Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP)
Currently no existing solutions adequately meet the needs of People with Multimorbidity (PMM). Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) is a useful approach to the public procurement of R&D services where no near-to-the-market solutions exist yet.
The PCP can compare the pros and cons of alternative competing solutions, and de-risk the most promising innovations step-by-step via solution design, prototyping, development and first product testing.
PCP Process Questions
Do have questions about the project? Do you want to get in involved but don’t know how? Do you want to learn more about the PCP process? Ask your question here:
OPEN MARKET Consultation
Find out more about this significant next step in Stage 0 of the project and how to participate.
benefits of PCP
The benefits of the PCP approach are numerous for all stakeholders:
Identified customers and needs of the market
Competitive products developed with customers
Shorter time to market Global competitiveness
Fits SMEs and startups
Get the best products at lowest price
Pooling of resources
Technology developed according to real needs
Increased technology competence thanks to dialogue
Reduced risk in commercial tender
Increased quality in public service
Focus on increased political priorities and innovation work
Shared risks and benefits
Reduce cost of procurement
Reduce risk of innovation
Pathway to procurement
The chart below shows the Technology Readiness Levels (TRL), the Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) and Public Procurement of Innovative solutions (PPI) stages.