Introduction The European Institute for Gender Equality1 (EIGE) announces traineeship opportunities lasting six months2 for graduates who are either nationals of an EU Member State or an EFTA country or an IPA qualifying country3. The traineeships are based at the Institute's premises in Vilnius, Lithuania. The registration of applications will begin on 13 September 2022 and will close on 28 September 2022 at 13:30, Eastern European Time (EET).
The subject of this Open Call for Tenders is “Violence against Women Survey II” (this is a relaunch of the procedure D-SE-22-T02 on the same subject published in May 2022). The project involves a joint procurement exercise of FRA and the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). The overall objective of the contract is the implementation of the survey on violence against women (VAW II).
The European Institute for Gender Equality, the regulatory agency of the European Union, (referred to below as the contracting authority) is planning to award the contract(s) resulting from the above procurement procedure. This tender is announced with a view to select the best proposal for the implementation of the project “Gender-responsive evaluation for an environmental and sustainable future for all (GREENA)”.
Public institutions in the EU are major investors, spending some €2 trillion per year on the purchase of goods, services and works. Their procurement practices can directly promote gender equality, support sustainable procurement and improve efficiency in public spending. This is what gender-responsive public procurement (GRPP) is. Yet policymakers are unfamiliar with this promising approach, and authorities in the EU rarely implement it.
The European Institute for Gender Equality carried out the project ‘Supporting gender equality in the economy through public procurement’ with the overall aim of contributing to a more gender-equal distribution of economic resources in the EU. This report presents the main research findings of this project, followed by a selection of case studies and policy recommendations. The research findings suggest that there are low rates of implementation of gender-responsive public procurement (GRPP) in most EU countries.