Online Procurement Helpdesk for Smart Communities

Helpdesk EOI
Published:07 May 2024
Tool Type:Support service
Target Audience:City Managers

The European Commission invites cities and communites across the EU to participate in the Online Procurement Helpdesk for Smart Communities, a support service to advance the digital maturity of EU cities and communites in their early stages of digital transformation.

Opportunities for participating EU Communities

By joining this forward-thinking initiative, your city or community will gain access to a comprehensive suite of benefits designed to catalyse digital development:

  • Tailored support and consultancy as well as tools to guide your digital strategy development and realisation.
  • Online advisory services to help your city assess technological readiness for implementing MIM-compliant local data platforms.
  • Assessment of your city's digital and technical maturity for a customised digitalisation roadmap.
  • Identification of procurement needs and technical capacity towards MIMplus alignment. 
  • Vendor neutral and technology agnostic architectural designs based in the MIMplus framework, based on open standards, and secures compliance on the latest EU regulations and secures a seamless integration for cities and technology companies.
  • Participation to a European peer network pioneering the advancement of local data platforms and Al-powered digital twins.
  • City's visibility, sharing of best practices, successes, and failures to leverage on learnings and peer exchange.