasing in Local Governments
This study aims to determine the facilitators and the barriers to adoption and implementation of green purchasing policies in local governments.
English
International, United States
General GPP/SPP
Arizona State University
2017
Circular Public Procurement in the Nordic Countries
This study formulated four approaches to circular procurement, including the procurement of better quality products in circular terms, the procurement of new circular products, the use of business concepts that support the circular economy, and investments in circular ecosystems.
English
Europe/EU, Denmark, Finland, Sweden
Circular Economy
Nordic Council of Ministers
2017
Green Procurement: Guidance for the Public Sector
The purpose of this guidance is to provide a practical overview of the issues at stake, best practice examples and detailed criteria for insertion in tenders. The guidance covers sectors such as transport, energy, construction, food and catering services.
English
Europe/EU, Ireland
General GPP/SPP
Environemental Protection Agency
2014