Participation in the innovation process is procured
The procurement includes participation in the innovation process, as well as the right to use the result. It is therefore not the service/product itself that is procured, but the participation in the process. By procuring the participation in the development process according to this model, all suppliers are paid for their work throughout the entire process. The competition is then integrated into the innovation process, and the resulting service/product can be implemented directly, without further procurement/competition.
The procurement in the case "Experience my reality" was published as a crowdsourcing-inspired website, which was cross-linked to the publication in Karlstad municipality's advertisement database.
Initially, only the first phase, the concept phase, was procured for 4 weeks of work, and a compensation of SEK 25,000. The agreement then included an option to extend the contract. What was procured was thus the participation in an innovation process, not the result of it.
However, the right to use the results was included in the contract. This means that when the contracts for SEK 25,000 for the concept phase were signed, the procurement was formally completed. The participation in the innovation process that followed thus constituted the delivery.
The regional project DigitalWell is financed by the European Union - European Regional Development Fund. The purpose of DigitalWell is that we will together develop digital solutions for needs in welfare with the user's own abilities in focus.