While efficiency and cost effectiveness are the primary objectives of public procurement, governments, recognising public procurement’s relevance and impact, are increasingly using it in a strategic way to pursue broader or complementary policy objectives, thus achieving sustainability and growth. . Sustainable procurement means that purchased goods, services and works that are acquire through the government for public service delivery, achieve value for money and generate benefits not only for the government, but also for the environment, society and the economy
Due to its increasing significance and strategic use, public procurement is highly relevant in the promotion of economic outcomes and sound public governance
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