Sustainable public procurement
Procurement is an important instrument in achieving socio-political objectives. Incorporating environmental considerations and social considerations into procurement practices contributes to sustainable development and to achieving Sweden’s national environmental-quality objectives.
Contracting authorities have substantial leeway in imposing far-reaching requirements on what goods or services are being contracted – but not from whom. The National Agency of Public Procurement is also of the assessment that requirements can go beyond those stipulated in EU harmonised legislation.