Public Procurement for Innovation

Good Practices and Strategies

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Public procurement offers an enormous potential market for innovative products and services. Used strategically, it can help governments boost innovation at both the national and local level and ultimately improve productivity and inclusiveness. Based on good practices in OECD and partner countries, this report analyses the state of play of procurement for innovation and provides a flexible framework focusing on 9 areas to promote it.



Foreword and acknowledgments

Governments are increasingly recognising the immense power of public procurement to solve global societal challenges, improve productivity and boost innovation, while ensuring value for money. Public procurement represents 12% of gross domestic product (GDP) and 29% of total government expenditures on average across OECD countries, a clear sign of its potential to support broader policy objectives, including the fostering of innovation.


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