Impact Procurement: New Opportunities for Social Businesses and NGOs to Develop Quality Public Services and Collaborate with Municipalities

A procurement model where the ordering of municipal services is not based on the purchase of a specific service but on the purchase of results is called impact procurement.

The municipality identifies the partners in the field of public services, and the social partners (social businesses or NGOs) propose measures and identify the scope of the target group that can be affected and participate in market consultations in order to create a mutually acceptable model.

The social partners are allowed to choose the design of the services themselves, the measures that would be most innovative and effective in solving the problems. The partners take the risk that the municipalities’ payment for the services provided depends on the results achieved – the impact on the target group.

Municipal impact procurement

Municipalities prepare impact procurements based on long-term changes rather than measures. On this page you will find information about planned purchases and links to ordered exposure “trees” – there is a detailed breakdown of each exposure area.

When evaluating the possibilities to submit proposals to municipalities, it is possible to limit oneself to one or more areas of long-term change that are qualitatively implemented – the partner is not obliged to implement the desired impact to the full extent.

There is a possibility to use social business investment baskets – up to 15 thousand. an amount of EUR for equipment and additional consultancy for the development of social business. Eligible participants must meet the following conditions:

  • wants to start a social business and register a legal entity in the county of the respective municipality
  • is a social business that has been operating for no more than 1 year. and is registered (or plans to register) in the county of the relevant municipality.

If you have any questions or want to provide service offers to municipalities – please contact:

More information in LT language is available HERE.





This publication has been prepared within INDIGISE project. The content of this publication is the sole responsibility of the project coordinator and may not always reflect the views of the European Commission or the National Agency.