The CIVILnEXt consortium, the project coordinator NCSRD and the hosting partner KEMEA organize the “Open Market Consultation” two day event on the 6th & 7th of November 2018 in Athens, Greece.
The aim of this event is twofold -
1. To raise awareness on the Procurement ofCIVILnEXt regarding the development of an Operation Control Platform (OCP) that will support the execution of civilian CSDP missions
2. To collect valuable insights on Industry expectations and skills which can be used to perfect the tender specifications
Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) challenges the industry from the demand side to develop innovative solutions for public sector needs and provides a first customer reference which enables companies to create competitive advantage in the market. PCP enables public procurers to compare alternative potential solution approaches and filter out the best possible solutions the market can deliver in order to address the public need. More specifically, in Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP):
- The scope is R&D services only: R&D can cover activities such as solution exploration, design and prototyping, up to the original development with a limited volume of first products or services in the form of a test series.
- The application of risk-benefit sharing: The public purchaser does not reserve the R&D results exclusively for their own use: Public authorities and the industry share the risks and benefits of the R&D which is necessary in order to develop new innovative solutions that outperform those available in the market.
- A competitive procurement designed to exclude State aid: Organising the risk-benefit sharing and the entire procurement process in a manner ensuring maximum competition, transparency, openness, fairness and pricing at market conditions, therefore enabling the public purchaser to identify the best possible solutions the market can offer