Implementing Sustainable Public Procurement in South Africa: Where to start

By Laura Turley, Oshani Perera on May 24, 2014

This report investigates the extent of policy space for the practical uptake of sustainable public procurement (SPP) in South Africa.

It also assesses opportunities for the launch of pilot tenders that will yield greater environmental, social and economic value across the life cycle of the asset or service being procured. Most importantly, this report also demonstrates that the Government of South Africa can use sustainable public procurement to drive green industrial growth, implement Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment, increase green innovation and deliver better value-for-money for the South African tax payer.