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SCR Piemonte S.p.A. is the Central Purchasing Body of the Piedmont Region in Italy. Established in 2007, SCR aims to rationalise public spending and enhance public procurement in the field of transport facilities, telecommunication and healthcare.

SCR Piemonte carries out its activity in support of both Piedmont Region and many public bodies located in its territory according to European principles of equal treatment, non-discrimination, mutual recognition, proportionality and transparency, to comply with the principles of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), National and Regional Law.

In achieving its objectives, SCR Piemonte operates with regard to innovation concerning its own interest, as far as established in L.R. n. 19/2007 and in the Statute of SCR Piemonte, in order to provide high standards of quality to both users and the economic system, encouraging sustainable development in accordance to environmental protection rules, energy efficiency rules and safety rules.

SCR covers 500 public authorities for procurement in both standard categories (energy, natural gas, paper, office stationery) and the health sector (such as medicines, needles and syringes, infusion solutions, vaccines, dressings and bandages).


  • Legal status: Public organisation - Central purchasing body governed by public law
  • Number of members: More than 20 hospitals/health care authorities and 1000 public authorities (municipalities, consortiums, associations). SCR buys for all the hospitals and other public institutions present in the Region Piemonte.
  • Perimeter of action: Regional (Piemonte)
  • Procurement volume of 2019: 724 Million € (132 M€ in medicines; 170 M€ in medical devices; 11 M€ in vaccines; 411 M€ in healthcare services)
  • Number of staff: 70