Sustainable procurement: Social, economic and environmental considerations in public procurement

Sustainable procurement: Social, economic and environmental considerations in public procurement

Sustainable procurement: Social, economic and environmental considerations in public procurement

20–24 April 2020
The course is available in English

This one-week course explores the competencies needed for socially and environmentally responsible procurement, while upholding the principle of value for money (VFM). It explains the process of developing sustainable procurement plans at national or organizational levels, their contents and targets. Where implementation is concerned, the course explains how social and environmental parameters can best be integrated at the appropriate stage of the procurement process in a legally compliant manner, and how the use of life-cycle costing can effectively and efficiently contribute to achieving sustainability.

Introduction to the course

This one-week course explores the competencies needed for socially and environmentally responsible procurement, while upholding the principle of value for money (VFM). It explains the process of developing sustainable procurement plans at national or organizational levels, their contents and targets. Where implementation is concerned, the course explains how social and environmental parameters can best be integrated at the appropriate stage of the procurement process in a legally compliant manner, and how the use of life-cycle costing can effectively and efficiently contribute to achieving sustainability.

Who attends this course?

Procurement professionals and policy-makers from international development institutions such as the EU, the WB and the UN, and national government agency staff.

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