Second edition of soft law Guide on socially responsible public procurement officially published
Today, official publication has been made of the second edition of the European Commission’s Guide on social considerations in public procurement, a soft law document intended to help public buyers and to encourage socially responsible public procurement (SRPP).
SRPP aims to address the impact on society of the goods, services and works purchased by the public sector. With the second edition of this Guide, the Commission purports to raise public buyers’ awareness of the potential benefits of SRPP and to explain in a practical way the opportunities offered by the EU legal framework. The Guide was drafted following wide consultations with public buyers to identify good practices and examples of what can be achieved. In any event, it