Procure2innovate brings together 12 European competence centres in public procurement. It creates knowledge and networking at European level to faciliate better public procurement.Please visit: Procure2Innovate Website
International Multi-Stakeholder Projects
BME regularly participates in international tenders. The aim is to strengthen purchasing, SCM or innovation at European level or to enable developments, together with international partners.
Since 2018 BME has been managing the "Procure2Innovate" network on behalf of the European Union. Finding solutions together, becoming better or breaking new ground - along with its partners, BME is the enabler, partner and coordinator for better procurement.
BME regularly participates in European calls for tender. Do you have questions about tenders? Would you like BME to participate in your tender? Contact us!
Big Buyers Working Together (Start 2023)
Under the Big Buyers Working Together project ten communities of practice will be created. Each community of practice will be devoted to the purchase of a specific product, work or service where European collaboration is needed. To support the process of developing more strategic procurement approaches, public buyers will meet regularly online and in person. Additionally, the Big Buyers Working Together Secretariat will facilitate the organising of study visits, market dialogue, producers’ pitching sessions, meetings with industry associations and other events that will respond to identified capacity gaps and community members’ needs. BME will lead the two communities on healthcare procurement.
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PPI4CITIES (Start 2023)
PPI4cities intends to support the cities in Baltic Sea region to improve their public services and achieve their ambitious innovation goals through the uptake of public procurement of innovation (PPI). The project supports cities throughout the process to deal with different economic, environmental and social challenges and look for the smart solutions to them. It will do so by bringing together a portfolio of capacity building material and tools that enable the various actors of the cities to exploit structured content and move forward faster and with greater confidence and certainty in adopting smart cities' solutions through PPI. BME is leading the development of the capacity building programme.
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Open Public Procurement 4 Europe
Buy better, take advantage of opportunities and not only have suppliers on your doorstep, that is the goal of PubProc4EU.
After two successful events in autumn (Germany-Czech Republic-Austria) and the beginning of March (Germany-Netherlands-Belgium), the country constellation Germany-France-Belgium came to an end on March 25th of 2021.
“It is important for us to anchor cross-broder procurement more firmly in the purchasing strategies at this event,” says Marlene Grauer, BME project manager. "It's about showing the advantages, creating networks and explaining approaches - but also reducing uncertainties that are still associated with cross-border procurement."
With this project, BME, the largest purchasing association in the European Union, is once again providing a platform for the exchange of best practice and business opportunities, especially for SMEs and public purchasing.