The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a need for coordination and cooperation at a European, national, regional and even local level in the health sector. The pandemic has unveiled already-existing weaknesses in EU countries’ supply chain and public procurement.
The call “EU4H-2022-PJ-4 — Call for proposals to support structured dialogue at national or regional level on public procurement in the health sector – HERA” (AWP reference CP-g-22-01.05) supports the policy priority to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and implements the EU4Health programme’s objective of protecting people in the EU from serious cross-border health threats.
The aim of the call is to support EU countries in organising a thorough assessment of public procurement in the health sector at national and/or regional level.
The call is expected to:
- Develop new/ improved national and regional strategies on public procurement;
- Make current practices more resilient and efficient all over the Union;
- Increase preparedness for future health crises.
The total budget amounts to € 5 million and the deadline for applications is 21 February 2023, 17:00 (CET).
EU4Health, with a budget of €5.3 billion, is the fourth and largest of the EU health programmes. The EU4Health programme goes beyond an ambitious response to the COVID-19 crisis to address the resilience of European healthcare systems. The programme provides funding to national authorities, health organisations and other bodies through grants and public procurement, contributing to a healthier Europe.
HaDEA implements the EU4Health programme by managing calls for proposals and tenders from 2021 to 2027.
Source: European Commission I HADEA (https://bit.ly/3Ug9t6R)