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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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.

English

Sweden

InnProBio consortium

2018

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.

English

Spain

European Commission, DG Environment

2018

Guidance on Innovation Procurement

Tools/Guidance

This European Commission guidance aims to encourage public buyers of goods and services to use public procurement as tool to stimulate innovation. It contains good-practice examples on reducing administrative burden, adjusting selection criteria, mobilising innovation brokers and designing an SME-friendly payment scheme to better attract innovators to public procurement.

English

Europe/EU

European Commission

2018

Deep Dives on Societal Needs

ReportsLighting

ENIGMA is a FP7 project that aims to implement a joint transnational pre-commercial procurement (PCP) procedure in the field of public lighting. The 5 project partner municipalities cooperate on procuring innovation. This report identifies in detail the societal needs of the municipalities, which are to be addressed through PCP.

English

Europe/EU

2014

State-of-the-Art in Urban Public Lighting

ProjectsReportsLighting

ENIGMA is a FP7 project that aims to implement a joint transnational pre-commercial procurement (PCP) procedure in the field of public lighting. The project’s 5 partner municipalities, lead by Eindhoven, cooperate on procuring innovation. This report introduces the goals and first findings of the Project.

English

Europe/EU

ENIGMA project

2014

ENIGMA

ProjectsLighting

ENIGMA is a FP7 project that aims to implement a joint transnational pre-commercial procurement (PCP) procedure in the field of public lighting. Coordinated by the city of Eindhoven, the project’s 5 partner municipalities (Eindhoven, Malmo, Stavanger, Espoo and Bassano del Grappa) cooperate on procuring innovation and testing in a real-life environment the technologies that their commercial subcontractors develop.

English

Europe/EU, Finland, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway

2013

Report on PCP knowledge base

Tools/GuidanceReportsLighting

ENIGMA is a FP7 project that aims to implement a joint transnational pre-commercial procurement (PCP) procedure in the field of public lighting. The 5 project partner municipalities cooperate on procuring innovation. This report brings together information, experience and other (practical) contributions on PCP, and provides a synthesized process suitable for across European national boundaries.

English

Europe/EU

2014

Driving energy efficient innovation through procurement - A practical guide for public authorities

Tools/GuidanceICT (information and communication techn.)Transport and vehiclesBuildings and constructionLighting

This guide provides clear steps for public authorities that want to become “innovation-friendly” – that is achieving the most innovative, energy-efficient solutions within their procurement actions, particularly through increased dialogue with suppliers and producers.

Multiple
English, Danish, Portuguese, Spanish

Europe/EU

The SMART SPP consortium, c/o ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

2011

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.

English

Europe/EU, Italy

Procura+

2018