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Update on tenders and calls-for-proposals in EU security (16/10/2012)

CONTRACT NOTICES

1. Purchase of X-ray baggage and parcel scanners, liquid analysers and walk-through metal detectors, including maintenance contracts (Ref: 2012/S 184-301681)
Launched on behalf of the Council of the EU and the European External Action Service (EEAS), this call is divided into three lots:
– Lot 1: X-ray baggage and parcel scanners, computer server and software, including a 10-year maintenance contract per item of equipment and, specifically for the Council, a technical help-desk during major events such as European Council summits;
– Lot 2: X-ray analysis apparatus for containers of liquids, gels and aerosols, including a 10-year maintenance contract per item of equipment;
– Lot 3: walk-through metal detectors.
The contracts will run for an initial 5 years and may be renewed for 10 periods of 1 year for lots 1 and 2 as regards maintenance and, where appropriate, the technical help-desk during major events.

Deadline: 22 October 2012
Additional information can be requested from the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union, Procurement Coordination Unit, Tel: +32 22818062, Fax: +32 22800262, E-mail: tendering@consilium.europa.eu

2. Unmanned maritime systems standardisation technologies (Ref: 2012/S 136-226066)
This study will deliver a European recommendation on common interfaces and standards for unmanned maritime systems (UMSs), including those applicable to ‘host-platforms’. The aim is to facilitate the creation of a European system-of-systems (network) based on various European UMSs, vehicles and components that can interact with each other and their ‘host-platforms’ using standardised interfaces. The outcome is expected to have a significant impact on European collaborative initiatives. It should contribute to the interoperability of different European systems.

Budget: EUR 350,000 (VAT excluded)
Deadline: 26 October 2012
Tender specifications can be found here.
Additional information can be requested from: European Defence Agency (EDA), E-mail: procurement@eda.europa.eu, Fax: +32 25042975.

3. Home-made explosives (HMEs) training (Ref: 2012/S 186-304842)
This contract foresees the organisation and delivery of a 3-week training on home-made explosives (HMEs). The aim of the course is to:
1. fully familiarise Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) operators with all aspects of home-made explosives (HMEs) from identification/process/mitigation/disposal;
2. instruct EOD operators on safe and effective methods of operating in a clandestine HME laboratory scenario;
3. enable EOD operators to become instructors to pass this training to other EOD operators in their own organisations;
4. enable EOD operators to instruct first responders on safe practices when finding a clandestine HME factory.

Budget: EUR 100,000
Deadline: 5 November 2012
Tender specifications can be found here.
Additional information can be requested from: European Defence Agency (EDA), E-mail: procurement@eda.europa.eu, Fax: +32 25042975.

4. Call for expressions of interest in supply contracts in the security equipment field (Ref: 2010/S 13-015664)
This call for expressions of interest has been launched by the European Commission’s Directorate-General Human Resources and Security to define a list of potential contractors. The latter may then be invited to submit tenders for specific invitations to tender for the supply of the following security equipment for the Commission’s premises in Brussels:
a) physical security: barriers, security turnstiles, single-person air-lock entry systems, unguarded passageways, sliding doors, automatic doors, double-entrance security doors, magnetic and biometric card readers, etc.
b) area surveillance and security: intruder detection systems and accessories, internal and external digital and analog (IP) monitoring and surveillance cameras (all types), video image capture equipment, monitoring and visualisation software, equipment, access controls, magnetic and biometric card readers, transmission modem, cabling, connection box (for Nedap), HDD backup & replacement, copy on CD-RW disk, etc.

In addition to supplying equipment, the contract will include installation, commissioning, statutory inspections by an approved inspection authority, as-built dossiers (manuals on installation, maintenance and use), training, 2-year warranty, parts and labour.

Applications can be submitted until 8 January, 2013 and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Additional information can be requested from the Commission’s Unit for Communication and Stakeholder Relations: Tel. +32 (0) 2 295 32 68, Fax +32 (0) 2 299 19 24.

5. Europol call for expressions of interest: products, maintenance and services concerning security, emergency and first aid (Ref: 2010/S 62-091268)
Europol launched a call for expressions of interest for the provision of the following non-exhaustive list of products, maintenance and services:
– explosive identification devices, training and maintenance
– physical security devices, fixed or portable
– emergency evacuation plans
– evacuation chairs for stairs and first aid boxes/backpacks and other emergency preparedness goods and services

Applications can be submitted until 18 March 2013 and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Additional information can be requested from: Europol, Tel. +31 703531681, Fax +31 703180808, E-mail: procurement@europol.europa.eu

6. Call for expression of interest to compile a database of independent experts to be called on to assist the Commission in the field of justice, freedom and security (Ref: 2010/S 98-147089)
This call for expression of interest will lead to a database of independent experts to be called on to assist the Commission in the field of justice, freedom and security. The following activities are foreseen:
– evaluation of proposals submitted as part of calls for proposals in the field of justice, freedom and security;
– monitoring and evaluation of completed or ongoing activities/projects under the programmes concerned;
– participation in conferences, organising seminars, promoting certain programmes and other evaluation activities;
– methodological support, risk analysis, drafting procedures to manage the projects/ activities under the programmes concerned;
– analysis, improvement and circulation of good practices concerning management systems in the member states as part of shared management actions in the field of justice, freedom and security.

Deadline: 31 March 2014
Applications should be sent to the following postal address: European Commission, Justice, Freedom and Security (JFS) DG, Unit A4, LX46 0/47, B-1049 Brussels.

7. Call for expressions of interest in the area of evaluation of humanitarian aid activities (Ref: ECHO/EVA/2010-2014)
The European Commission (Directorate-General Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection – DG ECHO) has published a call for expression of interest to establish a pool of evaluators in the area of humanitarian aid activities. To ensure the impartiality of evaluations, DG ECHO will delegate these services to external experts from consulting firms (legal entities/registered companies only) with proven competence and appropriate levels of expertise in the areas covered by the evaluation.
Applications can be submitted until 2 December, 2013 will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Call documentation and application forms can be found here.
Additional information can be requested from DG ECHO’s Evaluation Sector at echo-eval@ec.europa.eu, tel. +32.2.299.59.81, fax +32.2.299.11.73.

8. JRC: Illicit Trafficking Radiation Assessment Programme (ITRAP+10) – Call for nuclear experts in the field of nuclear security (Ref: 2010/S 59-086878)
Via this call, the EU’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, Italy aims to set up a reserve list of nuclear experts for its “ITRAP+10” (illicit trafficking radiation assessment programme) project. The experts will evaluate and compare the performance of available radiation detection equipment relevant to nuclear security. They will also collaborate with the JRC to develop and assess test procedures for border-monitoring equipment. Tests carried out during this project will focus on the nuclear/radiological performances of border monitoring instruments (i.e. excluding the mechanical, electro-magnetic, environmental tests, etc.). The services needed are divided into two areas:
– Field 1: experts on border monitoring standards development, and/or test procedure development based on these standards;
– Field 2: experts on testing border monitoring equipment.
Applications can be submitted until 14 December, 2013 will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Tendering documents can be found here.
Additional information can be requested from: European Commission, JRC, Ispra, Fax +39 033.278.98.66. E-mail: JRC-IPSC-TENDERS@ec.europa.eu

9. Frontex call for expression of interest on fundamental rights training (Ref: Frontex 2012/S 60-096777)
To implement its fundamental rights training concept, Frontex seeks trainers/experts able to provide services in the following lots:
– Lot 1: trainers for basic fundamental rights training for all Frontex staff members;
– Lot2: trainers for specialised training on fundamental rights targeted to specialised staff of Frontex with specific needs in a given fundamental rights area.

Deadline: 31 December 2014
The estimated value of the services under this call is EUR 130,000.
Suitable candidates will be included in an expert database (valid until 31 May 2015) from which Frontex will issue ‘invitations to tender’ as needed.
Call documentation and application forms can be found here.
Additional information can be requested from: Frontex Procurement Office, Tel. +48 225449500, fax +48 225449501, e-mail: procurement@frontex.europa.eu

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