European Commission

European Commission


The European Commission organised the eafip workshop which targeted public procurement authorities in general public services like public administration, and  economic and financial affairs (ministries, regional and local authorities, public utility companies, etc.). A special focus was placed on eGovernment solutions.

The workshop was held in Barcelona (Spain) on 31st May 2016. The event highlighted 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 open to public contracting authorities who had the unique chance to openly discuss unmet procurement needs, innovation concepts, project ideas, and much more. All procurers had the opportunity to briefly present their ideas / plan / projects in the parallel sessions.


Participants List


Presentations held during the event

Session 1: Introduction to innovation procurement – state of play around Europe

Massimiliano Dragoni, PCP/PPI benefits  


Session 2: Innovation Procurement in the General / e-Government sector – PCP case examples and lessons learned

Borje Justrell, PREFORMA project

Jean-Patrick Mathieu (on behalf of Ramon Maspons), THALEA I-II project  


Session 3: Innovation Procurement in the General / e-Government sector – PPI case examples and lessons learned

Jaime Quesado, The Portuguese e-procurement solution PPI project Teresa Ossio, SPEA project  


Session 4: Funding opportunities in Horizon 2020

Massimiliano Dragoni, DG CNECT, European Commission  


Session 5: The eafip initiative

Stephan Corvers, Corvers Procurement Services  


Session 6: Main steps in an innovation procurement (including steps before the procurement)

Stephan Corvers and Ana Jaramillo, Corvers Procurement Services  


Session 7: Hands-on guidance roundtables and open discussions (parallel sessions)

Group 1. Steps during and after PCP procurements (45 min)

Group 2. Steps during and after PPI procurements (45 min)

A new initiative launched by European Commission

and implemented by Stella Consulting and Corvers - Commercial & Legal Affairs