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Implementing Sustainable Public Procurement in Latin America and the Caribbean

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This project aims to enable the use of public procurement as a catalyst for green economic growth. Sustainable public procurement (SPP) will be a key factor in enabling the region to move towards an inclusive green economy. 

With the financial support of the International Development Research Center, and in collaboration with the Organization of American States (OAS), this project addresses SPP in Latin America and the Caribbean. Working with the Inter-American Network for Government Procurement (INGP), a network comprised of directors of public procurement authorities from 34 countries in the region, it aims to raise awareness, build capacity and produce knowledge on the relevance of sustainable procurement among policy-makers. 

The project will develop a practical handbook for procurers of the INGP network about how procurement policies and preferential purchasing programs can be designed to crowd-in small and medium enterprises, minority suppliers and women-owned enterprises. It will outline how to integrate environmental and social criteria across the public procurement cycle, from supplier qualification to technical specifications, award criteria and contract conditions.

IISD, together with OAS, will develop an online course based on the handbook. They will also implement SPP through two pilot tenders in the Dominican Republic and Mexico.

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    Handbook for INGP Public Procurers / Manual para Agentes de Compras Públicas de las RICG

    Handbook for INGP Public Procurers / Manual para Agentes de Compras Públicas de las RICG

    This handbook will guide government procurers on the design of procurement policies and preferential purchasing programs that will crowd-in SMEs, minority suppliers and women-owned enterprises.  Read More