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Update on tenders and calls-for-proposals in EU security (18/01/2016)

H2020 Security Research calls

1. Support for judicial cooperation in criminal matters aiming to fight terrorism by preventing radicalisation
The aim is to promote judicial cooperation in criminal matters to fight against radicalisation that leads to violent extremism and to counter terrorism. Duplications of already existing initiatives will not be funded. Applicants shall explain and demonstrate how their proposals are aligned with the respective EU policies and with the documents published by the European Commission. The degree of relevance to the priorities of the call for proposals will be assessed under the relevance award criterion.

Priority shall be given to the following actions in particular:

  1. Prevention of radicalisation in prisons, in particular concerning: choice and organisation of prison regimes to prevent radicalisation (e.g. how inmates are housed, whether they are segregated from or integrated into the general prison population); development of de-radicalisation, disengagement and rehabilitation programmes to be used in prison; role of religious/ethical/moral counselling of inmates to help creating a counter narrative and to promote and provide support for individual de-radicalisation processes;
  2. development of tools providing assistance of prison staff dealing with radicalised offenders.
  3. Promotion of alternatives to detention and exploration of the role of probation at EU level in the fight against radicalisation leading to violent extremism, in particular concerning development of de-radicalisation, disengagement and rehabilitation programmes which could be used outside the prison context (e.g. during criminal proceedings as a condition to drop prosecution before a court, as a condition to release from pre-trial detention, as a condition for a suspended prison sentence, as part of a prison sentence or in case of conditional release).

Development of risk assessment methodologies which could be used by prison administrations and judges and prosecutors (e.g. how to detect signs of radicalisation, how to distinguish between different types of terrorist suspects and their motivations, how to collaborate with law enforcement authorities, intelligence services and probation services in this respect).

The role of juvenile justice systems in the counter-terrorism context.

The cooperation between prosecutors of different Member States for the application of certain judicial cooperation instruments on issues related to counter terrorism and organised crime will be covered by JUST/2015/JCOO/AF/CRIM call.

The estimated value of calls is a maximum of EUR 5.000.000
Deadline: 19 January 2016
Contact: DG Justice
Email: EC-JUSTICE-CALLS@ec.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

2. Towards a digital single market for NIS products and services.
The objectives of this project are the following:

  • Understand the current market of NIS products and services and selected areas of application in the EU MS and EFTA nations. The focus will emphasise the European market, even in the case where NIS products and services are from non-EU providers,
  • Identify 5 NIS sectors where EU players have certain market advantage over non-EU players and analyse the reasons for this. Also the study will identify 5 sectors where EU players do not have a significant advantage and will assess the reasons for it,
  • Drawing from the lessons learnt from the previous tasks, propose recommendations to the EC and Member States in order to enable NIS products and services to benefit from the digital single market.

The estimated value of this contract excluding VAT is EUR 50.000
Deadline: 20 January 2016
Contact: ENISA
Email: procurement@enisa.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

3. On-site Technical Support to CBRN Centres of Excellence (CoE) Regional Secretariats in Algeria and Uzbekistan
The EU CBRN CoE Initiative covers the Middle East, the region of the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries, Central Asia, North Africa, Atlantic façade (North West Africa), Central and Eastern Africa, South East Europe and Ukraine, Moldova and South Caucasus as well as South East Asia. A network of 52 countries is established and its main objective is to improve national CBRN risk mitigation policies and upgrade crisis preparedness mechanisms through the implementation of concrete actions in the areas of export control of dual-use goods, illicit trafficking of CBRN materials, bio-safety and bio-security and the engagement of scientists.

Within the implementation of the CBRN Centres of Excellence initiative, the European Commission seeks to deploy 2 Technical Experts with specific qualifications and skills in the field of CBRN risk mitigation, to provide the beneficiary regions with local technical support.

The selected Technical Experts will be asked to provide local technical assistance to the National Focal Points, National Teams, and Regional Secretariats.

The estimated value of this contract is EUR 2.500.000
Deadline: 21 January 2016
Contact: EuropeAid
Email: EuropeAid-Tenders-137560@ec.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

4. Public affairs and audio-visual scenario material for ENISA’s cyber exercises
Within the framework of this Open tender procedure, ENISA would like to find suitably qualified contractors to provide the services as stipulated in the Terms of Reference outlined below.

This tender has been split into 2 standalone projects defined as LOTS. A tenderer may bid for one or both LOTs. The two projects are outlined below:

  • LOT 1 – Methodologies for the identification of Critical information infrastructure assets and services
  • LOT 2 – Recommendations to address electronic communications dependencies on ICT products and services

The maximum budget of this contract is EUR 100.000 (Lot 1 – EUR 60.000 & Lot 2 – EUR 40.000)
Deadline: 28 January 2016
Contact: ENISA
Email: procurement@enisa.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

5. State of the art in applied online data protection and security
Within the context of this Open tender procedure, ENISA would like to find a suitably qualified contractor(s) to provide the services for the two LOTS as stipulated in the Terms of Reference outlined below.

LOT 1: ‘Evolution & state of the art of privacy enhancing technologies & their building blocks.’ The objective of the project is the facilitation and formation of a community that is able to create and maintain a repository of best available techniques in the field of PETs.

LOT 2: ‘Privacy and security in Personal Data Clouds’. The scope of this study is to present the privacy enhancing features of PDC architectures, define relevant privacy and security challenges and promote subsequent mitigation strategies and techniques

The maximum budget of this contract is EUR 74.000 (Lot 1 – EUR 39.000 & Lot 2 – EUR 35.000)
Deadline: 5 February 2016
Contact: ENISA
Email: procurement@enisa.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

A framework on appropriate security measures for the processing of personal data
The goal of this study is to design and propose a framework that will support small and medium organizations to implement appropriate security measures for the processing of personal data. More specifically the objectives of this study are: Provide guidelines on how to perform security risk assessment for the electronic processing of personal data. Propose possible organizational and technical security measures for different information security domains based classified based on the level of risk. Provide use cases as guidance on how to apply to proposed framework.

The estimated total value excluding VAT is EUR 55.000
Deadline: 9 February 2016
Contact: ENISA
Email: procurement@enisa.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

7. Call for tender concerning Multiple Framework Contracts with reopening of competition for the “Scripting, planning, conduction and evaluation of exercises, training and assessment implementing the Decision no 1082/2013/EU on serious cross-border threats to health”
The tender aims to provide services in support of the implementation of the Decision no 1082/2013/EU on serious cross-border threats to health, by creating conditions to strengthen and enhance coordination between Member States, international level and the Commission in order to ensure a coherent and consistent policy approach to effectively manage responses to serious cross-border threats to health across the EU. The tender addresses the three following areas of the above-mentioned decision:

  • Preparedness and response planning
  • Risk monitoring and assessment
  • Risk management and crisis communication
  • The activities to be carried out will be implemented through 4 separate lots, as follows:
    Lot 1: Organization of exercises
    Lot 2: Organization of events
    Lot 3: Organization of trainings
    Lot 4: Production of dissemination materials

    The estimated total value excluding VAT is EUR 8.000.000
    Deadline: 9 February 2016
    Contact: Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (Chafea)
    Email: chafea-hp-tender@ec.europa.eu
    Call documentation and application forms can be found here

    8. Call for proposals 2016 for prevention and preparedness projects in the field of civil protection and marine pollution
    The objective of the Call is to select projects which support and complement the efforts of participating states and eligible third countries in prevention and preparedness in civil protection and marine pollution focusing on areas where a common European approach is more appropriate.

    The Call covers two separate policy areas, prevention and preparedness, each with its specific objectives and budget.

    Objectives for prevention projects: – Objective of this Call for the prevention policy area is to support and complement the efforts of participating states and eligible third countries in actions aimed at achieving a higher level of protection and resilience against disasters by preventing or reducing their effects.

    Objectives for preparedness projects: – Objective of this Call for the preparedness policy area is to create better prerequisites for and improve preparedness, as well as enhance awareness of civil protection and/or marine pollution professionals and volunteers.

    The total budget earmarked for calls is between EUR 1.400.000 – 2.800.000
    Deadline: 14 March 2016
    Contact: DG ECHO
    Email: ECHO-CP-P&P@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

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