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EU GPP Helpdesk Webinar on “social and environmental considerations and the link with the subject matter”

The fourth European Commission’s GPP Helpdesk webinar of 2023 will address the use of social and environmental considerations in procurement procedures and their link with the subject matter. All criteria applied in tenders must be linked with the subject matter. Criteria must be specific to the goods, services or works which are being purchased and cannot concern general corporate policies or practices of tenderers. This is a requirement that was set by the European Court of Justice and was then enshrined in Directive 2014/24/EU on public procurement. It applies to the use of criteria at different stages of procurement procedures: selection criteria, technical specifications, award criteria, contract performance conditions, and labels.

Roberto Caranta, full professor with the Law Department of the University of Turin (Italy) and Coordinator of Sustainability and Procurement in International, European, and National Systems – SAPIENS - International Training Network, will be keynote speaker at thiswebinar. He will provide clarifications on this subject, including by focusing on the most common mistakes and how they can be avoided.

Following his remarks, Wolter van der Vlist, from the Procurement Policy & Strategy Team, Judicial Institutions Department, Ministry of Justice and Security, Netherlands, and Karsten Skjellerup, CSR Consultant from the Socially responsible procurement team, City of Copenhagen, Denmark, will share insights from their experiences as public authorities.

Registrations are still open

  • green public procurement | environmental policy | environmental protection | social policy
  • Tuesday 12 December 2023, 10:30 - 12:00 (CET)
  • Online only
  • Live streaming available

Practical information

Tuesday 12 December 2023, 10:30 - 12:00 (CET)
Online only
Starts on Tuesday 12 December 2023, 10:30 (CET)

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