A guide for public authorities in England on mainstreaming equality considerations in procurement.
Buying better outcomes
Public authorities spend £236 billion each year on buying goods, works or services from other organisations across every sector. This purchasing power can be used by public authorities as a way to advance equality and, where appropriate, achieve wider social benefits, such as creating training or employment opportunities.
We have produced guidance that explains how public authorities can make sure they comply with the public sector equality duty (PSED) obligations at different stages of the procurement cycle and takes you through equality issues that you may need to consider at each stage.
Last updated: 31 May 2022