PROJECT FINAL CONFERENCE IN BRUSSELS

The Final conference of the project will take place on November 18th at the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels!

We’ll give you more information soon!

You can find the Save the Date here!


THE PROJECT

Buying for Social Impact (BSI) is a project commissioned by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) and the European Commission Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) to promote the use of social considerations in public procurement procedures. Our objectives are:

  • 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.

Activities

The BSI project will produce several documents concerning each of the 15 countries targeted in the project (Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Sweden) :

  • Desk studies on how the new public procurement directive has been transposed at national level,

  • Identification of good practices showcasing how the social aspects of the directive can be implemented in practice (more information here),

  • A mapping of the capacity of social economy enterprises in accessing markets.

There will then be awareness raising and training events organised in each country.

Each partner is responsible to organise 3 events, ENSIE is in charge of The Netherlands, Romania and Hungary.

Partners

Project duration : 18 months starting 05/07/2018

Leaflet of the project

Learn more about BSI project 


Step by step

BSI - Buying for Social Impact

BUDAPEST CONFERENCE

Our third event took place in Budapest, Hungary on the 16th October. ENSIE, together with Hétfa Research Institute, Galileo Progetti and the Public Procurement Authority discussed about “Using social considerations in Hungarian public procurement “

You can find the Agenda EN - HU

You can find our matrix on the implementation of the EU directive in Hungarian law here , and our map fo the ESS ecosystem and their access to public procurement contracts, you can find the analysis, here.

BUCHAREST CONFERENCE


On the 27th of september, ENSIE and RISE Romania organsied the Second Buying for Social Impact conference in Bucharest, Romania.

They talked about the “Concrete Opportunities to Acquiring Social Value in and through Public Procurement - Between Law and Praxis”.

The agenda is here: EN - RO

You’ll find all the presentations and the pictures from the day here.

The mapping of the ecosystem in which social economy enterprises operate, including access to public procurement contracts, in Romania is here. And the Matrix explaining how social considerations have been embedded in the Romanian law transposing Directive 24/2014/EU is here.


THE NETHERLANDS CONFERENCE

In the framework of the conferences cylce, the first event, organised by ENSIE, took place in Netherlands on June, 13th. It focused on the promotion of social considerations and relations with the third sector in Public Procurement. This event has been organised in partnership with de omslag. You’ll find the programme and the workshops here.

You can find the booklet with all the conference presentations here (NL).

The mapping of the the ecosystem in which social economy enterprises operate, including access to public procurement contracts, in The Netherlands is here. And the Matrix explaining how social considerations have been embedded in the Dutch law transposing Directive 24/2014/EU is here.


ENSIE IS PART OF THE BSI PROJECT

ENSIE is proud to be part of the recently launched Buying for Social Impact project, commissioned by EASME and DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, which aims to encourage contracting authorities to use Public Procurement to pursue social goals.

The Buying for Social Impact project will help promote social considerations in Public Procurement procedures for Social Economy enterprises in 15 Member States. Buying for Social Impact project aims to foster Socially Responsible Public Procurement in the EU. Events in 15 Member States will be organised to increase the capacity of Social Economy enterprises to take part in public procurement procedures.


More info about the project


Other countries events and analysis

ENSIEs partners organised 12 other events in 12 other European countries and they produced the mapping and the matrix analysis for each of those countries.

26th February - Italy : Mapping - Matrix 12th September - Croatia : Mapping - Matrix

14th March - Poland : Mapping - Matrix 2nd October - Latvia : Mapping - Matrix

29th April - Sweden : Mapping - Matrix 4th October - Greece : Mapping - Matrix

20th May - France : Mapping - Matrix 16th October - Hungary : Mapping - Matrix

6th June - Czech Republic : Mapping - Matrix 18th October - Germany : Mapping - Matrix

13th June - The Netherlands : Mapping - Matrix 21st October - Denmark : Mapping - Matrix

5th September - Ireland : Mapping - Matrix 6th November - Slovakia : Mapping - Matrix

If you want more information on any of this events, you can go here!


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 dorotea.daniele@diesis.coop.

  • 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?