A clear view on legal issues
On the 23rd of June 2015, the European Research Area and Innovation Committee’s (ERAC) Opinion on innovation procurement was adopted.
The United Nations Environment Programme hosted a webinar on the Green Public Procurement experience of Sweden.
The European Commission signed an agreement with OpenPEPPOL Association...
The opinion of the European Committee of the Regions about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
he European Commission has launched a consultation on the respect of intellectual property rights in public procurement procedures.
The European Commission is collecting information on the innovation procurement initiatives of European countries. European countries are invited to provide further information regarding ongoing initiatives.
The EU’s research and innovation program FP7 funds 14 PCP projects in which groups of procurers from different EU countries are jointly implementing procurement of R&D services in line with the Commission’s Communication 2007/799. In March 2015, 7 out of the 14 FP7 funded PCP projects had awarded parallel R&D service contracts and initiated the R&D trajectory towards innovative solutions to stringent public needs.
The European Parliamentary Research Service has published a briefing about how to deal with conflicting interests in public-private partnerships.
Corvers together with Stella Consulting was awarded a contract by the European Commission (DG Connect) to provide promotion, training and local assistance to public procurers and policy makers that are interested to implement innovation procurements of ICT based solutions across the EU Member States.
According to the report of the European Court that the number of mistakes in the spending of European funds by the EU Member States has decreased very slightly.
The European Commission organises a congress on the 26th and the 27th of november in Milan about Innovation Procurement.
The Zmapp medicine to fight ebola has been developed with funding from the US government within the framework of the Small Business Innovation Research programme. The European Commission tried to emulate the success of this programme within the EU. Has its effort been adequate and sufficient?
Is procurement of research and development services effectively regulated in the European Union? That is the key-question in the thesis ‘Pre-commercial procurement – regulatory effectiveness?’ by Ramona Apostol. Ramona Apostol defended her thesis on the 23rd of October.
The UK government has launched a public consultation concerning the implementation of the revised EU directives on public procurement.
The European Commission is calling on member states to design comprehensive medium-term strategies to reform their public procurement systems.