Advancing Public Procurement Innovation: Insights from PROCEDIN’s Legal Framework Trainings and UA Partnership Meeting

On November 28th and 29th, the PROCEDIN Legal Framework training series provided an exciting opportunity to explore Competitive Dialogue & Pre-Commercial Procurement, and Innovation Partnership as a Legal Instrument within the context of Public Procurement of Innovation.

Professionals and stakeholders engaged in public procurement gathered for these highly informative and hands-on training sessions, held in person in Haarlem, the Netherlands, as part of the PROCEDIN Project.

Led by Valentina Schippers-Opejko, Coordinator of the Urban Agenda Partnership, the sessions featured presentations from various sister projects, each sharing their actions and progress while seeking synergies with other experts present. PROCEDIN was represented by Prof. Dr. Louise Knight, Coordinator of the Project and Professor of Public Sector and Healthcare Procurement at the University of Twente. Alongside providing insights into PROCEDIN’s progress and the outcomes it produced, she engaged with the attendees’ knowledge and feedback to optimise the effectiveness of the project’s next steps. This demonstrated the power of collaborative success through the sharing of expertise.

PROCEDIN excelled in two training sessions covering the Legal Framework for Competitive Dialogue & Pre-Commercial Procurement, and Innovation Partnership. The sessions featured a clear, step-by-step roadmap of legal procedures, complemented by real-life case examples. Theoretical steps were integrated with corresponding phases of the case example, creating a stimulating and tangible training experience. Each session concluded with a practical exercise, empowering attendees to apply the acquired knowledge effectively.

The event and training sessions fostered strong synergies and opportunities among participants, their organisations, or projects, providing lively case examples and activities for all attendees.


Mark your calendars for the next Urban Agenda Partnership meeting on April 10th and 11th, 2024, in Haarlem, The Netherlands.

PROCEDIN will present its final series of Legal Framework trainings on Procurement Instruments, covering Total Cost of Ownership, Direct Agreement, Functional Specification, Innovation during the Contract Period, Human-Centered Design, and Testing Ground.

Stay tuned to PROCEDIN’s website and social media for more information and registration details!

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