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Update on tenders and calls-for-proposals in EU security (15/12/2016)

1. Support for ENISA cyber crisis cooperation and exercise activities
ENISA seeks to contract the services of a minimum of two (2) and a maximum of five (5) service providers which can provide support in the field of cyber crisis management and exercise activities throughout the years 2017 – 2019. The successful bidders should be able to demonstrate significant experience and skills in the area of media support and media production. Due to the diverse nature of the services requested, collaboration with other entities via subcontracting and/or consortium/ad hoc groupings is encouraged. This tender will soon be available via the TED eTendering platform which publishes tenders for the European Institutions and bodies.

The maximum budget is EUR 350.000 over 3 years (VAT not specified)
Deadline: 10 January 2017
Contact: European Union Agency for Network and Information Security
Email: online form
Call documentation and application forms will be available here, once the Contract Notice is published

2. Good Practices and Recommendations on Cooperative Models for Effective Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and Information Sharing and Analysis Centres (ISACs)
ENISA is looking to contract services that will perform a study regarding PPPs and ISACs, in order to collate information from the learning and experiences of existing PPPs and ISACs. This will use as an initial point the former ENISA reports, but will focus on developing new ideas and models on how to setup and run PPPs and ISACs. This study shall research the status of PPPs and ISACs in the MS, describe the characteristics of each model, provide good practices and recommendations, identify challenges and gaps and promote effective cooperation between public and private entities.

The objectives of this project are the following:

  • An overview of current PPPs and ISACs related to cyber security in the EU Member States.
  • The identification of the common characteristics of PPPs and of ISACs (per collaboration type).
  • The assessment of current cooperation models and approaches towards PPPs and the ISACs (per collaboration type) i.e. FI-ISAC.
  • The identification of Common challenges that highlight the need for future investment in PPPs and ISACs.
  • The development of good practices and recommendations to improve the status of effective collaboration between public and private stakeholders.

The estimated value excluding VAT is EUR 40.000
Deadline: 17 January 2017
Contact: European Union Agency for Network and Information Security
Email: procurement@enisa.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

3. Call for proposals for buffer capacities for addressing temporary shortcomings in extraordinary disasters
Decision No 1313/2013/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 establishes a European Emergency Response Capacity (EERC) in the form a voluntary pool of pre-committed response capacities of the Participating States and sets out the eligibility for financial assistance for developing the EERC. Specifically, it opens the possibility for financial assistance to make available capacities additional to Participating States’ existing capacities (hereafter “buffer capacities”), which would contribute to addressing temporary shortcomings of response capacities in extraordinary disaster situations. These buffer capacities would be registered in the voluntary pool and would be available for Union Mechanism deployments under the same general terms as other capacities registered in the voluntary pool.

The expected result is: To establish stand-by availability of certain response capacities and rapid access to these capacities, in accordance with Article 21(2)(d) of the Decision No 1313/2013/EU.
Types of activity expected are:

  • Flood Containment
  • Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS)
  • Unmanned Ground Vehicles for CBRN disasters
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Aerial forest fire fighting using planes
  • Shelters capacities

The maximum total budget earmarked for the co-financing of buffer capacities is EUR 2.400.000
Deadline: 6 February 2017
Contact: Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

4. Provision of transport and other logistic support services in the European Union and in third countries in the framework of civil protection, humanitarian aid and other European Union operations
The overall aim of the present framework contract is to provide the European Union with:

  • a real time information and consultancy service concerning availability and cost of transport assets and other logistic support services for civil protection operations inside and/or outside the participating States and humanitarian aid or other operations outside the European Union,
  • the provisioning of transport and other logistic support services in emergency and non-emergency situations.

In this context, the contractor shall have the capability to manage the entire transport chain and logistics functions from the point of origin/warehouse to the point of destination/warehouse, including all elements of the modes of transport necessary up to and including the delivery to the pre-defined final destination services to insure and deploy the assistance (means and teams) for civil protection, humanitarian aid and other European Union operations. This will include all necessary equipment, facilities, qualified personnel, expertise and other means necessary to perform the transport, freight forwarding and related services in accordance with the best commercial practice.

The estimated value excluding VAT is EUR 20.000.000
Deadline: 26 August 2017
Contact: European Commission, Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection — ECHO
Email: echo-civil-protection-tenders@ec.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

5. Call for expressions of interest for the establishment of a list of individual external experts to assist CEPOL in the framework of the EU–MENA Counter Terrorism Partnership Project
The objective of this call for expressions of interest is to set up a list of prospective individual external experts to provide expert advice to CEPOL on the specific area of counterterrorism.

The list resulting from this notice will be used exclusively for the following tasks:

  • to provide expert advice to the project team on specific items such as the identification of training needs and content advice on specific sub-sectors,
  • to provide expert lectures in the context of seminars, conferences and the like.

The selected experts shall assist CEPOL in the performance of the relevant tasks mentioned above and shall conduct their work in compliance with CEPOL processes and procedures taking into account the Agency’s objectives as well as the specific project requirements, as well as any relevant CEPOL guide and/or manual.

The estimated value of this contract is not specified
Deadline: 26 February 2018
Contact: European Police College (CEPOL)
Email: cepol-pr-ee-2015-001@cepol.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

6. Training and expert services for cybercrime examinations and investigations (2014/S 109-190946)
The call for expressions of interest will be used for the award of contracts for training services, expert advice, high-level consultancy and studies and expert speaker services in the area of cybercrime examination and investigation.

Lot 1: This sub-list deals with training and expert services in malicious software (malware) analysis and how it operates, what functionality it is built on or in and what attacker-controlled domains or internet protocol addresses it communicates with. A possible sub-topic in this area is reverse engineering.

Lot 2: This sub-list deals with training and expert services in finding legal evidence in computers and digital storage media. For information purpose, interested parties are informed that Europol currently uses a variety of tools such as, for instance, X-Ways Forensics and EnCase. Possible sub-topics to this area of expertise may include: live data forensics, memory forensics, file system forensics.

Lot 3: This sub-list deals with training and expert services in relation to monitoring and analysing computer network traffic. Possible sub-topics to this area of expertise may include: network traffic analysis, log file analysis, intrusion detection.

Lot 4: This sub-list deals with training and expert services in relation to locating, gathering and analysing electronic evidence from various Internet sources. Possible sub-topics to this area of expertise may include: open source intelligence (OSINT), social media analysis and investigation, P2P networks.

Lot 5: This sub-list deals with training and expert services in the recovery and investigation of material found in mobile devices. Possible sub-topics to this area of expertise may include: smart phones forensics (Android, Apple iOS or other), tablet forensics, hardware forensics (chip-off and JTAG techniques or other).

Deadline: 13 February 2019
Contact: EUROPOL
Email: procurement@europol.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

7. 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 of this contract 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

8. Call for Expressions of Interest for creation of external experts database to be established by the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union –Frontex
Frontex agency is looking to establish a list of external experts.

The estimated value of this contract is not specified
Deadline: 30 September 2020
Contact: Frontex
Email: procurement@frontex.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

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