Open Market Consultation

The Open Market Consultation (OMC) aims at actively approaching the market to find out about the state of the art, as well as about future developments. Successful procurement requires involving the technology companies and consortia from early on. This will be achieved by a series of webinars, a survey for future procurers of the solution to refine the tender specifications and a match-making tool for suppliers aiding to find suitable partners for consortia.

What is OMC for?

CircularPSP has carried out an Open Market Consultation in the form of a series of events which aimed to:

  1. Inform potential suppliers (industry) about the CircularPSP pre-commercial procurement opportunities
  1. Explain in detail the pre-commercial procurement process
  2. Open a dialogue with potential suppliers about the scope of procurement envisaged in the project (incl. technical specifications)
  3. Facilitate matchmaking among potential suppliers in need of support in the building of consortia capable of addressing the needs of the CircularPSP procurers in full

CircularPSP OMC Events

CircularPSP partners have organised 9 Open Market Consultations in May – June 2023. 
The OMCs provided the procurers a chance to reach out to market stakeholders and explain in detail the pre-commercial procurement process and the CurcularPSP challenge. The events helped to start a discussion with potential suppliers and facilitate matchmaking among them to form consortia.
All OMC videos and presentations are available now:

International OMC (English)

OMC in Berlin (German)

OMC in Slovenia (Slovenian)

OMC in Istanbul (Turkish)

OMC in Guimaraes (Portuguese)

OMC in London (English)

OMC in Helsinki (English)

OMC in Sandyford (English)

OMC in Sweden (Swedish)


Goals of CircularPSP OMC events

  • To conduct a detailed needs analysis of the Buyers Group (the seven partner procurers)
  • To map companies capable of submitting responses to the tender
  • To get a better understanding of the state-of-the-art and future developments in order to develop a call for proposals with the optimal scope
  • To gain a broad understanding of all relevant and available users, stakeholders, technologies and possible solutions in the marketplace
  • To consult with the potential suppliers the validity of the challenge and its specifications, as well as to gather feedback on the feasibility of response
  • To identify the most critical success factors, barriers and enablers to be considered
  • To identify remaining gaps and challenges and where R&D is still required
  • To inform the market and attract suitable stakeholders, particularly suppliers, but also other (future) procurers

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