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Update on tenders and calls-for-proposals in EU security (17/11/2016)

Update on tenders and calls-for-proposals in EU security:

1. Trial of remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) for maritime aerial surveillance
With this contract, Frontex seeks to acquire maritime aerial border surveillance services to be performed in specific maritime areas of the Mediterranean Sea. The services offered shall include the provision of a RPAS platform, payload, communication equipment, and all the necessary experts managing the system and providing operational support. Frontex seeks to acquire 8 blocks, of 100 hours each block, of maritime border surveillance services, out of which 2 blocks could be requested simultaneously, from the same deployment airport, and 2 blocks could be requested consecutively. This service is to be carried out with a MALE RPAS in areas of the Mediterranean Sea designated by Frontex within the time-frame of Q4 2016–Q1 2017.

The estimated budget available for the contract is EUR 5.500.000 excluding VAT
Deadline: 18 November 2016, 4pm
Contact: Frontex / European Border and Coast Guard Agency
Email: procurement@frontex.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

2. Deployable cyber evidence collection and evaluation capability (DCEC2)
The present call for tender is looking for external assistance to help EDA with the following tasks: a) provide deeper knowledge of the state-of-the-art in Digital Forensics applicable to CSDP missions and operations, b) provide a comprehensive and modular development for a deployable capability, and c) develop a Technology Demonstrator. This project is complementary to law enforcement work regarding cybercrime investigations.

The total budget excluding VAT is EUR 450.000
Deadline: 22 November 2016
Contact: European Defence Agency
Email: procurement@eda.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

3. European Medium Altitude, Long Endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (EMALE RPAS) Training Technology Demonstrator (RTTD)
The objective of this contract is the development and the deployment of provision of a European medium-altitude long-endurance remotely piloted air system (EMALE RPAS) training technology demonstrator (TTD) across selected air training schools in the 9 pMS (participating Member States). Given the rapid turnover and evolution of technology, the contract seeks to maximise innovation by capitalising on COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) sub-systems and looks to identify the best (MALE) RPAS Training Technology Demonstrator (RTTD) to deliver realism and flexibility at the lowest possible cost. The RTTD programme is scheduled to run with up to 9 trainers for 4 years, but may continue after that under the leadership of one or more Member States. The contract assumes a maximum of nine sites for pricing purposes.

The estimated total value excluding VAT is EUR 650.000
Deadline: 30 November 2016
Contact: European Defence Agency
Email: procurement@eda.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

4. Study on good practices in implementing the requirements on public information in the event of an emergency, under the Euratom Basic Safety Standards Directive and Nuclear Safety Directive
Ex-ante publicity for a middle-value contract. All economic operators wishing to participate in this negotiated procedure please express your interest via email by 01 December 2016 midnight. Economic operators who do not express their interest before the deadline and to the email address below will not be invited to submit an offer. The latter restriction will not apply to the minimum five economic operators directly invited by the Commission.

The total budget available for this study is not specified
Deadline: 01 December 2016, midnight
Contact: DG ENERGY
Email: ENER-RADPROT@ec.europa.eu
Email for documentation and application forms

5. Communicating Europe in Ukraine
The contract is intended to deliver a coherent and effective public communications package based on a common and compelling central narrative which convincingly sets out what the EU and Ukraine are committed to achieving in Ukraine, and why it is important. Messages will be delivered across various media platforms, primarily to a Ukrainian audience. The contract will encompass daily public relations and media support to the EU Delegation, audience research, content production, impact analysis and real-time evaluation, in order to optimise EU communications on Ukraine.

The maximum budget is EUR 3.750.000
Deadline: 16 December 2016, 5pm Kyiv time
Contact: European Defence Agency
Email: DELEGATION-UKRAINE-TENDERS@eeas.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

6. IPA – Prevention Of and Fight Against Corruption
The purpose of this project is to strengthen national mechanisms for the prevention of and fight against corruption through supporting the implementation of the Serbian anti-corruption strategy and action plan and the action plan for Chapter 23. Relevant fields include:

  • strengthening transparency, efficiency, coordination and monitoring of anti-corruption institutions and policies in the area of anti-corruption,
  • capacity building in the prevention of corruption,
  • capacity building in the repression of corruption.

The maximum budget is EUR 3.600.000
Deadline: 16 December 2016, 5pm Kyiv time
Contact: The Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia
Email: Delegation-serbia-fcs@eeas.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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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