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.

119 resources online

Latest resources

Public procurement of innovation in the field of biotechnology

Reports

Report from the COTECT Foundation on the opportunities that public procurement of innovation offers within the biotechnology sector in Spain

Spanish

Spain

COTEC - Fundación para la innovación tecnológica

2011

Public Procurement of Innovation

Tools/Guidance

This guide is intended to help ensure that the public sector increasingly demands innovative products and provision of services and that public procurement of innovation serve in that process.

English

Europe/EU, Germany

KO-INNO

2017

Public Procurement for Smart Cities

Tools/Guidance

This guidance document has the objective of assisting cities to implement the most appropriate public procurement mechanisms, while advising the EU and national authorities of potential reforms.

English

Europe/EU

Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform

2013

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