22 februari 2018 - 14:00 tot 15:00

How to use joint procurement
to encourage innovation?

Thursday 22 February 2018 14:00 – 15:00 (CET)

Please register .

Common (or joint) procurement is the cooperation of two or more authorities in a procurement process. Hosted by the project, this webinar will provide a brief introduction into joint procurement and Common Buyers Groups in the context of public procurement. The webinar will also explore how joint and common procurement can be used to encourage innovation in procurement.

Cooperation and negotiation helps public procurers learn from each other and find ways to procure innovative solutions. That is where the SPICE project fits in and can support Common Buyers Groups to trigger innovation in the procurement process. SPICE has analysed examples of joint procurement and studied the strengths and weaknesses of different types of joint procurement. These examples will be presented in the webinar and the audience will have a chance to discuss the learnings together. Within SPICE, the focus is on the procurement of innovative solutions in the field of transport and mobility.


  • To explore the best practices in joint procurement
  • To provide insights regarding the definition, types, benefits and challenges of common procurement
  • To explain how the SPICE project can support the work of new Common Buyers Groups and support existing and planned Common Buyers Group 

Who Should Attend

  • Public procurers from different authorities such as national, regional and city administrators
  • Consultancies working in the field of public procurement
  • Universities and researchers

Agenda and speakers

  • Welcoming words Dr Bahar Namaki Araghi, SPICE Project Coordinator, City of Copenhagen
  • Introduction to joint procurement and different forms of Common Buyers Groups Sebe Vogel, Rijkswaterstaat
  • Insights, examples and best practices from joint procurement process
    • Floating car data Edoardo Felici, the National Data Warehouse for Traffic Information (NDW)
    • Intelligent traffic lights and talking traffic Folkert Bloembergen, Rijkswaterstaat
  • Q&A for panellists
  • Conclusions and next steps Sebe Vogel, Rijkswaterstaat

The webinar will be moderated by Dr Bahar Namaki Araghi, City of Copenhagen.

About the SPICE project:

This webinar is organised by the SPICE project. is a Horizon 2020 supported Coordination and Support Action (CSA) project, with a focus on sharing knowledge and experiences on innovation procurement in the transport sector. More information: .

SPICE encourages public authorities to take the next steps towards innovative procurement through cooperation (full or partial) of two or more public authorities who want to learn, discuss or even plan procurement of innovative mobility solutions together. SPICE supports the process of bringing potential partners together to shape and initiate cooperation. SPICE can organise the first meetings or offer advice on how and on which parts of the procurement process to cooperate on, or just provide a forum to discuss common issues and learn from one another.

More information:

SPICE deliverable 4.1:

SPICE Common Buyers Group .

Contact person:

Piia Karjalainen, Senior Manager, ERTICO – ITS Europe,