Why buy innovation?

European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani launches Guidance at the high-level event 'The Path to Growth: Achieving Excellence in Business-Friendly Public Administration' in Brussels

Public Procurement of Innovation Guidance

Public procurement of sustainable and innovative goods and services is one of the essential tools for stimulating new technological or service solutions while helping to create jobs and boost the competitiveness of European industry and SMEs. Procurement of innovation helps public authorities to achieve more efficient and effective public services, provides solutions that reduce environmental impacts and are socially responsible.

Download PPI GuideThe Guidance for Public Authorities on Public Procurement of Innovation provides easy-to-understand information for any public authority on how to procure innovation. The guide provides:

  • An introduction to PPI in practice
  • Practical information on how to procure innovation
  • Guidance on developing a strategy for PPI
  • Explanations of procedures, definitions and answers to common questions
  • Case studies and useful resources for further reading

The guide is based on the 2014 EU procurement directives and is ideal for all stakeholders involved in PPI, both those starting out and those looking to improve their current procurement activities.

The PPI Guide in Hungarian, Dutch and Spanish.