RITMOCORE Procurement

Throughout the project the consortium will offer several possibilities to learn about the project and to provide input to the project. Currently the following activities are planned:

  • Several events related to the Open Market Consultation, e.g. matchmaking events, one-on-one meetings, co-creation sessions, and collection of input from questionnaires
  • Sharing of lessons learned, challenges and best practices; e.g. via an on-line tool, presentations at events, scientific publications, and scientific conferences
  • Dedicated meetings with policy makers and presentations at events about long term healthcare strategy.
  • Training of care professionals, patients and informal carers by attending dedicated events organized and through other relevant communication channels.
  • Sharing insights into the use of the PPI instrument, e.g. via an on-line tool and attending dedicated events.

At this stage of the project the main activities are related to the open market consultation.

Open Market Consultation

To know the market has been an important lesson learnt from successful PPI examples. The overall objective of the Open Market Consultation is to gather information from the market with a view to later procurement, and to inform potential suppliers of the authority’s needs. In RITMOCORE we see the open market consultation as a valuable instrument to verify market readiness, to create engagement, to facilitate different stakeholders meeting each other, and to increase acceptance and awareness.

The Open Market Consultation will be launched through the publication by the lead procurer of a Prior Information Notice (PIN) on the Official Journal of the European Union. For the aims of OMC a set of open events (in presence and/or via webinar) will be organized by the partners involved in the project, at European (mostly to identify industrial players) and local level (to promote co-creation and partnership), in which the RITMOCORE approach will be presented and discussed and the feedback from the market, as well as from other interested stakeholders, will be collected.

A wide promotion of the OMC will be assured through the publication of the initiative on the project website as well as on the main online magazine, newsletter and forum on the domains of innovative procurement, public procurement, medical devices associations, ICT associations, health management and eHealth at European and national level.

A list of Q&A raised during the OMC will be published on this website.


Prior Information Notice

Open Market Consultation

Specification definition

Invitation to tender

Receiving bids

Bids evaluation

Stand still period

Contract awarding

Service delivery and evaluation