GovTech Poland is a cross-ministerial task force, established by prime minister of Poland and operating within the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland. The project has the mission to develop new methods of obtaining cutting-edge innovative solutions by the state. It is thus poised to work closely with all contracting authorities on every stage of the procedure outlined below and advise them, as well as provide organisational and technical support when required.
The GovTech Poland was implemented to work on a new model of public procurement using advanced technologies. The GovTech Poland team not only created a challenge-based way of selecting the best solutions, but also a model covering the whole procurement process. In the new approach, the direct purchase of a solution is allowed, without any further need to conduct a contract award procedure to select the winner. This is fully compliant with the EU legal framework and the Polish Public Procurement Law provisions.
The core of the GovTech Poland model is the GovTech Platform – the tool enabling public entities a realisation of challenges. Start-ups and small and medium entrepreneurships (or natural persons) can also participate in those challenges despite lack of legal or procurement knowledge. This, together with an anonymous judgement (the judges do not know whose work they are assessing), eliminates the dominance of big corporations.