When to use it

   When the public sector uses its purchasing power to act as early adopter of innovative solutions which are not yet available on large scale commercial basis and can include conformance testing.

 When contracting authorities act as a launch customers of creative goods or services which are not yet available on a large-scale

 The solution is near to the market or already on the market in small quantity but does not meet public sector requirements for large scale deployment

  No R&D involved

Key features

  PPI can use any existing procurement procedure that does not include the procurement of R&D

  PPI are part of public procurement tenders because they are done according to the rules stated in Directive 2014/24/EU and with EU Remedies Directive

  Public procurer announces the intention to buy a critical mass of innovative solutions to trigger industry to bring products on the market with desired quality/price ratio within a specific time through Prior Information Notice

  Open market consultations and events to know the buyers helps the call for tenders

  After verification, testing and/or certification, the CA buys a significant volume of innovative solutions

   For the cases when the solution still needs substantial R&D, PCP followed by PPI could be contemplated

 Module 1 – European Assistance for Innovation Procurement (eafip.eu)

More in… ‘Guide to the application of JCBPP and IP in the Security Sector’

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