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Uwe Flach, Austria, third regional conference on public procurement for ENP East countries, Tbilisi, 6 November 2019, 1


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Presentation by Uwe Flach, Bundesbeschaffung (Austrian Federal Procurement Agency, BBG), on public procurement of innovation in Austria, examples, at the third regional conference on public procurement for ENP East countries, Tbilisi, 6-7 November 2019.

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Uwe Flach, Austria, third regional conference on public procurement for ENP East countries, Tbilisi, 6 November 2019, 1

  1. 1. © OECD 3rd regional conference on public procurement for ENP East countries Public Procurement of Innovation in Austria - Examples Mr. Uwe Flach, BBG Austria Tbilisi, 6-7 November 2019
  2. 2. Agenda 1 Procurement of Innovation Austrian examples
  3. 3. Procurement of Innovation 2 MarketProblem / Gap Procurement of innovation
  4. 4. The buyer-supplier paradoxon 3 The buyer-supplier paradoxon: • Customers tend to buy what‘s available instead of asking what they need… • Result: „More from the same“ and little room for innovation What is not taken into account: • The market reacts to customer demand • Innovation in Procurement aims to change that  by creating demand for new products Source:
  5. 5. Innovation… „…means the implementation of a new or significantly improved product, service or process, including but not limited to production, building or construction processes, a new marketing method, or a new organisational method in business practices, workplace organisation or external relations inter alia with the purpose of helping to solve societal challenges or to support the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.“ EU-Directive 2014/24/Article 2 4
  6. 6. Agenda 5 Procurement of Innovation Austrian examples
  7. 7. Innovation within Austria‘s public procurement 6  Level E1 – New development: • At time of purchase, the product is on the market or close to market readiness  Level E2 – First purchase: • First-time procurement by the public sector  Level E3 – Diffusion: • Contribution to a stronger market penetration  Level E4 – Use: • Use of new approaches in procurement processes Austrian PPPI Action Plan (2007)
  8. 8. PPPI Service Center - IÖB 7 An initiative of In cooperation with PPPI - Public Procurement Promoting Innovation
  9. 9. PPPI Service Center Connecting public procurers & innovative companies Modern, efficient and service oriented administration
  10. 10. PPPI Service Center – Fact sheet • Initial Idea: EU 2020 Initiative • Austria 2011 - Strategic Concept for public procurement promoting innovation • Service Center founded: 2013 • Employees: 7 • Customers: Federal, Regional and municipal administrations. Public held companies, publicly organized organizations and associations 9
  11. 11. PPPI Services offered 10
  12. 12. Innovation Platform 11
  13. 13. Marketplace Innovation 12 Marketplace 140+ innovative solutions
  14. 14. Examples on the marketplace 13
  15. 15. We integrate products and service from marketplace into our e-Shop 14
  16. 16. Innovation Challenges 15 Innovation Challenges
  17. 17. Phases of a PPPI-Challenge 16
  18. 18. Simulation of visitor streams 17 PPPI-Challenge: „How can visitor streams be tracked and simulated?“ The challenge was released on auf 21 companies submitted their solutions! Innovation Dialogue with four companies + Winner received the contract (direct award) IÖB-Challenge
  19. 19. Autonomous mulching and mowing „Which machines will autonomously mulch and mow green strips at motorways in the future?“ The challenge was released on auf 11 companies participated, 12 ideas were submitted 4 Companies invited to the INNOVATION DIALOGUE Innovation Partnership procedure to develop new solution - Q4 2019 IÖB-Challenge PPPI-Challenge: 18
  20. 20. THALEA Public Procurement of innovative solutions Demand Driven Innovation Cross Boarder Procurement Tele-Intensive care saves lives! • THALEA’s primary goal is: • To create a technologically advanced cockpit • To remotely support and advise various intensive care units • International consortium 19 EU Project:
  21. 21. THALEA Concept • THALEA-PCP - The development of a tailored, innovative solution (finished in 2016)  Identified need is answered by cooperation of industry and research • THALEA II-PPI - The procurement of a market-ready solution (ongoing)  A product will be bought and evaluated by consortium as early adopters  Price savings through EU-Contribution and positive effects of buyers group  PPI-projects support leading role and increase competition in Europe 20 EU Project:
  22. 22. THALEA – PCP and PPI Process 21 EU Project:
  23. 23. Q & A 22
  24. 24. Thank you for your attention! 23 Mr. Uwe Flach BBG Head of Consulting, E-Procurement & International Affairs Tel.: +43 1 24570-556 Mobile: +43 664 964 91 94
  25. 25. The AT PPPI Service Center 24 Mr. Stefan Maier Head of PPPI Service Center (IÖB-Servicestelle) Tel: +43 (1) 24570-516