Fostering innovation through procurement in practice

One of the principal aims behind SMART SPP was to provide guidance (through practical tools) on how public authorities can use their purchasing power to help drive innovation in energy efficiency, in terms of products and services. 

One of the ways of making the guidance as usable as possible, in an EU public sector context, is to pilot it through real-life procurement processes.

The SMART SPP public authority partners piloted the guidance during most of 2010 until May 2011.

Get an insight into how these activities developed by clicking on the links below and reading the short updates.

>> Kolding Municipality (Denmark)

>> Barcelona City Council (Spain)

>> Cascais Municipality (Portugal)

>> ESPO and Bromley (United Kingdom)

More details about each of the pilot activities are available in the case study collection, published mid-August 2011. 

Templates used by the public authority partners are available here. These include templates for specifying the Terms of Reference required in some cases for pre-procurement activities.