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ATC Torino, as the representative of the PAPIRUS project consortium formed by 4 Public Contracting Entities (ATC Torino, Landratsamt Enzkreis, Sestao Berri 2010 S.A. and Oslo Kommune) and 2 RTO (Tecnalia and ASM) has been chosen as a finalist for the 2017 Procura+ Award for Tender Procedure of the Year (see http://www.procuraplus.org/awards/).
The Procura+ Awards recognise three categories of excellence: Sustainable Procurement of the Year, Innovation Procurement of the Year and Tender Procedure of the Year.
The winners will be announced in the awards ceremony at an evening reception taking place at the Third Major eafip Event on Innovation Procurement in Tallinn, Estonia on 17 October.
Good luck to all finalist!
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PAPIRUS project followed two aims: to procure innovative technical solutions for four pilot sites and to develop a new procurement strategy focusing on the identification and assessment of innovation. The Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI) strategy implemented by PAPIRUS has been evaluated by all project partners, led by Enzkreis. The PAPIRUS tenders are related to the construction sector. The experiences of PAPIRUS, however, equally apply to future technically innovative procurements in other sectors.
The PPI process implemented in the frame of PAPIRUS and the validation results are described in PAPIRUS last report which is publicly available on the PAPIRUS website. In the report the PAPIRUS consortium also provides practical, easy-to-implement recommendations for legally certain innovative procurements. With this “toolkit” public authorities are equipped to find their very own approach to procure innovation and finally design their own PPI process, tailor-made to match their procurement needs.
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What was crucial in implementing Public Procurement of Innovation in the framework of PAPIRUS project? What kind of challenges were faced partners when implementing the tenders and what have they learned? The answers were given during PAPIRUS final conference which was held on 29 September 2016 in Bilbao, Spain.
The conference was a chance to sum up the project results among wider audience interested in PPI (Public Procurement on Innovation). Partners involved in PAPIRUS shared their knowledge gained during realization of the project in the last 3 years.
The audience had also a chance to hear representative of European Commission who talked about EU policy in regard to PPI and what kind of actions are planned in the nearest future to encourage public authorities in implementing PPI.