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Greater London Authority publishes case studies on responsible public procurement

24 May 2023

Procura+ participant Greater London Authority (GLA) has published a number of case studies on responsible public procurement. The case studies highlight GLA’s progress across five themes set out in its Responsible Procurement Policy: Improving supply chain diversity, Embedding fair and inclusive employment practices, Enabling skills, training and employment opportunities, Promoting ethical sourcing practices, Improving environmental sustainability.

GLA believes that the scale and diversity of its procurement gives it plenty of opportunity use it its purchasing power to help smaller business, improve working conditions for Londoners, address inequalities in skills and labour markets, protect labor and human rights in supply chains, and contribute to London’s goal to be a net-zero city by 2030.

Transport of London led for example a pilot to ring-fence contracts for smaller businesses and social enterprises, helping to support their growth and save public money. The Metropolitan Police Service explored how it could increase the amount of redundant ICT equipment that was refurbished and reused, aiming to promote digital inclusion and give London residents access to upcycled devices. The London Legacy Development Cooperation is including standard clauses in above-threshold contracts that oblige contractors to comply with the Modern Slavery Act and with a certified ethical labour scheme.

To learn more about these examples and look through the other case studies published by the GLA, click here.

The GLA Group is made up of Transport for London, London Fire Brigade, London Legacy Development Corporation, the Metropolitan Police Service, Mayor’s Office of Policing and Crime, and Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation. Together they procure around 9,5 billion pounds of goods and services annually.