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The Needs Assessment

Take part in the assessment and shape the future of public procurement

Currently a multistage Needs Assessment is being carried out to identify topics that will be addressed over the next five years. On the 25th of May a webinar will be organised to explain more in detail on how the Needs Assessment will be conducted and how to take part. 

The process of identifying public buyers’ needs

Phase 1:

The first phase of the Needs Assessment will include collection of preliminary information on procurement sectors of interest for strategic procurement collaboration, their potential impact, and specific unmet needs. This is done through an online questionnaire (primary data collection) open to all public buyers and buyers’ associations. The online questionnaire is available here. The deadline for submitting the questionnaire is 25th of June 2023. 

Phases 2 and 3:

Based on the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data collected during Phase 1, the second and the third phases of the Needs Assessment will include further analysis and sorting of needs and interests through dialogue and engagement activities (focus groups, personal interviews). Based on this, the final number and type of participants for each of the ten Communities of Practice will be selected. This will be followed by the groups’ official launch.