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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What role does Government procurement play in manufacturing in the UK and internationally and how might this change in the future?

Reports

This report, commissioned by the Government Office for Science, has the general aim of reviewing the available evidence concerning the impact and role of public sector procurement on UK manufacturing.

English

United Kingdom

Foresight, Government Office for Science

2013

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

ENEC - European Network of Ecodesign Centres

Projects

Our mission is to openly exchange knowledge, experience and best practice in all aspects of ecodesign to ensure more companies make ecodesign happen. We use the network as a platform to share knowledge, experience and best practice (e.g. policies, instruments, tools, services, case studies etc.) on all aspects of ecodesign, from regional policy development and delivery through to implementation in industry and education.

English

Europe/EU

2012

SMART SPP

ProjectsEnergy

SMART SPP promoted the introduction onto the market of innovative highly energy efficient technologies in the last stages of development. This was done by encouraging early market engagement between public authority procurers and suppliers in the pre-procurement phase, including the issue of tenders.

English

Europe/EU

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

2011

InnProBio Toolbox

Useful links

The Toolbox aims to assist procurement and sustainability professionals interested in finding out more about bio-based products and services, and how to purchase them.

English

Europe/EU

InnProBio consortium

2018

SUITS

ProjectsTransport and vehicles

SUITS aims to enhance the capacity of the local authorities and of other stakeholders in terms of innovative procurement in compliance with the latest European legislation on public procurement and on public passenger transport services.

English

2018

Procurement and innovation: a supplement to the 2013 Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement

Reports

A collection of articles from academia, the public and private sector and the United Nations providing an overview of the current debate on procurement and innovation.

English

International

UNOPS

2014

Public Procurement Indicators 2013 - DG GROW G4 Innovative and e-Procurement

Reports

This document provides various indicators describing the public procurement market in the European Union and its member states in 2013. The results are presented along with the indicators for the previous three years to illustrate the evolution on the market.

English

Europe/EU

DG GROWTH

2015

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