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.
169 resources online
Refurbishing an old Kindergarten building with minimal environmental impact - Croatia
GPP Case Study - A good practice example published in the December edition on the GPP News Alert presenting recent work through public procurement of innovation (PPI) carried out in the City of Koprivnica (Croatia).
Renovating Amsterdam’s historic quay walls using innovation procurement
GPP interview with Tim van de Laar on innovation in the construction industry and the specific challenge the City of Amsterdam is encountering in terms of quay walls.
Innovation procurement for renovating unused warehouse for a sustainable Youth Centre
EC GPP Case Study - Consorci de la Ribera & Alzira Municipality (Spain) used an innovation procurement approach to sustainably refurbish an unused warehouse and transform it into a Youth Centre (“Casal Jove”) for Alzira. Suppliers were asked to provide innovative façade renovations which would significantly reduce the overall building energy consumption and associated CO2 emissions without compromising the building’s functionality and comfort.
EC GPP Helpdesk
Procuring energy saving building technologies - Torino
In conjunction with the PAPIRUS project, ATC conducted a PPI process to procure technical solutions which improve energy performance. The contract was awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender, weighted according to energy efficiency, sustainability, installation and maintenance and economic criteria.
Weiz District Authority Office, Austria - Innovative facade and ventilation systems
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%.
Eco-innovation Action Plan
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.
European Commission, DG Environment
Procuring innovative and sustainable construction - European public authority snapshots
This collection of best practice examples has been produced by the SCI-Network, Sustainable Construction and Innovation through Procurement. It is comprised by 40 real-life projects on innovative solutions within public construction works.
Biberstrasse 5, Vienna, Austria - Historical renovation with sustainable material
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.
Transport for London - Construction innovation seminars
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.