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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.

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Germany

Procurement for innovation is part of the overall innovation strategy of the German federal government. The “High-tech-Strategy Germany” encompasses all research, technology and innovation measures of the German government. Innovative procurement is the most important measure under the framework of demand oriented policy instruments. The overall strategic goal is to encourage public procurers to buy more innovative and sustainable products. Recently, the ministers for economic affairs of the federal states (Länder) also decided to put stronger emphasis on innovative and sustainable products and services in public procurement.

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