BSI - Buying for Social Impact

Objectives

  • To encourage contracting authorities to use public procurement to pursue social goals;

  • To Increase the capacity of social economy enterprises to take part in public procurement procedures and to access new markets.

Partners

Project duration : 18 months starting 05/07/2018

Leaflet of the project

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Step by step

THE NETHERLANDS CONFERENCE

In the framework of the conferences cylce, the first event, organised by ENSIE, will take place in Netherlands on 13 June. It will focus on the promotion of social considerations and relations with the third sector in Public Procurement. This event has been organised in partnership with de omslag. More info.


The first project event

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ENSIE is proud to be part of the recently launched Buying for Social Impact project, commissioned by EASME and DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, which aims to encourage contracting authorities to use Public Procurement to pursue social goals.

The Buying for Social Impact project will help promote social considerations in Public Procurement procedures for Social Economy enterprises in 15 Member States. Buying for Social Impact project aims to foster Socially Responsible Public Procurement in the EU. Events in 15 Member States will be organised to increase the capacity of Social Economy enterprises to take part in public procurement procedures.

Our first event will take place in Italy in February. The Buying for Social Impact project event to be held in Italy on 26 February will focus on the promotion of social considerations and relations with the third sector in Public Procurement.

Join Project Partners and Experts in Italy on 26 February

More info about the project


Call for good practices

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In the framework of the project “Buying for Social Impact, a project commissioned by the DG GROW, Diesis is looking for good practices that show how the social aspects of the public procurement directive can be implemented in practice. The project aims at promoting the use of social considerations in public procurement procedures.

In the first phase of the project, DIESIS is in charge of collection and redaction of best practices and of coordinating the activities in Poland, Croatia, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Thus, if you think that a practice your know meets some of the criteria below, please contact Dorotea Daniele, DIESIS dorotea.daniele@diesis.coop.

  • Does the call foresee reserved contracts for economic operators whose aim is the social integration of disadvantaged workers?

  • Does the call include social considerations in award criteria?

  • Does the call include social considerations in contract performance clauses?

  • Does the call split the contract into small lots or envisage subcontracting, to allow social economy enterprises to bid?

  • Does the call include accessibility requirements?

  • Does the call use the best price-quality ratio as award criterion for social and health services?