Procurement with social – work integration – clauses Best practice The Metropolis of Lyon

The Metropolis of Lyon is setting up multiple actions for the professional integration and the return to employment of its citizens, and more particularly for its RSA beneficiaries. Therefore it elaborates a Metropolitan Integration Programme (PMI) for employment every five years, The new PMI’e 2022-2026 unfolds into 5 main axes:

–           fight against social exclusion,

–           guaranteeing personalised integration paths,

–           promote the integration of young people in precarious situations,

–           supporting the commitment of employers

–           supporting the development of integration-oriented companies.

These 5 axes are represented into a series of actions to be implemented with a single objective: The return into employment for RSA beneficiaries.

The Metropolitan House for Integration and Employment is a public group of interest of 27 members: the Metropolis of Lyon, the State, Pôle emploi, the City of Lyon, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, the cities of Bron, Chassieu, Corbas, Décines, Feyzin, Givors, Grigny, Irigny, Meyzieu, La Mulatière, Neuville-sur-Saône, Rilleux-la-Pape, Saint Fons, Saint-Priest, Vaulx-en-Velin, Venissieux, Villeurbanne, Lyon Métropole Habitat, Est Métropole Habitat, Grand Lyon Habitat, the CCI Lyon Métropole and the Chamber of Trades and Crafts.

The Metropolitan House for Integration and Employment (MMI’e) contributes to the development of a qualitative integration offer and the return to employment :


The Maison Métropolitaine d’Insertion pour l’emploi (MMI’e) contributes to the development of a qualitative integration offer. It facilitates collaboration and synergies between actors via Employment Integration Coordinators throughout the metropolitan territory. The MMI’e intervenes in proximity to meet the needs of companies by a better preparation of the public.


The Maison Métropolitaine d’Insertion pour l’emploi supports clients who engage in a “socially responsible purchasing” approach throughout the metropolitan territory. The MMI’e has a role of “facilitator” of the social clause by positioning itself as an intermediary between the:

  • Buyers: support-advice on the development of the social clause and integration markets, setting up meetings allowing the exchange of practices…
  • Contract award-winning companies: support in recruitment, implementation of collective training actions, site visits, collective information meetings, etc.
  • Partners in employment and integration, prescribers of priority audiences / vulnerable workers.

Such partners are temporary work integration enterprises. Temporary work enterprise, the particularity of temporary work integration enterprises is that its activity is entirely focused on professional integration of people presenting serious difficulties. It proposes temporary work contracts within affiliated enterprises, but also a follow up as well as social and professional support, during and outside working hours.


What is the role of the companies in the return to employment policy?

Facing a tight labour market, companies are increasingly inclined to turn towards the pool of employees that the work integration sector can provide. Traditional companies have a role to play in professional integration and return to employment of employees in integration.

Real-life Professional Placement Periods (PMSMP) – are  periods during which the employee can immerse him/herself in a company outside the IEAO whose sector corresponds to his/her professional goal. This period of discovery allows the employee to confirm or not his or her professional project.

The PMSMP is carried out with the full agreement and good will of the employee, it is not compulsory in the integration process, and it should only be offered to employees who are able to carry it out.

There are no consequences as for the integration contract, the salary remains the same, and the contract is not suspended during this period. Contractually, it is necessary to make an amendment to the fixed-term integration contract.

The PMSMP lasts for a maximum of 1 month, and may not exceed 25% of the duration of the fixed-term integration contract.

Workers in integration schemes possess the company codes and the common know-how to be skills. However, an internal specific training is often necessary.

The Metropolitan House of Integration for Employment is responsible for the animation of the network of companies signatories of the Charter of 1000 companies committed to integration and employment. The Charter of 1000 aims to mobilize voluntary companies to carry out concrete actions in favor of integration and employment in the metropolitan territory.

The Charter of 1000 means :

–           Recruiting differently

–           Contributing to employment accessibility

–           Promoting professions

–           Supporting the integration actors within the territory

–           Investing in the local employment dynamic