Although the Directive provides contracting authorities with a vehicleThis guide is aimed at: to achieve social and environmental goals, they are not obliged to pursue those goals.
- supporting member state representatives in the transposition of the directive
- supporting contracting authorities in its implementation
- facilitating the understanding of the Directive by social economy enterprises and non-profit social and health service providers.
- “Reserved contracts” for economic operators that promote the social and professional integration of persons with disabilities and disadvantaged persons.
- “Social considerations” as the silver thread through the procurement process (e.g. how to promote fundamental rights, gender equality, employment opportunities for people further away from the labour market, decent work)
- Putting service users first by designing effective procedures for awarding contracts for social and health services.
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