Support of sustainable and innovative transport- and mobility solutions in urban areas
The ever increasing demand for implementation of sustainable and innovative transportation solution in order to reach the cities service goals, dictates the need for more advance methods of procurement to address key parameters such as innovation, scalability and interoperability. Therefore, there is a strong need to establish a domain for understanding the public buyers’ needs and the market perspectives in this matter. SPICE will give an invaluable chance to public authorities to share their experiences of procurement of innovative sustainable transportation solutions and to learn from each other.
SPICE will gather the best practices in procurement of innovative sustainable transport and mobility solutions. It will carry out in-depth analyses on current practices, to look into various possibilities to enable fast adoption of new technologies, and to define strategies of procurement approaches and award criteria stimulating innovation, thus forming a set of recommendations.
This will assist public authorities to use this collection of best practices in a more constructive and simple manner and implement the recommendations through capacity building and knowledge transfer activities. Finally, using the project as platform, SPICE will form a number of buyers groups to work on strategies on how to plan joint, cross-border, procurement actions for their sustainable transportation projects, and – if possible – to commence planning of such actions during the timeframe of the SPICE project.