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The PPPI initiative leads to a win-win situation, because all governmental levels and many stakeholders are involved in a structured manner, synergy effects can be lifted by cooperation, little ‘fresh money’ costs, no new institutions are created and the entire project is accompanied scientifically. These factors and the achievements of the PPPI initiative so far have been recognised at EU and OECD level, resulting in the fact that the Austrian PPPI initiative is seen as a role model for the use of public procurement as a driver of innovation.
 
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Latest revision as of 11:28, 10 July 2019

In September 2012, the Austrian Federal Government adopted the Austrian Action Plan on Public Procurement Promoting Innovation (PPPI). Its aim in exploiting the large procurement volumes (about €40 billion per year in Austria) is two-fold: to encourage industry to deliver innovative goods and services on the one hand (thus increasing economic growth and employment), and to supply public authorities and citizens with advanced and (eco)efficient goods and services on the other hand (leading to a more efficient and more modern public administration).

The PPPI Action Plan is well embedded. First, the Action Plan is linked to the ‘Austrian Strategy for Research, Technology and Innovation’. Second, its formulation is the result of a participatory PPPI Strategy Process, involving all relevant Austrian stakeholders (>90). Third, its content and realisation is politically legitimised by government decision. The responsibility for the PPPI initiative lies cooperatively with the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) and the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT).

The PPPI Action Plan contains a project plan with a mix of measures. The corresponding milestones have so far been achieved as follows:

• Strategic dimension (‘soft law’): Political commitment to the introduction of innovation procurement in public entities and dedication of budgets (for pilots, services etc.); integration of innovation needs of public procurers in existing programmes. • Operative dimension (state aid & procurement): Establishment of a PPPI service network consisting of the central PPPI Service Centre, PPPI centres of competence and PPPI contact points. • Legislative dimension (‘hard law’): Amending the Federal Procurement Law to include innovation as an explicit objective. • Impact dimension: Establishment of PPPI monitoring and benchmark systems.

The PPPI Service Centre as a cornerstone of the PPPI initiative and its service network (www.ioeb.at) provides a whole bundle of services to public authorities in Austria such as tailored support in strategic and operative issues regarding PPPI, specific incentives stimulating PPPI, training & development as well as PPPI events. Furthermore, it initiates PPPI pilot projects via PPPI project competitions and it has established a PPPI online platform (www.innovationspartnerschaft.at) in order to enable a dialogue between public procurers and innovative companies.

The PPPI initiative leads to a win-win situation, because all governmental levels and many stakeholders are involved in a structured manner, synergy effects can be lifted by cooperation, little ‘fresh money’ costs, no new institutions are created and the entire project is accompanied scientifically. These factors and the achievements of the PPPI initiative so far have been recognised at EU and OECD level, resulting in the fact that the Austrian PPPI initiative is seen as a role model for the use of public procurement as a driver of innovation.

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Award info
Award category: new solutions to complex challenges - european or national level
Award type:
Award year: 2017
Project type
Sector: Public administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reform
Type of activity:
Keywords: Public sector innovation, demand-side innovation policy, public procurement, innovation procurement, market consultation, open innovation, participation, empowerment
Short English description: In September 2012, the Austrian Federal Government adopted the Austrian Action Plan on Public Procurement Promoting Innovation (PPPI). Its aim in exploiting the large procurement volumes (about €40 billion per year in Austria) is two-fold: to encourage industry to deliver innovative goods and services on the one hand (thus increasing economic growth and employment), and to supply public authorities and citizens with advanced and (eco)efficient goods and services on the other hand (leading to a more efficient and more modern public administration).

The PPPI Action Plan is well embedded. First, the Action Plan is linked to the ‘Austrian Strategy for Research, Technology and Innovation’. Second, its formulation is the result of a participatory PPPI Strategy Process, involving all relevant Austrian stakeholders (>90). Third, its content and realisation is politically legitimised by government decision. The responsibility for the PPPI initiative lies cooperatively with the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) and the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT).

Further information
Organisation: BMWFW and BMVIT
Other applicants:
Homepage: https://www.en.bmdw.gv.at/Innovation/Innovationandtechnologypolicies/Seiten/Procurement.aspx
Level of government: national level
Size of organisation: >100
Number of people involved: 6-10
Country: Austria
EU membership: EU member
Language code: en
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