RaDAR is composed of a cross-border Buyers Group of 4 public organisations from 3 different European countries (France, Spain and Italy). They collaborate as early adopters of innovative solutions to address common needs in facing the challenge of AMR.
Complementarily, a diverse group supporting entities will ensure that the Buyers Group executes a procurement of innovative solutions that can meet the needs of other health care providers.
Group of buyers
Reseau des Acheteurs Hospitaliers – Resah
Created in 2007, Resah (https://www.resah.fr/) is a public Central Purchasing Body (CPB) that leverages the purchasing power of hospitals and nursing homes in France.
Resah is the only CPB specialized in both healthcare and medical-social sectors in France. It offers more than 4 000 public contracts, from 700 suppliers, which cover all healthcare procurement segments: medical and non-medical. In 2021, the total group procurement realised through Resah’s contracts was over 1.8 billion €.
Today the public organization has more than 700 members, including almost all French public and non-profit hospitals, nursing homes but also other public organisations. Nevertheless, it is not mandatory to be a member of Resah to get access to Resah’s contracts. In this sense all French public and private non-profit healthcare organisations can access Resah’s contracts.
In addition to the procurement, Resah has also its own expertise and resources centre with the following activities:
- Innovation center that applies knowledge collected through innovative European projects to national and regional initiatives
- Consulting department on procurement and logistic in the healthcare sector
- Training center dedicated to public procurers and companies working in the healthcare sector
- Press department publishing different types of content about public procurement and logistic in the healthcare sector
- Les Journées de l’Achat Hospitalier, an annual event organised every year in Paris
Active at international level, Resah is one of the founding and active members of the EHPPA association – European Health Public Procurement Alliance (https://www.ehppa.com/). Today, EHPPA assembles 12 CPBs from 10 different European countries with the objective to pool expertise, leverage performance and provide its members with a strategic position in the European health procurement market.
Institut Català d’Oncología – ICO
The Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) is a public non-profit centre working exclusively in the field of cancer. ICO is currently the cancer centre for almost 50% of the adult population of Catalonia and its approach to the disease is comprehensive, combining, all in one organisation, prevention, patient care, specialised training and research. Structured as a network, it comprises four centres (ICO L’Hospitalet, ICO Girona, ICO Badalona and ICO Tarragona i Terres de l’Ebre) that work in cooperation with university hospitals (Bellvitge, Dr. Josep Trueta, Germans Trias i Pujol and Joan XXIII), local hospitals, non-profit health research institutes and universities. Thus, a rich, stimulating and multidisciplinary environment and fertile scientific humus for biomedical research is provided to ensure the highest quality provision of health care.
Servicio Vasco de Salud Osakidetza – OSAK
Osakidetza is the Basque Public Health System provider of health care to more than 2 million inhabitants living in the Basque Country – a region located in the north of Spain, formed by three provinces: Biskay, Alava and Gipuzkoa. Osakidetza, a public body and financed by the Health Department of the Basque Government, is formed by a network of health centers (including hospitals, primary care centers, and mental health centers).
Osakidetza has been awarded with several prizes, and the Basque Country has received the Reference site prize for working more actively in the demonstration and implementation of innovative solutions to improve the quality of life of the population.
Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Department of Public Health – UNINA-DISAP
The University of Naples Federico II (UNINA) is composed by 26 departments, an academic staff of more than 3,000 faculties and an administrative staff of more than 4,500 employees. Student admission is over 100,000 students, making Federico II University the third largest in Italy. The Department of Public Health of the University of Naples “Federico II” is born with a vision of medicine focused on the concept of health prevention in living and working environments, on the study of bio-morphological and molecular mechanisms, on the management of health services in an interdisciplinary and social conception of Public Health. The Department of Public Health of the University of Naples “Federico II” promotes multidisciplinary research with the aim of developing innovative models and solutions for the effectiveness of the management and governance of Healthcare Services and Systems. The coordination of the institutional activities of the Department extends with the creation of extensive collaborations with other Departments and the Medical School of the University of Naples Federico II, with regional, national, European and international research and training organizations, both public and private, and with all the private entities involved, to promote excellence in national and international scientific research, Local Health Agencies, hospitals and Industry.
Agència de Qualitat i Avaluació Sanitàries de Catalunya – AquAS
The Agència de Qualitat i Avaluació Sanitàries de Catalunya (Agency for Health Quality and Assessment of Catalonia), AQuAS, is a public entity of the Catalan Ministry of Health with more than 25 years of history. Its mission is to generate scientific and relevant knowledge to contribute to the improvement of the quality, safety and sustainability of the healthcare system, with the main goal of supporting the decision-making process of the citizens, professionals, researchers, managers and policy makers. In order to promote the innovation uptake by the Catalan Health System and its actors, AQuAS promotes the use of different instruments for innovation adoption such as pre-commercial procurement of innovation (PCP) and public procurement of innovation (PPI). The participation of AQuAS on these instruments has been very broad, playing the role of coordinator, supporting entity or promoters of educational programmes and training in innovation.
AQuAS is currently coordinating RaDAR-PPI for the detection and control solutions on AMR, RITMOCORE-PPI for the procurement of cardiac implants-related innovative services.
Additionally, AQuAS has coordinated ANTISUPERBUGS-PCP on the detection of high-resistant organisms in hospital settings, DECIPHER-PCP the very first cross-border PCP in mobile health, PRO4VIP – CSA to prepare a public procurement of innovation and UP-rAIHSe novel education programme on innovation adoption. Finally, it can be highlighted the participation of AQuAS as WP/task leader in OncNGS-PCP (Tender preparation, Valued-based procurement and Evaluation Framework)), TIQUE-PCP (Valued-based procurement and Evaluation Framework), ECOQUIP+-PPI (support to the Catalan buyers), PiPPI CSA-on Public Procurement of Innovation (Value-based results set definition), PROCURA-PPI (Tender preparation); INSPIRE (as leader of Dissemination WP), STOP&GO (Procurement preparation) and iRAISE educational programme on innovation adoption (Lecturers, mentors and industry engagement).
Biogipuzkoa Health Research Institute (HRI)
Biogipuzkoa HRI manages all research carried out in within the framework of the public Basque Health Service (Osakidetza) in the territory of Gipuzkoa, both at the primary care and at the hospital level, including all clinical trials. Its general aim is to improve people’s health through its multi-institutional and inter-disciplinary collaborative structure. With the purpose of boosting scientific advances, the Biogipuzkoa has managed to establish a unique composition that makes it stand out from all the other Institutes, through the integration of the most important technological agents in Gipuzkoa. Biogipuzkoa currently aims to become a national and international centre of reference in the field of translational research and innovation in the medical and health technologies.
Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Medicale – INSERM
Inserm is a public scientific and technological institute which operates under the joint authority of the French Ministries of Health and Research. The institute is dedicated to biomedical research and human health, and is involved in the entire range of activities from the laboratory to the patient’s bedside. It also partners with the most prestigious research institutions in the world that are committed to scientific challenges and progress in these fields. From 2017 to 2021, INSERM coordinated the European Joint Action on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated infections (EU-JAMRAI).
The International Network for SMEs – INSME
INSME – The International Network for Small and Medium Enterprises, is a non-profit organisation that contributes to the promotion of innovation in SMEs, and in establishing a more fertile entrepreneurial ecosystem worldwide.
The Network works under the auspices of the OECD and can count on the support of 65 Members from 35 different countries around the globe: 38 from Europe, 12 from Asia, 7 from North America, 4 from South America, and 4 from Africa.
Our members are organisations supporting SMEs and entrepreneurship, public and private entities and policymakers; the membership base is diverse, including technology transfer and innovation stakeholders, development banks, financial actors, academic institutions, business support organizations, and chambers of commerce which involve on a second-tier level thousands of SMEs: CEA-PME, Confapi and other confederations of SMEs are part of our network.
JERA Consulting LTD – JERA
JERA Consulting is an independent consultancy specialising in innovation procurement since 2006.
Working across Europe, we provide expert support and training to organisations implementing innovation procurement projects and agencies building competence in innovation procurement.