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.

167 resources online

Latest resources

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

IÖB Tool - Module A2 / Innovation Criteria

Tools/Guidance

This document aims to promote and guide public authorities to procurement of innovation with particular reference to the Austrian market.

German

Austria

2013

Guidance for public authorities on Public Procurement of Innovation

Tools/Guidance

This Guide offers detailed information about the ‘why, what and how’ of PPI, including case studies from public authorities across Europe, explanations of procedures, definitions and answers to common questions. It may also be of interest to policy makers, consultants, private companies and others who have a stake in successful PPI.

English

Europe/EU

2014

InnProBio

Projects

InnProBio aims to stimulate demand for bio-based products and services in Europe. The project will increase the number of public procurers equipped to carry out the procurement of innovative bio-based products and services.

English

Europe/EU

2015

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