Research and development services and related consultancy services


  1. Section I. Contracting authority
    1. Name, addresses and contact point(s)
      Ministero dell"Istruzione, dell"Università e della Ricerca Dipartimento per la Formazione Superiore e per la Ricerca Direzione generale per il coordinamento, la promozione e la valorizzazione della ricerca — Ufficio IV
      Michele Carcani 61
      Contact point(s): 00153
      Internet address(es):
      Internet address:
      General address:
      Address of the buyer profile:
      Further information can be obtained from:

      Other: Agenzia per l"Italia Digitale
      Via Liszt 21

    2. Type of the contracting authority
      Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
    3. Main activity
      Other: research and development
    4. Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
      The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
      Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria ‘Federico II’
      Via Sergio Pansini 5
      Contact point(s): 80131
  2. Section II. Object of the contract
    1. Description
      1. Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority

        Models and tools for the effective management of biomedical technologies in complex healthcare organizations. This Prior Information Notice announces an open market consultation and provides information at an early stage on the expected starting date and purchase volume for a pre-commercial procurement (PCP).

      2. Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

      3. Information on framework agreement
        The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
      4. Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services

        The tender ‘Models and tools for the effective management of biomedical technologies in complex healthcare organizations’ is a Research and Development tender aimed at defining and validating a solution for effective life-cycle management of new biomedical technologies in complex healthcare organizations, with particular reference to ‘Aziende Ospedaliere Universitarie’.

        The solution should support planning, selection, start-up, management and disposal of biomedical technologies, as well as the correlated and coherent changes of organizational structures, processes and functions of micro-entities, taking into account the fundamental goals of cost-effectiveness, mitigation of risks and improvement of clinical outcomes.

        The required services include experimental development and testing.

        The results of R&D are not reserved for the exclusive use of the Contracting Authority (Ministry of Education,University and Research and the above listed administrations); the rights on R&D results will be the subject of prior negotiation between the contracting authority, the beneficiary administrations, the suppliers and other public authorities.

        According to Article 158, paragraph 2, of the Code of Public Contracts (Legislative Decree No 50 of 18.4.2016), pre-commercial tenders are excluded from the scope of application of the Code, with the exception of the general principles included therein.

        The procurement will take the form of a pre-commercial procurement (PCP) under which R&D service contracts will be awarded to a number of R&D providers in parallel in a phased approach. This will make it possible to compare competing alternative solutions.

        Each selected operator will be awarded a framework agreement that covers 3 R&D phases.

        After each phase, intermediate evaluations will be carried out to progressively select the best of the competing solutions. The contractors with the best-value-for-money solutions will be offered a specific contract for the next phase. The pre-commercial procurement procedure is typically divided into the following three phases:

        Phase 1, ‘Solution design’;

        Phase 2, ‘Prototyping’;

        Phase 3, ‘Original development and validation and testing of a limited set of first products or services’.

        The R&D activity is conducted up to the production of a limited quantity of products / services, with the exclusion of large-scale production.

        The last phase is awarded to at least 2 suppliers. The phases will be ruled by a Framework Agreement between the contracting authority and each of the suppliers awarded in Phase 1; for each phase, the contractors may sign a specific contract, subordinated to the Framework Agreement. The Framework Agreement could not be compliant with the definition of Framework Agreement given in Legislative Decree No 50 of 18.4.2016.

        Testing of a limited set of products/services is expected to take place in the following University Hospitals ‘Federico II’ of Naples, ‘Mater Domini’ of Catanzaro and ‘Ospedali Riuniti (OO.RR.)’ of Foggia.

        The procurement will last approx. 24 months.

        Open market consultation

        In preparation for this PCP, all interested operators are invited to take part in an open market consultation (regardless of their geographic location, the size or governance structure of their organisation). The open market consultation will be organized in the form of meetings (e.g. live streaming public events), online meetings and Q&A forum.

        The open market consultation will provide you with an overview on the procurement objectives, the PCP process and the main clauses of the contract.

        Next open event will be held on Friday, 22.9.2017;

        # at Agenzia per l"Italia Digitale (AgID), Via Liszt 21, 00144 Roma, Italia.

        Further details will be provided with the publication of the event"s agenda.

        The event will be held in Italian. During the event, you will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

        Estimated value excluding VAT
        1 641 379.76 EUR
        This contract is divided into lots: no
      5. Common procurement vocabulary (CPV):
      6. Scheduled date for start of award procedures:
      7. Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA):
        The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
      8. Additional information:

        You can participate in the PCP call for tender even if you did not participate in the open market consultation.

        Offers will be accepted in Italian. All communication (before, during and after the procurement) will be carried out in Italian.

        All information provided during the open market consultation and other background information will be published online in Italian on the project website.

        More information:

        Please see the project website.

  1. Conditions relating to the contract
    1. Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them
  2. Conditions for participation
    1. Information about reserved contracts
  1. Information about European Union funds
    The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
  2. Additional information
  3. Information on general regulatory framework
  4. Date of dispatch of this notice

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