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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Support to use E-Procurement Tools

Tools/Guidance

The purpose of this suite of materials (Events and Training, Front Office for SMEs, Video, Guidelines, Frequently Asked Questions, Help Desk) is to promote the use of e-procurement tools and the consistent application of public procurement rules in relation to the purchase of goods and services, including PPI throughout E-Procurement instruments (Framework Contracts, Framework agreements, Dynamic Purchasing System, eMarketplace). The support instruments are directed to PA and Suppliers.

Italian

Italy

CONSIP

European Assistance for Innovation Procurement

Useful links

This translation of FAQs published as part of the European Assistance for Innovation Procurement (an initiative funded by the European Commission), was developed to bring contracting entities closer to the concept of public procurement for innovation and to raise their awareness.

Portuguese

Europe/EU

National Innovation Agency and Institute of Public Markets, Real Estate and Construction

2019

Guide to Innovation Procurement

Tools/Guidance

Introduction to innovation procurement that includes explanation of the terminology and step by step process of PCP and PPI

Estonian

Estonia

Enterprise Estonia

2016

Innovative Procurement - Opportunities and Chances Webinar

Useful links

Webinar from the SESAM project - improving SMEs access to cross-border public procurement. Speakers: Wolfgang Treinen (Berlin Partner for Business and Technology), Doris Scheffler and Leonora Yannakis (EU Contact Point for Public Procurement of Innovation c/o ZENIT GmbH)

English

Europe/EU

SESAM

2018

INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS IN EUROPE: First outline of an innovation ecosystem index

Reports

The goal of the here presented research study is to develop a typology, which gives a better understanding of what kind of archetypes of European innovation ecosystems exist. Additionally, the study develops a set of flexible and fixed criteria for the archetypes, which can be used by cities to classify themselves and develop the best strategies to develop innovation ecosystems.

English

Europe/EU

Urban Agenda

2019

Guidelines for AI Procurement

Tools/Guidance

The guidelines provide fundamental considerations that a government should address before acquiring and deploying AI solutions and services. They apply once it has been determined that the solution needed for a problem could be AI-driven.

English

International

World Economic Forum

2019

Client Network for Strategic Management

Tools/Guidance

Explanatory video about buyers networks. Relevant for political decision makers, strategic and operative procurers, as well as suppliers.

Swedish

Sweden

Upphandlingsmyndighten

2019

Develop Business Through Better Purchasing

Tools/Guidance

Explanatory video about functional requirements. relevant for political decision makers, strategic and operative procurers, as well as suppliers.

Swedish

Sweden

Upphandlingsmyndighten and The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise

2017

Dialogue for Development

Tools/Guidance

Explanatory video about early dialogue/market dialogue. Targeted at political decision makers, and strategic and operative public procurers.

Swedish

Sweden

Upphandlingsmyndighten

2017