The workshop entitled INSPIRE – PCP and PPI: How to be more efficient in Procurement will be held on 26 March. It is aimed at procuring entities, procurement offices and services, innovation areas, health service suppliers, industry etc.
The Workshop will focus on the Innovative Public Procurement (PPI) instrument and its predecessor, Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP), and the opportunities they offer for industry and investors. The European Commission and the Procurement of Innovation Platform are demonstrating that Public Procurement of Innovative Technology (PPIT) helps public authorities to provide more efficient and effective services.
The Workshop will boast the participation of European experts on the subject and company representatives who will set out their current experiences at European level. Those attending will be able to hold discussions with these experts and obtain first-hand practical advice such as: organisational resources and the skills needed, the dialogue between procurement bodies and industry, etc.
The event is organised by the Catalan School of Public Administration (EAPC), the Catalan Agency for Health Information, Assessment and Quality (AQuas) and the EU’s INSPIRE Consortium.
The Barcelona Macula Foundation participates in the European Project Innovative PROcurement for Visual Impaired People (PRO4VIP), a European Pre-Commercial Public Procurement (PCP) and Innovative Public Procurement (IPP) project that forms part of the European Vision 2020 strategy to combat preventable blindness, especially due to old age.