Public procurement

Public procurement is the process by which public authorities (such as government departments or local authorities) purchase works, goods or services from companies previously selected via a regulated, competitive and transparent procedure.

Innovation procurement

Innovation procurement happens when public procurers procure the development or deployment of pioneering innovative solutions to address specific mid-to-long term public sector needs.

Innovation procurement entails:

What is Public Procurement of Innovative solutions?

For more information on innovation procurement, visit the information pages of the European Commission:

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