Implementation of the Action Plan “Public Procurement Promoting Innovation"
Public Procurement Promoting Innovation (PPPI) is high on the policy agenda. On the European level as well as on the national level, it is regarded as an important demand-side instrument and is included in the EU strategy ”Europe 2020” (EC 2010/COM/2020) as well as in the Austrian national ”RTI Strategy” (BKA et al. 2011).
The Action Plan “Public Procurement Promoting Innovation (PPPI)” was adopted in 2012. Its implementation is making good progress and has been positively received by the procurement community. A political commitment to innovation procurement plans, targets and budgets, and a smart procurement policy mix are recommended.