The Fair to Compare in Germany Campaign
In many municipalities, municipal procurement processes are geared to the lowest bid. Criteria such as social conditions in the producing countries, many of which are in the South, are often not included as criteria for the award decision. The campaign aims to change this.
The Fair Procurement Network
The Fair Procurement Network is a Germany-wide initiative launched by the Service Agency in 2007 which is committed to ensuring compliance with social standards in the award of public contracts. Through the network we aim to provide professional support and step up the exchange of experiences.
The Capital City of Fair Trade Competition
Every two years, in the Capital City of Fair Trade competition the Service Agency awards prizes to German municipalities in recognition of their local engagement for fair trade. The winners receive prize money totalling 250,000 euros, which they use to continue their fair trade projects.
The Sustainability Compass
The Sustainability Compass brings together a wealth of information on fair and sustainable public procurement, and makes it easier for practitioners to implement it. The web-based platform provides support and good practice examples for municipalities and other procurement entities.