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Open market consultation - PCP on emergency medical services in security situations

The iProcureSecurity buyers group of nine healthcare buyers from five countries (Greece, Italy, Spain, Austria and Turkey) is inviting interested bidders to participate in the open market consultation for their upcoming pre-commercial procurement, via a number of online and physical meetings between mid January - April 2022. The PCP aims for new innovative triage management systems that will strengthen the resilience and interoperability of emergency medical services in security situations.

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Source: iProcureSecurity project

The iProcureSecurity PCP project published on 16 November 2021 a Prior Information Notice to announce its intention of launching a procurement procedure in the first half of 2022, focusing on developing innovative triage management systems that can strengthen the resilience and interoperability of emergency medical services in Europe. The main goal of the project is to improve triage scenarios through a flexible management system that provides:

  • a quick and accurate overview of casualties and their status
  • decision support for better allocation of available resources and quicker support for casualties
  • improved interoperability with other first responders and relevant actors
  • reduced handover times between ambulance transport and hospitals, as well as
  • insights for quality assurance and training measures.

The iProcureSecurity PCP project brings together 12 partners from six countries. Nine of those partners represent procuring authorities that have a common overall need of providing more efficient and effective triage management.

iProcureSecurity PCP is a pre-commercial procurement (PCP) project, which is a type of project that involves the procurement of Research and Development (R&D) services from multiple suppliers in competitive phases. R&D is required, because the procurers have analysed the current market and could not find available solutions which fully meet their needs. Close to 6.7 million Euro is reserved for the PCP across the different PCP phases.

The project partners are currently elaborating in detail the specifications of the envisaged solutions. In addition, as part of the PCP process, in January – April 2022 the project will conduct a wide consultation (Open Market Consultation - OMC) with potential suppliers of the envisaged solutions. Interested parties are encouraged to subscribe here to ensure they receive all announcements about upcoming OMC events.

iProcureSecurity has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101022061.