The purpose of this targeted consultation is to receive stakeholder feedback on the draft Guidance on Public Procurement of Innovation, announced in the Public Procurement package of 3 October 2017.

Background

The Guidance on Public Procurement of Innovation is part of the Commission’s efforts to support the wider uptake of public procurement of innovation in the EU. The modernisation of public procurement rules in 2014 has resulted in a renewed interest in using this instrument to increase sustainable growth and support job creation and innovation in the European Single Market. In response, the EU has been providing targeted funding for the public procurement of innovation pilot projects in EU countries and facilitating the exchanges of best experiences.

The consultation document consists of four chapters covering:

  • added value of public procurement of innovation
  • policy related considerations
  • tools attracting innovative suppliers through procurement policy decisions
  • tools for designing innovation-friendly tenders, including explanation and interpretation of legal instruments under the modernised public procurement directives from 2014.

The consultation process was launched on 3 October 2017 and will close on 2 January 2018.

The full description of the Consultation and the related documents are available on the website of the European Commission here.