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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Innovation in Procurement

Tools/Guidance

Explanatory video about innovation procurement. Targeted at political decision makers and strategic and operative procurers.

Swedish

Sweden

Upphandlingsmyndighten

2017

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

ProjectsUseful links

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) falls under pre-commercial procurement. It enables public bodies to purchase research to stimulate innovation, when goods or services are currently not available in the marketplace. SBIR helps the public sector to address identified ‘Challenges’ that impact the citizen. On the supplier side SBIR is particularly suited to small and medium-sized business, as contracts are of relatively low value and operate in short timescales

English

Ireland

Enterprise Ireland

Public Procurement Guidelines for Goods and Services (Version 2)

The purpose of these guidelines is to promote best practice and consistency of application of the public procurement rules in relation to the purchase of goods and services, including the use of innovation partnerships. The guidelines are aimed primarily at public contracting authorities. However, suppliers interested in doing business with public bodies should also find them useful.

English

Ireland

Office of Government Procurement Ireland

2019

Buying Innovation - the 10 Step Guide to SMART Procurement and SME Access to Public Contracts

Tools/Guidance

Developed to foster a more SME-friendly approach to public procurement to allow SMEs to make the most of their potential for job creation, growth and innovation. Increasing involvement of SMEs into public purchasing will result in higher competition for public contracts, leading to better value for money and efficiencies for contracting authorities.

English

Office of Government Procurement Ireland

2017

Design Options Paper for deployment of Green Public Procurement of Innovation

Policies

Provides recommendations on possible policy schemes, methodologies and initiatives for the deployment of Green Public Procurement for Innovation in European territories, aligned with smart specialisation strategies, to favour the participation of SMEs in public procurement processes and improve their competitiveness.

English

Europe/EU

GREENIN

2019

KOINNO Toolbox

Tools/Guidance

The KOINNO Toolbox is THE work tool for public procurement! Developed By the German competence center for innovation procurement in collaboration with the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich, the toolbox offers numerous useful tools, for example: on the subject of procurement procedures, procurement strategy and project management.

German

Germany

KOINNO

KOINNO explains: Functional Specifications

Tools/Guidance

The functional specification clarifies the object to be procured or the problem to be solved and is the "heart" of a procurement procedure. This short video introduces the concept for beginners.

German

Germany

KOINNO

2018

Public Procurement of Innovation

Tools/Guidance

This guide is intended to help ensure that the public sector increasingly demands innovative products and provision of services and that public procurement of innovation serve in that process.

English

Europe/EU, Germany

KOINNO

2017

E-Learning: Understanding and Applying Innovation Procurement

Tools/Guidance

A collection of interactive lessons on key topics of innovative public procurement split into four modules: introduction to public procurement, introduction to innovative procurement, key aspects of innovative public procurement, methods and tools for the procurement of innovation. The E-learning is aimed at all public administration employees who wish to focus more on innovation. But it can also be completed by political decision-makers and other interested parties. At the end of e-learning, the participants can perform a final test and receive a certificate after successful completion.

German

Germany

KOINNO