Environmental clauses are to be included in every City Council contract

The City Council has prepared its first “Guidelines on social and environmental public procurement”, as a packet of measures for encouraging municipal public procurement under contracts with companies and professionals that contribute a business model based on social and environmental criteria.

Social and environmentally responsible public procurement is being promoted through measures that will include a schedule of specific administrative clauses to offset the importance of the economic bids in public tenders, and to boost the protection criteria of small and medium-sized businesses employment rights, strengthening the cooperative, social and solidarity economy, ethical public procurement, gender equality, non-sexist, criteria respecting functional diversity and balancing between personal life and work.

A municipal label will be created as a sign of public recognition for businesses that demonstrate these requirements under a business model with social responsibility and will become part of a municipal business register.

Further information: More sustainable City Council