Resources and Useful Links

Library of useful resources regarding public procurement including links, videos and reports.

Reports and guides:

Local Authorities and Fairtrade Towns (2010): The starting point for any local authority to Fairtrade Towns.

Cotton on to Fairtrade: A guide for public sector procurement staff (2014): Guidance for public sector procurement staff with an emphasis on cotton products.

National Purchasing Guide: From contract caterers to wholesalers, where to source Fairtrade products at scale.

Public procurement for Fairtrade Towns (2014): A guide for campaigners to influencing public procurement in favour of Fairtrade.

London procurement workshop:

On 28 February 2014 the Fairtrade Foundation and London Contracts and Supply Group (LCSG) jointly hosted a conference to explore themes in public procurement related to Fairtrade, focusing on cotton procurement. Emphasis was placed on practical case studies and overcoming barriers faced by procurement staff. 

Download the handouts from the day here: 

Fair Trade procurement workshop slides

Public procurement of Fairtrade cotton: case studies from France 

Cotton on to Fairtrade: A guide for public sector procurement staff (2014): Guidance for public sector procurement staff with an emphasis on cotton products

Useful links:

European Observatory on public procurement: Case studies, resources and news on Fair Trade and public procurement.

Fair Trade Advocacy Office: Policy analysis and advocacy information around Fair Trade, public procurement, the EU and a range of other issues.

 

People & Planet: For information about the Workers Rights Consortium and other ethical procurement campaigns for universities and colleges.

 

 

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  The London procurement workshop, Cotton on to Fairtrade guide, and Public procurement for Fairtrade Towns guide were produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents are the responsibility of the Fairtrade Foundation and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the view of the European Union.