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.



The state of play in strategic procurement for innovation

This chapter presents the state of play with regard to strategic use of procurement for innovation in OECD member countries and non-member economies. It presents the findings in six sections that lead up to the development of a framework to support procurement for innovation: 1) policies, strategies and instruments employed by countries to support procurement for innovation; 2) objectives of, and results following from, procurement for innovation as set out by the countries; 3) partners and beneficiaries of procurement for innovation; 4) challenges pertaining to the implementation of procurement for innovation; 5) lessons learned or successful levers to tackle these challenges; and 6) how different policy objectives can be combined.


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