The European Commission organised this eafip workshop which targeted public procurers in the water sector (ministries, regional and local authorities, public utility companies, etc.). The workshop was held in the Water Campus (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands) on 9th February 2016. The aim of the event was to highlight the benefits of innovation procurement of ICT solutions through the Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) and Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI) approaches across Europe.
The workshop featured:
- Presentation / networking discussion on the EU funding opportunities for PCP and PPI (in the framework of the Horizon 2020 calls).
- Presentation of case examples and lessons learned.
- Presentation / networking discussion on the eafip Toolkit (aimed to support you in preparing your innovation procurement).
The workshop was only open to public contracting authorities who had a unique chance to openly discuss unmet procurement needs, innovation concepts, project ideas, and much more. Procurers had an opportunity to briefly present their ideas / plan / projects in the parallel sessions.
This workshop was held in the framework of the EIP Water Conference on 10th February 2016, which was organised under the general theme of “How is water innovation succeeding in Europe?”.
Lunch and coffee were provided.
Travel directions and accommodation: link
Participants list: link
Presentations held during the event
Session 1: Introduction to Innovation Procurement, benefits and funding opportunities
Session 2: Innovation Procurement in the water sector – case examples and lessons learned
Session 3: Innovation Procurement in the water sector – case examples and lessons learned (continued)
Session 4: Innovation Procurement in the water sector – case examples and lessons learned (continued)
Session 5: The eafip Innovation Procurement Toolkit
Session 6: Parallel sessions in groups
| Group 1. Concrete scenarios for Innovation Procurement implementation (PCP tender preparation / PPI tender preparation / Open market consultation)
| Group 2. Potential areas for cross-border PCP/PPI cooperation – networking in preparation of Horizon 2020 calls for proposals that support innovation procurement in water-related domain (calls SC5-27, ICT-33a, ICT34, ICT-27(d))