Why was this toolkit for gender-responsive public procurement produced?

This toolkit aims to increase the capacity of contracting authorities to implement GRPP.

Currently, the promotion of gender equality as a legitimate objective has been limited within public procurement policy at both EU and national levels. This means that many public bodies are not yet aware of the possibility of addressing gender issues through procurement. Even when the most favourable legal and policy frameworks exist, capacity-building programmes and tools are necessary to promote and implement GRPP. This toolkit provides practical support and guidance for integrating a gender perspective into public procurement.