Market Sounding and Consultation

Anti-microbial resistance (AMR) is a significant and growing societal challenge. Innovation is needed to rapidly detect and control AMR in a number of settings, not least healthcare facilities and hospitals. The RaDAR project brings together healthcare buyers to undertake a collaborative procurement of rapid AMR detection and control systems.

Market Sounding Prospectus

The RaDAR buyers group has identified an unmet need for rapid detection of multi-drug resistant microorganisms (MDROs) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) management and control systems.

We are now entering a phase of dialogue with the market in advance of a collaborative tendering process at the second half of 2023.

The unmet needs and preliminary clinical demands are set out in a Market Sounding Prospectus (MSP).

At the end of 2023 the RaDAR buyers group will launch tenders for innovative solutions to address this challenge. In order to progress to tender in the most effective way, we want to understand the market’s ability to respond and also how the buyers can facilitate supply chain innovation to deliver what is needed.

The group has therefore published a market sounding and call for innovative solutions, to open a dialogue with the supply chain and provide an opportunity for potential solution providers to express interest and provide feedback.

Following this consultative phase, the buyers group will refine their specific requirements and tendering process in line with the market feedback, anticipated innovation timelines and wider stakeholder validation, to enable and support the procurement of innovative solutions and the participation of SMEs.

Responses are invited from all parts of the supply chain to enable the buyers group to refine their clinical demand specification and inform our collaborative tender specification and strategy.

Please respond using the Market Response Form as soon as possible and at the latest by 3 February 2023.

Open Market Consultation Events

The market sounding will be followed by a series of Open Market Consultation (OMC) workshops, which will be held both in person and online

  • International online workshop                1 March 2023
  • Naples (hybrid event)                             2 March 2023
  • Paris (hybrid event)                                8 March 2023
  • Barcelona (hybrid event)                        9 March 2023
  • San Sebastian (hybrid event)                10 March 2023

You can register for the Open Market Consultation events and express interest for bi-lateral meetings between buyers and potential suppliers via the Market Response Form.

Call for innovative solutions

This document is the second step in an Open Market Consultation (OMC) that began in March 2022 with the publication of a first Prior Information Notice (PIN) in the Official Journal of the European Union providing advance notice of a forthcoming tender concerning the collaborative procurement of innovative solutions to address the urgent need for rapid detection and effective infection control systems for antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The PIN invited all parts of the supply chain and other interested parties to register their interest. This process is now closed, and we are entering a new phase of detailed consultation.

To this end, a second PIN was published in November 2022 to launch a period of market sounding and open market consultation based on a more detailed presentation of the preliminary requirements of the four buyers involved in this collaborative procurement. (Note: there is no requirement to have registered prior interest in order to respond to this current call for solutions).


Who are the four buyers in the collaborative buyers forum?

Four European healthcare buyers have identified an unmet need for rapid detection of multi-drug resistant microorganisms (MDROs) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) management and control systems to combat a serious and growing global problem.

  • Reseau des Acheteurs Hospitaliers – Resah
  • Institut Català d’Oncología – ICO
  • Servicio Vasco de Salud Osakidetza – OSAK
  • Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Department of Public Health – UNINA-DISAP

What is market sounding?

Market sounding is a pre-tender activity. Its purpose is to provide advance notice of new requirements ahead of a tendering process and to help assess the appetite, capacity and capability of the market to respond to the customer’s requirements over time. This helps the customer to design an effective procurement strategy.

Do we need to complete the market response form in order to tender for the contracts?

No. This is not a call for competition or a pre-qualification exercise. It is a prior market sounding exercise to provide advance information of our requirements and open a dialogue with the supply chain. The feedback from the supply chain will be used to inform our future tender specifications and strategy.

Interested operators can participate in any future call for tenders or procurement process even if they did not participate in the prior market sounding and consultation. Participation in the market sounding and consultation will not be a requirement to submit a proposal to the tender, does not lead to any rights or privileges for the participants and is not part of a pre-qualification process.

Will our responses be evaluated?

No. Market sounding and consultation is not an evaluation of individual suppliers. It’s purpose is to assess the state of the market as a whole.

When will the tenders be published?

The indicative procurement timeline can be found in the Market Sounding Prospectus. Currently, we anticipate publishing the call for tender in the second half of 2023.

How many company representatives can register for the market events?

Each company can register up to three participants.

I have further questions, who should I contact?

We invite you to direct any other question to