The challenges were developed following the four BE-GOOD principles. First of all, this means that the challenges are based on open-data and intend to solve real-life citizens problems.
Furthermore, BE-GOOD focuses on innovative procurement, which implies that the most convenient public procurement approach to establish public and private cooperation should be used.
In view of the transnationality, the projects aims to support collaboration with other partners and replication of initiatives beyond the scope of the sole challenge owner. For this aspect of the project, the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is in charge to facilitate transnationality by making or proposing links between challenges. LIST supports challenges that require it in choosing and implementing innovative procurement procedures.
Finally, the fourth aspect relates to market uptake, which means that the data should be converted into a sustainable business model which could provide a major opportunity for SME’s.
Regarding the challenges, some particular successes were achieved following the BE-GOOD methodology. It’s remarkable that some partners left their comfort zone and explored successfully procurement procedures they were not used to, such as the Community agglomeration of Orleans Val de Loire (contest and competitive dialogue), the Glasgow City Council (CIVTECH), the Conseil Départemental du Loiret and the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (conversion of maintenance contract services innovation clause) ,…
The challenges of some these partners appeared to start later because they took the time to work on the opening of data beforehand in order to better identify their challenge requirements.
In the upcoming months, the open data from each challenge should get exposed and become more visible. We expect that all challenges will successfully finalise their procurement process. With regard to the transnationality, we hope that challenges will focus on exploring the portability of their prototype to other locations, both on technical level as well as on business level.