The purpose of this targeted consultation is to receive stakeholder feedback on the draft Guidance on Public Procurement of Innovation, announced in the Public Procurement package of 3 October 2017.
The Guidance on Public Procurement of Innovation is part of the Commission's efforts to support the wider uptake of public procurement of innovation in the EU. The modernisation of public procurement rules in 2014 has resulted in a renewed interest in using this instrument to increase sustainable growth and support job creation and innovation in the European Single Market. In response, the EU has been providing targeted funding for the public procurement of innovation pilot projects in EU countries and facilitating the exchanges of best experiences.
We welcome comments, suggestions, challenges and additional examples from a wide variety of stakeholders. This consultation is shared with stakeholders and communities that represent those engaged in the policy and practice of public procurement of innovation.
The consultation process was launched on 3 October 2017 and will close on 2 January 2018. Please provide your feedback by filling in this form. We will not publish the actual comments, but we do reserve the right to publish a list of comments indicating summarised comments, as well as the number and type of stakeholders that replied to the consultation, in line with the European Commission's transparency rules.
More information here.