SPICE: Public procurement of Innovation in Transport

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This course is composed of three lectures realised by the SPICE project for the CAPITAL e-learning platform on the topic: public procurement of innovation in transport. It provides insights, tips and recommendations for public procurements of innovation, including the specific topic of Common Buyers Group and common procurements.

It familiarises students with the key legal and policy framework elements that are relevant for procurement of innovation in transport.

It provides in-depth analysis and recommendations for the aspects related to legal and technical expertise of procurement, in particular when procuring solutions involving electric vehicles, ITS and mobility services.

It underlines the benefits as well as the barriers in creating Common Buyers Groups and common procurements.

It outlines the main challenges and recommendations faced by public procurers when procuring innovative transport solutions.

Public procurement of innovation in transport is a topic study designed for public procurers, being on the legal expertise side or the technical one, decision-makers and high-level profiles.

The course syllabuses area summary of the deliverables of the SPICE project tailored to be used as a support material for SPICE module at CAPITAL e-learning platform. For the full version, visit the SPICE library: http://spice-project.eu/library/deliverables/

Finally, if you want to learn more about stakeholder perspectives, governance schemes and data exchange, you might be interested in taking the course ‘ITS006: Financial incentives and business and procurement models for C-ITS deployment’, which complements nicely the SPICE course: https://www.its-elearning.eu/courses/course-v1:Capital+ITS006+2018_T1/about

About the SPICE project and consortium

The SPICE project is a Coordination and Support Action project funded by DG MOVE through HORIZON 2020 to study and recommend procurement approaches to facilitate fast adoption of innovative and sustainable transport and mobility solutions in and around cities.

The SPICE consortium is :

  • City of Copenhagen (coordinator)
  • ERTICO ITS Europe
  • Austriatech
  • Region Nordjylland
  • Rijkswaterstaat
  • Forum Virium Helsinki
  • City of Tampere
  • City of Hamburg
  • Northamptonshire County Council.
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What Will You Learn?

  • To understand the legal and policy background for public procurement in transport
  • To recognise the main challenges faced by public procurers
  • To follow the recommendations and tips on public procurements

Course Content

Pre-Course Survey

  • Survey

Lecture 1

Lecture 2

Lecture 3

Post-Course Survey