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Toolkit: Implementing Open and Sustainable Public Procurement

Sustainable procurement will require governments to purchase things in a fundamentally different way. This toolkit will help you to rethink sustainable public procurement driving better adoption and measurement through an open, data-driven, inclusive approach.

The toolkit provides public procurement reformers and practitioners with practical insights for their day-to-day needs. Building on existing resources and publications, emerging best practices, and expertise from over 30 experts, we walk you step-by-step through how to get started and what to keep in mind, whether or not you already have practices and policies in place. It is structured to follow the process of an implementation journey, from the first steps that should be taken at an institutional level, to what should be considered when implementing open and sustainable procurement in specific sectors. We have handy checklists and a spreadsheet of sample indicators. And we developed a number of worked examples to add concrete data and performance goals to your procurement plans.

The Open and Sustainable Public Procurement toolkit has been co-designed by the Open Contracting Partnership, PUBLIC, and Spend Network, and is supported by the German Development Cooperation implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.