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.




Tukey’s “Programme for Technology Development and Domestic Production through Public Procurement” is one of the 25 primary transformation programmes within the frame of 10th National Development Plan (2014-18). The Grand National Assembly of Turkey approved the programme in 2013. The aim of the programme is to use public procurement to promote innovation, domestic production, technology transfer and innovative entrepreneurship. The programme’s scope comprises several aspects: considering a domestic R&D and innovation contribution requirement in public procurement and establish a right to use allocations; promoting innovation, domestic industry and technology transfer; and increasing foreign direct investment (FDI) by policies implemented in public procurement. The programme is co-ordinated by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology.


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