The main goal of public procurement is to purchase goods and services at the best possible price and this is how it should be. At the same time, public procurement can also have supplementary conditions and this aspect is not well known currently. If the contracting authority, faced with comparable tenders in tender evaluation, prefers the one that promises to hire also people with reduced work capacity or the long-term unemployed, then it will create additional social value in addition to the primary subject of the tender. This analysis focuses specifically on the feasibility of promoting the employment of risk groups through public procurements.
Government Office of Estonia