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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Driving energy efficient innovation through procurement - A practical guide for public authorities

Tools/GuidanceICT (information and communication techn.)Transport and vehiclesBuildings and constructionLighting

This guide provides clear steps for public authorities that want to become “innovation-friendly” – that is achieving the most innovative, energy-efficient solutions within their procurement actions, particularly through increased dialogue with suppliers and producers.

English, Danish, Portuguese, Spanish


The SMART SPP consortium, c/o ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability


Pre-Commercial Procurement for Intelligent Transport Systems: A Guide for PCP Actors

Tools/GuidanceTransport and vehicles

This handbook is designed to help the reader understand the challenges raised by the use of Pre-Commercial Procurement for Intelligent Transport Systems. It gathers the main steps of the preparation of PCP, and details the points that the public authorities will have to answer according to their objectives and their situation.