The eafip Workshop for public procurers in the sectors of education, recreation, culture and religion (ministries, regional and local authorities, agencies, public bodies, etc.) took place at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in Berlin, Germany on 17th May 2017. 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, with a particular focus on the above mentioned sectors. The workshop featured:
- Hands-on guidance on the steps in an innovation procurement
- Presentation of case examples and lessons learned.
- Presentation / networking discussion on the eafip Toolkit (supporting 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 an opportunity to briefly present their ideas / plan / projects in the parallel sessions.
Presentations held during the event
Session 1: Introduction to innovation procurement – state of play around Europe
Session 2: Innovation Procurement in the Education, Recreation, Culture and Religion sectors – PCP case examples and lessons learned
IMAILE Innovation methods for award procedures of ICT learning in Europe, EU PCP:
Session 3: Innovation procurement in the Education, Recreation, Culture and Religion sectors – PPI case examples and lessons learned
Session 4: European funding instruments for public authorities
Session 5: The eafip initiative
Session 6: Main steps in an innovation procurement (including steps before the procurement)
Session 7: Hands-on guidance roundtables and open discussions (parallel sessions)