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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eafip Toolkit: Your one-stop destination for online help in preparing your innovation procurement

Tools/Guidance

The eafip Toolkit provides support to policy makers in designing PCP and PPI strategies, and to procurers and their legal departments in implementing such procurements. It consists of three modules. Module 1: A strategic module addressed to policy makers, providing economic and case evidence about the impacts and benefits of PCP and PPI, together with concrete guidance on how to embed PCP and PPI into innovation strategies; Module 2: An operational module addressed to public procurers aimed at clarifying the pre-requisites and key steps to design and implement an innovation procurement process (PCP and PPI); and Module 3: A legal / operational module addressed to legal services aimed at clarifying legal issues and provide practical ‘how-to’ guidelines, supported by templates.

English

Europe/EU

CORVERS

Innovation Procurement Competence Centres: Services List

Tools/GuidanceUseful links

This document includes the services, materials and tools of existing competence centres in Sweden, the Netherlands, Spain, Germany and Austria. The document will be updated whenever necessary with new competence centres and new services. It is therefore a living document, and you can always find the latest version here: http://procure2innovate.eu/innovationprocurement

English

Europe/EU, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden

Procure2Innovate

2019

Frequently Asked Questions when setting up a new Competence Centre

Tools/Guidance

This is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that you can/ should ask yourself, when you are setting up a Competence Centre on Innovation Procurement. Please note this is a living document, and you can always find the latest version here: http://procure2innovate.eu/innovationprocurement/

English

Europe/EU

Procure2Innovate

2019

Promote innovative solutions through public procurement

Tools/Guidance

Innovation and public procurement go hand in hand: public procurement can offer a first reference for an innovative solution, while business creativity is a breeding ground for providing more efficient services to citizens. With this guide, "Promoting innovative solutions through public procurement", Luxinnovation aims to disseminate good practices to public purchasers.

French

Luxembourg

Luxinnovation

2015

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

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

Good practice guide to foster R&D and innovation in public procurement

Tools/Guidance

Good practice guide developed by the Catalonian Government aimed at providing recommendations and examples for the correct implementation of PPI practices

Spanish

Spain

Generalitat de Catalunya

2012

Driving innovation through public procurement

Tools/Guidance

This guide illustrates the positive steps that procurers can take at the various stages of the procurement process to encourage innovation. It shows how innovation can be addressed in a way that is consistent with value for money and the legal framework for public procurement.

English

United Kingdom

The Office of Government Commerce

2009