Żółte kartki logoIt has been a year since we teamed up with the NSZZ „Solidarność” trade union to intervene with public authorities forgetting about social clauses in their tenders.

Haw can we sum up our work so far? Are there any trends visible in the last 12 months? What type of pro-worker ideas are easier to implement in procurement than others?

wt | 06 cze 2017 | 22:39

logogiodoA joint declaration of UZP (Public Procurement Office) and GIODO (General Inspector of Personal Data Protection) gives a chance to put in order the situation in Polish public tenders.

In November 2016 GIODO prepared an opinion, according to which the law does not permit public institutions to control the companies that won their tenders and the contracts that they signed with their employees.

According to the inspectorate such a situation violates their right to protect personal data.

pt | 02 cze 2017 | 11:54

ŻółteAlthough an hourly minimum wage (13 PLN) has been put into the Polish law as of January 1st, 2017 such a wage requirement is not always present when checking the documentation of some public tenders.

We point out such problems when contacting (together with NSZZ „Solidarność” and the Federation of Polish Employers) authorities to give them „yellow cards” for forgetting about implementing social clauses.

How do they react to our questions and remarks?

wt | 16 maj 2017 | 12:30

NIKThe Office (NIK) checked public tenders in selected central and local offices that took place from January 1st, 2013 to April 30th, 2016.

The results were presented in a special report (in Polish) and during a conference on April 11th, 2017.

Grzegorz Piskalski represented the Institute for Sustainable Public Procurement during the event.

pt | 14 kwi 2017 | 11:19

ZZPTogether with NSZZ „Solidarność” trade union and the Federation of Polish Entrepreneurs (FPP) we send „yellow cards” to public intitutions forgetting about their responsibilities towards local communities.

Central and local authorities, as well as universities have a huge impact on working conditions in sectors such as cleaning or security.

There are still examples of them failing to have a positive role – luckily some of them decided to change their tenders and ie. guarantee permanent contracts instead of „junk jobs”.

czw | 23 mar 2017 | 15:00

13 złotych

The passage and implementation of the minimum hourly wage (13 zł) on people workinig on civil law contracts did not result in negative consequences such as rising unemployment rates.

The scale of irregularities related to violating the new legislation mobilised public authorities such as the Chief Labour Inspectorate (PIP) to more closely watch the companies’ activities.

How do the public institutions find themselves in the new conditions? We decided to check the press for answers.

wt | 21 mar 2017 | 14:59

gp-kwadrat-300x300b-kozekThe Public Procurement Office (PPO) published „The National Working Plan Regarding Sustainable Public Procurement for 2017-2020″. It aims to set the framework of promoting SSP in the public authorities.

The Instutute for Sustainable Public Procurement decided to comment on the report, pointing out its lack of ambition and using conserative methods of promoting tenders positively influencing the quality of live and the environment.

pon | 20 lut 2017 | 14:24

800px-Kancelaria_Prezesa_Rady_MinistrowLast year we prepared two reports regarding the way public authorities in Warsaw and the government (ministries, regional representatives) use social clauses in public procurement.

The point of departure for further analysis were two documents: the Ordinance of the President of Warsaw from October 1st 2015 and the Recommendation of the Council of Ministers from June 28th 2015.

pon | 30 sty 2017 | 14:05


Experts of CentrumCSR.PL Foundation write about the reality of public procurement tenders in Poland for the international audience.

They show how the struggle for the lowest possible cost of tenders led to poor working conditions, ie. in security services.

czw | 01 gru 2016 | 15:40

CPS Dialog ZZP

The „Dialog” Centre for Social Partnership published a new edition of its Bulletin solely devoted to the international conference „Sustainable Public Procurement. From tackling the problem of the lowest price criteria to monitoring global supply chains”, that took place in March 2016.

A richly illustrated report features quotes from the panelists as well as presenting the results of the monitoring of public institutions in five Polish cities – Warsaw, Kraków, Katowice, Wrocław and Poznań – conducted by CentrumCSR.PL Foundation.

The material from the conference is presented in a special, bilingual (Polish and English) edition of the Bulletin.

The publication is ready for a free download from the CPS Dialog webpage.

pon | 12 wrz 2016 | 14:46