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Innovation partnership procurement: EU directive impact

Eadie, Robert and Potts, Samuel (2016) Innovation partnership procurement: EU directive impact. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Management, Procurement and Law, 169 (6). pp. 238-247. [Journal article]

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URL: http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/10.1680/jmapl.16.00027

DOI: 10.1680/jmapl.16.00027


In consultations prior to the UK government’s response to changes to the EU procurement directives, the impact and innovation of small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) were examined to try to ensure a positive impact across the industry. To produce innovation, a new innovation partnership procedure was introduced. Subsequent to publication of the procedure, this paper examines perceptions from tenderers and the government. Seventy-one completed questionnaire responses were received from tenderers, with a further 19 from government procurers. Thefindings indicate that 69% of tenderers intend involvement in the future, but the government is evenly split on the ability to use the procedure and is unsure as to its benefits. While the majority considered that little change would result in relation to value for money, speed of innovation to market and increase in innovative solutions, more were positive than negative towards the procedure. Even though economic operators are keen to use it, there is little desire for its use within government departments, despite the fact that considering it would increase SMEinvolvement.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:contracts & law / procurement
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute > Studies Allied to Built Environment Research (SABER)
ID Code:36126
Deposited By: Dr Robert Eadie
Deposited On:20 Oct 2016 13:12
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:26

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