This tool provides contracting authorities with questions that are useful for defining selection criteria, technical specifications and/or award criteria that include gender aspects. You will find guiding questions that can support you in identifying at which stage(s) of the procurement process it is more appropriate to include gender aspects. Do you have sufficient market knowledge to choose appropriate GRPP criteria?
This tool can be used by contracting authorities, policymakers and practitioners working towards gender equality and gender mainstreaming to apply GRPP from the perspective of service providers. It offers guiding questions that can help you to improve the working conditions of the workforce employed during the execution of a contract for the provision of social and health services, including from a gender perspective.
This tool can be used by contracting authorities, policymakers and practitioners working towards gender equality and gender mainstreaming to apply GRPP under the light regime and to design healthcare and social care service contracts with a gender perspective. This tool offers guiding questions that can help you to integrate a gender equality perspective when designing a tendering procedure for the provision of social and health services.
This tool can be used by contracting authorities to divide contracts into lots for GRPP. This tool allows you to assess whether lots may be a useful approach to promote GRPP in a particular contract or framework. The questions will help you in the decision of whether or not to divide a contract into lots. Do you have knowledge of the full range of organisations (including smaller companies, social enterprises or charities/voluntary bodies) who may be able to deliver all or part of the need?If not, preliminary market consultations should be held.
This tool can be used by contracting authorities, policymakers and practitioners working towards gender equality and gender mainstreaming to choose a procedure for GRPP. It summarises the factors influencing the choice of procedure for GRPP. It asks guiding questions and, based on your answers, then guides you towards the most appropriate procedure for the tender you intend to launch. Is the contract above the relevant EU threshold?
This tool can be used by contracting authorities, policymakers and practitioners working towards gender equality and gender mainstreaming to develop a needs assessment or a preliminary market consultation. Are there differences in the way women and men will use/benefit from the outcome of the contract?If so, have you consulted users in a way that represents these differences? For example, in a contract to support cycling or other mobility services, women and men may have different patterns of commuting, which influence their needs.
This tool can be used by contracting authorities, policymakers and practitioners working towards gender equality and gender mainstreaming to assess if a public contract has gender relevance. Depending on your answers, it will help you to identify whether it would be worth designing a tendering procedure with gender elements or not. The tool provides you with guiding questions. If, from your answers, it emerges that the contract has gender relevance, the tool also gives you some tips on how you could consider the best way to address the gender perspective through the procurement process.
This tool provides you with an overview of the legislative, regulatory and policy frameworks relevant for GRPP that exist in your country. You can also compare the frameworks that exist in your country with the frameworks from other EU Member States. If you are a policymaker, you can draw inspiration from other EU Member States. You can also use this tool in combination with Tool 1, ‘Self-assessment questionnaire about the legal, regulatory and policy frameworks’, to determine your level of knowledge about the frameworks that exist in your country.
This tool can be used by contracting authorities, policymakers and practitioners working towards gender equality and gender mainstreaming to explore the possibilities of, knowledge regarding and the context for applying GRPP. GRPP focuses on bringing a gender perspective to public procurement. If you are considering applying GRPP, it may be helpful to know to what extent your specific context (laws, strategies, support structures, stakeholders) may facilitate the use of GRPP and to determine the extent of your knowledge of these existing frameworks in your country.
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.
GRPP can contribute to sustainable and inclusive growth in the EU Public procurement accounts for a major part of the European economy. Every year, public authorities in the EU spend around 14 % of gross domestic product (GDP) on public procurement . GRPP can, as a gender equality measure, lead to an increase in the productive capacity of the economy and better value for moneyThe EU would be able to produce more goods and services domestically and would also become more competitive in international markets .
Gender equality is a fundamental value of the EU . Promoting gender equality in all its activities is one of the EU’s tasks. Article 8 of the TFEU explicitly requires the EU to eliminate inequalities and promote equality between women and men through all of its activities (i.e. to ensure gender mainstreaming). The EU’s gender equality policy objectives are wide-ranging and include fostering equal economic independence for women and men, closing the gender pay gap to advance gender balance in decision-making, ending gender-based violence and promoting gender equality beyond the EU.