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.

155 resources online

Latest resources

How-To Guide for Implementation of Innovation Oriented Procurement

Tools/Guidance

This guide is addressed to public and semi-public water authorities who are involved in the procurement procedure, hereafter Public Procurers. It intends to provide a comprehensive overview of the legal and practical dimensions of IOPP.

English

Europe/EU

Water PiPP Consortium

2015

London gets FIRED-uP with smarter fire engines

Case studiesTransport and vehicles

London Fire Brigade launched a competitive dialogue using output-based specifications, to improve the environmental performance of their fire-fighting vehicles.

English

United Kingdom

European Commission, DG Environment

2015

Innovative combined heat and power plant in Toholampi,Finland

Case studiesEnergy

Replacement of an old district heating plant with an efficient combined heat and power (CHP) plant by Toholampi Energy. They used functional ,performance-based specifications, coupled with the negotiated procedure.

English

Finland

European Commission, DG Environment

2014

Fostering Innovation Through Public Procurement - a research study

Reports

This report examines how public procurement in Northern Ireland can better encourage innovation – the creation of new processes, products, ideas and services.

English

United Kingdom

Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action

2015

Public-Private Partnerships for SMART City Management

Reports

This document is the result of the discussions held during the Uraía Workshop which took place in Oslo on June 29 and 30, 2015. It is a working paper made in collaboration with the participants who attended the workshop including representatives of local governments, city networks, service and technology providers, civil society, international organizations and research institutes from all the five continents. It gathers general recommendations on city-business cooperation about SMART projects and it is based on the participants’ experiences.

English, French

Europe/EU, International

Uraía

2015

Supporting Public Procurement of Building Innovative Solutions: Cross-border appraisal of the state of the art

ReportsBuildings and construction

A report looking at the current state of the art of building ventilation, identifying what is currently available on the market and areas where there is further room for growth and improvement.

English

Europe/EU

Probis

2015

Policy recommendations for boosting eco-innovation

PoliciesTools/Guidance

Eco-innovation can be an answer to the question of how to live within the limits of our planet. It can offer viable solutions for supporting economic development, job creation, and recovery from the economic crisis while taking care of the environment. There are still big disparities in eco-innovation performance among EU regions with many facing operational and capability challenges preventing them from making a right choice of policy instruments and methods to implement workable strategies and plans. The analysis of 7 interregional cooperation projects and around 100 good practices shows that in promoting sustainable development in regions via eco-innovation there is a role for regional government, private sector, SMEs, knowledge organisations, clusters, incubators, and civil society organisations. This publication outlines the evidence-based policy recommendations addressed for these various stakeholders.

English

Europe/EU

Interreg IVC

2014

Innovation Procurement:The power of the public purse

ProjectsReports

This brochure provides an overview of EU funded innovation procurement projects in the ICT domain.

English

Europe/EU

European Commission

2014

Policy Paper- e government services- How can citizens get involved in policymaking through e-government services?

Tools/Guidance

This policy paper distils the essential findings of a report from the INTERREG IVC Programme into a ‘ready-touse’ tool to convince policymakers of not only the need for change, but exactly what change is required.

English

Europe/EU

2014