Moving forward or backwards on State’s sustainable consumption and business supplier’s production through public procurement?

We still have a pandemic to cope with, only ten years to deliver on an ambitious Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 and a ruling party enthusiast to run backwards on sustainable development. Sustainable development acknowledged within article 25 is one amongst the many constitutional principles that are under threat by current administration’s policies and initiatives that continue to feed a constitutional crisis. Fostering development that is economically, environmentally and socially sustainable is not only a core constitutional principle but also an international political commitment Mexico undertook in 2015 to attain 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and 169 targets by 2030. Particularly, SDG12 calls States to promote sustainable consumption and production through public procurement. This paper explores whether current public procurement policies are promoting or rather hindering public sector’s sustainable consumption of goods, services and works from private suppliers.