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Update on tenders and calls-for-proposals in EU security (19/02/2018)

1. 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

2. 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

3. Radicalisation
The present Call for Proposals aims at funding projects on preventing and countering radicalisation leading to violent extremism in the area of one of the following priorities:

  • Increasing awareness, protecting, strengthening resilience of individuals and in particular vulnerable groups (such as children, youth, etc…) to polarisation.
    1. increasing awareness and capacity of first-line practitioners (e.g. police, teachers) to understand the dynamics, recognise and respond to the phenomena of polarisation at grass-roots level especially through awareness-raising and training activities;
    2. strengthening polarisation detection and response capacities through for example the setting up of mechanisms such as monitoring and polarisation management systems. This could enable to assess the causes and develop appropriate response to changes in community tensions and social unrests for the police and local authorities;
    3. promoting interaction and cooperation between different local actors from public sectors (law enforcement social services, etc) and NGOs that specialise in working with vulnerable groups and prevention of extremism as well as religious communities and other community-based organisations through the development of cooperation models;
    4. promoting the views of moderate voices, which are too often muted by more extreme voices through offline channels like organising debates and workshops, supported by online communication activities;
    5. developing and promoting concrete tools targeting vulnerable groups (e.g. via new media, application) on preventing polarisation.
  • Developing targeted exit programmes enabling radicalised individuals to deradicalise and disengage and rehabilitate based on an integrated multi-agency approach.
    1. setting up and facilitating the implementation of exit programmes building on existing programmes and offering practical assistance to individuals who want to deradicalise, disengage and rehabilitate within society. In particular, it could be done through local actors based on the development of methodological approaches and of quality and assessment criteria for interventions;
    2. setting up and facilitating the implementation of exit programmes that ensure continuity between interventions in the prison and probation context and further rehabilitation efforts into community in particular through local actors;
    3. setting up and facilitating the implementation of approaches that sow doubt in the mind of those individuals still not convinced to leave extremist groups and can lead to participation in exit programmes taking into account in the programmes, the ideology dimension (far, left wing, jihadism) but also practical and social living conditions of the individual in an integrated multi-agency approach.

The estimated value of this contract including VAT is unspecified.

Deadline: 15 March 2018 (5pm Brussels time).  Find more information about the project here.  With further questions, email HOME-ISF@ec.europa.eu

4. Technical Assistance for Migration and international protection matters- promoting public awareness
The main objective of this project is to develop a nation-wide awareness raising programme; foster mutual understanding, improve interaction, and encourage a proactive involvement of all local actors in the new migration management system; raise awareness among public administrators, municipal and local government officials, NGOs, and the host society about the socio-cultural diversity that migrants bring, their rights, obligations and migrants’ contributions both in host society as well as their home countries. To do so, the project will cover activities such as strategic planning and preparatory activities for development of awareness raising programme, including consultation meetings, surveys leading to analysis report; development and dissemination of communication and awareness toolkit through conferences, workshops and briefing sessions; development and implementation of a media campaign with journalists and cooperation with media institutions and platforms.

The estimated value for this contract is 1 500 000 EUR.

Full contract notice and more information can be found here. Deadline: 19 March 2018

5. European Defense Agency launches Defence Innovation Prize
The European Defence Agency (EDA) today launched the EDA Defence Innovation Prize rewarding companies and research entities who will propose innovative and ground-breaking technologies, products, processes or services applicable in the defence domain.  The prizes are especially (but not exclusively) aimed at non-traditional defence industries (civil or dual-use producers) and researchers as they play a growing role in inventing and creating the disruptive capabilities that our armed forces will need tomorrow.

There will be two different EDA Defence Innovation Prizes of 10,000 euros each to be awarded for the most innovative ideas addressing the following topics:

Integration of multi-robot swarming concepts in support of future defence capabilities in the area of Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC)

Autonomous detection, identification and monitoring/sampling/analysis through sensor and platform networking in the area of CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) protection technologies and techniques

The prize winners are expected to propose innovations which, if implemented between now and 2035, would help improve and enhance Europe’s defence capabilities in the two afore-mentioned domains.

The estimated value of this prize is 10,000 euro for each topic.

Contact: Rules of the contest can be found here.  Call for applications can be found here. Deadline: 16 April 2018 (5pm Brussels time)

6. 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

7. 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:
A) Technical expertise in ICTs and emerging application areas
B) ICT Security Standardisation and certification
C) Technical expertise in Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP) and CSIRTs Cooperation
D) Legal expertise in NIS
E) 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

8. 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

9. 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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