Sustainable Public Procurement Program

Sustainable Public Procurement Program

Sustainable Public Procurement Program

Indonesian Ministry of National Development and Planning

This Program examined the interface between sustainable development and public procurement by way of discussing the concept of sustainable development, the role of public procurement in achieving sustainable development with reference to current state of play. Participants will understand the strengths and limitations of implementing sustainable public procurement in Indonesia in the context of global public procurement policies, best practices and Indonesian institutional and governance frameworks.

Management practices and human capital development for effective sustainable public procurement requires a broad understanding of key principles of public procurement, sustainable development and effective governance.

The definition for Sustainable Procurement adopted by the United Nations Environment Program is:

  • a process whereby organisations meet their needs for goods, services, works and utilities in a way that achieves value for money on a whole life basis in terms of generating benefits not only to the organisation, but also to society and the economy, whilst minimising damage to the environment.

Promoting sustainable public procurement practices in accordance with national policies and priorities will contribute to Sustainable Development Goal 12 to “Ensure Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns” under the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This approach recognizes the importance of achieving a balance between three pillars of sustainable development:  economic, social and environmental.

Sustainable Development Goal 16 to “Promote Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions ” includes two targets addressed by this Program:

  •        Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms
  •        Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels


This Program was developed pursuant to a Memorandum of Understanding between the Centre for Planners’ Development, Education and Training, National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS), Indonesia, and the Centre for Environmental Law, Macquarie University. It was funded under the Scholarships Program for Strengthening Reforming Institutions (SPIRIT) with the support of Macquarie University, Ryde Council, and Australian and New South Wales Government departments hosting visits by the participants during the Program.


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