Engage in a competitive dialogue or innovative procurement processes to enable transparent discussions regarding contractors providing innovation to improve infrastructure performance or allow a co-conception for R&D projects.
Procure both outcomes and outputs.
Ensuring adequate time is allowed for market engagement to appreciate any challenges in the approach being proposed, as well as time within the bid process to allow innovation.
Provide a funded arrangement that allows the project owner to approve projects developed by the contractor that meet an output-based specification criteria. This could function within an existing commercial agreement such as a PPP or a framework style arrangement.
Use an unsolicited bid process to present innovative ideas for projects that may not have been considered by the government.