von Thomas Heine

Conference on
– Strategic approach to public procurement –

An international expert conference organised by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture

October 3-4, 2019, Prague, Congress Centre of the Czech National Bank (Senovážné náměstí 30, Prague 1, map)

Thursday 9:00-17:00 1st Conference day, 20:00-23:00 reception: award ceremony, dinner

Friday 9:00-13:00 2nd Conference day

The conference will focus on the strategic approach and social aspects in public purchasing. The aim of the conference is to show this topic within the international context, to present national strategies for promoting responsible procurement, to get inspired by experience of individual contracting authorities, to focus more on selected topical issues, including experience of audit institutions and matters related to measurement, and to provide an outlook of expected trends and visions in responsible procurement. At the conference, contributions to socially responsible public procurement in the Czech Republic will be awarded.

Main conference topics

  • The international context for socially responsible procurement. Current challenges, trends and visions for strategic public procurement
  • National strategies and plans for socially responsible public procurement
  • Implementing socially responsible public procurement within an organisation
  • Responsible approach in the construction sector, giving consideration to fair conditions in supplier chains
  • Control mechanisms and practice in reviewing sustainability of public contracts
  • Monitoring, reporting and measuring in socially responsible public procurement
  • Selected public contracts as examples of good practice