1. The innovation partnership is a special type of procurement procedure which aims at the development of an innovative product, service or works and the subsequent purchase of the resulting supplies, services or works.
2. The innovation partnership consists of two stages:
- the conclusion of the innovation partnership agreement or agreements is subject to the procedural rules laid down by this Act (procedural stage) and
- the development process and the purchase is subject to the terms and conditions specified in the innovation partnership agreement (contractual stage).