Resources on Procurement of Innovation

Doing innovation procurement requires specific knowledge and expertise. Luckily, many resources exist, including guidance, criteria sets and case studies, which can help you on your journey to purchasing innovative goods and services.

In addition, you can visit our 'Services and Expertise' page to find more information on specific projects, initiatives and other services which can support you to do innovation procurement in practice.

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eafip Toolkit: Your one-stop destination for online help in preparing your innovation procurement

Tools/Guidance

The eafip Toolkit provides support to policy makers in designing PCP and PPI strategies, and to procurers and their legal departments in implementing such procurements. It consists of three modules. Module 1: A strategic module addressed to policy makers, providing economic and case evidence about the impacts and benefits of PCP and PPI, together with concrete guidance on how to embed PCP and PPI into innovation strategies; Module 2: An operational module addressed to public procurers aimed at clarifying the pre-requisites and key steps to design and implement an innovation procurement process (PCP and PPI); and Module 3: A legal / operational module addressed to legal services aimed at clarifying legal issues and provide practical ‘how-to’ guidelines, supported by templates.

English

Europe/EU

CORVERS

Innovation Procurement Competence Centres: Services List

Tools/GuidanceUseful links

This document includes the services, materials and tools of existing competence centres in Sweden, the Netherlands, Spain, Germany and Austria. The document will be updated whenever necessary with new competence centres and new services. It is therefore a living document, and you can always find the latest version here: http://procure2innovate.eu/innovationprocurement

English

Europe/EU, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden

Procure2Innovate

2019

Frequently Asked Questions when setting up a new Competence Centre

Tools/Guidance

This is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that you can/ should ask yourself, when you are setting up a Competence Centre on Innovation Procurement. Please note this is a living document, and you can always find the latest version here: http://procure2innovate.eu/innovationprocurement/

English

Europe/EU

Procure2Innovate

2019

Innovation Partnerships in Practice

Case studiesReports

A selection of first experiences of Innovation Partnerships in the Netherlands

Dutch

Netherlands

PIANOo

2019

Promote innovative solutions through public procurement

Tools/Guidance

Innovation and public procurement go hand in hand: public procurement can offer a first reference for an innovative solution, while business creativity is a breeding ground for providing more efficient services to citizens. With this guide, "Promoting innovative solutions through public procurement", Luxinnovation aims to disseminate good practices to public purchasers.

French

Luxembourg

Luxinnovation

2015

Impacts of EU funded Pre-Commercial Procurements

Reports

Update on results from completed and ongoing FP7 and Horizon 2020 funded Pre Commercial Procurements (PCPs).

English

Europe/EU

European Commission

2019

Innovation Procurement Brokers

Projects

The main objective of this project is to establish an Innovation Procurement Broker (IPB) that brings together and facilitates the procurement of innovative goods and services between contracting authorities, suppliers of innovation (with a special focus on SMEs and start-ups), investors, and researchers. This sustainable business model is based on scaling up the activities of 5 pilot schemes at European level. The pilots are implemented at regional and national level testing out different approaches.

English

Europe/EU

Procure2Innovate

Projects

The Procure2Innovate project will establish or expand Competence Centres for innovation procurement in ten EU Member States. The project aims to improve institutional support and quality of advice for public procurers of information and communication technologies (ICT), and other product groups implementing innovation procurement.

English

Europe/EU

2018

Innovative Furniture Procurement Contributing To Green Supply Chain

Case studiesFurniture

Tianjin Binhai New Area successfully established a green evaluation scorecard for school furniture procurement in 2018 with the support of ICLEI East Asia.

English

International, China

ICLEI East Asia

2019