Guidance for public authorities on Public Procurement of Innovation
The European Union is actively supporting Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI) through a number of policies, linked to the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
Procurement of Innovation Platform and the ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability with support of the Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission have prepared a guide on PPI which aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the legal and practical dimensions of PPI in language clear and accessible to all readers. The guide is aimed primarily at those responsible for planning and executing procurement procedures (procurers). It offers detailed information about the ‘why, what and how' of PPI, including case studies from public authorities across Europe, explanations of procedures, definitions and answers to common questions. It may also be of interest to policy makers, consultants, private companies and others who have a stake in successful PPI.