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17/11/2017    S221

Italy-Rome: Design and execution of research and development

2017/S 221-460427

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: Rome
Postal code: 00153
Country: Italy
Contact person: Agenzia per l'Italia Digitale (AgID)
For the attention of: 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:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

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 Sanitaria Provinciale (ASP) di Vibo Valentia
Postal address: Via Dante Alighieri
Town: Vibo Valentia
Postal code: 89900
Country: Italy

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

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Home caring Platform for the management and control of terminally ill patients. 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 ITF64 Vibo Valentia

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 aim of this procurement is to trigger new solutions to be developed and tested to address the following challenge faced by the beneficiary administration:
Development of an innovative home care management system for terminally ill patients, specifically targeted at the needs expressed in the area where it is necessary to intervene to provide more and more efficient and avant-garde services in patient care and in support of specialized staff and concerned families.
The new system features will have to meet:
— reduced cost of purchase;
— reduced operating cost;
— simplicity of use (also for caregivers);
— high reliability and durability;
— modularity;
— expandability to employment in public and private regional structures
— development of innovative devices;
— use of normal communication and data transmission systems;
— possibility of Interfacing with other existing systems and devices;
— easy installation;
— ease of use;
— using automatic functions to perform simpler and more routine controls;
— using automatic functions for remote health monitoring;
— reporting of critical events;
— training and training functions also at a distance of the operators;
— the emergence of new organizational models affecting the creation of integrated assistance networks;
— structure of an ‘intelligent’ service platform;
— realization of therapeutic-relief continuity
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 n. 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 three 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 two 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 n. 50 of April 18, 2016.Testing of a limited set of products/services is expected to take place in the province of Vibo Valentia, which includes 50 municipalities.
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 organization). 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 December 12;
# at Agenzia per l'Italia Digitale (AgID), via Liszt 21, 00144 Roma Italian.
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)

73300000 Design and execution of research and development

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 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: