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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Impacts of EU funded Pre-Commercial Procurements

Reports

Update on results from completed and ongoing FP7 and Horizon 2020 funded Pre Commercial Procurements (PCPs).

English

Europe/EU

European Commission

2019

Procure2Innovate

Projects

The Procure2Innovate project will establish or expand Competence Centres for innovation procurement in ten EU Member States. The project aims to improve institutional support and quality of advice for public procurers of information and communication technologies (ICT), and other product groups implementing innovation procurement.

English

Europe/EU

2018

Innovative Furniture Procurement Contributing To Green Supply Chain

Case studiesFurniture

Tianjin Binhai New Area successfully established a green evaluation scorecard for school furniture procurement in 2018 with the support of ICLEI East Asia.

English

International, China

ICLEI East Asia

2019

Innovative lighting procurement for London's Underground network

Case studiesLighting

Best practice case study as part of the European Commission GPP In Practice series focusing on TfL's extensive market engagement for the procurement of innovative lighting.

English

Europe/EU, United Kingdom

European Commission

2016

Innovation Procurement Platform

Projects

The website is the first port of call for all things related to public procurement of innovation (PPI) and pre-commercial procurement (PCP). It aims to make public procurement of innovation a wide-spread reality in Europe.

English

Europe/EU

ICLEI

2012

LEA Learntech Accelerator

ProjectsICT (information and communication techn.)

Based on the findings from the IMAILE project, which conducted a pre-commercial procurement of Personal Learning Environment software, the LEA project aims to develop a critical mass of European procurers demanding innovative learn tech solutions.

English

Europe/EU

2018

Disposable bio-based aprons for Skåne’s healthcare sector

Case studiesMedical equipment

Innovation-oriented public procurement to purchase renewable, bio-based aprons for the health sector in the Swedish region Skåne.

English

Sweden

InnProBio consortium

2018

Procuring quality cleaning services which meet innovation and sustainability requirements

Case studiesCleaning

The new approach adopted by the CSUC members aimed to transform the procurement of cleaning services from a model based on the number of hours spent cleaning, to a ‘service’ model, based on quality and performance.

English

Spain

European Commission, DG Environment

2018

Guidance on Innovation Procurement

Tools/Guidance

This European Commission guidance aims to encourage public buyers of goods and services to use public procurement as tool to stimulate innovation. It contains good-practice examples on reducing administrative burden, adjusting selection criteria, mobilising innovation brokers and designing an SME-friendly payment scheme to better attract innovators to public procurement.

English

Europe/EU

European Commission

2018