Procurement of Innovation platform

Austria

PPPI Service Centre

In Austria, the PPPI Service Centre – or national competence centre for innovation procurement – was established within the Federal Procurement Agency (BBG) in 2013. Financed by the Austrian Ministry of Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW) and Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT), the PPPI Service Centre acts as the single point of contact for pre-commercial procurement and innovation procurement issues in Austria. It also initiates and conducts pilot projects and offers services in the fields of further education and training, in addition to running the online platform www.innovationspartnerschaft.at

It is also worthwhile mentioning that BBG is the central purchasing body for the Federal Government of Austria. It was established in 2001 to provide central procurement services to federal ministries, in particular to negotiate framework contracts and make them available to the federal state as well as to other public entities. Its primary tasks are to “bundle” requirements to obtain better prices and terms from suppliers and to standardise public purchasing to reduce processing costs and legal risks. BBG is fully owned by the Federal Republic of Austria, represented by the Ministry of Finance.

 

The PPPI Service Center Austria builds bridges between public procurers and innovative companies. We are a one-stop shop for questions concerning innovation procurement, trainings and networking for public procurers. We consult public institutions when it comes to the identification of potentials and the implementation of innovation procurement projects.

Silke Guggenbichler
Project Manager, BBG
silke.guggenbichler(at)ioeb.at