Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

Specific requirements for Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) projects co-financed by the European Commission

The consortia of public procurers should take into consideration a series of requirements when applying for EC co-financing for undertaking joint PCP procurement.
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The attached document summarises how these requirements stimulate innovation while respecting the public procurement directives, the Treaty principles as well as the competition rules and tackle the following topics:

  1. competitive process in phases to reduce the R&D risk for procurers and enable companies of all size to participate
  2. IPR rights distributed among public procurers and suppliers so to encourage widespread commercialisation of results
  3. PCP process inviting European wide industry involvement