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To unify the communication and knowledge exchange between the emergency medical teams across Europe iProcureSecurity seeks to translate the identified EMS terms in all consortium languages.

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Prior information notice (PIN)

A form of notice published in the EU Official Journal which identifies upcoming procurement requirements. A PIN may be used to reduce the time periods associated with tendering, to give the market advance notice of requirements, to initiate preliminary market consultation or as a call for competition.

Priority areas

Important topics that need to be addressed.

Private EMS providers

Private EMS organisations provide non-emergency transport services, fee-for-service emergency service, or contracted emergency ambulance service to municipalities.


The process of obtaining good and/or services from an external source, usually through a tendering or bidding process. This includes determining requirements of the acquisition, selecting suppliers, award selection and other related functions.

Procurement activities

Procurement activities include identifying and specifying the need, acquiring and managing the supply of goods from a third party, purchasing, contracting, contract and supplier management and supply chain management

Procurement policy

A set of rules or principles to guide decisions and achieve outcomes. A statement of the overall intentions and direction relating to the procurement practice and performance of the organisation, as formally expressed by top management

Procurement software

Also known as e-procurement software, simplify the procurement process through a cloud-based software solution.

Procuring R&D service

Services to engage in research and innovation development.

Project steering group

The team of people responsible for taking decisions within a PPI project. This may be a subset of the project team or sit above it, and will normally include individuals representing different functions within the organisation. It may also involve external experts or stakeholders such as citizens and users of the product or service being purchased.


A document setting out an authority’s current or future procurement needs. A prospectus may be published as part of preliminary market consultations, in order to give suppliers advance notice of upcoming requirements and relevant background information about the authority.

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