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Communication and guidance

2021

New practical guidance to help public buyers integrate social considerations into public procurement

This second edition of ‘Buying social: A guide to taking account of social considerations in public procurement’ provides practical indications for public buyers to consider the social impact of the goods, services, and works they purchase.

Innovation procurement guidance

This guidance document presents in a concise manner the fundamental aspects of innovation procurement: why it is important, who has interest in it and how this process can be done.
New guidance on fighting collusion in public procurementThis guidance for European contracting authorities explains how to use EU law to address suspected cases of collusion in public procurement. 

2020

Coronavirus response in relation to public procurement

The European Commission has released new guidance for public buyers to help public authorities use the flexibility provided by the EU’s public procurement framework to ensure rapid and efficient purchases of all necessary equipment.