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  • 25 APRIL 2023

ProCirc Results - Circular Procurement: No time to waste!

Watch to find out more about the Interreg NSR ProCirc project’s circular procurement journey in this results webinar and be inspired to take action. In three different sessions ProCirc partners shared their approaches and lessons learned over the 4.5 years of project implementation and participants from a wide range of sectors and circular economy stakeholders actively engaged with questions in the chat and in breakout sessions.

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  • 27 SEPTEMBER 2022

Innovation Partnership: Quick Guide from Practitioners

This brief and easy-to-use guide describes the functioning of Innovation Partnerships step by step, explaining how to carry out market consultations and how to organize the preparation, negotiation and implementation phases.

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  • 22 AUGUST 2022
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Public Procurement Q&A: Sanctions on Russia

The adopted sanctions against Russia are unprecedented, have broad consequences and take immediate effect. These Questions and Answers aim at supporting EU public buyers in their implementation, by explaining their logic and advising on application.

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  • 7 JUNE 2022

Study on the Value of the Innovation Partnership – Prof P. Portier

In this masterclass Prof P. Portier introduces the methodology of assessing the pricing of innovation partnerships. The discussion includes the challenges of pricing innovation in a public project and the importance of complying with European legal frameworks. The speaker emphasizes the need to design a technical methodology that meets the expectations of all stakeholders, including public buyers and innovative solution providers. Transparency and cost proportionality are key factors in pricing innovation partnerships.

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  • 31 MAY 2022

Study on the Value of the Innovation Partnership – Professor Giovanni Azzone, Politecnico di Milano

This document aims to propose an easy-to-implement methodology that can be used by public buyers during the evaluation and negotiation phase of a contract based on the innovation partnership procedure. The methodology specifically: (1) defines a price limit for the contract, which ensures that no undue price is paid; (2) allows us to compare the offers of different suppliers and to determine the best one for the administration.

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  • 10 DECEMBER 2021

Webinar on Human Rights Due Diligence in Public Procurement

Discover how public buyers can promote sustainable production by addressing the risk of human rights violations in the industrial supply chain! Join us to learn about the latest techniques and practices for responsible procurement.

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  • 27 NOVEMBER 2021

Public Procurement Procedures and Instruments in Support of Innovation

This brief and easy-to-use guide introduces the concept of public procurement of innovation and helps you identify the best procedure for you to engage in this process. It describes both procedures with and without Research and Development and helps you navigate the world of procurement procedures according to the EU Public Procurement Directives. Available in all languages.

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  • 16 NOVEMBER 2021

Webinar on Connecting to the Innovation Ecosystems

Discover the significance of ecosystem innovation and how public buyers can benefit from collaborating with emerging players. Join us to explore the importance of an ecosystem approach to innovation.

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  • 30 SEPTEMBER 2021

Webinar on Preliminary Market Consultation

The webinar which is part of a series of webinars introducing the innovation procurement guidance, discusses the preliminary market consultation process. The speakers introduce tools for market engagement and presents best practices from across the EU.

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  • 21 JUNE 2021

Guidance on Innovation Procurement

The purpose of this Notice is to offer practical guidance on innovation public procurement. It is not legally binding. While the Notice occasionally paraphrases the provisions of EU legislation, it is not meant to add to or diminish the rights and obligations set out in that legislation. Insofar as the Notice could be understood as interpreting EU legislation, it warrants stressing that only the Court of Justice of the European Union is competent to give a legally binding interpretation of EU law. Available in all languages.