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STandards in European Public Procurement for INnovation

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 31115

  • Start date

    18 October 2006

  • End date

    17 October 2008

Funded under:

FP6-INNOVATION

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 497 364

  • EU contribution

    € 1 497 364

Coordinated by:

VIRAGE BV

Netherlands

Objective

This proposal is the Steppin approach to stimulate innovative business solutions by incorporating open standards in European public procurement. Steppin, STandards in European Public Procurement lead to Innovation, is chosen as a name to be stimulating to stakeholders in the area of Public Procurement: they should "step in". Steppin, a Consortium of 12 partners from 6 Member States, is a combination of experts in standardisation, innovation and procurement, plus experienced users. The project combines theory and practice in such a way that the final results (i.e. handbook for public procurement) are practical and future-proof. The main objective is to get full benefits for Europe from innovative business solutions that are being stimulated by taking open standards into account in public procurement. Thus, the questions are: 1) how should standards play the required role, and 2) how to implement and stimulate the use of new procedures and methods.

The approach for the first question is to gather all relevant information and opinions from all over Europe and then to extract a "best theory". Then, in a number of Euro-regional workshops with users and experts, this theory will be validated. A baseline survey will be performed on the basis of tenders in the TED database and at the same time best practices will be gathered. The second question is approached by extensive interaction with public and private sectors. Steppin will organize 15 workshops all over Europe to discuss "best practice & best theory" with users, experts, sector representatives and management from the public sector. At the end of 2007 Steppin will perform a concise survey to find the differences already accomplished during the project by comparison with the baseline. The handbook and the results of the surveys will be presented at a congress in order to enable formal support for the new concept for public procurement.

Coordinator

VIRAGE BV

Address

Korte Spaarne 31
Haarlem

Netherlands

Participants (13)

ASOCIACION ESPAÑOLA DE NORMALIZACION Y CERTIFICACION

Spain

ASSOCIATION POUR L'ACHAT DANS LES SERVICES PUBLICS

France

BUNDESVERBAND MATERIALWIRTSCHAFT, EINKAUF, LOGISTIK E.V

Germany

CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF PURCHASING AND SUPPLY

United Kingdom

COMITÉ EUROPÉEN DE NORMALISATION

Belgium

CONSIP S.P.A

Italy

CORVERS PROCUREMENT SERVICES BV

Netherlands

DANSK STANDARD

Denmark

DIN DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUR NORMUNG E.V.

Germany

FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER RATIONALISIERUNG

Germany

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

NEDERLANDS NORMALISATIE-INSTITUUT

Netherlands

PLEON UK LTD

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 31115

  • Start date

    18 October 2006

  • End date

    17 October 2008

Funded under:

FP6-INNOVATION

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 497 364

  • EU contribution

    € 1 497 364

Coordinated by:

VIRAGE BV

Netherlands