The European Commission is holding its second SAYSO (standardisation of situational awareness systems to strengthen operations in civil protection) public workshops on December 4th in Brussels. This is part of Horizon 2020 and will present the results and lessons learned so far and focus on project specifications for future multi-stakeholder Situational Awareness systems and tools suited to the needs of civil protection practitioners and emergency responders. It will also provide an introduction to public procurement EC-funded instruments Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) and Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI) that allow public authorities to purchase research and development services to adapt innovative technologies to their needs. More details are here.
And for more information on procurement in emergency situations read our article series here.