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.

146 resources online

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Rotherham Lighting Project

Case studiesLighting

The Rotherham Future Ward Lighting project is an innovative element of a seven year programme of ward reconfiguration, which started in 2009.

English

United Kingdom

Nnational Health Service Sustainable Development Unit

SBIR The Power of public Procurement - report and case study collection

Case studies

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) is a tendering process in which the Dutch national government supports entrepreneurs in their research and development work. Contracts are awarded in a three-phase competition: feasibility, research phase and commercialisation.

English, Dutch

Netherlands

NL Agency

2011

EU GPP case study: Stockholm sets high standards for IT equipment (Sweden)

Case studiesICT (information and communication techn.)

In 2010, Stockholm County Council introduced stringent new environmental requirements for purchasing computers. The new stipulations include low energy consumption, the use of recycled plastic in new products and eliminating lead, mercury and halogenated flame retardants from new computers.

English

Sweden

European Commission - Directorate General Environment

2011

A Lead Market Initiative for Europe (LMI)

Useful links

A European Commission initiative, led by DG Enterprise and Industry, focused on encouraging innovation through boosting demand for innovative solutions. Public procurement is one of the kex areas of activity, with the initiative supporting several networks of public procurers.

English

Europe/EU

European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry

The competitive dialogue

Tools/Guidance

A guide to the optimal use of the competitive dialogue procedure produced by the Dutch central government based on a number of recent Dutch experiences.

English, Dutch

Netherlands

Dutch national government

2009

Public Procurement for Innovation in Baltic Metropolises

Case studiesReports

A collection of case studies of the procurement of innovative solutions in the Baltic region. The report also summarises the main elements considered favourable to innovation

English

Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Sweden

Baltic Metropoles/Tallinn University of Technology

2007

Biberstrasse 5, Vienna, Austria - Historical renovation with sustainable material

Case studiesBuildings and construction

The refurbishment of this historic building addressed energy-efficiency, and ventilation. The klima:aktiv tool was applied in the renovation process, which includes a 33% reduction in energy demand for heating and cooling as well as innovative energy monitoring techniques.

English

Austria

SCI-Network

2011

Transport for London - Construction innovation seminars

Case studiesBuildings and construction

A case study examining construction innovation seminars held by Transport for London (TfL) to capture innovative ideas around sustainable construction from its current construction suppliers.

English

United Kingdom

SCI-Network

2011

RAPIDE

Projects

The project is focused on supporting the implementation of good practice relating to the role of the public sector in stimulating innovation in partner regions. In particular, the project will help businesses, primarily SMEs, to bring innovative products and services to the market more quickly.

English

Europe/EU