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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Innovative lighting procurement for London's Underground network

Case studiesLighting

Best practice case study as part of the European Commission GPP In Practice series focusing on TfL's extensive market engagement for the procurement of innovative lighting.


Europe/EU, United Kingdom

European Commission


Disposable bio-based aprons for Skåne’s healthcare sector

Case studiesMedical equipment

Innovation-oriented public procurement to purchase renewable, bio-based aprons for the health sector in the Swedish region Skåne.



InnProBio consortium


Procuring quality cleaning services which meet innovation and sustainability requirements

Case studiesCleaning

The new approach adopted by the CSUC members aimed to transform the procurement of cleaning services from a model based on the number of hours spent cleaning, to a ‘service’ model, based on quality and performance.



European Commission, DG Environment


Procuring energy saving building technologies - Torino

Case studiesEnergyBuildings and construction

In conjunction with the PAPIRUS project, ATC conducted a PPI process to procure technical solutions which improve energy performance. The contract was awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender, weighted according to energy efficiency, sustainability, installation and maintenance and economic criteria.


Europe/EU, Italy



ERAPRISM Best Practice Case Studies

Case studies

This report explores small countries' capacity to implement innovative public procurement through the identification and analysis of local case studies in Estonia, Malta, Latvia, Iceland and Slovenia.


Estonia, Latvia, Malta, Slovenia, Iceland


Forward Commitment Procurement of a zero waste prison mattress solution

Case studiesFurniture

Historically, the majority of waste mattresses and pillows from Her Majesty's Prison Service (HMPS) were sent to landfill or incinerated (costing money and damaging the environment). HMPS worked with the DTI/DEFRA Environmental Innovations Advisory Group and OGC in the first Forward Commitment Procurement (FCP) demonstration project to deliver an innovative solution to this problem.


United Kingdom

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills


Weiz District Authority Office, Austria - Innovative facade and ventilation systems

Case studiesBuildings and construction

The Headquarters of the Weiz District authority was renovated to a highly energy efficient standard through the use of innovative facade elements and ventilation systems. Overall heating energy demand per m2 has been reduced by 80%.





Procurement, Innovation & Green Growth: the story continues

Case studiesReports

This report builds on the existing body of work that supports the case for green public procurement, to further identify the linkages between procurement and green growth and discuss the enabling environment that would see public procurement serve as a trigger for green industrial innovation, expansion and growth.



International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)


Innovative Contracting Case Studies

Case studies

In the United States of America (USA), the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) seek to encourage greater innovation in Federal contracting. In this spirit, OSTP has compiled this collection of agency case studies to highlight different models that have been successfully tested by agencies to meet a range of needs related to research, prototyping, and market testing.


United States

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy