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

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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

Policy Paper- Eco Innovation- What approaches can make regions both smart and sustainable?

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

Forward commitment procurement: guidance on buying innovative goods and services

Tools/Guidance

Forward Commitment Procurement (FCP) is an early market engagement tool that brings together progressive thinking and best practice from the private sector and the innovation and procurement communities, together with the understanding of the demand side barriers to the commercialisation of innovative goods and services identified by the Environmental Innovations Advisory Group (EIAG) to bring new cost effective goods and services into the market.

English

United Kingdom

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

2013

Forward commitment procurement know-how programme

Tools/Guidance

Practical guide to identifying and taking to completion a forward commitment procurement (FCP) project. Intended for local government and wider.4-stage training programme on how to use the FCP model. These materials remain the property of BIS.

English

United Kingdom

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

2013

Green Tenders - An Action Plan on Green Public Procurement

Policies

The Programme for Government 20111 envisages public procurement as a tool to support innovative Irish firms. In the health and education sectors, the Programme specifically commits to achieving greater value for money in public procurement, for example through greater efficiencies in the construction of facilities and through pooling back-office functions such as ICT procurement. In accordance with these commitments and with the Government’s wider sustainable development objectives, the Irish public sector needs to play an exemplary role in green public procurement (GPP) throughout its spending profile. This Action Plan on GPP – Green Tenders – aims to make that vision a reality.

English, Irish

Ireland

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Ireland)

2012

Green Growth the Nordic Way - Green Public Procurement

In this issue we look at green public procurement and at the more overall issue of financing for green investments. In both cases, we look at the Nordic synergies and the potential for creating better framework conditions for government, businesses and organizations alike by looking at the issues through a Nordic lens.

English

Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Iceland, Norway

Nordic Council of Ministers

2013