Services - 318184-2017

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11/08/2017    S153

Italy-Rome: Research and development services and related consultancy services

2017/S 153-318184

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: 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
Postal address: Michele Carcani 61
Town: Roma
Postal code: 00153
Country: Italy
Contact person: Agenzia per l'Italia Digitale (AgID), Area Innovazione della Pubblica Amministrazione — Servizio strategie di procurement e innovazione del mercato

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from:
Official name: Agenzia per l'Italia Digitale
Postal address: Via Liszt 21
Town: Rome
Postal code: 00144
Country: Italy
Internet address:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity
Other: research and development
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Official name: Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria ‘Federico II’
Postal address: Via Sergio Pansini 5
Town: Naples
Postal code: 80131
Country: Italy

Official name: Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Mater Domini
Postal address: Via Tommaso Campanella 115
Town: Catanzaro
Country: Italy

Official name: Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria ‘Ospedali Riuniti (OO.RR.)’
Postal address: Viale Luigi Pinto 25
Town: Foggia
Postal code: 71122
Country: Italy

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.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).
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 8: Research and development services

NUTS code ITF33 Napoli,ITF46 Not specified,ITF63 Catanzaro

II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.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 cost excluding VAT: 1 641 379,76 EUR


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.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.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: