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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 2022-2023 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 are published every three months. See below the scheduled calls and corresponding deadlines. At this moment the last call to apply for assistance is open.

   Call Launch date Deadline
   1st Call 2022 12 January 2022 15 April 2022
   2nd Call 2022 15 April 2022 15 July 2022
   3rd  Call 2022  16 July 2022 14 October 2022
   4th  Call 2022 17 October 2022 16 January 2023 
   1st Call 2023 17 January 2023 16 April 2023

For more information contact
Ana Lucia Jaramillo  – 

Selected projects

Since the start of the EAFIP-initiative in 2015 already 26 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 2019-2022 the another 14 public projects regarding high tech innovative ICT-related solutions have been selected up to now to benefit from free technical and legal assistance.

Find out more about all the projects that receive(d) assistance from EAFIP.



A new (and last) Call for 2023 to apply for assistance under EAFIP is open

Apply now!

Procurement projects
assisted through EAFIP


Details of the innovation procurement projects that receive(d) 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.

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