Procedures and principles have been published for activities
within the scope of Health Industry Cooperation Programs
("HICP") in Turkey. These apply to HICPs
involving innovation, indigenization and/or technology transfers in
overseas purchase of goods and services, which are in the health
care services sector and where the main supply contracts amount to
more than US $10 million in one single project. The
Communiqué on Implementations Regarding Industrial
Cooperation Programs in the Health Care Services Field was
published in Official Gazette number 29568 on 20 December 2015
("Communiqué"), entering into
force on the same date.
The Communiqué defines Health Industry Cooperation
Programs as any operation involving overseas supply of goods and
services in the health care services sector. Supply must be
undertaken with the intention of enabling Turkish companies to
increase their competitiveness through exports, as well as provide
opportunities for technological cooperation and transfer,
investment, technology gains, maintenance and repair, as well as
research and development.
The Department of Investment Models
("Department") within the Ministry of
Health will be responsible for ensuring the conduct of HICP
operations with respect to purchase of goods and services, as well
as preparing lists of required goods and services. The unit of the
Ministry of Health which requires the goods or services to be
purchased ("Requiring Unit") and related
units will work to allocate funds for a given HICP, in coordination
with the Department.
Requiring Units must send lists of required goods/services to
the Health Investments General Directorate (within the Ministry of
Health) by the end of January each year. These lists should be
prepared every year and include at least five years'
requirement plans for purchase of goods and services amounting to
at least US $10 million.
The Health Industry Development Commission will evaluate
requirement lists by the end of March each year. The Requiring Unit
and Department will prepare an investment project offer for the
intended purchases, including HCIP pre-information and a detailed
feasibility report. The Requiring Unit submits the project offer to
the Health Industry Development Commission. Projects for which
funds are already allocated will be deemed approved for tender
process upon approval by the Health Industry Development
The Communiqué also outlines details for the tender
process to be conducted after projects have begun.
Please see this link for the full text of the
Communiqué (only available in Turkish).
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