PGN 01/13: Integrating Social Considerations into Contracts

Date published: 25 February 2019

Procurement Guidance Note (PGN 01/13) - it is widely acknowledged that public procurement can contribute positively to the delivery of greater equality and social inclusion as well as broader sustainability goals. 


Construction & Procurement Delivery (CPD) has piloted the use of social clauses in helping the unemployed and has developed a range of typical contract performance clauses for use by the Centres of Procurement Expertise(CoPEs).

This guidance has been revised to make reference to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

Queries or further information in relation to potential employment and training opportunities should be addressed to the Department for the Economy.  

Any queries on this guide should be addressed to:

Procurement Policy Branch
Construction & Procurement Delivery
2nd Floor East
Clare House
303 Airport Road West
Belfast, BT3 9ED
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