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2.4.2019 : Need support for implementing PCP or PPI? Apply now to receive assistance!

ICLEI - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 15:37

The European Assistance for Innovation Procurement initiative supports public procurers across Europe to launch new PCP and PPI procurements of ICT solutions.


Currently, the eafip initiative seeks to receive applications from public procurers of all EU Member States to support the implementation of Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) and Procurement of Innovative Solution (PPI).


During 2019, at least three new innovation procurements of ICT based solutions will be selected to benefit from technical and/or legal local assistance free of charge. Priority will be given to those innovation procurements of high impact ICT solutions such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity. The EAFIP also welcomes innovation procurements (PCP and PPI) under national digital/ICT strategies.


In addition, the initiative provides online resources, tools and webinars. Find out more here.


Apply for assistance here.


The deadline to apply is 15 May 2019.


 

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19.3.2019 : Meet the Procurement Transformation Institute - P2I

ICLEI - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 15:29

The Procure 2 Innovate Project (P2I) connects competence centres for innovation procurement across Europe. One of the network members is the Procurement Transformation Institute (PTI hereafter). A recent interview with Ingrid de Doncker, founder of PTI (Ireland) gives insight on the Irish context of Innovation procurement and on the role of the newly established Institute.


PTI’s Vision is to be the Performance Hub for procurement in Ireland, for the advancement of the profession towards achieving best value for money decisions for People, Profit, Planet by developing Ireland’s current and future talent pool. “This challenge of innovation is being addressed by the PTI as an integrated Procurement Competency Centre”, says de Doncker. This is critical, as “in Ireland, there is currently no consistent approach in how decision-makers identify, recruit, develop and measure procurement competencies to continuously deliver agility, innovation and value for their organisations.”


PTI has already taken a leading role in collaborating with all stakeholders in Ireland to advance procurement excellence and becoming the Irish gateway for European engagement in procurement innovation. The PTI has created a community that fosters peer-to-peer learning, innovation, social inclusion and sustainable solutions.


Read the full interview here.

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