Services - 170501-2022

01/04/2022    S65

Spain-Saragossa: Research and experimental development services

2022/S 065-170501

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud
Postal address: Calle S. Juan Bosco, 13
Town: Zaragoza
NUTS code: ES24 Aragón
Postal code: 50009
Country: Spain
Contact person: Pablo Bertolín
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Servicio Aragonés de Salud
Postal address: Plaza de la Convivencia, 2
Town: Zaragoza
NUTS code: ES243 Zaragoza
Postal code: 50071
Country: Spain
Contact person: Rosana Anglés
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: National Rehabilitation Hospital
Postal address: Rochestown Avenue
Town: Dún Laoghaire
NUTS code: IE06 Eastern and Midland
Postal code: A96 E2H2
Country: Ireland
Contact person: Sarah Kearney
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra EPE
Postal address: Praceta Prof. Mota Pinto
Town: Coimbra
NUTS code: PT16E Região de Coimbra
Postal code: 3004-561
Country: Portugal
Contact person: Sandra de Sousa
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement
In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law:

This PCP is carried out by Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud, lead procurer acting in the name and on behalf of the buyers group in I.1). The applicable national procurement law is Spanish.

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local agency/office
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Health R&D

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Pre-commercial Public Procurement of Comprehensive Services to Patients in Need of Tele-rehabilitation in Isolated Areas, enhanced by Edge Technology, New Care Pathways and Community Support (ROSIA)

II.1.2)Main CPV code
73100000 Research and experimental development services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

This contract notice invites interested operators to submit tenders to a procurement.

The procurement aims to trigger new solutions to be developed and tested to address the following challenge: to unlock the tele-rehabilitation market by purchasing the development of a technological innovation ecosystem, enabling service providers to provide telerehabilitation, and self-management of rehabilitation & self-care at home, at scale. The ecosystem’s design should enable the flexible implementation of a value-based and integrated-care model, enable data driven intervention and the seamless integration of third-party solutions. This PCP procurement is a joint procurement by different procurers across Europe that are all facing the same common challenge and are thus looking for similar solutions (so-called 'buyers group'). More information can be found on the ROSIA PCP website:

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 3 223 141.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
32441100 Telemetry surveillance system
32441300 Telematics system
33000000 Medical equipments, pharmaceuticals and personal care products
33100000 Medical equipments
33190000 Miscellaneous medical devices and products
33195000 Patient-monitoring system
33196000 Medical aids
33197000 Medical computer equipment
33692000 Medical solutions
48000000 Software package and information systems
48180000 Medical software package
48814000 Medical information systems
48814200 Patient-administration system
48814400 Clinical information system
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
72212180 Medical software development services
72212190 Educational software development services
72212211 Platform interconnectivity software development services
72212930 Training and entertainment software development services
72212931 Training software development services
75122000 Administrative healthcare services
80320000 Medical education services
80420000 E-learning services
80561000 Health training services
85140000 Miscellaneous health services
85141210 Home medical treatment services
85323000 Community health services
48211000 Platform interconnectivity software package
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: ES24 Aragón
NUTS code: IE06 Eastern and Midland
NUTS code: PT16E Região de Coimbra
Main site or place of performance:

Main site or place of performance: at least 50 % of the contracted R&D services on the EU member states or H2020 associated countries.

Testing is expected to take place at 2 sites per procurer.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

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: solution design, prototyping and validation and testing of a limited set of first products or services.

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.

• Phase 1: Solution design:

This phase is a feasibility study of the selected technologies and proposals, which aims to verify the technical, economic and organisational feasibility of each company’s offer. The expected output from participating companies is a report describing the results of the feasibility study.

The total budget for the R&D contracts in this phase is EUR 82.645 (excluding VAT) and the maximum budget per R&D contract is EUR 16.529 (excluded VAT). Should there is any leftover from this phase, it will be transferred to the next one. From this sum, it is expected that at least 5 contracts will be awarded. But if there are at least 3, ROSIA PCP could be started. This phase will last for 4 months.

• Phase 2: Prototype development:

The purpose of this phase is to develop the most promising ideas, shown in Phase 1, into well-defined prototypes. Selected companies will each develop a prototype based on the results of their feasibility study. The aim is to verify to what extent the prototype’s main features meet the functional and performance requirements set in the challenge. Participating companies are expected to deliver a prototype specification and lab demonstration. It is expected that the budget for this phase will be EUR 743.802 (excluding VAT) and the maximum budget per R&D contract will be EUR 247.934 (excluding VAT). Should there is any leftover from this phase, it will be transferred to the next one. From this sum, it is expected that at least 3 bidders will be selected for Phase 2. But if there are at least 2, ROSIA Phase 2 could be started.This phase will last 10 months.

• Phase 3. Validation and field test:

This phase aims to verify and compare the full feature set and performance of different solutions in real-life operational conditions of the targeted public service. Expected output from participating companies includes field testing, field test specification, specification of the final solution, other related technical documentation and an updated cost/benefit evaluation. It is expected that the budget for this phase will be EUR 2.396.695 (excluding VAT) and the maximum budget per R&D contract will be EUR 1.198.347 (excluding VAT). 2 projects will be selected for this phase. This phase will last 14 months.

In Phase 3, all the solutions will be tested in 2 sites per member of the Buyers Group Members:

- Somontano de Barbastro Shire, Aragon (Spain)

- Teruel, Aragon (Spain)

- Penela, Coimbra (Portugal)

- Soure, Coimbra (Portugal)

- CHO 6: Community Healthcare East, Dublin South East, Dun Laoghaire, Wicklow (Ireland)

- CHO 7: Community Healthcare, Dublin South, Kildare and West Wicklow (Ireland)

This testing may also serve as a first customer test reference for the contractors.

The procurement is expected to start in 31th March 2022 and end in 30th May 2025.

The selected operators will retain ownership of the intellectual property rights (IPRs) that they generate during the PCP and will be able to use them to exploit the full market potential of the developed solutions i.e. beyond the procurement.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 3 223 141.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 19/10/2022
End: 30/05/2025
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

This procurement receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, under grant agreement No 101017606 — ROSIA (see EU has given a grant for this procurement, but is not participating as a contracting authority in the procurement.

II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

A framework agreement and a specific contract for phase 1 will be awarded.It is expected to award a minimum of 5 contractors in this phase. A call-off will be organised for phase 2, with the aim of awarding a minimum of 3 contracts and for phase 3, for a minimum of 2 contracts. Only offers from contractors that successfully completed one phase will be eligible for the next.

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2021/S 102-269087
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 30/06/2022
Local time: 13:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 01/07/2022
Local time: 12:00


Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

In Financial Offers Openning bidders will be welcomed to participate.

The dates and conditions for participating in the online Financial Offers openning acts will be comunicated through the PLASC (Spanish Public Sector Contract Platform).

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
VI.3)Additional information:

The procurement is exempted from the EU public procurement directives (including the EU procurement remedies directives 89/665/EEC and 92/13/EEC — see above) and the national laws that implement them. Publication of this notice in the Official Journal is not to be understood as a waiver of this exemption by the contracting authority.

Publication is made on a voluntary basis and the procurement will not follow the procedures under the EU public procurement directives, but rather the procedure described in the tender documentation.

For further information:

1- ROSIA project website:

2- ROSIA carried out an open market consultation (OMC) process to inform about the specifications of the tender and to gather information from the market. All materials and recordings are available at . Participation in the OMC events is not a prerequisite for submitting a tender to this call.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Department Counselor of Health of Aragon Government
Postal address: Plaza de la Convivencia, 1
Town: Zaragoza
Postal code: 50071
Country: Spain
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Any legal claim, petition or application for judicial review, with regard to the ROSIA PCP procedure, whether before civil law courts or administrative courts, shall be made before the Spanish jurisdiction (Zaragoza courts). By submitting a Bid, the Bidder accepts the exclusive jurisdiction of Spanish courts (Zaragoza courts).

During the standstill period provided in Time Schedule (section 2.6 TD1 document), bidders may request information, challenge the Evaluation Committee decisions (as provided in the following paragraph) and file the appeals they deem appropriate.

Decisions taken with regard to the selection of bidders, awarding them with Phases 1, 2 or 3 or excluding them from the ROSIA PCP procedure appeals may be filed before the Department Counselor of Health of the Government of Aragon in accordance with the provisions of art. 64.2 Law 5/2021, of June 29, on the Organization and Legal Regime of the Autonomous Public Sector of Aragon, and in article 121 of Law 39/2015, of October 1, on the Procedure Common Administrative Office of Public Administrations within a period of 1 month from the day following the publication of this agreement in the IACS contractor profile hosted on the Spanish Public Sector Contract Platform (PLACSP).

Any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with the execution of the Framework Agreement or of the Phases contracts entered into between the Buyers Group and the Contractor, shall be heard by the Spanish jurisdiction (Zaragoza courts).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Contracting Unit (Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud)
Postal address: C/San Juan Bosco, 13
Town: Zaragoza
Postal code: 50009
Country: Spain
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: