Legal notice

The Procurement of Innovation Platform (“the Platform”) is maintained by:

ICLEI European Secretariat GmbH (ICLEI),
Leopoldring 3,
79098 Freiburg,
Phone: +49 761 36 89 20
Fax: +49 761 36 89 219
E-mail: iclei-europe(at)

Legal representative: Wolfgang Teubner, Executive Director
Trade register: Amtsgericht Freiburg, HRB 4188

The information contained in this website is:
- of a general nature only and is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity;
- not necessarily comprehensive, complete, accurate or up to date;
- sometimes linked to external sites over which ICLEI has no control and for which ICLEI assumes no responsibility;
- not professional or legal advice (if you need specific advice, you should always consult a suitably qualified professional).

ICLEI, nor any person acting on behalf of the organisation, is responsible for the use which might be made of this website.

Relationship with the Procurement Forum

The Platform provides a gateway to the Procurement Forum, which is the foremost online hub of all things related to public procurement of innovation. It is a starting point for public authorities, procurers, policy makers, researchers and other stakeholders working in the field of public procurement. To achieve this certain services have been made available through this website to allow registered users to connect, exchange and collaborate digitally. By accessing the Procurement Forum via the Platform you agree to abide by the rules of conduct and other legal parameter concerning its usage as outlined in the Procurement Forum legal notice. Please review this before availing of the service.


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Downloading or other acquisition of any materials through the site is done at your own risk and with your consent that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the downloading or acquisition of any such materials. The images, documents and information provided on this website are intended solely for informational and non-commercial purposes.

Unless stated otherwise, the images, documents and information may not be modified or altered in any way. You may not remove any copyright or other proprietary notices contained in the pictures, documents and information. Should you display any images or content originating from this site, they should be attributed to ICLEI or the registered user in question, unless otherwise stated.

Liability for links and content

This webpage provides links to third party sites. The linked sites are outside the control of ICLEI and ICLEI is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site.  These links are provided to you only as a convenience and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by ICLEI, nor of any goods or services offered on those sites.

Please note that the conditions stated in this notice are subject to change at any time. You are advised to occasionally review the content of this page, as use of this website implies acceptance of the terms stated herein.

ICLEI will endeavour to ensure that all content is up-to-date, however cannot guarantee such. This site could include technical or other mistakes, inaccuracies or typographical errors. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and comparable data, ICLEI can accept no liability whatsoever for any error, omission, statement or assertion contained in this website. Should errors be reported, we will endeavour to correct them.

This website complies with German legislation and the appropriate jurisdiction is the Amtsgericht Freiburg.

Ethical issues

ICLEI undertakes to respect all basic ethical principles as outlined in the Charter of European Fundamental Rights, including human dignity; cultural, religious and linguistic diversity; equality and anti-discrimination; freedom of expression and of information; and respect for the environment.

Comments welcome!

ICLEI strives to provide relevant and user-friendly services and products, both in terms of quality and quantity of information design and of the actual information supplied. If you would like to send us your feedback and comments, please contact procurementforum(at) We will carefully evaluate all your comments and proposals. Thank you.

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