Procurement of Innovation platform

Greece

Ministry of Economy and Development

Greece’s national competence centre for innovation procurement is to be established under the country’s Ministry of Economy and Development; specifically, under the Directorate General of Public Contracts and Procurements (which is the national central purchasing body responsible for supplies and services). The centre will mainly aim to expand innovation procurement practices within the Greek public sector, but also has more specific objectives.

The centre will aim to increase the number of Greek contracting authorities participating in pre-commercial procurement and innovation procurement, but will also map the Greek procurement market with relevant players and perform co-operation and joint actions with them. And as part of the Procure2Innovate network, the centre aims to exercise successful joint procurement with another national competence centre, as well as more generally exchanging best practices on how to perform innovation procurement tenders and make the best of European Union tools.

 

 

Our organisation, as a new competence centre in Greece, aims at pointing out the importance of innovation procurement and enhancing its use as a strategic tool in the public procurement sector. Among its objectives: offering support, training and advice to public procurers so that they can implement innovation procurement more effectively.

Konstantinos Tzanetopoulos
General Director of Public Procurement, Ministry of Economy and Development
ktzanetopoulos(at)eprocurement.gov.gr

Participating in the Procure2Innovate project means gaining knowledge and know-how from existing competence centres. We also know that the creation of a network of competence centres from different countries will facilitate collaboration and best practice exchange on innovation procurement.

Iro Vergadi
Co-ordination and Legal Support Official, Ministry of Economy and Development
ivergadi(at)eprocurement.gov.gr