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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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Lithuania

There is growing attention towards demand-side innovation policies in Lithuania. Lithuania’s procurement for innovation action plan is part of the country’s general innovation and procurement strategy. The importance and potential of procurement for innovation is stressed in the Lithuanian Innovation Development Programme 2014-20. The necessity of the model of pre-commercial procurement was stated in the programme. The Ministry of Economy published Guidelines on Innovative Public Procurement. These guidelines describe how public procurers can buy goods, services or works of better quality, more adapted to their needs, services or goods that could enhance performance of public procurers and quality of their services, and increase demand for innovation on the market. To add, the Ministry of Economy has drafted and the government of Lithuania in 2015 has established the description of pre-commercial procurement. The survey of public purchases for pre-commercial procurement has been carried out recently and the need of approximately 80 pre-commercial procurements were recognised.

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