Sustainable public procurement
Barcelona City Council is promoting socially responsible procurement, by including the goals of social justice, environmental sustainability, innovation and a code of ethics in municipal public procurement. It has accordingly published a Social Public Procurement Guide, an Environmental Public Procurement Guide, and the Innovative Public Procurement Guide, all applicable to the public procurement generated by Barcelona City Council.
Using electronic media in public procurement is crucial if we are to speed up procedures, ensure the transparency of initiatives and enable small enterprises to take part.
Barcelona City Council has produced a series of technical guides and instructions, focusing on various types of contracts, which it makes available to its procurement bodies.
The Statistical reports on Barcelona City Council's public procurement, in addition to helping to ensure maximum transparency over public procurement, provide an overview which is necessary for procurement planning. It can therefore not only influence the usual important aspects such as economic efficiency, but also provide a boost to the social and environmental efficiency of the economic investment applied to the procurement, which is one of the cornerstones of current municipal policy.
Integrity and good practices
Examples of initiatives, trends and guidelines on procurement within Barcelona City Council, geared towards the ethical behaviour that has to govern the relationships created between companies and Barcelona City Council.