Purchasing in healthcare in France: the role of central purchasing organization Resah, online

France has a strong public healthcare sector with over 1,300 public hospitals and 3,000 public nursing homes. French public healthcare service providers aim to centralize purchasing activities, and today, they are growingly managing their procurement via central purchasing organizations.

Join the webinar to learn how French public hospitals and nursing homes manage their procurement with Resah, a central purchasing organization. The Embassy of Finland in Paris and Business Finland welcome you to this webinar to discover Resah’s activities, upcoming opportunities, and tenders. You will also discover how foreign suppliers can cooperate with the organization.

Time: 10 September 2024 at 14:30-15:30 (Finnish time)
Place: Microsoft Teams Webinar

Resah, a French central purchasing organization specializing in both healthcare and medical-social sectors, is one of the key procurement players in the healthcare sector in France and Europe. The procurement volume through Resah represents almost 3B€ annually. It offers more than 5 700 public contracts in all the procurement segments, covering all hospital needs: medical (pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biomedical equipment, PPE…) and non-medical (ICT solutions, catering, energy…), from more than 1,000 suppliers of which 40% of SMEs. Resah has more than 2,700 beneficiaries, including almost all French public and not-for-profit hospitals, nursing homes, and other public organizations like public health national agencies.


  • Introduction, Henriikka Yliheljo, Counsellor, Trade & Investments, Embassy of Finland, Paris
  • Presentation of Resah and its activities, upcoming opportunities and cooperation models with suppliers, Louis Potel, Director of Innovation & International Affairs, Resah
  • Q&A

Please note that this webinar is available only to Finnish companies.


Contact persons

Henriikka Yliheljo
Counsellor, Trade & Investments, Embassy of Finland, Paris

Terhi Rasmussen
Global Opportunity Leader Health, Business Finland

Jeni Särmäkari
Program Coordinator

Source: Business Finland