Public procurement can be an important instrument for the induction of innovation and R&D activities, both in companies and in public entities purchasing products and services.
The Technological and Business Innovation Strategy 2018-2030 defines that the current wording of the concept of Partnerships for Innovation, contained in the Public Contracts Code, approved by Decree-Law no. 18/2008, of 29th of January, should be deepened, in coordination with the Institute of Public Markets, Real Estate and Construction, P.I., and the Agency for Administrative Modernisation, P.I., among others.
In the field of Public Procurement of Innovation, the ANI should:
In this sense, the ANI is in the process of developing actions to stimulate innovation through public procurement processes.