• PCP Phase 1 started and Awarded Tenderers announced!

    The PREVENT PCP team concluded 2022 with the Plenary meeting & Kick-off of the Phase 1 of the project. It was hosted by RATP and took place in Paris on December 14-16.
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  • The 2nd PREVENT PCP Newsletter

    We are pleased to announce the release of our second newsletter! This issue focuses primarily on the first year of PREVENT PCP activity.
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Secure transportation

The Project At Glance

PREVENT PCP focuses on augmenting the security in public transport and public areas in the vicinity through innovative procurement of technology solutions that will allow timely automatic detection of potentially dangerous unattended items, identification and tracking of perpetrators, and advanced crisis management system.

The developed prototypes will be tested in a real life operational environment in 4 pilots in France, Spain, Portugal and Italy.

PREVENT PCP builds on the outcomes of commonly agreed scenarios, covering the critical security issues down to a detailed identification of the complete set of innovation needs, both at process and technology levels defined in PREVENT CSA.

This focus is shared by 24 organisations from 8 EU countries, public transport operators, security forces, public buyers, and 13 of which are public buyers. The consortium is also supported by the User Observatory Group (UOG) composed of practitioners from public transport operators, law enforcement authorities, security forces, and public buyers.

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PCP Phase 1 started and Awarded Tenderers announced at a meeting in Paris

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The PREVENT PCP GDPR Workshop [a new date]

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The 2nd PREVENT PCP Newsletter

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The current state of the PCP procedure

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The 3rd Information Webinar [VIDEO]

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A successful training for all stakeholders involved in PREVENT PCP

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Pre-Commercial Procurement

PCP Key Facts

Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) is an approach for Public Buyers to acquire research and development services (and under certain conditions related R&D results), that involves competitive development in phases, risk-benefit sharing under market conditions, and where there is a clear separation between the PCP and the deployment of commercial volumes of end products. The purpose of PCP is to steer the development of new innovations towards the needs of the public buyers.
A PCP is used when the Public Buyer’s needs cannot be solved by commercial off the shelf or near-to-the-market products and therefore a new R&D is needed to develop and test new solutions to address the procurement need. This instrument enables the comparison of the advantages and disadvantages of alternative solution approaches.
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The PCP process is composed of following stages:

Phase 0
driven research
Phase 2
Phase 3
Original development
and testing of the limited
volume of the first
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PREVENT PCP Information Webinar in Italian

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PREVENT PCP Information Webinar in Greek

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PREVENT PCP Information Webinar in Spanish

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