The goal of public procurement of innovation (structured in two consecutive rounds during the project’s lifetime) is to provide to all leader cities and, later, follower cities the services and products corresponding to their needs.
To this end, each of the 8 leading European cities identified above will be supported by a federated public procurement of innovation call, managed by ANCI Toscana and potentially benefiting the remaining 7.
Same will happen for the follower cities to fulfill the replication and scalability goal of the project.
The specific procurement instrument selected for this exercise is the innovation partnership, see art. 31 of the Directive 2014/24/EU. ANCI launchs and manages the tenders on behalf of the cities, identified as explained above. In preparation for the calls, ANCI, supported by all members of the consortium, organises 12 (online) Open Market Consultations, starting from the publication of the 12 challenge documents, which will be the basis for the discussions to be held during those events.