Services - 299404-2022

03/06/2022    S107

Spain-Barcelona: Research and experimental development services

2022/S 107-299404

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Fundación de Gestión Sanitaria del Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
National registration number: G59780494
Postal address: Sant Antoni M. Claret, 167 - Pabellón Sant Antoni planta baja
Town: Barcelona
NUTS code: ES511 Barcelona
Postal code: 08025
Country: Spain
Contact person: Unidad de Contratación
Telephone: +34 935537621
Fax: +34 935537631
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Azienda Sanitaria Locale Avellino
National registration number: IT 02600160648
Postal address: Via degli Imbimbo, 10/12
Town: Avellino
NUTS code: ITF34 Avellino
Postal code: 831000
Country: Italy
Contact person: Anna Marro
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Region Västerbotten
National registration number: SE 894000-9437
Postal address: Region Västerbotten, 901 89 Umeå
Town: Umeå
NUTS code: SE331 Västerbottens län
Postal code: 901 89
Country: Sweden
Contact person: Andreas Lundqvist
Internet address(es):
Main address:
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 the HSP appointed as lead procurer to coordinate and lead the PCP in the name and on behalf of buyers group listed 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
Other type: contracting entity
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Pre-Commercial Procurement to buy R&D (research and development) services to deliver quick responses for individuals with advanced heart failure and complex care needs through integrated care (TIQUE)

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:

The developement and validation of innovative solutions to support healthcare services to provide rapid responses to people with AHF and complex care needs through integrated care.

The main technical challenges to be adressed are: TIQUE challenges the industry, through a PCP process, to create disruptive, technology-enabled, all-in-one, flexible and adaptable solutions to support the delivery of predictive, preventive, personalised and participatory integrated care for patients with AHF, facilitating the provision of the right care, at the right time, in the right place within a value-based care service

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 solution.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 3 660 392.56 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: ES511 Barcelona
NUTS code: ITF34 Avellino
NUTS code: SE331 Västerbottens län
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.

The 3 phases are:

- R&D up to solution design

- R&D up to a prototype

- R&D up to original development, 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.

Testing is expected to take place at the following sites:

• HSP reference area, Catalonia (Spain).

• Avellino, Campania Region (Italy).

• Region Västerbotten (Sweden).

This testing may also serve as a first customer test reference for the contractors. The procurement is expected to start on 31st May 2022 and end on 9th December 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.

The total budget for the PCP is 4,429,075 € (Spanish VAT, 21%, included) covering all contracts to procurers in all phases.

- a minimum of four (4) contractors for phase 1

- a minimum of three (3) Phase 2 and

- a minimum of two (2) contractors for phase 3.

Phase I: Solution design:

This phase aims to elaborate the solution design and determine the approach to be taken to develop the new solutions and demonstrate the technical, financial and commercial feasibility of the proposed concepts and approach to meet the procurement needs. The total budget for R&D contracts in this phase is 120.000 € (including Spanish VAT) and the Maximum budget per contractor is 30.000 € (including Spanish VAT, 21%). From this sum it is expected that at least 4 contracts will be awarded. This phase will last for 3 months and 14 days.

Phase II: Prototype development:

This phase aims to develop, demonstrate, and validate defined prototypes in lab conditions. Participating companies are expected to deliver a Prototype specification, a Prototype demonstration, a Development Plan, an implementation plan of a limited volume of services for field- testing, and an Updated cost/benefits forecast incl. preliminary business plan. The total budget for R&D contracts in this phase is 1.350.000 € (including Spanish VAT) and the Maximum budget per contractor is 450.000 € (including Spanish VAT, 21%). From this sum it is expected that at least 3 contracts will be awarded. This phase will last for 9 months and 12 days.

Phase III: Pilot testing

This phase aims to implement and assess developed prototypes in real world conditions in the 3 procurers’ environments. The expected output from participating companies includes the implementation of the 3 testing sites; an overall assessment and success verification; and an updated cost/benefits forecast, including a more detailed business plan. The total budget for R&D contracts in this phase is 3.959.075 € (including Spanish VAT) and the Maximum budget per contractor is 1.979.537,5 € (including Spanish VAT, 21%). From this sum it is expected that at least 2 contracts will be awarded. This phase will last for 14 months and 16 days.

For phases 1 and 2, contracts will be financed until the remaining budget is insufficient to fund the next best tender. The budget left over from the previous phase will be transferred to the next phase, so that the total budget available for phases 2 and 3 may be higher than indicated (although the maximum budget per contractor will always remain the same).

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
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 11/11/2022
End: 09/12/2025
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 is funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 965356 — TIQUE ( The EU has awarded a grant for this procurement but is not participating as a contracting authority in the procurement.

II.2.14)Additional information

See section VI.3)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

Selection criteria as stated in the tender documents

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 4 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 141-374082
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 15/09/2022
Local time: 23:59
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: 19/09/2022
Local time: 10:00


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 Public Procurement Platform of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya)

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:

Participation in the open market consultation that was held as part of the preparation for this procurement is not a prerequisite for submitting a tender.

This procurement is exempted from the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA), the EU public procurement directives and the national laws that implement them. This is because it concerns the procurement of R&D services where the benefits do not accrue exclusively to the contracting authority for its use in the conduct of its own affairs.

Publication of this contract notice in the EU Official Journal is not to be understood as a waiver of this exemption. 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.

The open procedure was chosen in Section IV.1.1) ‘Procedure’ for formal reasons only. This is because it is not possible to publish a contract notice without selecting one of the listed procedures.

Offers may be submitted in English. All communication (before, during and after the procurement) can be made in English.

For further information:

1- TIQUE project website:

2- TIQUE 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: The court of first instance of Barcelona
Town: Barcelona
Country: Spain
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: In accordance with the WIPO Mediation Rules
Town: Brussels
Country: Belgium
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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.

The deadlines for the review procedures at the bodies for review and mediation, mentioned in IV.4.1) and IV.4.2) are: 1 month / 60 calendar days.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Contracting Unit (Fundación de Gestión Sanitaria del Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
Town: Barcelona
Country: Spain
Internet address:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: