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Services - 148159-2021

26/03/2021    S60

Italy-Parma: Advancing the Environmental Risk Assessment of Non-target Arthropods for Plant Protection Products by Accounting for the Impact on Ecosystem Services and on the Ecological Function

2021/S 060-148159

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:
Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
Postal address: Via Carlo Magno 1A
Town: Parma
NUTS code: ITH52 Parma
Postal code: 43126
Country: Italy
E-mail: EFSAProcurement@efsa.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/general/page.html?name=home&locale=en
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/procurement/tenders.htm
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Advancing the Environmental Risk Assessment of Non-target Arthropods for Plant Protection Products by Accounting for the Impact on Ecosystem Services and on the Ecological Function

II.1.2)Main CPV code
73110000 Research services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The project aims to address the following objectives, which should be considered as interlinked work-packages, with the aim to collect existing data, develop new data when necessary, and tools for analysis with the aim to advance the risk assessment of non-target arthropods.

Main objectives are:

1) Establish a quantitative link between direct effects of pesticides to non-target arthropods and the ecological consequences of these effects. For example, in terms of effects on biodiversity and impairment of the ecosystem service they deliver;

2) Characterise the source of exposure and the exposure estimation for key-driver species (i.e. most vulnerable species);

3) Develop a methodology for direct effects considering the interspecies sensitivity, and indirect effect to the food chain resulting from the direct effects of PPPs to arthropods;

4) Identify the elements that are necessary for advancing to a systems-based approach, which would be able, for example, to integrate.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: ITH52 Parma
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The project aims to address the following objectives, which should be considered as interlinked work-packages, with the aim to collect existing data, develop new data when necessary, and tools for analysis with the aim to advance the risk assessment of non-target arthropods.

Main objectives are:

1) Establish a quantitative link between direct effects of pesticides to non-target arthropods and the ecological consequences of these effects. For example, in terms of effects on biodiversity and impairment of the ecosystem service they deliver;

2) Characterise the source of exposure and the exposure estimation for key-driver species (i.e. most vulnerable species);

3) Develop a methodology for direct effects considering the interspecies sensitivity, and indirect effect to the food chain resulting from the direct effects of PPPs to arthropods;

4) Identify the elements that are necessary for advancing to a systems-based approach, which would be able, for example, to integrate.

II.2.14)Additional information

All the information published in this prior information notice is to be considered provisional and subject to possible revision or cancellation.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
14/05/2021

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

All the information published in this prior information notice is to be considered provisional and subject to possible revision or cancellation.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
19/03/2021