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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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

Functional Specification guide - Developing a sustainable functional specification in 6 steps

Tools/Guidance

This guide is intended for anyone within the tender and procurement process who in any capacity is involved in developing specifications and is looking to go further or has more ambition than setting minimum sustainability requirements in a tender and procurement process.

English

Netherlands

Dutch Ministery of the Interior and Kingdom Relations/Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment

2013

Energy Innovation Procurement. A Guide for City Authorities

Tools/GuidanceEnergyLighting

This Guide provides a multi-level approach for ambitious City authorities that wish to achieve transformational energy outcomes across the city. It includes the methodology that was created and applied within the European project CEPPI (Coordinated energy-related PPIs actions for cities) known as the ‘Flexible Framework for Energy Innovation Procurement’, approaches to needs identification and planning, and strategies for procurement interventions to achieve innovation.

English

Europe/EU

Lighting the Cities - Accelerating the Deployment of Innovative Lighting in European Cities

Tools/GuidanceLighting

This report is aimed at decision-makers in European cities responsible for indoor and outdoor lighting infrastructures. It is directed towards cities that might be considering their first SSL deployments, and to those that already have some experience and would benefit from more information.

English

Europe/EU

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

2013

Public Procurement as a Driver of Innovation in SMEs and Public Services

Tools/Guidance

This guide shows policy-makers in the regions and at the national level what they can do to support innovation procurement. It presents potential tools to unlock the "power of the purse" of public procurement that can be used by regions. Examples from some regions illustrate these suggestions and should inspire other regions to engage in innovation procurement.

English

Europe/EU

2014

Lessons Learnt Supporting SMEs in Eco-Innovation

Tools/Guidance

The Centre for Sustainable Design® (CfSD) at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) and partners have provided eco-innovation business support to over 590 SMEs in the South-East of England between 2009 and 2012. This paper shares the findings, lessons learnt and conclusions from two European Commission (EC) funded projects, EcoMind and SUSCIN (see Appendices A and B).

English

United Kingdom

The Centre for Sustainable Design®

2012

Strategy for intelligent public procurement

Tools/Guidance

Public-private cooperation and effective public procurement are key elements of modernization of the public sector by 2020. Increased public-private cooperation and better public procurement can free up significant resources and allow for the development and improvement of public services and help improve productivity and the framework for growth and oblivion in Denmark.

Danish

Denmark

Danish Government

2013

Encouraging more innovation in public procurement: Guidance

Tools/Guidance

This guide is intended to help the public authorities to strengthen the demand for innovative products through innovative procurement.

German

Germany

Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie

2014

PRO-LITE: Market Sounding Prospectus [Version 1.0]

Tools/GuidanceLighting

This document provides an overview of the requirements identified by the PRO-LITE partners to inform the ideas and innovations submitted through PRO-LITE’s Online Submission Tool

English

Europe/EU

PRO-LITE

2013