16 June 2015

Water PiPP offers assistance with procuring innovative water solutions

A call for interest has been issued by the Water PiPP project, offering assistance to public authorities, water utilities and procurement agencies interested in procuring innovative solutions in the field of water services or technologies. The call is targeted at public procurers who intend to prepare or launch a respective innovation procurement initiative between September 2015 and December 2016.

Water PiPP (Public Innovation Procurement Policies) is a collaborative project funded by the European Commission to explore and test public innovation procurement methodologies in the water sector. It aims to take advantage of public procurement’s power to accelerate innovation. Interested parties are invited to apply by sending their completed application form to: by 31 August 2015.

Water PiPP will offer selected applicants support with relevant procurement procedures such as: innovation needs identification, prioritisation and description; market scans; open market consultation and early engagement; assessment of procurement concept viability; resource planning and innovation procurement design; and joint procurement initiatives.

For more information, visit the WaterPiPP website.