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Update on tenders and calls-for-proposals in EU security (17/01/2018)

  • 1. Study on opportunity and feasibility of an EU blockchain infrastructure
  • The EU Commission is looking carefully at blockchain developments with the objective of setting the right conditions for the advent of an open, innovative, trustworthy, transparent, and EU law compliant data and transactional environment. This feasibility study will be carried out to assess the opportunity, benefits, and challenges of creating at EU level an enabling framework or infrastructure supporting blockchain-based services.

    The study will assess if, when and how blockchain technologies may help public authorities to deliver European services and implement policies. The study will provide a clear understanding of what type of intervention is more suited and on the opportunity, conditions and value added to support a EU blockchain infrastructure. To do so, the study will examine the existing initiatives at national or local level and will address how to dimension such an infrastructure at EU level, including which services could run on such infrastructure.

    The estimated value of this contract excluding VAT is EUR 250 000
    Deadline: 19 January 2018
    Contact: Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT)
    Email: CNECT-R2-EOI@ec.europa.eu
    Call documentation and application forms can be found here

  • 2. CAPTECH Maritime Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) Update
  • The output of this activity will be a proposal for an updated, revised and single SRA to guide the CapTech Naval Systems Technologies future work. It will provide a clear work programme to address the identified priorities and recognised research and technology gaps. It will also be a reference for pMS national planning of future joint projects, in the scope of the CapTech Maritime taxonomy. The following tasks will be required:

    • Perform a technology survey and assessment on the most relevant technologies in the maritime domain. This will also include the identification of related activities in other organisations;
    • Identify existing and future R&T trends, technology building blocks, and technology gaps;
    • Propose priority areas concerning the identified technology gaps, taking into consideration the EDA Capability Development Plan (CDP) and Priority Actions;
    • Recommend an implementation strategy and a work programme to address the identified technology gaps;
    • Develop output as per the procedures laid out in the Overarching Strategic Research Agenda (OSRA) and draft as per the architecture contained in the OSRA;
    • Develop a list with the relevant technical vocabulary to update the Technology Watch tool, in the domain of Maritime related technologies;
    • Recommend a work programme with roadmaps for future European investment; and
    • Encode the SRA information in the relevant EDA IT tools.

    The estimated value of this contract excluding VAT is EUR 120 000
    Deadline: 24 January 2018
    Contact: European Defence Agency
    Email: procurement@eda.europa.eu
    Call documentation and application forms can be found here

  • 3. Services supporting the operation and evolution of the Copernicus Reference Data Access node (CORDA)
  • The purpose of this call for tender is to establish a framework service contract with an economic operator who will provide services supporting the operation and evolution of the Copernicus Reference Data Access node (CORDA). This call for tender is open on equal terms to all natural and legal persons from one of the 28 Member States of the European Union and to all natural and legal persons established in an EEA member country, which has signed an agreement with the European Commission for participation in the Copernicus Programme.

    The estimated value of this contract excluding VAT is EUR 1 500 000
    Deadline: 2 February 2018
    Contact: European Environment Agency
    Email: procurement@eea.europa.eu
    Call documentation and application forms can be found here

  • 4. 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.

    Up to a maximum of 40% of the eligible costs of ensuring rapid access to buffer capacities may be covered through the EU grant. In addition, 100% of total eligible costs of designing, preparing, negotiating, concluding and managing the contracts or arrangements, as well as the costs of developing standard operating procedures and exercises to ensure the effective use of buffer capacities may be covered under the EU grant.

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

    The estimated value of this contract excluding VAT is EUR 2 000 000
    Deadline: 20 February 2018
    Contact: European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO)
    Email: ECHO-A4@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
  • CEPOL is looking for highly skilled prospective individual experts that will support the Agency in the implementation of the EU–MENA CT partnership project.

    CEPOL may need external assistance in the following thematic areas:

    • airport counterterrorism security operations
    • information and intelligence analysis methods and instruments
    • human rights-compliant interview techniques
    • anti-money laundering and terrorism financing
    • anti-radicalisation and community outreach, including cooperation with civil society
    • countering extremism on the Internet and social media,
    • foreign terrorist fighters
    • hostage negotiations
    • judicial investigations, including converting intelligence into viable evidence for court use
    • CBRNE materials and techniques (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives)
    • protection of vulnerable persons (smuggled migrants, victims of trafficking, refugees)
    • links between terrorism and organised crime
    • trafficking in cultural heritage
    • cybercrime and cybersecurity
    • secure communications
    • SIMS (special investigative means) and undercover operations
    • tactical operations (special forces)
    • learning and training methodologies for law enforcement, including training of trainers

    The estimated value for this contract excluding VAT is EUR 500 / day worked, maximum of EURO 134 000 in total payments per expert
    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
  • 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.

    The estimated value for this contract excluding VAT is unspecified
    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 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

  • 8. 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:

    1. Technical expertise in ICTs and emerging application areas
    2. ICT Security Standardisation and certification
    3. Technical expertise in Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP) and CSIRTs Cooperation
    4. Legal expertise in NIS
    5. 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

  • 9. 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
  • The Frontex agency is looking to establish a list of external experts.

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

  • 10. 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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