EU co-funded project ROSIA closes its call for tender with 10 bids

EU co-funded project ROSIA closes its call for tender with 10 bids

EU co-funded project ROSIA closes its call for tender with 10 bids

ROSIA closes call for tender
  • A total of 10 bids were received by the 30 June deadline
  • The award report will be published on 29 September

Zaragoza, 15 July 2022.– H2020 co-funded PCP (Pre-Commercial Procurement) project ROSIA PCP has closed its call for tender with a promising total of 10 bids received. The call remained open from March 31st until June 30th on the Spanish Public Procurement Platform, where the award report will be published on September 29th.

The formal tender-opening session (Administrative and Technical envelopes) was held confidentially on July 1st. After studying the proposals, confirming that all requirements were met, and clarifying any ambiguities, the total number of 10 bids was formally announced.

Many of the bids were submitted by consortia formed by an international set of companies. Given the broad scope of the ROSIA’s tender, this is another promising sign.

The bids will be evaluated during July and August, and on September 9th the Financial envelopes will be opened in an session to which all non-excluded bidders will be invited. The list of awarded proposals will then be published on September 29th, and the signature of contracts for phase 1 will take place on October 19th.

Following the PCP process, the five awarded consortia in the tender will compete during the design phase of the solution (Phase 1) and the three solutions receiving the highest evaluations by the technical committee will move on to the prototyping phase (Phase 2). Finally, only two prototypes will be selected to enter the pilot phase (Phase 3).

ROSIA aims to develop an innovative technological ecosystem that enables the development of tele-rehabilitation solutions for rural areas. ROSIA’s ecosystem will be made up of:

  1. ROSIA Open Platform, to manage data and communications, and run shared services & solutions.
  2. ROSIA Developer Layer, to facilitate the collaboration between service providers to either develop, test, and/or deploy services for remote telerehabilitation.
  3. ROSIA Catalogue, to provide a ROSIA-compliant certified list of safe telerehabilitation digital therapeutics apps and smart devices to be “prescribed” to patients for self-care and self-monitoring.
Project ROSIA PCP was launched in January 2021 and involves 12 partners across 5 countries. The project’s three public procurers are: Servicio Aragonés de Salud in Spain, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra in Portugal, and the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Ireland.

The project is coordinated by IACS and supported by eight other entities with complementary profiles: VALDE (Spain), Instituto Pedro Nunes (Portugal), The International Foundation for Integrated Care (The Netherlands), The Decision Group (The Netherlands), Instituto para la Experiencia del Paciente (Spain), Aps (Denmark) and the Municipalities Panela and Soure in Portugal.

ROSIA has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No101017606

Explanatory workshop on ROSIA’s call for tender

Explanatory workshop on ROSIA’s call for tender

Explanatory workshop on ROSIA’s call for tender

Explanatory workshop on ROSIA

PCP project ROSIA, co-funded by the EU programme Horizon 2020, has officially launched its €3.9m call  for tender, open until 30 June 2022.
Next week, on 9 May, from 10 to 11:30 am (CEST), the project is holding an Explanatory workshop on ROSIA-PCP call for tender.

ROSIA aims to provide access to public health services to a suite of disruptive innovations in the telerehabilitation market through an open platform and an innovation ecosystem.

The platform and ecosystem will be designed to invite and support third party innovative solutions in tele-rehabilitation, while at the same time be accessible to health care professionals, facilitating the medical prescription of these solutions.
The project is led by the Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de La Salud (IACS), and includes public procurers el Servicio Aragonés de Salud (Spain), National Rehabilitation Hospital (Ireland) and University Hospital of Coimbra (Portugal).
Companies wishing to bid have until 30 June 2022.

If you are planning to bid and have any doubts about the scope or requirements of the tender, or about the PCP process, we have developed a workshop just for you.

Please feel free to register and join us at ZOOM 


Explanatory workshop on ROSIA-PCP

Servicio Aragonés de Salud announces launch of €3.9m call for tenders for European PCP project ROSIA.

Servicio Aragonés de Salud announces launch of €3.9m call for tenders for European PCP project ROSIA.

Servicio Aragonés de Salud announces launch of €3.9m call for tenders for European PCP project ROSIA.

Servicio Aragones de Salud announces launch call for tender for ROSIA-PCP

– The call for tenders will remain open from 31 March to 30 June.

– The project aims to develop an innovation ecosystem that enables the integration of public health services with patient self-care tools, community services and innovative telerehabilitation products.

– The €3.9M investment will be distributed along the three stages of the project: Design, Development and Pilot.

Zaragoza, 31 March 2022. The call for tenders for Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) project ROSIA (Remote Rehabilitation for Isolated Areas) opened 31 March 2022. The project is co-funded by the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation programme and uses a PCP instrument to procure the R&D services required by its buyers group –  Servicio Aragonés de Salud (Spain), National Rehabilitation Hospital (Ireland) and Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra (Portugal). A PCP promotes co-creation and competitiveness among international industry to provide R&D not yet available in the market.

The R&D required by the members of ROSIA’s buyers group is for the development of an innovation ecosystem that can support innovative solutions towards implementing telerehabilitation services that integrate professionals, patients and devices. The project is led by the Aragon Health Sciences Institute (IACS), who execute the joint procurement on behalf of the buyers group.

Companies wishing to bid have until 30 June 2022 to submit their bids. Due to the broad scope of the call’s requirements, bidders will need to create consortia and bid jointly. There is a matchmaking tool available for this purpose on the project’s website.

The opening of envelopes is scheduled for 1 July and the final award for 19 October. Bidding consortia will enter a first competitive phase of design proposing an ecosystem model that engages technological, health and community trends. This phase will run from October 2022 to February 2023 and up to 5 successful bidders will be selected to participate in it. The total budget for this phase is €100,000 (including 21% VAT). Only three of these bidders will move on to the development phase, worth €900,000 (including 21% VAT) and to be carried out between March 2023 and January 2024, and only two bidding teams will move on to the subsequent pilot phase and will be able to implement, test and validate their proposal in the public health system, including clinical practice and the incorporation of tele-rehabilitation devices in a real environment. This last phase will last 14 months, between March 2024 and May 2025, and has been allocated €2,900,000 (including 21% VAT). The pilots will be implemented in Somontano and Teruel (Aragon, Spain), Penela and Soure (Coimbra, Portugal) and CHO Areas 6 and 7 (Ireland).

The results obtained and the lessons learned during the project will help the deployment of a platform of solutions for telerehabilitation that may be easily integrated in any health service in Europe. In the future, the applications and devices comprising a ROSIA Catalogue will be connected to this platform, allowing the integration of both community and supervised self-care services into the care plan of each patient. ROSIA’s model of integrated value-based care can also open the door to rethinking new business models and incentives for providers, improve equity in access to rehabilitation resources and contribute to improving the sustainability of these services.

Pre-Commercial Procurement ROSIA-PCP

ROSIA Newsletter  #1

ROSIA Newsletter #1

ROSIA Newsletter #1


We are glad to share with you ROSIA’s first Newsletter, where among other things you can find a summary of the first year of the project, a message to potential bidders, the conclusions reached from ROSIA‘s Open Market Consultation held last summer, and the main figures and dates for the upcoming Call-For-Tenders.

Access PDF here



Press Release OMC Informative Events

Press Release OMC Informative Events

Press Release OMC Informative Events

Press Release OMC Informative Events

Press Release OMC Informative Events

More than 40 companies express interest in participating in the design of a telerehabilitation system for remote areas in Europe

 Project ROSIA’s procurement will be channelled through a Pre-Commercial Instrument (PCP) and will invest 9 million

 ROSIA will enable, from 12 July to 3 September, an online tool to help organisations find potential partnerships in meeting the tender


Zaragoza, July 7 2021 .- A total of 42 companies have expressed interest in participating in the design of the telerehabilitation services Europe wants to set up for remote or sparsely populated areas; organisations involved in patient care platforms, tele-rehabilitation services, virtual reality, sensors and monitoring software, have presented their solutions at some of the four information events that ROSIA has organised during the month of June.

These organisations have been the first to showcase their solutions for a system that is expected to revolutionise healthcare in areas where low population density and the advanced age of residents mean it is very difficult to offer a face-to-face rehabilitation services.

ROSIA’s informative events are a preparatory step for the tender it will be launching spring 2022, co-funded by the European Commission’s H2020 programme, and where € 3.9 million will be invested. The events have been useful in identifying the technologies that are being developed in the market, and have allowed their promoters to form alliances that will help them meet the requirements of next year’s tender.

ROSIA is working on tools to help the various interested organisations design their proposals. To this end, the preliminary market consultation will be launched 12 July, and from then until 3 September, interested organisations will be able to access information on the requirements of the tender as well as an online tool that helps in the search for potential partners.  All of this information and more will be available on ROSIA’s website: ROSIA’s website

The aim is to involve organisations developing applications and devices that can become part of ROSIA’s catalog of telerehabilitation services, as well as organisations that provide open platforms to enable the connection of these applications. ROSIA is also interested in projects specialising in the management of socio-community services related to telerehabilitation or that have experience in monitoring and motivating patients.


 Three public procurers form ROSIA’s buyers’ group: Servicio Aragonés de Salud (Spain), National Rehabilitation Hospital (Ireland) and the Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra (Portugal). They plan to acquire, through a Public Procurement of Innovation instrument (PPI), the design of the future’s tele-rehabilitation services for remote areas.

The project focuses on the development of an  intelligent platform for tele-rehabilitation services  designed for patients in remote areas. Applications and devices from ROSIA’s Catalogue will be connected to this platform, allowing community supported and supervised self-care  services to be integrated into patients’ care plans. ROSIA’s value-based model of integrated care can also open the door to rethinking new business models and incentives for providers, improve equity in access to rehabilitation resources and contribute to improving the sustainability of these services.

ROSIA is a project funded by the European research and development programme Horizon2020 under GA 101017606.

Press Release OMC Informative Events

Rosia letter of interest: Invitation to ROSIA OMC Information Events

Rosia letter of interest: Invitation to ROSIA OMC Information Events

Rosia letter of interest: Invitation to ROSIA OMC Information Events

ROSIA letter of interest explaining the project at a glance, the Open Market Consultation information events scheduled and details. ROSIA-PCP FAQ European Project

Registration to Information events is open

Dear Sir/Madam,

Rosia letter of interest

We are glad to inform you that Departamento de Sanidad de Aragón (Spain), National Rehabilitation University Hospital (Ireland) and Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra (Portugal) are part of the European project ROSIA. The project aims to design future rehabilitation services for remote rural areas, making sure those who live in the least populated areas, furthest from cities, have access to intelligent telerehabilitation services. These designs will take advantage of new technologies. They will integrate social and health services. They will even integrate whatever community resources are available in patients’ villages and towns. But they will be prescribed and supervised by rehabilitation specialists in central healthcare facilities.

We hope that the platform we offer to support the project will validate these new telerehabilitation devices and technologies, so that health professionals may place their trust in them and can include them in their prescriptions.

What do we mean by telerehabilitation?
Today, telerehabilitation is at risk of being dismissed as mere consultations via webcam, but we want to make sure it integrates artificial intelligence, augmented reality, gamified exercises (or video game workouts): anything that will foster remote care and self-care.

How do we kick-start it?
We use a PPI, a public procurement of innovative solutions, an instrument to convoke intelligent solutions to problems citizens face; solutions that the market does not currently provide. It has been used in Europe for a few years now, and it is also sometimes known as pre-commercial procurement.

In a PCP, the state is involved in the co-creation process, together with private bidders, and in competition with them. The process will inspire a good number of new solutions and prototypes and the most interesting among them are going to be implemented and tested with live subjects in those European regions participating in ROSIA (Portugal, Ireland and Spain).

With all this, we hope to accomplish a triple victory: Patients, Healthcare and Entrepreneurship. Patients in rural areas will be empowered; they will be able to work through their rehabilitation programs from home. The healthcare system will be empowered; it will be able to meet its patients’ needs without requiring them to travel long distances. And the European business community will be empowered; it will have a chance to invest in new ideas and, above all, to find a way to market them.

What kinds of solutions are we looking for?
We are thinking of disruptive technologies in the field of rehabilitation incorporating virtual reality, depth cameras, sensors, artificial intelligence, etc. But there are also solutions related to integration of social and health services, municipal in most cases, with community resources. A fitness hour in the municipal sports centre, for instance, or a swimming class at the local pool may be included in a patient’s rehabilitation file and followed up by the rehabilitation specialist at the central healthcare facility. Still other solutions may be more closely related to motivating the individual to carry out prescribed exercises and programs at home.

What kinds of companies are we looking for?

    • Companies developing technological solutions that could be useful in telerehabilitation.
    • Companies that provide open platforms able to support these kinds of services.
    • Companies that manage community services related to telerehabilitation.
    • Companies that monitor engagement and motivation.

How can you get involved in this first phase of the project?
Both to broadcast the opportunities ROSIA offers as a project, and to get to understand the market’s attitudes towards it, ROSIA partners are setting up an Open Market Consultation (OMC), where companies interested in contributing solutions to the project will be given a chance to present their ideas.

The OMC is going to be launched 12 July and four online events, organised, respectively, by the buyers in this project (Salud Aragón, National Rehabilitation Hospital of Ireland, and Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Coimbra).

Registration for speakers closes five days before launch day, and can be done following this link.

Once you register, you will receive all the information you need regarding setting up your presentation (depending on the number of presenters, speakers will have between 5 and 10 minutes for their presentation). All events will take place on the second half of June.

Although we are happy to listen to individual presentations from all interested companies, it is important to remember that in the future tender, ROSIA will be looking for integral solutions, so it might be very interesting to get to know other companies who also work in the context of this project.
We would like to underline that participation in the OMC does not affect the tendering process.
Click to find more information on the OMC 

Kind Regards,


Procedure for Unsolicited Offers

Procedure for Unsolicited Offers

Procedure for Unsolicited Offers

Procedure for Unsolicited Offers

Since the beginning of project ROSIA, several economic operators have contacted ROSIA’s partners to present unsolicited offers to the Consortium .

Procedure for unsolicited Offers to the Consortium

Since the beginning of project ROSIA , several economic operators have contacted ROSIA’s partners to present unsolicited offers to the Consortium.

The objective of this procedure is protocoling how these unsolicited offers can be presented within the Consortium, within the phase of analysis of the state of the art, guaranteeing that all offers that could be interesting for the project are analysed without prejudice to the principles governing public procurement.

During the preparatory phase of the tender there are two fundamental stages in which to gather information about the market:

Analysis of State of the Art:
The aim of this task is to analyse and review the progress on the State of the Art (SOTA) in the main areas relevant for ROSIA with the main objectives of feeding into project ROSIA ensuring solutions remain ground‐breaking, facilitating the building up of the common challenge, and identifying potential players for development of the critical mass.

Market development and engagement:
These activities have two main objectives: first, engage potential applicants to participate in ROSIA’s challenge, participating in the co‐creation of ROSIA’s model through the OMC activities, and to submit bids for ROSIA`s PCP challenge; second, allow ROSIA’s partners to review and refine ROSIA’s model with the market insight.

So this is the crucial moment for interaction with companies, through a procedure governed by the conditions established in articles 40 and 41 of directive 24/2014 Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on public procurement.

We have defined a procedure of interaction with economic operators until the publication of the OMC that contributes to the identification of potential players that SOTA (State of the Art) is carrying out, respecting the principles that govern public procurement.

What is the Procedure:

  1. This procedure will be published in ROSIA’s website. A web form will be designed for the economic operators to complete, identifying the company’s name, their solution and their contact information. They could upload any information they consider of interest for the Consortium.
  2. This web form and the possibility of uploading documentation will be available until the OMC is launched.
  3. It is mandatory that economic operators understand that
    • a) The competitive phase of the public procurement procedure is conducted at the tender, where all potential bidders will be treated equally.
    • b) Before the tender, an OMC will be held in which the public procurer will pro-actively communicate its needs, requirements and its planned procurement set-up to all participants and economic operators will be able to present their solutions to the Consortium. The participation of potential bidders in the OMC must not affect competition in the future tender procedure.
    • c) Until the OMC is launched, the Consortium has established this procedure to broaden the knowledge of prospective players in for development of the critical mass in the State-of-The-Art analysis. These interaction activities must not affect competition in the future tender procedure.

This statement should be written in the acceptance of any request to show a solution by economic operators to economic operators.

4. All documentation received will be analysed by the Consortium and included in SOTA Analysis, if relevant.  Documentation will be shared internally with all ROSIA’s partners.


What is our PIN?

What is our PIN?

What is our PIN? In the public sector a Prior Information Notice (PIN) is used to pre-inform suppliers about the planned procurement and to invite them to open market consultation, in order to involve suppliers, from throughout the EU and associated countries of Horizon 2020 programme, to compete and win contracts to deliver R&D of a technology that will meet the requirements. PIN is published at the Official journal of the European Union (OJEU)

The PIN sets out the procurement process and provides potential suppliers with as much information as possible ahead of the planned pre-commercial procurement and of the open market consultation (OMC): date, process…

ROSIA Prior Information Notice (PIN) will be soon published at the OJEU. The PIN will describe how the market consultation sessions are conceived and organized with due regard to the principles of openness, transparency, non-discrimination and equal treatment, in line with European procurement law.

Updated information 

See ROSIA Prior Information on TED published on May 10th

See ROSIA PIN Corrigendum on TED published on May 28th

What is our PIN?