Final Action Plan of the Public Procurement Partnership available!

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    12 December 2018 - updated 2 months ago
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The Partnership on Innovative and Responsible Public Procurement proudly presents its final Action Plan. With the seven proposed Actions, the Partnership seeks to facilitate a joint effort for a public procurement strategy of cities that facilitates and supports innovation and sustainability (social, economic and environmental).

The Actions relate to three clusters:

  • Building a procurement strategy and managing strategic procurement (Actions 1-3);
  • Developing relationships with economic operators; utilising the market potential and bringing it closer to the purchasers (Action 4);
  • Providing guidance on legal tools and improving competence on innovative and sustainable procurement (Actions 5-6).

The Partnership also outlines cross-cutting issues and links with the New Urban Agenda/Sustainable Development Goals and other Partnerships.

The Partnership formalised 7 actions, namely:

  1. Guidance on building city strategic procurement and how to manage strategic procurement (Action 2.1.1)
  2. Measuring spend and wider impact in European Cities (Action 2.1.2)
  3. Recommendation(s) for future EU funding for joint cross-border procurement, procurement of innovation, strategic procurement in particular social procurement and circular procurement (Action 2.1.3)
  4. Innovation procurement broker (Action 2.2.1)
  5. Legal handbook innovative public procurement (Action 2.3.1)
  6. Develop a flexible and customisable concept for Local Competence Centres for innovative and sustainable procurement (Action 2.3.2)
  7. Competence building in circular procurement (Action 2.3.3)

Read the full document in the Library section.


If you have any questions on the Partnership or the Action Plan, please leave a comment below or send an email to