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Innovative Procurement

In this section, we take a closer look at three out of the six steps proposed in the chapter on “Challenges and Business Cases”. We also look at the SCIFI procurement process.

/ What Is Innovative Procurement?

When is the procurement of a solution considered innovative? Simply put, procurement is innovative when a contracting authority acts as an early adopter of inventive goods and services not yet available on a large scale (commercial) basis. Using already existing technology in interesting and groundbreaking ways is also a form of innovation.

/ What Did the SCIFI Procurement Process Look Like?

The four SCIFI cities came together and created a (mostly) uniform procurement strategy. It consists of six steps:

  1. Eligibility checks
  2. Review
  3. Remote interview
  4. Negotiation
  5. Accelerator
  6. Full implementation

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