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.

146 resources online

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Innovation procurement for renovating unused warehouse for a sustainable Youth Centre

Case studiesBuildings and construction

EC GPP Case Study - Consorci de la Ribera & Alzira Municipality (Spain) used an innovation procurement approach to sustainably refurbish an unused warehouse and transform it into a Youth Centre (“Casal Jove”) for Alzira. Suppliers were asked to provide innovative façade renovations which would significantly reduce the overall building energy consumption and associated CO2 emissions without compromising the building’s functionality and comfort.

English

Europe/EU, Spain

EC GPP Helpdesk

2019

Fit for Competition Guidelines

Tools/Guidance

This document explains how innovative companies can participate at public procurement tenders. The target for this document is innovative companies/ suppliers.

German

Austria

Bundesministerium Digitalisierung und Wirtschaftsstandort

2018

IÖB Law Guide

Tools/Guidance

A guidance on the legal framework for public procurement for innovation.

German

Austria

IÖB

IP practical guide for public organizations of the Valencian Regional Administration Practical Innovation Procurement Guide for Public Organisations of the Valencian Regional Administration

Tools/GuidanceCase studies

Practical manual for administration staff. Collection of most relevant success stories and examples of documentation models.

Spanish

Spain

AVI (Valencian Agency of Innovation)

2019

Innovation Procurement Guide 2.0

Tools/Guidance

General aspects of Innovation Procurement in Spain, including recommendations and strategic use.

Spanish

Spain

Ministry of Science, Universities and Innovation

2015

Innovation Procurement. Basics and instrumentalization.

Tools/Guidance

General overview of Innovation Procurement in Spain, including its evolution, instruments and future perspectives.

Spanish

Spain

INAP (National Institute of Public Administration)

2013

Innovation Public Procurement Guide

Tools/Guidance

Good practice guide elaborated by the City Council of Madrid. General guide on the processes of PCP and PPI.

Spanish

Spain

Ayuntamiento de Madrid

2018

Innovation Procurement Guide

Tools/Guidance

Good practice guide elaborated by the city council of Barcelona. The guide links innovation procurement to the development of the economic, social and environmental sustainability. It includes relevant examples in European cities.

Spanish

Spain

Ajuntament de Barcelona

2017

Innovation Procurement: The Power of The Public Purse

Useful links

This brochure provides an overview of projects that are focusing on innovation procurement in the ICT domain funded by the EU's research and innovation funding programs FP7, CIP and Horizon 2020. This includes projects in which public procurers from different countries around Europe pool resources to carry out PCP or PPI procurements together, plus coordination and networking projects that prepare the ground for new PCP or PPI procurements in the future.

English

Europe/EU

European Commission

2019