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Update on tenders and calls-for-proposals in EU security (15/04/2018)

1. Call for experts for TRANSSEC – Transport Resilience and Security Expert Group
ENISA has established an expert group to cover security and resilience of transport systems as they undergo a digital transformation built around a plethora of interconnected devices and systems that facilitate automation and intelligent decision-making.

The threats and risks associated with the digital transformation of the transport sector are manifold and have a potential impact on citizens’ safety, health and privacy, in addition to the availability of the critical transport services themselves.

TRANSSEC is an information exchange platform that brings together experts to ensure security and resilience of the Transport sector in Europe. It is the intent of ENISA for this group to produce specialised work streams focusing on specific sub-sectors of transport, namely Air, Rail and Water Transport with the possibility of eventually establishing one or more specialised individual Expert Groups.

Experts of the TRANSSEC shall have technical background expertise and direct exposure on one or more of the following:

  • Operators and infrastructure owners of Transports systems with an interest in cybersecurity;
  • Manufacturers or integrators of transport systems with a focus on cybersecurity;
  • Suppliers and developers of transport hardware and/or software with a focus on cybersecurity;
  • Associations and not-for-profit organisations involved in transport security;
  • Relevant authorities, academia, standardisation bodies and policy makers directly involved in the above topics.

The estimated value of this contract excluding VAT is not specified
Deadline: not specified (“1-3 years”)
Contact: The EU Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA)
Email: none (online form)
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

2. European Natural Hazard Scientific Partnership
The objective of the envisaged “European Natural Hazard Scientific Partnership” (ENHSP) is to exploit science and technology within the disaster risk management field, reinforcing the linkages between civil protection and scientific communities at European level, including the ERCC, the ERCC Analytical Team and the JRC.

The expected overall result of the present contract should be a strengthened capacity of the ERCC and the ERCC Analytical Team in the field of early warning and impact assessment capacity for natural hazards in Europe, as well as at a global level.

The estimated value of this contract excluding VAT is EUR 4 000 000
Deadline: 18 April 2018
Contact: Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)
Email: ECHO-ERCC-ANALYTICAL-TEAM@ec.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

3. Preparedness in civil protection and marine pollution
The Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) is intended to support and complement Member States’ action at national, regional and local level in risk prevention, in preparedness and in responding to natural or man-made disasters. When disasters strike a country, within the European Union or outside, the Mechanism allows for the necessary operational resources to be mobilised to assist and provide a prompt response.

In this context each year DG ECHO publishes two calls for proposals to fund activities aimed at closer cooperation in prevention, preparedness and awareness-raising in civil protection and marine pollution: Prevention and preparedness in civil protection and marine pollution and Union Civil Protection Mechanism Exercises. (See also number eight below, “Union Civil Protection Mechanism Exercises”.)

Specific challenges of improving EU preparedness in civil protection and marine pollution include:

  • Improve the preparedness of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism to respond to disaster risks
  • Enhance knowledge of effective preparedness and through the EC Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre
  • Develop cooperation across countries on challenges in the field of civil protection and/or marine pollution and enhance the awareness of professionals and volunteer
  • Complement existing cooperation frameworks/instruments provided by relevant EU macro-regional strategies
  • Support a closer partnership between the Union Civil Protection Mechanism and IPA II beneficiaries not participating in the Mechanism or European Neighbourhood Policy countries

The estimated value of this contract excluding VAT is EUR 8 400 000 (in four lots)
Deadline: 25 April 2018
Contact:  Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid
Email: ECHO-CP-P&P@ec.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

4. Provision of Emergency Management Service Support on a Time and Means basis in the framework of Civil Protection, Humanitarian Aid and other European Union operations
The overall aim of the present framework contract is to provide DG ECHO with an Emergency Management Service Support on a Time and Means basis.

In this context, the contractor shall provide support staff to be integrated in the Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC), operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; support staff for the Emergency Preparedness Analytical Sector; and support staff for the Emergency Preparedness Training and Exercise Sector.

On the basis of the support to be provided and the tasks to be fulfilled, the number of staff for which the service of the contractor could be solicited is estimated at a maximum of 25 people. The place of assignment is Brussels.  The contractor and if applicable the subcontractors will have to comply with any applicable Belgian labour laws and regulations.

The estimated value of this contract excluding VAT is EUR 8 000 000
Deadline: 8 May 2018
Contact:  European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Email: ECHO-CIVIL-PROTECTION-TENDERS@ec.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

5. Contract for long endurance and long range RPAS
The objective is to provide surveillance services through Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) in support of executing Coast Guard functions. They should have a high level of deployability and availability that should permit EMSA to offer operational capability and provide additional data streams to European Union Member States, Iceland, Norway, to the European Commission, to European Union Agencies and to governmental organizations.

The estimated value of this contract excluding VAT is EUR 59 000 000
Deadline: 10 May 2018
Contact:  European Maritime Safety Agency
Email: OPEN012018@emsa.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

6. Aerial Surveillance Services for Border and Coast Guard Function
The global objective of this tender is to enable Frontex and EFCA to have at their disposal aerial surveillance equipment, with a high level of deployability and availability that should permit these agencies to cover their requirements for operational surveillance capability.

The scope of this tender is to establish a Framework Contract (FWC) with re-opening of competition, in order to acquire Aerial Surveillance Services, which should include assets and experts. Frontex and EFCA seek medium term cooperation with a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 10 Contractors providing Aerial Surveillance in each of the Lots of the FWC, offering the best “value for money”, and able to sustain readiness for cost-efficient surveillance services, termed competitive Specific Contracts, along the duration of the FWC.

The estimated value of this contract excluding VAT is EUR 27 000 000, divided into lots
Deadline: 11 May 2018
Contact:  Frontex — European Border and Coast Guard Agency
Email: procurement@frontex.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

7. Conflict Prevention and Mediation Support
The objective of the contract is to provide the EEAS PRISM Division (Prevention of Conflicts, Rule of Law and SSR, Integrated Approach, Stabilisation and Mediation) high quality external expertise (technical assistance) and logistics support in the fields of conflict prevention, peace mediation and dialogue support.

The estimated value of this contract excluding VAT is EUR 1 600 000
Deadline: 14 May 2018
Contact:  European External Action Service (EEAS) — PRISM Division
Email: prism@eeas.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

8. Union Civil Protection Mechanism Exercises
Each year, DG ECHO publishes two calls for proposals to fund activities aimed at closer cooperation in prevention, preparedness and awareness-raising in civil protection and marine pollution: Prevention and preparedness in civil protection and marine pollution and Union Civil Protection Mechanism Exercises.

The objective of this call regarding Civil Protection Mechanism Exercises is to improve civil protection preparedness and response to all kinds of disasters, including marine pollution, forest fires and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) disasters, as well as combined disasters, climate-change induced disasters, and disasters simultaneously affecting a number of countries (inside or outside the Participating States of the Mechanism) by providing a testing environment of established and/or new operational concepts and procedures of the Mechanism and a learning opportunity for all actors involved in civil protection assistance interventions under the Mechanism.

The estimated value of this contract excluding VAT is EUR 8 400 000 (in four lots)
Deadline: 15 May 2018
Contact:  Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid
Email: ECHO-CP-P&P@ec.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

9. Call for expression of interest to establish an EASO list of external experts
The European Asylum Support Office is looking to establish an EASO list of external experts.

The estimated value for this contract excluding VAT is not specified
Deadline: 23 November 2019
Contact: European Asylum Support Office (EASO),
Email: contracts@easo.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

10. Call for Expressions of Interest – List of NIS Experts
ENISA seeks to establish a reserve list of subject matter experts, from which collaborators may be selected to assist the Agency in carrying out the work activities foreseen in the yearly Work Programme and particularly in the following fields:

  • Technical expertise in ICTs and emerging application areas
  • ICT Security Standardisation and certification
  • Technical expertise in Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP) and CSIRTs Cooperation
  • Legal expertise in NIS
  • NIS aspects of cybercrime

The estimated value for this contract excluding VAT is not specified
Deadline: 8 September 2020
Contact: European Union Agency for Network and Information Security
Email: procurement@enisa.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

11. Call for Expressions of Interest (CEI) No. EMSA/CEI/01/2017 for the establishment of an external experts’ database by the European Maritime Safety Agency
Since June 2013, the European Maritime Safety Agency has been involved in the provision of technical assistance in the area of maritime safety, maritime security, marine pollution prevention, preparedness and response to European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) partner countries through two EU-funded projects ending, respectively, on 31 January and 31 March 2017.

Follow-up projects were initiated in spring 2017 in order to provide Southern ENP partner countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia) and Eastern ENP countries (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Ukraine) with technical assistance in the above mentioned technical areas. At a later stage, Turkey may be included in the list of Southern ENP beneficiary countries. Because of the nature and quantity of the activities, engaging a number of external experts for the projects would facilitate their implementation.

The estimated value of this contract excluding VAT is: 150 euros/working day for a maximum of 300 days
Deadline: 19 December 2020
Contact: The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)
Email: externalexperts@EMSA.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

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