We need governments to start driving more innovation through their procurement process - and that's not easy for a compliance-heavy, historically-cautious process.
This article discusses the three key things you need to address to bring support and received more innovation in your government procurement work - your legal framework, costs and a business case and procurement staff's skill set. We need to consider all of them to drive more innovation in the government procurement process.
Much public procurement remains very compliance driven and not very innovative. Many public procurement agencies continue to buy yesterday’s technologies and are, therefore, a barrier to deploying innovative solutions. If this changes, and there are already examples out there of how it can change, public procurement will become an immensely powerful tool to stimulate innovation.