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.

151 resources online

Latest resources

Innovation Procurement. Basics and instrumentalization.

Tools/Guidance

General overview of Innovation Procurement in Spain, including its evolution, instruments and future perspectives.

Spanish

Spain

INAP (National Institute of Public Administration)

2013

Innovation Public Procurement Guide

Tools/Guidance

Good practice guide elaborated by the City Council of Madrid. General guide on the processes of PCP and PPI.

Spanish

Spain

Ayuntamiento de Madrid

2018

Innovation Procurement Guide

Tools/Guidance

Good practice guide elaborated by the city council of Barcelona. The guide links innovation procurement to the development of the economic, social and environmental sustainability. It includes relevant examples in European cities.

Spanish

Spain

Ajuntament de Barcelona

2017

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

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

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