The 2012 "Gallois" report initiated France's national pact for growth, competiteness and employment, with a targeted 2% of public procurement earmarked for innovative purchases from SMEs.

Three actions are currently being deployed in the PACA region

Under the impetus of the Préfet de Région (regional prefect) and in collaboration with the SCS Cluster:

  • Sourcing and support for innovative SMEs within the SCS Cluster for UGAP referencing and referencing with other public organizations (regional authorities, public hospitals, public institutions for intercommuncal cooperation (EPCI), etc.)
  • Implementation of innovative experiments via public contract tools
  • Establishment of a regional "public buyers club"

Does your SME offer solutions liable to be of interest to public buyers working for national and local government?

In partnership with UGAP and with active support from "DIRECCTE PACA", the SCS Cluster offers you tailored, targeted coaching, subsidized over two days, to improve your company's chances of being included in the UGAP catalog.

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Rachel Ramaye

Karine Degrenne

Stephanie Schohn

Schedule of sessions

First session: closing date: 14 October

Future sessions in 2017 are presently being scheduled


January 2018