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Update on tenders and calls-for-proposals in EU security (18/10/2016)

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

1. Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) services in support of the execution of Coast Guard functions
This call for tender is to contract European Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) services in the civil maritime surveillance domain in support of executing Coast Guard functions. The contracted RPAS services should have a high level of deployability and availability, which should lead to an increase of the operational Coast Guard capability and provide free of charge additional data streams to users from European Union (EU) Member States, Iceland, Norway, to the European Commission and to EU Agencies. Throughout this document the terms “user” and “Member States (MS)” refer to this given list of users.

A scalable service in terms of number of deployments is foreseen with a possibility to have a number of simultaneous RPAS deployments. The deployment should be based on mobile units (Local Ground Control Station – LGCS), which can be relocated as new requests may come over time. The RPAS services should be used as a complementary tool in the overall surveillance chain, including satellite imagery, vessel positioning information and surveillance by manned maritime patrol aircraft and vessels.

Three classes of RPAS are foreseen to address the different operational domains in three lots: Medium size RPAS services with “long endurance”, larger size RPAS services with “long endurance” and with a comprehensive set of sensor capabilities, and Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) RPAS. The aircraft and the sensors of the three RPAS classes shall be designed to respond to the user requirements of the three European Agencies covering their Member State requirements in the areas of maritime surveillance activities.

The estimated budget available for the contract is EUR 67.100.000 excluding VAT
Deadline: 17 October 2016
Contact: European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)
Email: Open122016@emsa.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

2. Supporting Initiatives in the Field of Drugs Policy
The objective of the topic to support initiatives in the field of drugs policy as regards judicial cooperation and crime prevention aspects closely linked to the general objective of the Programme, in so far as they are not covered by the Instrument for financial support for police cooperation, preventing and combating crime, and crisis management, as part of the Internal Security Fund, or by the third Programme for the Union’s action in the field of health (2014-2020).

The topic contributes to the effective and coherent application of EU law and aims at the support of development of new approaches in the area of drugs policies.

The priorities are:

  • To promote practical application of drug-related research, and, in particular, addiction research with a view of addressing current challenges and new threats;
  • To support civil society organisations by reinforcing their: (i) advocacy function, (ii) capacity to make a difference at the local level and (iii) best practice sharing methods;
  • To further expand the knowledge base and develop innovative methods of addressing the phenomenon of new psychoactive substances

The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at EUR 2.012.000 (The Commission expects to fund approximately 4-5 proposals.)
Deadline: 18 October 2016
Contact: DG HOME
Email: HOME-DRUGS@ec.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

3. Target architecture and system requirements for an enhanced cyber situation awareness.
The expected output will be specialist technical assistance with R&T and acquisition analysis reports containing text that can complement the CySAP products. The objective is for these reports to improve the quality of the project’s products in line with the work agreed by the contributing Member States.

The total budget is EUR 400.000 excluding VAT
Deadline: 27 October 2016
Contact: European Defence Agency (EDA)
Email: procurement@eda.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

4. Supporting Critical Information Infrastructures Protection activities
ENISA seeks to contract the services of a minimum of 2 and maximum of 5 service providers which can provide support in the field of critical information infrastructures protection. The successful bidders should be able to demonstrate significant experience and skills in the area of CIIP, with emphasis on the aspects dealt with in the annual ENISA work programme. Due to the diverse nature of the services requested, collaboration with other entities via subcontracting and/or consortium/ad hoc groupings is encouraged.

The total budget is EUR 400.000 excluding VAT
Deadline: 4 November 2016
Contact: European Union Agency for Network and Information Security
Email: procurement@enisa.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

5. eIDAS study on pilots for replication of multipliers: supporting the uptake of eIDAS services by SMEs
The objective of the study is to create and run an eIDAS pilot programme for SMEs through the selection of different industry associations, such as SME organisations, chambers of commerce, technology district associations, etc. which will serve as multipliers in 8 Member States. This study would be essential to reach out to SMEs to raise awareness, through education/training and establish the needs and the kind of assistance and skills they need to rely on eIDAS to increase their competitiveness and profitability.

The total budget is EUR 300.000 excluding VAT
Deadline: 7 November 2016
Contact: Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology
Email: CNECT-R2-EOI@ec.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

6. 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.

These services may be requested to support immediate aid deployments following sudden emergencies or to assist the implementation of aid operations in the context of protracted crises. Support to the implementation of the operations shall be provided for as long as it is required for a specific assignment.

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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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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