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Innovation Procurement - The power of the public purse

Innovation Procurement - The power of the public purse

Boosting economic recovery through innovation procurement: what European assistance can do for you

The presentations and video recording are available from the 18 May online webinar about how the European Assistance for Innovation procurement (EAFIP) can help the public sector use innovation procurement to boost green-digital economic recovery. The spotlight is on success cases that EAFIP supported in the past. They share the approaches they used to maximise impacts, both from the buyer’s and the supplier’s perspective. For public buyers that want to start new innovation procurements, the webinar also explains how to apply for free of charge assistance via the call that is open now.

 
Apply for the 2021 Procura+ Innovation procurement of the year award

Are you a public procurer in Europe who completed an innovation procurement that led to significant improvements of public goods, services, processes or infrastructure? Apply for the award by 30 April 2021. There is also a specific award category for outstanding innovation procurement in ICT. The award is part of the activities of the EU-funded Horizon 2020 project Procure2Innovate that is setting up a European network of national competence centres around Europe.

 
Open market consultation: detection of unauthorized mobile devices in correctional facilities

The Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security invites potentially interested bidders to participate in the open market consultation for its procurement to buy innovative solutions for the detection of unauthorized mobile devices. Aim is to immediately detect any form of mobile calling (3G, 4G and 5G) in custodial facilities such as cells or recreation areas, in idle mode or when it is turned on or called with it. Deadline to reply to questionnaire: 12 May 2021. Dialogue meetings: 20-28 May 2021.

 
Open market consultation: integrated care solutions for chronic heart failure

The INCAREHEART buyers group from 5 different countries around Europe (SE, IT, EL, PT, TK) invites potentially interested bidders to participate in the questionnaire (until end of August) and the online open market consultation meetings in preparation of their upcoming pre-commercial procurement: 17 June (in Greek), 18 June (in Portuguese), 29 June (in English). The aim is to develop innovative ICT-enabled integrated care solutions to advance multidisciplinary health and care for patients with chronic heart failure, in particular regarding early diagnosis and anticipatory care, care and follow-up, living with heart failure.

 
Apply for the 2021 Procura+ Innovation procurement of the year award

Are you a public procurer in Europe who completed an innovation procurement that led to significant improvements of public goods, services, processes or infrastructure? Apply for the award by 30 April 2021. There is also a specific award category for outstanding innovation procurement in ICT. The award is part of the activities of the EU-funded Horizon 2020 project Procure2Innovate that is setting up a European network of national competence centres around Europe.

 
Final report available - Benchmarking of innovation procurement investments and policy frameworks across Europe

Want to know how much the public sector in your country invests in adopting innovations and in which sectors they invest most (health, ICT..)? Keen to find out if your country has an action plan, target, financial incentives and a competence center for innovation procurement? Check out the results of the EU wide benchmarking of national policy frameworks and investments on innovation procurement across Europe. Now available: Final report, executive summary, country profiles of all 30 benchmarked countries as well as presentations and video of the final workshop that presented the results.

 
Hospital buyers invite peers across Europe to collaborate on finetuning innovative procurement needs

Six hospitals from Spain, Italy, Poland, Lithuania and the UK invite other clinics, healthcare organizations and practitioners for feedback on six unmet needs that require innovative solutions: zero waste operating theaters, personalised surgical process for joint replacements, waste reduction services, smart emergency call and response solutions, innovative renovation of hospital wards and transformation of the outpatient journey. Are you facing similar challenges? Submit your comments. By working together, we can encourage and enable innovation in the supply-chain that meets also your needs.

 
Apply for free of charge assistance for your next Innovation Procurement

Are you a public buyer that could use some help in preparing and implementing your next innovation procurement? Get in touch with the European Assistance for Innovation Procurement (EAFIP) to submit your application for assistance now. EAFIP helps public buyers use their purchasing power to find innovative solutions that can speed up digital, green transformation of public services and boost economic recovery. 3 monthly calls are launched now. Next deadline for submission of applications: 25 June 2021

 
Call for tenders open: Spanish national cybersecurity institute launches pre-commercial procurement

The Institute for Business Competitiveness and the Spanish national cybersecurity competence center (INCIBE) invite interested bidders to submit offers for their first pre-commercial procurement in the cybersecurity field. The aim is to develop tools that can discover and eliminate websites or domains where hidden illegal activities happen, not only on the regular Internet but also on the Deep Web. The procurement receives funding from the European Union's European Regional Development Fund. Check out the video presentation of the tender scope. Deadline for submission of offers: 14 May 2021

 
Greek National Training School of Public Administration launches trainings on innovation procurement

The Greek National Training School for Public Administration (EKDDA) started regular 3-day training courses on innovation procurement for civil servants in Greece. The certified training program is organized in cooperation with the Greek national competence center on innovation procurement. This certification can trigger more innovation procurement by linking the training to promotion opportunities. Topics covered range from preparation to implementation and monitoring of innovation procurement, joint procurement, case examples, European funding. Next training is planned for 11-13/5/2021.

 
Norwegian Research Council launches 2021 call to support public buyers with pre-commercial procurements

Norway's support to pre-commercial procurements (PCP) has been a huge success, leading to the commercialization of the world's first self-driving snow clearing vehicles, emission free public ferry boats and the world's largest full-scale carbon capture, transport and storage system to combat climate change. Since over a decade, the Norwegian Research Council launches a yearly call to financially support Norwegian public buyers in preparing and/or implementing PCPs. This year Norwegian procurers are invited to submit applications for the new 200 million Kroner call until 15 September 2021.

 
Creating the world's first and largest full-scale carbon capture, transport and storage facility

Since 2011, the Norwegian oil and gas operators Equinor and Gassnova successfully completed two consecutive pre-commercial procurements that developed and tested cost effective solutions for full-scale carbon capture, transport and storage. This is a cornerstone in the EU's climate strategy to reduce CO2 emissions of the energy intensive industries and reach climate neutrality by 2050. Recently the Norwegian government and the EFTA surveillance authority approved 2,5Bn EURO budget for full-scale roll out of the solution, which by 2050 could capture 14% of the CO2 emitted across the entire EU.

 
Call for tenders open: pre-commercial procurement on organ preservation

The center for minimal invasive surgery in Caceres (ES) invites interested bidders to make offers for the pre-commercial procurement on improving organ preservation from the donor to the recipient. The buyer is looking for innovative solutions that can monitor in real-time the function and status of the organ, enable to use organs with expanded criteria, extend the preservation periods under physiological conditions, without altering the metabolic or secretory function of the organ and predict the post-transplant viability of the organ. Deadline for submission of offers: 8 April 2021.

 
Call for tenders open: pre-commercial procurement on water management decision making system

The hydrographic confederation of Segura (ES) aims to encourage the development of innovative real-time IT decision making systems to achieve more efficient and sustainable water management in the Segura River Basin District. Advanced simulation, forecasting and optimization tools - including artificial intelligence and big data capabilities - are needed to develop 5 new modules (meteorological prediction, simulation and hydrological prediction, agronomic module, water resources management, quantity and quality, economic analysis and prediction). Deadline to submit offers: 25 March 2021

 
Two transnational buyers groups prepare new pre-commercial procurements in healthcare

The CAREMATRIX buyers group intends to boost innovative integrated CARE solutions to address the Multimorbidity mATRIX in ageing populations. The TIQUE buyers group is looking for InnovaTIve integrated care services to deliver QUick rEsponses for individuals with advanced heart failure and complex care needs. Both the CAREMATRIX and TIQUE buyers groups receiving co-financing from the EU Horizon 2020 programme.

 
Open Market Consultation: 100% renewable energy supply for public buildings

The procuRE buyers group of 6 public procurers from 6 different countries around Europe (SI, ES, DE, PT, IS, TK) are inviting potentially interested bidders to participate in the open market consultation for their upcoming pre-commercial procurement. Aim is to stimulate the development and testing of breakthrough solutions that can provide 100% renewable energy supply for existing public buildings in order to move towards full decarbonization.

 
Open Market Consultation: Scaling up energy generation from ocean waves

Ente Vasco de la Energía (ES) and Wave Energy Scotland (UK) invite potentially interested bidders to participate in the online open market consultation event for their upcoming EUROPEWAVE pre-commercial procurement on 26 April 2021. Aim is to speed up the move towards a low carbon economy by scaling up solutions for generating energy from tidal waves in the Atlantic Ocean. This transnational buyers group is looking for cost-effective, reliable and high performant wave energy converter systems for electrical power production that can survive in the harsh and unpredictable ocean environment.

 
Open Market Consultation: Next Generation Sequencing for Oncology

Increasing the use of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) in oncology requires further cost and technology acceleration. 8 health procurers from 5 countries (BE, FR, DE, ES, IT) invite potentially interested bidders to participate in the online open market consultation meetings on 11-12 May 2021 in preparation of their upcoming oncNGS pre-commercial procurement. Aim of the procurement is to develop an affordable NGS tumor-marker analysis kit applicable to all tumor types that enables predictive, prognostic and diagnostic analysis in liquid biopsies.

 
Open market consultation: pre-commercial procurement on public safety and disaster relief

The BROADGNSS buyers group (FR, FI, EE) invites potentially interested bidders to participate in the open market consultation for its upcoming pre-commercial procurement to improve the services that public safety and disaster relief organization offer to Europe's citizens. The procurement aims to realise innovative solutions to fulfil capability needs regarding the accuracy, reliability, assurance and cost of EGNOS and Galileo based satellite positioning systems. Online webinar: 27 May. Online questionnaire: 27 May - end June. Partnering event: 14 October.