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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Forward Commitment Procurement of a zero waste prison mattress solution

Case studiesFurniture

Historically, the majority of waste mattresses and pillows from Her Majesty's Prison Service (HMPS) were sent to landfill or incinerated (costing money and damaging the environment). HMPS worked with the DTI/DEFRA Environmental Innovations Advisory Group and OGC in the first Forward Commitment Procurement (FCP) demonstration project to deliver an innovative solution to this problem.

English

United Kingdom

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

2010

Weiz District Authority Office, Austria - Innovative facade and ventilation systems

Case studiesBuildings and construction

The Headquarters of the Weiz District authority was renovated to a highly energy efficient standard through the use of innovative facade elements and ventilation systems. Overall heating energy demand per m2 has been reduced by 80%.

English

Germany

SCI-Network

2011

Procurement, Innovation & Green Growth: the story continues

Case studiesReports

This report builds on the existing body of work that supports the case for green public procurement, to further identify the linkages between procurement and green growth and discuss the enabling environment that would see public procurement serve as a trigger for green industrial innovation, expansion and growth.

English

International

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

2012

Innovative Contracting Case Studies

Case studies

In the United States of America (USA), the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) seek to encourage greater innovation in Federal contracting. In this spirit, OSTP has compiled this collection of agency case studies to highlight different models that have been successfully tested by agencies to meet a range of needs related to research, prototyping, and market testing.

English

United States

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

2014

Towards optimal public procurement of innovation: Case based success & failure learnings

Case studies

This manual has been written for procurement professionals working in European public authorities. It condenses the main learnings of the INNOBOOSTER procurement cases enriched by learnings of the INNOBOOSTER partners resulting from prior innovation procurements in which they were involved.

English

Europe/EU

INNOBOOSTER project

2017

Delivering efficiency, quality and sustainability in healthcare through innovation procurement: Case study based report

Case studies

The case study report is based on the experience of the EcoQUIP Innovation Procurement Pilot Projects and describes the approach and methods used, learning gained in their implementation and the outcomes.

English

Europe/EU

Eco-innovation Action Plan

PoliciesCase studiesFood and cateringTransport and vehiclesEnergyBuildings and construction

Launched by the European Commission in December 2011, the new Action Plan will build on the valuable experience gained to date from its successor (the Environmental Technologies Action Plan) – especially in promoting eco-innovation’s development and uptake across Europe. The EcoAP is a significant step forward for eco-innovation, moving the EU beyond green technologies and fostering a comprehensive range of eco-innovative processes, products and services. The ambitious plan will also focus on developing stronger and broader eco-innovation actions across and beyond Europe.

English

Europe/EU

European Commission, DG Environment

2011

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