- ensure wider uptake of innovative, green, and social procurement
- professionalise public buyers
- increase access to procurement markets
- improve transparency, integrity and data
- boost the digital transformation of procurement
- promote that authorities are buying together
Every year, over 250,000 public authorities in the EU spend around 14% of GDP on the purchase of services, works and supplies.
Public procurement refers to the process by which public authorities, such as government departments or local authorities, purchase work, goods or services from companies.
To create a level playing field for all businesses across Europe, EU law sets out minimum harmonised public procurement rules.