The market consultation presents a specific phase during the overall PCP methodology aiming at actively approach the market to find out about the state of the art and current development in the related sector. The market consultation phase is the initial core activity where the first dialogue between demand and supply side is taking place.
In IMAILE it built on the following three phases:
1) Needs assessment from teachers and the education sector
2) Pre-study to identify potential suppliers and to analyze the state of the art of PLE
3) Market sounding
Combined with the findings of all phases the results of the market consultation provided all relevant information to step into the phase of PCP in all three stages.