an Innovation Procurement European project for Drug Detection in correctional institutions and prisons.
The project is co-funded by the COSME program of the European Union and kicked off on January 2022 with 36 months duration. The DrugDetect consortium consists of 4 partners from academia, industry, and public bodies. The DrugDetect project aims to procure an innovative solution for the automatic detection of a large range of drugs in correctional institutions and prisons, that is available 24/7, does not cause delays in internal processes, does not require minimal human intervention, and is GDPR compliant.
Phase 1Preparatory Phase
- Common requirements & technical specifications of the solutions
- Market analysis and feasibility study
- Open Market Consultation
- Validation Strategy Document
- Procurement methodology
- Attract the interest of market parties (focusing on SMEs) for the OMC & the tender
- Tender documents
- Select contractors
Phase 3Contracts Implementation
- Operational Validation of the solutions in real environment
- Exchange lessons learnt during validation in the operational environments
- Disseminate Results
DrugDetect aims to contribute to the development of innovative solutions for drug detection, through a cooperative public procurement.
The Project encourages other public buyers to make use of public procurement of innovative solutions:
DrugDetect addresses a need that is widely shared by prisons throughout the world as well as by other authorities (border police, airports etc.).
The project promotes the use of public procurement for the development of innovative solutions.
The project has the right ingredients to effectively promote the use of public procurement to contribute to the development of innovative solutions able to tackle public needs.
Address the Common Need in a joint manner
Develop common requirements & technical specifications of the solutions
Exchange lessons learnt during validation in the operational environments
Conduct a successful procurement procedure
Attract the interest of market parties (focusing on SMEs) for the OMC & the tender
Create awareness about the project outcomes
Build an innovation community to increase replicability of the developed solutions
Define a structured path for the exploitation of solution
Inform a wide audience of the outcomes of the project