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SPICE: Public procurement of Innovation in Transport

from a joint collaboration between CAPITAL and the SPICE project

About this course

This course is composed of three lectures realised by the SPICE project for the CAPITAL e-learning platform on the topic: public procurement of innovation in transport. It provides insights, tips and recommendations for public procurements of innovation, including the specific topic of Common Buyers Group and common procurements.

It familiarises students with the key legal and policy framework elements that are relevant for procurement of innovation in transport.

It provides in-depth analysis and recommendations for the aspects related to legal and technical expertise of procurement, in particular when procuring solutions involving electric vehicles, ITS and mobility services.

It underlines the benefits as well as the barriers in creating Common Buyers Groups and common procurements.

It outlines the main challenges and recommendations faced by public procurers when procuring innovative transport solutions.

Public procurement of innovation in transport is a topic study designed for public procurers, being on the legal expertise side or the technical one, decision-makers and high-level profiles.

The course syllabuses area summary of the deliverables of the SPICE project tailored to be used as a support material for SPICE module at CAPITAL e-learning platform. For the full version, visit the SPICE library:

Finally, if you want to learn more about stakeholder perspectives, governance schemes and data exchange, you might be interested in taking the course ‘ITS006: Financial incentives and business and procurement models for C-ITS deployment’, which complements nicely the SPICE course:

About the SPICE project and consortium

The SPICE project is a Coordination and Support Action project funded by DG MOVE through HORIZON 2020 to study and recommend procurement approaches to facilitate fast adoption of innovative and sustainable transport and mobility solutions in and around cities.
The SPICE consortium is :
  • City of Copenhagen (coordinator)
  • ERTICO ITS Europe
  • Austriatech
  • Region Nordjylland
  • Rijkswaterstaat
  • Forum Virium Helsinki
  • City of Tampere
  • City of Hamburg
  • Northamptonshire County Council.

You’ll learn

  • To understand the legal and policy background for public procurement in transport
  • To recognise the main challenges faced by public procurers
  • To follow the recommendations and tips on public procurements

Meet the instructors

Jos van Vlerken

Jos van Vlerken

SPICE Project Coordinator, City of Copenhagen

Jos is the SPICE Project Coordinator and an ITS Project Manager in the City of Copenhagen. He has a MA in Sociology from the University of Copenhagen. Jos has worked for the City of Copenahgen for four years where he has contributed to the city’s big ITS procurement in 2014 and subsequent development and implementation of ITS projects. Through sociological insights on behavioral change, user involvement and evaluation design Jos has worked on developing solutions that improve convenience in mobility for green modes of transportation in Copenhagen – especially cyclists.

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