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The eafip Workshop on innovation procurement in public construction was open to all public procurers (ministries, regional and local authorities, agencies, public utility entities, etc.) and was held in the Prague New City Hall (Nová radnice), Czech Republic, on 14th November 2017.

The aim of the workshop 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, with a particular focus on construction.

The workshop featured:

  • Presentations / 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; and
  • 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 a 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.

The event was held in English. Agenda Participants list Pictures

Presentations held during the event

Session 1: Introduction to innovation procurement – state of play around Europe
Session 2: Innovation procurement in public construction in the Czech Republic – perspectives from procurers and suppliers
Session 3: The eafip initiative – Presentation of the initiative and the eafip Innovation Procurement Toolkit 
Session 4: Innovation procurement in action (steps before the procurement)
Session 5: Hands-on guidance roundtables:
Session 6: Innovation procurement in public construction – PCP case examples and lessons learned
Session 7: Innovation procurement in public construction – PPI case examples and lessons learned
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