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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INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS IN EUROPE: First outline of an innovation ecosystem index

Reports

The goal of the here presented research study is to develop a typology, which gives a better understanding of what kind of archetypes of European innovation ecosystems exist. Additionally, the study develops a set of flexible and fixed criteria for the archetypes, which can be used by cities to classify themselves and develop the best strategies to develop innovation ecosystems.

English

Europe/EU

Urban Agenda

2019

Guidelines for AI Procurement

Tools/Guidance

The guidelines provide fundamental considerations that a government should address before acquiring and deploying AI solutions and services. They apply once it has been determined that the solution needed for a problem could be AI-driven.

English

International

World Economic Forum

2019

Client Network for Strategic Management

Tools/Guidance

Explanatory video about buyers networks. Relevant for political decision makers, strategic and operative procurers, as well as suppliers.

Swedish

Sweden

Upphandlingsmyndighten

2019

Develop Business Through Better Purchasing

Tools/Guidance

Explanatory video about functional requirements. relevant for political decision makers, strategic and operative procurers, as well as suppliers.

Swedish

Sweden

Upphandlingsmyndighten and The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise

2017

Dialogue for Development

Tools/Guidance

Explanatory video about early dialogue/market dialogue. Targeted at political decision makers, and strategic and operative public procurers.

Swedish

Sweden

Upphandlingsmyndighten

2017

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