In partnership with NIGP The Institute for Public Procurement.
Governments procure public goods and services. Sustainable procurement policies allow governments to buy ethically sourced goods and services, and allows government to reap from its procurement programs social, economic and ethical benefits for the taxpayers. In this Webinar, the panelists will focus on three aspects of sustainable procurement: healthy procurement, social equity procurement and green procurement. Shawn Postera will discuss healthy procurement including risk management and mitigation, public health protection, long term cost savings and employee productivity and retention. Evelyn Trammell focuses on social equity as a criterion for sustainable procurement. Socially equitable procurement policies discussed include the provision of living wage and supplier diversity programs. Ana-Maria Dimand will tackle with the concept of green public procurement and how “green” requirements can be introduced in each step of the procurement process. To have a better understanding of the impacts of healthy procurement, social equity procurement, and green public procurement, several best practices and implementation strategies will be presented.
Moderator: Mohamad G. Alkadry, University of Connecticut
Shawn Postera, Multnomah County, Central Purchasing
Evelyn Trammell, City of Sunny Isles Beach and Florida International University
Ana-Maria Dimand, Florida International University