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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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.


United Kingdom

European Commission, DG Environment


The Case for Innovative Procurement

ReportsTextilesTransport and vehicles

This report forms the basis of Work Package 2 “The Case for Innovative procurement.” It draws upon research carried out by the partners to identify the environmental impact of their existing vehicles and assess future procurement needs. It then turns to an overview of potential solutions to meet these needs. This report addresses the ‘why’ and ‘what’ of innovative procurement for fire and rescue service vehicles. The guidance framework prepared under Work Package 3 “Risk Management” addresses the ‘how’ and ‘who’, by looking at different approaches to supplier engagement, procurement and contract design and implementation.


Europe/EU, Belgium, United Kingdom