Innovation procurement can drive the R&D and deployment of innovative solutions from the demand side through respectively pre-commercial procurement
(PCP) and public procurement of innovative solutions (PPI). This can speed up public sector modernization and open new market opportunities for companies
in Europe. Coordination and support actions typically support procurers to investigate the feasibility and prepare the ground to start new PCPs or PPIs.
PCP and PPI Cofund actions co-finance an actual PCP or PPI procurement (one single joint PCP or PPI call for tenders per action) plus additional
coordination and networking activities related to the procurement.
Horizon 2020 Funding Instruments in support of PCP-PPI
A total budget of circa €130 million is available for EU funding for PCP (pre-commercial procurement) and PPI (public procurement of innovative solutions)
projects across the different 2016-17 Horizon 2020 work programmes.
Coordination and Support Actions (100% funding rate):
Support only coordination activities e.g. for preparation of a PCP or PPI by a group of procurers (identifying common challenges among procurers, conducting
open market consultations before initiating a concrete PCP or PPI procurement etc. CSAs do not provide EU cofunding for an actual PCP or PPI procurement)
PCP cofund Actions (90% funding rate):
Provides EU cofunding for an actual PCP procurement (one joint PCP procurement per action) + for related coordination and networking activities (e.g. to
prepare, manage and follow-up the PCP call for tender)
PPI cofund Actions (35% funding rate):
Provides EU cofunding for an actual PPI procurement (one joint PPI procurement per action) + for related coordination and networking activities (e.g. to prepare,
manage and follow-up the PPI call for tender).