EC launches project to support the procurement of innovation

Attached below is a link to the EC portal for its recently launched innovation procurement project.

The broad strategic goal is to identify and develop the means by which public procurement can be used as a tool to encourage and advance innovation. The narrower, more immediate goal, is to promote the procurement of innovative goods and services to meet existing requirements.

It is interesting that in the same week we have posted about the UK’s austerity measures having the unintended consequence of entrenching public procurement more deeply into the “lowest price” rut, we are also posting about the beginnings of policies aimed at broadening the understanding of what Most Economically Advantageous Tender can mean.

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