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Sustainability in Public Procurement: Possibilities for Practical Implementation in Public Procurement (Part 1)


The issue of sustainability has become the focus of public debate in recent months. Regional & local as well as social & ecological are bywords for this term. Ensuring sustainability can usually be understood as forward-looking action. 

Public procurement is an essential lever for public purchasers to act in a sustainable way. Public procurement law provides a wide range of options for sustainable procurement, which a contracting authority can and should use - depending on the complexity and value of the contract. It is time to look at these options in detail.

The complete article is available here [in German].


Portrait of Ruth Bittner
Ruth Bittner