Services - 276503-2021

02/06/2021    S105

Spain-Sabadell: Design-modelling services

2021/S 105-276503

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Consorcio Corporació Sanitària Parc Taulí de Sabadell
National registration number: Q5850005I
Postal address: C/ Parc del Taulí, 1, Edificio La Salut, Secretaría Técnica de Asuntos Jurídicos y de Contratación.
Town: Sabadell
NUTS code: ES511 Barcelona
Postal code: 08208
Country: Spain
Contact person: Unidad de Contratación Pública
Telephone: +34 937458403
Fax: +34 937239842
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
Official name: ECOQUIP
Town: Sabadell
NUTS code: ES511 Barcelona
Country: Spain
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Market Sounding Concerning Innovation in the Joint Replacement Care Pathway to Improve Patient Outcomes

II.1.2)Main CPV code
72242000 Design-modelling services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

This Prior Inforamtion Notice has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union to launch a call for innovative solutions and period of open market consultation and to inform a future tender concerning the personalisation of joint replacement, shifting from a ‘best fit’ scenario to tailor-made joints for each patient. The documentation provides all interested parties with information concerning this challenge and an opportunity to express interest and participate in a market sounding in advance of an open market consultation event later in the year.

(more information provided in section II.2.4).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33100000 Medical equipments
33110000 Imaging equipment for medical, dental and veterinary use
33111600 Radiography devices
33115100 CT scanners
33141750 Artificial joints
33183100 Orthopaedic implants
33183200 Orthopaedic prostheses
33195000 Patient-monitoring system
72212321 Computer-aided design (CAD) software development services
79810000 Printing services
79823000 Printing and delivery services
33183000 Orthopaedic support devices
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: ES511 Barcelona
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

CSPT will be launching a tender in the first half of 2022 with the objective to fundamentally rethink the joint replacement care pathway to improve patient outcomes.

Tailor-made solutions would remove the resource-intensive preparation for surgery and optimise the joint replacement process. By 'tailor-made' we mean bespoke implants and patient-specific instrumentation enabled by precision measurement taking into account variables such as height, weight, age, derived during the pre-operative examination process that can be processed to enable on-demand, personalised manufacture of implants and patient-specific instrumentation.

The traceability of the whole surgical process from the point when the responsible surgeon indicates a surgery until it is carried out is necessary to monitor the whole process. This is essential for compliance with European regulations on custom-made medical devices.

CSPT is not alone in having identified this opportunity and the potential for transformation of this care pathway. In launching market engagement exercise we are joining forces with other interested buyers (Biodonostia Health Research Institute (Spain); Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus (Spain); Hospital Clínic de Barcelona (Spain) and Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos (Lithuania)) to communicate this need for innovation to the market. We are calling on all parts of the supply chain together with innovation networks to respond to this call for innovation. In moving this procurement forward, we need to understand the current state of the art, product and service developments coming on stream, ideas emerging from R&D projects, and opportunities co-creation with suppliers to help us to deliver a progressive and forward shifting from a ‘best fit’ scenario to tailor-made joints for each patient. We are therefore now entering into an open market consultation with potential suppliers.

The current Prior Information Notice (PIN) in the Official Journal of the European Union aims to provide advance notice of this tender and launch a period of market sounding and consultation in advance of the formal tender process. The purpose of this market engagement is to seek feedback from all parts of the supply chain on the different options that are, or could be, available given the right market conditions, that will enable CSPT and its partners to enhance patient outcomes through innovative solutions in to improve joint replacement care pathway.

We are interested in hearing from all parts of the supply-chain on the appetite, capability and capacity of the market to offer solutions that meets our requirements. We are interested in information and innovation from all parts of the supply chain that could:

• contribute to achieving improvements in one or more aspects of the requirement;

• contribute to a new total solution;

• provide a total solution;

• provide information on potential barriers that would need to be overcome to deliver the solution;

• scope for co-creation with suppliers.

The Market Sounding Prospectus is available in in both English and Spanish languages in the following website:

Interested parties from all parts of the supply chain are invited to express their interest as well as register for market consultation events by completing the available response form in both English and Spanish languages. Please complete the form as fully as possible.

Deadline for completion of response forms is 3 September 2021.

II.2.14)Additional information

Interested operators can participate in the call for tender even if did not participate in the OMC. Participation in the OMC will not be a requirement to submit a proposal to the tender, does not lead to any rights or privileges for the participants, and is not part of any pre-qualification or selection process.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This PIN is being published as part of a pre-procurement market sounding activity to investigate the feasibility and options to deliver a solution. The purpose of this PIN is to:

— forewarn the market that a procurement exercise may begin in the future,

— alert the market to innovative requirements, prior to any potential procurement process,

— facilitate participation in the market consultation process and ensure that the pre-procurement process is open and transparent. This PIN is an indication only of potential future procurement activity and is not a commitment to procure. This PIN is not part of any pre-qualification or selection process.

This project has received funding from the European Union COSME Programme under grant agreement No 857790.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: