The objective of this study is: to systematically analyse all public procurement notices and specifications from the E-notification database and determine to what extent and how Belgian public purchasers respond to sustainable procurement policy in the public procurement notices and contract specifications and then to what extent patterns and best practice can be identified.

In addition, the following research questions are fundamental:
1. What is sustainable procurement, in the opinion of the Belgian government?
2. To what extent and how do purchasers respond to the sustainable procurement policy in the public procurement notices and specifications in the E-notification database?
3. What patterns can be identified in the public procurement notices and specifications from the E-notification database with regards to sustainable procurement?
4. What best practice can be identified in the public procurement notices and specifications from the E-notification database with regards to sustainable procurement?

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Grandia, J, & Kruyen, P.M. (2017). Sustainable procurement : A big-data study into the level of sustainability of more than 140,000 published procurement contract notices by Belgian contracting authorities. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/112904