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Procurement support based on universal design

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Coordinator Lunds universitet - Certec, Institution för Designvetenskaper
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 450 000
Project duration April 2020 - January 2022
Status Ongoing
Venture Accessible design
Call Innovations in universal design

Purpose and goal

In this project, we intend to develop procurement support, ie concrete tools and methods that support people who work with procurement in their work to include universal design in procurement processes. Public procurement is crucial for designing a large part of the products and services we as citizens encounter. Support in the form of concrete tools and methods for people working with procurement therefore has the potential to have a major impact on equality in conditions and participation in society for everyone regardless of needs, circumstances and abilities.

Expected results and effects

The developed procurement support will be used by the City of Malmö´s procurement unit. We will work actively to spread our results nationally to other public bodies. As long-term results of the project, we expect more universally designed publicly procured products and services.

Planned approach and implementation

The work will be performed iteratively together with Malmö City´s procurement unit, and designs will be updated based on the feedback received. We start with an introductory, more explorative study. This is followed by concept generation, implementation and evaluation. The results will be disseminated in parallel with these activities. We intend to use focus groups / workshops as a "backbone" in the project. Our schedule will be determined during the course of the project, based on at least 1-2 focus groups / workshops per development activity.

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Last updated 1 October 2021

Reference number 2020-00386

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