Innovation and Public Procurement

					          PUBLIC PROCUREMENT STIMULATING RESEARCH & INNOVATION
                        TOWARDS BETTER PRACTICE

                              Wednesday 14 December 2005, 10:00 – 16:00
                   Centre Borschette - Room AB-0B - Rue Froissart 36, B-1040 Brussels

      The overall goal of the conference is:
       validate the results of the Fraunhofer Institute study which did a scoping exercise of
         Member States activities in the field of procurement and innovation and identified
         good practices from case studies
       provide input for the Commission’s “Handbook on public procurement and research
         and innovation”

                                                       Session objectives
10:00 – 10:15                                          Mr. Pierre Vigier, deputy Head of Unit Innovation Policy
Official opening and welcome                           Development DG Enterprise and Industry will give an
                                                       overview of the policy background of the study and the
Mr. Pierre Vigier, DG Enterprise and Industry          Commission activities in the field of procurement and
                                                       innovation

10:15 – 10:30                                          Mr. José-Ramon Tiscar of the Unit Policy aspects, pri-
Public Procurement for Research and Innovation.        vate investment DG Research will present the recom-
Policy context and findings of an Independent Expert   mendations of a DG Research Expert Group on “Public
Group                                                  Procurement for Research and Innovation” which are
                                                       used as input for the Commission’s Handbook.
Mr. José-Ramon Tiscar, DG Research

10:45 – 11:00                                          Dr. Jakob Edler of Fraunhofer ISI is project leader for
Procurement and Innovation: The Context                the study, he will give an overview of how innovation
                                                       can be stimulated through procurement
Dr. Jakob Edler, Fraunhofer ISI

11:00 – 11:15                                          Prof. Lena Tsipouri, University of Athens/CERES is
Trends in Member States                                member of the study team and will give an overview of
                                                       what activities are currently being undertaken by Mem-
Prof. Lena Tsipouri, University of Athens/CERES        ber States in the field of procurement and innovation

11:15 – 11:30                                          Mr. Richard Winson, Head of Public Procurement Policy
The UK approach to procurement and innovation          of the UK Department of Trade and Industry will give
                                                       more insight into the actions of the UK government as
Mr. Richard Winson,                                    an example of what central government can do in this
UK Department of Trade and Industry (tbc)              field, e.g. to support procurement officials.

11.30-11.45 Coffee Break

11.45 – 12.30 Panel Discussion
Moderated by Ruben Schellingerhout,
DG Enterprise and Industry

11.45-12.00                                            Mr. Stephan Corvers is founder of Corvers Procurement
Introduction to the panel discussion                   Services b.v., a bureau specialised in advising on Euro-
                                                       pean public procurement. He was member of the DG
                                                       Research Expert Group on “Public Procurement for
Mr. Stephan Corvers,                                   Research and Innovation.”
Corvers Procurement Services
                                                       He will show if and how the group’s recommendations
                                                       are taken up by Member States as a kick-off for the
                                                       discussion
12:00 – 12:30                                      The discussion will address these questions:
Discussion Panel                                   - What can be learned from countries’ experiences in
                                                      introducing procurement for innovation?
   Dr. Jakob Edler                                - How can procurement officials be supported in this
   Prof. Lena Tsipouri                               process through structural and training measures?
   Mr. Richard Winson                             - What type of advice would the Commission need to
   Mr. Stephan Corvers                               provide in the Handbook?
                                                   - How could cross-border cooperation support this?
12:30 – 13:40      Lunch

13:40 – 14:00                                      Dr. Leif Hommen, Associate Professor at Lund Univer-
Good practice cases                                sity is a member of the study team and will present a
                                                   number of case studies analysed by the study showing
Dr. Leif Hommen, Lund University                   what good practices they provide for different phases of
                                                   the procurement cycle.

14:00 – 14:20                                      Ms. Kathrin Hornbanger, is founder of Hornbanger law
Case study: Purchase of Electronic Filing System   firm, former Director Legal service Bundesbeschaffung
                                                   Gmbh, the Austrian Central Procurement Agency.

                                                   She will present the purchase of an electronic filing sys-
Ms. Kathrin Hornbanger, Hornbanger law firm        tem by the Austrian government and show which les-
                                                   sons can be learned such as the importance of user
                                                   involvement.
14:20 – 14:40                                      Mr. Hendrik Pinnau is Deputy Head of Division for En-
Case study: procurement of advanced lightning      terprises for Resource Protection at the Hamburg State
systems in the municipality and State of Hamburg   Ministry for Urban Development and the Environment.

Mr. Hendrik Pinnau, City-State of Hamburg          He will present the case and indicate lessons to be
                                                   learned such as the importance of market knowledge
                                                   and market consultations, and good project manage-
                                                   ment.
14:40-15:00 Coffee break

15:00 – 15:45 Panel Discussion
Moderated by Mr. Ruben Schellingerhout,
DG Enterprise and Industry

15:00 – 15:15                                      Mr. Stephan Corvers is founder of Corvers Procurement
Introduction to the panel discussion               Services b.v., a bureau specialised in advising on Euro-
                                                   pean public procurement. He was member of the DG
                                                   Research Expert Group.
Mr. Stephan Corvers,
Corvers Procurement Services                       He will analyse the good practices in view of the group’s
                                                   recommendations to start the discussion.
15:15 – 15:45                                      The discussion will address these questions:
Discussion Panel                                   - What are the main elements to be taken from the
                                                      good practices?
   Dr. Leif Hommen                                - How can the good practices be used by Member
   Ms. Kathrin Hornbanger                            States to further improve their procurement?
   Mr. Hendrik Pinnau                             - What elements of good practices would the
   Mr. Stephan Corvers                               Commission need to focus on in the Handbook?
                                                   - How can the good practices best be disseminated,
                                                      e.g. through transnational networks?
15:45 - 16:00   Conference Closure                 Mr. David White, Director Innovation Policy DG
                                                   Enterprise and Industry will close the workshop and put
Mr. David White, DG Enterprise and Industry        the conclusions of the discussions into the context of the
                                                   Commission’s work in this area.

				
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