JCBPP In Practice > iProcureNet Surveys

In 2019-2020 a 3 month online survey among several European public procurers was conducted in order to collect examples of JCBPP and identifying benchmark cases. An overall of 41 responses from 14 countries was obtained and 10 JCBPP were identified and analysed.

Here are presented the most relevant outcomes.










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In January 2022 was opened a 2nd survey, with different questions, and 23 answers were obtained from 11 countries (Germany, Romania, Estonia, France, Portugal, Denmark, Belgium, Italy, Greece, Slovakia, and Austria and one answer from the European Commission).

All 23 respondents had a positive attitude towards joint cross-border public procurement.

30% had experienced it, whereas 70% were generally interested in JCBPP or plan to engage in JCBPP in the near future.

We can conclude that from the survey results, there is a lack of experience in JCBPP, but overall, respondents have a positive attitude towards JCBPP.

 Attitudes towards JCBPP (all sectors)

Seven out of 23 respondents had previous practical experience with JCBPP. Of these, three had experience in the security and defence sector: two in the health sector, one in the IT and one in the environmental sector.

In 2023 a 3rd online survey was launched. Questions focused on collecting examples of good practices or challenges that need to be overcome when conducting JCBPP contained the most common answers, and the respondents were allowed to vote on their importance.

This surveys’ aim was to gather experiences, opinions and suggestions of good practice when conducting JCBPP from those who took part in PCP, PPI or other cases of JCBPP, but respondents being public procurers who did not participate in JCBPP were allowed to share an opinion about JCBPP.

Characteristics of the survey:

  • Launched in May 2023 via social media, public website and related projects (mainly H2020 and Horizon Europe) and several procurement experts and experts from the security sector were contacted directly.
  • The deadline for providing answers were prolonged as the number of respondents were deemed not satisfactory
  • Ran among all procurement sectors, assuming that insights into obstacles and good practices in other sectors can feed into iProcureNet’s study of the security sector. As confirmed in the previous surveys, the suggestions from other sectors when it comes to public procurement are generally applicable, independently of the sector. It is because the procurement process is the same in each sector.
  • Was conducted through the EU Survey tool environment and propagated via the IPNCs to find the most competent responders in each country.
  • Contained primarily multiple choice questions because of the higher possibility of receiving more answers.

    Results of the 2023 survey:

    • 14 responses from 10 countries were obtained (Ireland, Romania, Estonia, France, Portugal, Italy, Malta, Slovakia, Austria and one answer unidentified respondent).
    • 12 respondents had a positive attitude towards joint cross-border public procurement; 2 respondents were not interested in JCBPP.
    • 29 % had experienced it, whereas 86 % were generally interested in JCBPP or would be willing to take part in JCBPP again.
    • 4 respondents had experience with JCBPP, 2 from the security/defence sector and 2 from economic and financial affairs/IT sector.
    • All respondents with experience in JCBPP would be willing to engage in JCBPP again.


    Attitudes towards JCBPP (all sectors)

    The practice of JCBPP is still scarce when comparing with the classic way of doing individual tenders.

    In the security sector the most common of doing JCBPP is PCP, probably mainly due to support from European Commission in the form of financing offered for PCP projects within the Horizon Europe mechanism (Cluster 3).

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