30 October 2023

New Solution Booklet for public procurement in Smart Cities

The Smart Cities Marketplace has published a new solution booklet dedicated to public procurement. It is available in English, French, and German, ensuring a wider reach and accessibility for stakeholders and decision-makers. In this booklet, the Smart Cities Marketplace presents an extensive list of common characteristics that foster the adoption of sustainable and intelligent solutions in procurement processes.

The Solution Booklet covers various aspects, including the definition and significance of public procurement in acquiring goods, services, and works for public service delivery and infrastructure development. Emphasizing the critical role of public procurement in achieving ambitious climate neutrality goals, the booklet highlights the necessity for engaged local governments.

Navigating the complex landscape of public procurement is addressed through a focus on governance and regulation, ensuring transparency, fairness, and accountability in the process. The booklet further outlines key characteristics that promote the adoption of sustainable and intelligent solutions in procurement.

Highlighting the importance of collaboration between cities and businesses, the booklet offers a step-by-step guide to facilitate early engagement for mutually beneficial outcomes. Real-world experiences are shared, providing valuable insights and lessons learned for policymakers and practitioners. Additionally, a curated collection of documents and links serve as a knowledge repository, offering further resources for exploration.

The booklet can be downloaded here.

The Smart Cities Marketplace offers services and events for both cities and investors on creating and finding bankable smart city proposals by using its Investor Network and publishing calls for projects. In doing so, it aims to play an important role in speeding up the green transition of cities in Europe by improving citizens’ quality of life, increasing the competitiveness of European cities and industry, as well as reaching European energy and climate targets.