Much innovation can come from market potential, and bringing this market potential closer to the purchasers is important, e.g. by pre-procurement engagement of market parties. Innovation procurement brokerage is the function to play a crucial role in capturing this innovation and by promoting the spreading and take-up of innovative procurement practices.
This paper aims at giving guidelines to design, set-up and manage the innovation procurement brokerage function. The paper also provides an overview of the existing practices in the area of innovation brokering for public procurement. Specifically, it focuses on how existing practices can provide valuable insights to foster procurement innovation across EU cities.