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Update on tenders and calls-for-proposals in EU security (19/07/2017)

1. Multiple framework contract for services related to evaluation and impact assessment of the European Commission’s humanitarian aid and civil protection activities
The framework contract will cover all kinds of evaluation-related studies (prospective, retrospective, real-time, ‘ex ante’ (prospective) impact assessments, or any combination of them), referring to ECHO’s activities, including the development of related methodological tools. The contractors will be requested to carry out assignments of the following types:

  • humanitarian aid in 3rd countries,
  • geographical evaluation,
  • thematic evaluation of the humanitarian sectors of intervention, or other themes,
  • comprehensive evaluation,
  • evaluation of the emergency support within the Union,
  • evaluation of the EU aid volunteers initiative,
  • civil protection:
  • comprehensive evaluation,
  • specific and thematic evaluation,
  • evaluation of communication activities,
  • studies related to impact assessment,
  • evaluation related studies, including development of methodological tools for evaluation and/or monitoring.

The estimated budget for this contract is EUR 8 000 000
Deadline: 9 August 2017
Contact: European Commission, Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO)
Email: ECHO-EVAL-TENDERS@ec.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

2. Development and delivery of European border and coast guard courses
The objective of the call is to support the development and implementation of courses for European border and coast guards. Individual entities or groups of entities can develop and implement courses in accordance with the European standards in vocational and higher education and in line with the Sectoral Qualifications Framework for Border Guarding, to respond to the current challenges and training needs of the European Border and Coast Guard community. Frontex experts will monitor and support the processes of development, review and/or delivery of courses.

The estimated budget for this contract EUR 600 000
Maximum EUR 60 000 per project
Deadline: 11 August 2017
Contact: European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex)
Email: grants.TRU@frontex.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

3. 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.

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

4. Algorithmic awareness building
The study provides for a policy design process to convey an in-depth, policy-relevant analysis of the role of algorithms and in particular how they shape, filter or personalise the information flows that they intermediate. The study addresses a 3-fold objective: it (1) contributes to a wider, shared understanding of the role of algorithms in the context of online platforms, while raising public awareness and debate of emerging issues; (2) identifies and delineates the types of problems and emerging issues raised by the use of algorithms, and establishes an initial, scientific evidence-base for these problems; (3) designs or prototypes solutions for a selection of problems, including policy options, technical solutions and private sector and civil society-driven actions.

The study follows an open, participatory approach to state-of-the-art policy design, involving a wide range of actors building on existing and emerging global communities active in this field.

The estimated budget for this contract is EUR 600 000
Deadline: 18 September 2017
Contact: European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT), Digital Single Market
Email: CNECT-R2-EOI@ec.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

5. Command, control and communication applied to multinational medical support
The aim of the study is to provide an analysis of the requirements, capabilities and interoperability constraints driving medical C4I decision-making structures in a multinational operational and tactical command structure, while also providing recommendations for improving decision-making (particularly with regard to medical command/MTF/Role 1 in multinational operations). Also, provide users in pMS and EUMS with enhanced information management in relation to medical C4I roles, responsibilities, authorities and their interaction at an operational and tactical level. As such, it can support medical cells or their organisational equivalent in the planning, coordination and provision of medical support.

The estimated budget for this contract is EUR 150 000
Deadline: 19 September 2017
Contact: European Defence Agency
Email: procurement@eda.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

6. Service contract for the provision of a study on ‘Critical components for military lasers and advantages and use of wide area sensor technologies on UAV’
The present call for tender stems from the activities of the Electro Optical Sensors Technologies Capability Technology Areas (EOST CapTech) and aims at improving the performance of lasers used in Directed Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM), whereby several laser bands are required to ensure effectiveness against threats including Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. The study shall contribute to achieve the EOST CapTech objective of redesigning the DIRCM Band 1 emitter by using a solid state micro-technology. To this end, the contractor shall analyse how to increase the efficient use of micro-diode in Band 1 through an advanced tapered active material grown (in a photonic laser foundry) that enables the generation of a single mode laser beam and, therefore, a DIRCM countermeasure Band 1.

The estimated value of this contract is EUR 150 000
Deadline: 19 September 2017
Contact: European Defence Agency
Email: procurement@eda.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

7. Exercises on civil protection modules, technical assistance and support teams and European Union civil protection teams (4 lots)
The overall objective is to exercise and test the knowledge and experience gained from participation in the mechanism training course programme and elsewhere by conducting to a very high standard, participant-focused table top and field exercises by developing a number of innovative but realistic scenarios of international deployments suitable for exercising in a safe environment, undertaking certification and/or reclassification of registered civil protection modules/TAST, other capacities of the voluntary pool, other capacities registered in CECIS and mechanism experts — EUCPT. National risk assessments, recent disaster trends, previous activations of the mechanism, lessons learned from previous activations of the mechanism and from previous exercise cycles, should be taken into consideration when developing exercise scenarios which should also be in the context of the particular country where an exercise will be conducted.

The estimated total budget for this contract is EUR 4 844 000 (Lot 1: EUR 606 000, Lot 2: EUR 1 278 000, Lot 3: EUR 2 260 000, Lot 4: EUR 700 000)
Deadline: 21 September 2017
Contact: European Commission, Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO)
Email: echo-civil-protection-tenders@ec.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

8. Call for expressions of interest for the establishment of a list of individual external experts to assist CEPOL in the framework of the 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.

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), and
— learning and training methodologies for law enforcement, including training of trainers.

The estimated value excluding VAT is EUR 500 per working day
Deadline: 26 February 2018
Contact: European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL)
Email: tenders@cepol.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 – 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 of this contract 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

11. 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 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

12. 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 EUR 500 / day worked
Deadline: not specified
Contact: European Police College (CEPOL)
Email: tenders@cepol.europa.eu
Call documentation and application forms can be found here

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