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Public procurement is an important tool in the EU public policy. In fact, 14% of the EU gross domestic product (GDP) is spent on the purchase of products and services by public authorities. One of the key features of the EU economy is also the stimulation of innovation by public authorities in order to accelerate the development and common availability of innovation on the market. This approach has lead to the development of a new method of public procurement focused on buying innovative products and services - Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI). This policy aims to increase and popularize innovative products and services as well as to use their advantages to implement public bodies’ responsibilities more effectively.
PAPIRUS project (Public Administration Procurement Innovation to Reach Ultimate Sustainability) is a pilot initiative in the field of PPI funded by the European Union Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme. The main ambition of PAPIRUS was the introduction of a new public procurement process that focused on obtaining nearly zero energy materials for the repair and construction of buildings The buildings included in the procurement process were located in four countries: Germany, Italy, Norway and Spain.
One of the project activities is rising awareness and training public officials on PPI implementation. Therefore, an e-learning course has been elaborated in the framework of PAPIRUS. This online training is dedicated for all Public Procurers across Europe interested in procuring innovation and want to learn from the PAPIRUS experience about the principles on which these kind of public procurements are based. The course includes the explanation of public procurement of innovation, the benefits it brings, implementation rules and steps as well as lessons learned from the PAPIRUS project. Therefore, this course is not only a theoretical description of guidelines but also practical set of tips which may be useful for future followers.
The course is open for everyone interested in PPI.
All you need to do is register for the course and take it whenever you find time.
Bring innovation to your community!
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Public Administration Procurement Innovation
to Reach Ultimate Sustainability
PAPIRUS project Final Conference
29 September 2016
PAPIRUS project Consortium is glad to announce the Final Project Conference, which will take place on 29th September 2016 in Bilbao, Spain.
During the conference public procurers who have implemented Public Procurement of Innovation and experts in the field will present their case studies and share their experience on Innovation Procurement.
Additionally, representative of European Commission services will present upcoming Horizon 2020 funding for 2016-17 that supports procurers to undertake innovation procurements.
The event will also be an opportunity for networking and will ensure broad debate and lively discussion between public procurers, policy markets and other stakeholders.
Don’t miss the opportunity to find Partners for your PPI project.
Agenda of the conference is available here.
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The European Procurement and Public Private Partnership Law Review (EPPPL) is a peer-reviewed journal that provides detailed coverage on EU and national legislation and regulation governing Public Procurement and PPPs, the major legal and policy instrument of public sector management. EPPPL authors offer their insight, analysis, and interpretation of the latest in Public Procurement and PPP, including: the implementation of EU rules in the Member States, the interpretation of EU and national policy initiatives, and the interaction of Procurement mechanisms with the award and formation of PPPs.