- Sustainable procurement
- Social public procurement
Social public procurement
Social Public Procurement Guide
Barcelona City Council is pushing ahead with a socially responsible public procurement that incorporates social-justice goals and promotes the social and employment rights of the individuals who execute its contracts.
This guide spells out social measures for promoting the execution of contracts following a business model based on decent salaries and stable employment contracts with a code of ethical behaviour, where gender equality and employment access for individuals that have difficulties securing jobs are a priority in the recruitment process.
These measures, moreover, need to help with promoting a cooperative, social and solidarity economy with special protection for small and medium-sized enterprises.
The social measures established in the guide are classed and distinguished according to their goals
- Specification that the subject matter of the contract includes social measures.
- Maximum invitationto-tender budget broken down with cost indicators.
- Obligation to provide information on subcontracting at the invitationto-tender stage:
- Appropriate weight given to price to ensure quality of service and social rights.
- Determining unusually low offers, taking into account guaranteed compliance with the employment agreements that apply
- Positively appraising openended recruitment
- Maintaining employment conditions, taking account of applicable employment agreements during the lifetime of the contract
- Positively appraising improved wages with regard to benchmark employment agreements
- Transfer of the workforce
- Joint responsibility for reconciling work with personal and family time
- Recruiting unemployed people with special jobplacement or social-exclusion problems
- Workers with disabilities
- Universal accessibility
- Reserved contracts
- Subcontracting through social economy undertakings
- Compliance with social and employment regulations in the production process and commercial distribution
- Paying subcontracted companies directly
- Monitoring subcontracting at the contracts’ execution stage
- Gender equality.
- Equal opportunities and nondiscrimination against LGBTI people
Barcelona City Council has been affiliated to the Electronics Watch project since February 2016. This project was created in the Netherlands through the collaboration of several NGOs. Its main goal, when it comes to purchasing electronics products, is to improve the employment conditions of workers at these goods’ production factories. The project is devised, then, as a tool for ensuring production and consumption are more sustainable and purchasers more responsible within the industrial manufacturing chain.