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Innovation Environment >Open Updated at: 10.05.2018

Experiments and innovative procurement

New procurement practices and models are being tested in Tampere through pilot procurement. In development work, procurement planning will be opened more than before to residents, service users, companies and those operating in the third sector.

For companies, innovative public procurement is an opportunity to highlight and refine their own ideas. The solution created by the company can be tested in, for example, one district at first; simultaneously, the company will gain a reference that is actually in use.

Are you interested in what kind of topical procurement processes are about to start in the Tampere City Region? Would you like to introduce your product or service? Do you want to open a dialogue with the people responsible for procurement in the city? Please find out more information in here.

Thanks to successful innovative procurement, city residents can get a better return for the taxes they pay. When the model works as a whole, their voices are heard already when the services and products to be procured are planned.

The goal is to develop the procurement activities of the City of Tampere so that innovative procurement, the implementation of elements thereof as well as searching for innovative solutions are part of the everyday procurement process of the city. Development takes place as shared activities of several units and experts, thus disseminating the innovative procurement methods to the city’s procurement practices already during the project.

The City of Tampere has raised procurement and market development as one the most important TOP 10 structural changes outlined by the City Board aimed at adjusting the activities of the city to the changes taking place in the operating environment.

The Tampere Region Economic Development Agency Tredea is creating an innovation service tasked with, among other things, aiding in connecting the ideas of companies and the needs of the municipalities in the city region as well as organising opportunities for early-stage piloting. The building of company networks is also on the agenda because, often, the implementation of ideas requires co-operation.

Jari Ikonen
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