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Delivering gender equality through public procurement

Public procurement is about buying goods and services (of the right quality for the right price) by state authorities and public local authorities. It is about money and responsible spending of money. And it is about the fair treatment of all suppliers.

Advancement of women in public procurement means to connect the advancement of women in private companies (of a certain size) or their committment to do so to the decision if they get a contract or full payment at the end of the contract. But is the use of this tool within EU law? This question is often used to stop thinking on changing procurement procedures. Read on to find tools for tackling those arguments and examples how cities have implemented this strategy for gender equality.