Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP)
The Process

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

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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

Increase employment


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.


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