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Assistance to innovation procurement projects

EAFIP provides local assistance to selected public procurers in the preparation and implementation of a PCP or PPI procurement, covering for instance scoping an already identified procurement need that can be tackled with innovative solutions, preparing and conducting an EU wide published open market consultation and drafting tendering documents. Read more about what the assistance under EAFIP comprises under eligibility and scope.

During 2021-2022 new projects that aim to procure innovative ICT-based solutions get the opportunity to apply for free assistance. New calls to apply for free assistance will be published every three months. See below the scheduled calls and corresponding deadlines:

   Call Launch date Deadline
   1st Call 25th March 2021 25th June 2021
   2nd Call 25th June 2021 25th September 2021
   3rd  Call 27th September 2021 11th January 2022
   4th  Call 12th January 2022 15th April 2022

For more information contact
Ana Lucia Jaramillo  – 

Selected projects

Since the start of the EAFIP-initiative in 2015 already 21 projects procuring innovative high tech ICT-related solutions have been selected to receive free technical and legal assistance.

During the period 2015-2018 12 projects were selected and received assistance to their innovation procurement project. During 2019-2020 the another 9 public projects regarding high tech innovative ICT-related solutions have been selected to benefit from free technical and legal assistance.

Find out more about all the projects that received Assistance from EAFIP.



The 3rd call to apply for assistance under EAFIP 2021-2022 is open

Apply now!

Procurement projects
assisted through EAFIP


Details of the innovation procurement projects that received EAFIP-Assistance is posted on this page.



Eligibility and scope

Who could benefit from Assistance and what does Assistance under the EAFIP-initiative comprise?


EAFIP Lawyer Network

The EAFIP Network of Lawyers brings together some of the most renowned innovation procurement professionals in Europe.

A new initiative launched by European Commission and implemented by Corvers - Commercial & Legal Affairs