Digital transformation is absolutely crucial to any organisation whether public or private. It is at the very core of the digital single market to ensure Europe reaps the socio-economic benefits of new technologies. Cloud computing has the potential to reduce IT expenditure and boost organisational agility while at the same time improving the scope for delivering flexible high-quality new services. This document describes the experience of thirteen public sector organisations across Europe who have either carried out a process to procure cloud services, or are considering doing so. The experiences vary in terms of success and offer insights into how the procurement of cloud services is impacting on their current processes.
Sustainable Public Procurement of School Catering Services: A Good Practice Report
This report is structured around a brief overview of the key problem areas which local authorities looking to procure more sustainable catering services find themselves faced with. For each problem area, we have put forward a range of ideas and practical solutions that have been tried by different cities and schools across Europe. More in-depth case studies look at eco-innovative approaches being taken to the procurement of school catering services in Turin (Italy), Copenhagen (Denmark), Malmö (Sweden) and East Ayrshire (UK).
Rijkswaterstaat wants to use innovation to increase the sustainability, safety, affordability and functionality of the existing infrastructure. But innovations do not just happen; they start with a targeted procurement procedure. The Public Procurement of Innovation Policy Framework provides the instruments for this.