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Programme of the workshop on Public Procurement Innovation - Skopje, 28 May 2015


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The Public Procurement Office asked SIGMA to continue its activities in 2014-2015 and assist selected contracting authorities to start some pilot projects by conducting a workshop on practical aspects of awarding contracts that promote innovation.

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Programme of the workshop on Public Procurement Innovation - Skopje, 28 May 2015

  1. 1. 2 Rue André Pascal 75775 Paris Cedex 16 France Tel: +33 (0) 1 45 24 82 00 Fax: +33 (0) 1 45 24 13 05 This document has been producedwith the financial assistanceof theEuropeanUnion. It should not be reported as representing the official views of the EU, the OECD or its member countries, or of benef iciaries participating in the SIGMA Programme. The opinions expressed and arguments employ ed are those of the author(s). This document and any mapincluded herein are without prejudice to the status of or sovereignty overany territory, to the delimitation of international f rontiers and boundaries and to the name of any territory , city or area. Procurement and Innovation Programme 28 May 2015 TCC Grand Plaza Hotel, Skopje
  2. 2. 2 Objective The aim of the dayis to provide insight, using discussion of the law and case studies, into how the new EU publicsectorprocurementDirective is encouraging the procurement of innovation in the context of works,suppliesandservicescontracts.We will alsoconsidersome of the practical issuesassociated with procuring innovation. The following agenda may be adapted on the day to reflect the needs of the participants at the event. SIGMA procurement experts Susie Smith,UK Teja Kolar, Croatia Marian Lemke,SIGMA
  3. 3. 3 10.00-11.10 Introduction to the workshop Overview:What isinnovation and why is it important?  The concept of innovation - technological,social,environmental and more  Context  Incorporatinginnovationintoprocurement  Proceduresto promote innovation Incorporating innovationinto procurement - detail  Pre-procurement- earlymarketengagement  Preparationof specifications 11.10-11.35 Coffeebreak 11.35 - 12.45 Incorporating innovationinto procurement - continued  Selection  Evaluationandaward,includinglife-cylecosting  Contract conditions  Contract management 12.45-13.45 Lunch 13.45-14.45 Procurementproceduresto encourage innovation  The newcompetitive procedure withnegotiation  Competitivedialogue Risk managementin procurementof innovation 14.45 -15.10 Coffeebreak 15.10 -16.15 Pre-commercial procurement  The EC approach,includingintellectualpropertyrights Support, developmentandfunding