Rita Moura, Chairman of the Board of BUILT CoLAB, attended the 2nd National Conference on Public Procurement for Innovation and was one of the speakers on the panel that discussed the “Relevance of IPC in the context of the organization: a view of supply and demand”.
In this discussion, he had the opportunity to convey some points of view from the perspective of the AEC sector:
From an operational point of view, construction differs from other industries in that the construction product is unique and cannot be completely built and massively replicated in a factory. From the point of view of socio-economic impact, construction projects are instruments for creating value, from a social and environmental perspective, and must be assessed from a life cycle perspective and by the externalities generated in the long term.
Because of the impact that construction projects can have and because they take place in a context of great uncertainty, they have a high potential for Public Procurement of Innovation, allowing innovative solutions to be explored and demonstrated that respond to the major challenges facing the construction industry, both in terms of achieving ambitious investment plans and in terms of global challenges (climate change, health crises, war, disasters).
He concluded by saying that “this can only be achieved by working together with all the stakeholders, developing a relationship of great openness, transparency and, above all, trust between everyone”.
This event was co-organized by ANI and IMPIC, as part of the activities of the Centre of Competence in Public Procurement for Innovation – Procure+i and its main objective was to promote national awareness of the issue, encourage and demystify the practice of CPI, publicize and discuss national CPI initiatives and the activities carried out by the Centre of Competence in Public Procurement for Innovation – Procure+i.