(The Government of Netherlands)
Sustainable, innovative and with social impact That is the underlying principle of the strategic government-wide procurement strategy (‘Procurement with Impact’) presented to the House of Representatives by Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations Kajsa Ollongren and State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management Stientje van Veldhoven.
‘Every year central government buys goods and services worth over €10 billion. So we can make a big difference through procurement,’ says Ms Ollongren. ‘With this strategy, the government is really boosting the development of a sustainable, innovative economy. And, at the same time, it is also a way of helping people with poor job prospects find a job.’