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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Demand and User-driven Innovation Policy: Framework (Part I) and Action Plan (Part II)

Policies

Demand and user-driven innovation policy was identified by Finland's national innovation strategy as a key policy area to be developed. This document was created to determine the demand and user-driven innovation policy areas in need of development, and to compile an action plan for the policy area.

English

Finland

Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy

Policy Paper-Innovation System-How can regions boost the implementation of their innovation policy?

Tools/Guidance

This policy paper provides a ‘ready-to-use’ tool to convince policymakers of not only the need for change but exactly what change is required.

English

Europe/EU

2014

Select for Cities

ProjectsICT (information and communication techn.)

Benefit from experience and lessons learned from the ongoing SELECT for Cities Pre-Commercial Procurement Project to develop a data-driven, Internet-of-Everything (IoE) platform for large-scale urban co-creation

English

Europe/EU

FABULOS

ProjectsICT (information and communication techn.)Transport and vehicles

The FABULOS (Future Automated Bus Urban Level Operation Systems) project focuses on how cities can use automated buses in a systematic way. The goal is to procure the operations of an autonomous bus line.

English

Europe/EU

Using Public Procurement to Stimulate Innovation and SME Access to Public Contracts

Reports

This report of the Procurement Innovation Group (Ireland) sets out to address various obstacles which have been identified to innovation-oriented tendering, and makes practical recommendations.

English

Ireland

Procurement Innovation Group

2009

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.

English

United Kingdom

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

2010

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%.

English

Germany

SCI-Network

2011

STandards in European Public Procurement lead to INnovation (STEPPIN)project

Projects

The main objective of this project was to improve the way in which existing standards are referenced in European public procurement processes, with a view to helping bidding companies become more innovative in their product and service design and offering.

English

Europe/EU

SILVER: Technology with a human touch

ProjectsMedical equipment

The SILVER brochure provides a comprehensive overview of the SILVER project objectives, work, phases of the Pre-Commercial Procurement process and the anatomy of the SILVER call for tender.

English

Europe/EU

SILVER project

2016