Driving change through public procurement: A toolkit on human rights for policy makers and public buyers (road-testing version)

Type of document: Training materials, toolkits

This Toolkit explores how public procurement policy makers, buyers & contract managers can implement requirements that suppliers respect human rights.

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This toolkit is designed to be a practical tool with a range good practice examples. It is structured as follows: The introduction addresses why we are talking about human rights in the context of public procurement. Chapter B is primarily designed for public procurement planners and policy makers and - Explains the legal basis for states to include requirements within public procurement that actual and potential suppliers respect human rights; - Explains how to frame human rights as a policy objective; - Identifies what system-wide planning is necessary to include requirements that actual and potential suppliers respect human rights. Chapter C is primarily designed for public procurers and contract managers undertaking procurement exercises and: - Explains how requirements that suppliers respect human rights can be included at each stage of the procurement process and provide examples of how this has been done in practice; - Highlights the advantages and limitations of including requirements that suppliers respect human rights at the different stages of the procurement process.