BSI - Buying for Social Impact


  • To encourage contracting authorities to use public procurement to pursue social goals;

  • To Increase the capacity of social economy enterprises to take part in public procurement procedures and to access new markets.


Project duration : 18 months starting 05/07/2018

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Call for good practices

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In the framework of the project “Buying for Social Impact, a project commissioned by the DG GROW, Diesis is looking for good practices that show how the social aspects of the public procurement directive can be implemented in practice. The project aims at promoting the use of social considerations in public procurement procedures.

In the first phase of the project, DIESIS is in charge of collection and redaction of best practices and of coordinating the activities in Poland, Croatia, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Thus, if you think that a practice your know meets some of the criteria below, please contact Dorotea Daniele, DIESIS

  • Does the call foresee reserved contracts for economic operators whose aim is the social integration of disadvantaged workers?

  • Does the call include social considerations in award criteria?

  • Does the call include social considerations in contract performance clauses?

  • Does the call split the contract into small lots or envisage subcontracting, to allow social economy enterprises to bid?

  • Does the call include accessibility requirements?

  • Does the call use the best price-quality ratio as award criterion for social and health services?