Live market engagement: Sustainable procurement of ICT
Public authorities and businesses from across Europe will engage on procurement needs and solutions for social responsibility and transparency in information and communication technology (ICT) supply chains. This live market engagement event is taking place on 3 October in 2018 European Green Capital Nijmegen (the Netherlands), alongside the 2018 EcoProcura conference.
Public authorities will inform suppliers of their socially responsible procurement needs and upcoming procurement plans for ICT, which includes large contracts for smartphones, laptops and PCs, and servers. Opportunity will be provided for suppliers to showcase solutions and initiatives that increase the social, ethical and environmental sustainability of their supply chains. The dialogue will help inform the design of procurements and contracts, and lead to suppliers submitting stronger bids.
The event is taking place as part of the Make ICT Fair project, which aims to improve the lives of workers and communities associated with ICT supply chains, particularly in the Global South.
For more information please consult the invitation letter and draft programme here: https://www.sustainable-procurement.org/fileadmin/user_upload/layout/Documents/Live_Market_Engagement_Agenda.pdf
Participation is free of charge, but registration is necessary to ensure a place. In order to register, please fill in the form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeB7h_IUUIsPRqJDOhyE6j-HDUQBDGyzrifCA_seZe0ro9gRA/viewform?usp=sf_link