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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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.

English

International

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

2012

Climate Market Accelerator - Pilot Study: Public Procurement and Innovation

Reports

By reviewing the existing research and policy literature and undertaking research in three European cities, this study explores the role that different forms of innovative public procurement play in encouraging innovation amongst supply chains and in stimulating demand-side activity and looks at current procurement practice across Europe.

Europe/EU

Climate-KIC

2011

Pre-Commercial Procurement for Intelligent Transport Systems: A Guide for PCP Actors

Tools/GuidanceTransport and vehicles

This handbook is designed to help the reader understand the challenges raised by the use of Pre-Commercial Procurement for Intelligent Transport Systems. It gathers the main steps of the preparation of PCP, and details the points that the public authorities will have to answer according to their objectives and their situation.

English

Europe/EU

P3ITS

2011

Risk management in public procurement of innovation

Tools/Guidance

This guide addresses issues relevant to risk management in a public procurement of innovation.

English

Europe/EU, Norway

difi

2014

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.

English

United States

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

2014

Towards optimal public procurement of innovation: Case based success & failure learnings

Case studies

This manual has been written for procurement professionals working in European public authorities. It condenses the main learnings of the INNOBOOSTER procurement cases enriched by learnings of the INNOBOOSTER partners resulting from prior innovation procurements in which they were involved.

English

Europe/EU

INNOBOOSTER project

2017

Water Public Innovation Procurement Policies (Water PiPP)

ProjectsInfrastructure

Water PiPP is about exploring new public innovation procurement methodologies and testing them in the water sector, where European innovation potential is blocked by a number of bottlenecks. The project deals with "Ensuring the integration of water and innovation demonstration projects and support to trans-national networks of procurers" and aims at facilitating real innovation, mobilising public authorities, public and private purchasers, water utilities, networks of cities and regions, the Research and Innovation community related to the water sector.

Water PIPP is a collaborative project funded by the European Commission under Framework Programme 7.

English

Europe/EU

2014

Delivering efficiency, quality and sustainability in healthcare through innovation procurement: Case study based report

Case studies

The case study report is based on the experience of the EcoQUIP Innovation Procurement Pilot Projects and describes the approach and methods used, learning gained in their implementation and the outcomes.

English

Europe/EU

Creating the conditions for innovation procurement: Towards a good practice guide

Tools/GuidanceBuildings and constructionMedical equipment

The LCB-Healthcare project aimed to stimulate demand for innovative low-carbon solutions for the healthcare sector by providing procurement decision makers with the knowledge and tools to achieve more sustainable buildings within their budget constraints. This guide disseminates the findings of a workshop help by the LCB proejct.

English

Europe/EU

2011