Call for proposals to support structured dialogue at national or regional level on public procurement in the health sector – HERA

Closed

Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

EU4Health Programme 2021-2027

Programme Description

The Program aims to improve and promote health in the Union to reduce the burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases by:

  • protecting people from serious cross-border health threats
  • improving the availability, accessibility and affordability of medicines, medical devices and other crisis-related products in the EU
  • strengthening national health systems
Programme Details

Identifier Code

EU4H-2022-PJ-15

Call

Call for proposals to support structured dialogue at national or regional level on public procurement in the health sector – HERA

Summary

This action will contribute to address vulnerabilities within the Union related to procurement, stockpiling and distribution of medical countermeasures as outlined in the HERA mission.

Detailed Call Description

The proposed action supports Member States in organising a thorough assessment of public procurement in the health sector at national and/or regional level by way of collective intelligence.

This assessment should be organised by relevant national/regional stakeholders that will involve interested Member States’ authorities. The assessment will be organised in working themes that will facilitate exchanges and will collect and analyse the information and data provided. Working sessions and conferences will be organised in Member States that require this support in the preparation of the national or regional procurement strategy. A European conference will be organised in order to inform Member States on the recommendations provided, including on good practices and will encourage further exchange of experience.

Specific action-level indicators for reporting purposes

  • Number of stakeholders included in the mapping (i.e. outreach of the activity)
  • Number of information products (e.g. data, statistics, graphical representations etc) stemming from the mapping
  • Number of key stakeholders identified by topic (i.e. stakeholders’ mapping)
  • Number of events (e.g. brainstorming sessions, dialogues etc.) organized by topic
  • Number of participants to the events by topic and by country
  • Number of stakeholders involved in the reflection on public procurement strategies, by topic, by type (Member States, beneficiaries, health care entities etc) and by country
  • Number of stakeholders endorsing the recommendations/strategies produced, by topic, by type (Member States, beneficiaries, health care entities etc) and by country
  • Number of participants to the project conference by type and by country

Call Total Budget

€5,000,000

Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan

The costs will be reimbursed at the funding rate fixed in the Grant Agreement (maximum 60%). Your organisation can apply for a higher project funding rate (maximum 80%) if your project is of “exceptional utility”. Actions shall be considered to have exceptional utility where at least 30% of the budget of the proposed action is allocated to Member States whose GNI per inhabitant is less than 90% of the Union average; or the project concerns actions with bodies from at least 14 Member States and where at least four (4) are from Member States whose GNI per inhabitant is less than 90% of the EU average.

 

Thematic Categories

  • Health

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • International Organisations
  • Private Bodies
  • Semi-governmental organisations
  • State-owned Enterprises

Eligibility For Participation Notes

In order to be eligible for funding, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must be legal entities (public or private bodies) established in EU Member States or EEA countries and countries associated to the EU4Health Programme or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement.

For the specific eligibility criteria (including consortium composition and type of eligible applicants) of each topic, please visit the detailed description of the topic of your interest in the call document (section 2).

Call Opening Date

15/09/2022

Call Closing Date

21/02/2023

National Contact Point(s)

Ministry of Health, Department of European Affairs

Ms MAKRIGIORGI Elena
emakrigiorgi@moh.gov.cy

(Publish Date: 23/09/2022-for internal use only)

EU Contact Point

Stefan DE KEERSMAECKER
Telephone: +32 2 298 46 80
Email: stefan.de-keersmaecker@ec.europa.eu

Darragh CASSIDY

Telephone: +32 2 298 39 78
Email: darragh.cassidy@ec.europa.eu