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Making Spend Matter Toolkit Step 1:How is your city using procurement to make public spend matter?

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13 November 2020
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We believe it all begins with understanding the strategic importance of public procurement!

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Making Spend Matter is a Network of 7 European cities harnessing public procurement as a strategic driver to address social, economic and environmental challenges.

Over the past 2 years, our Partners in Preston (United Kingdom), Bistrița (Romania), Kavala (Greece), Koszalin (Poland), Pamplona (Spain), Schaerbeek (Belgium) and Vila Nova de Famalicão (Portugal) have worked in collaboration to change procurement practices and behaviours, exchanging, testing and adapting practices to enhance the sustainable impact of their public spend and help build stronger communities.

We are capturing the tools, guidance, lessons learned and recommendations from the Network into a ‘Making Spend Matter’ Toolkit to enable other public organisations and cities to start their own strategic procurement journey.

The Toolkit will be structured into 4 steps to ‘Making Spend Matter’ from understanding the strategic importance of public procurement to analysing procurement spend and its impact, progressing practices and implementing change.

We are excited to share with you the first output of the Toolkit as a preview below:

Step 1 to Making Spend Matter: Understanding the strategic importance of public procurement

Watch this short video to discover how public organisations can collectively use the power of public procurement to support the wellbeing of their communities, the resilience of the economy and the sustainability of the environment.

Video by Digital Finch

The video is also available with subtitles in Basque, Flemish, French, Greek, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish.

How is your city using procurement to make public spend matter?

Join the movement and share your story at #MakingSpendMatter to raise awareness of the strategic role public procurement can play in shaping a better future!

Interested in finding out more?

Then join us for the Making Spend Matter Final Conference. You will have the unique opportunity to exchange with our Partner Cities and Network Experts, learn from their approach to strategic procurement and find out more about the ‘Making Spend Matter’ toolkit to take the next step in your procurement journey.

Save the Date and register your interest now!