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.

In order to receive all the information related to this tender, any engaged company shall subscribe as interested in this tender through the service of subscription to novelties of the virtual tendering space that, for this purpose, is available on the web address of the Buyer profile of the Lead Procurer, accessible in the Public Procurement Services Platform of the Government of Catalonia.

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.

Are you interested in the results of the RITMOCORE’s OMC? You can find them here in Catalonian, English and Spanish.


Prior Information Notice

July 2018

Open Market Consultation

August – October 2018

Specification definition

January 2020

Invitation to tender

January – May 2020

Receiving bids

January – May 2020

Bids evaluation

October 2020

Stand still period


Contract awarding

December 2020

Service delivery and evaluation

January 2021 to June 2022