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Belgium-Brussels: Various studies

2015/S 002-001300

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: European Commission, DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CONNECT)
Postal address: avenue de Beaulieu 25
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Contact person: See point II.8 in section II.B

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/

Address of the buyer profile: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/connect/

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.3)Main activity
Other: Communications networks, content and technology.
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Various studies.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Intentionally empty.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79419000 Evaluation consultancy services, 73210000 Research consultancy services, 79310000 Market research services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Implementation, monitoring and evaluation of measures under Directive 61/2014 to reduce the cost of high-speed broadband infrastructure deployment and facilitate cross sector cooperation on ICT infrastructure deployment — SMART 2015/0001.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The threefold objective of the study is to:
(1) define monitoring and evaluation methodology to fill a data gap and assess progress on sharing of infrastructure, coordination of works, high-speed broadband ready houses, transparency and timeliness in granting administrative permits;
(2) support the implementation of the Directive, in particular by identifying key elements to support infrastructure sharing and co-deployment including cross sector (e.g. utilities) and potential synergies (e.g. with smart grid deployment), as well as new business models and innovation in the area;
(3) analyse standardisation work for NGA-ready in house and use of 'broadband-ready labels'.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79419000 Evaluation consultancy services, 73210000 Research consultancy services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT B1.

E-mail: cnect-b1@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Access regimes for network investment and business models in Europe — SMART 2015/0002.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The objective of this study is twofold. First, contractors should provide a comparative analysis (benchmark) on the effectiveness and efficiency of the main public and private investment models from the viewpoint of the electronic network and service providers as well as their corresponding business models, by assessing their mid- to long-term socio-economic impact. This will be done against a set of socio-economic benchmark indicators with the view to enable consistent comparisons at local/regional/national level throughout Europe. Second, they should be able to provide guidance on the different access regimes most suited to support efficient investment/business models and achieve EU policy objectives. The latter would be done via a series of key-performance indicators, taking into account the provisions on access regulation of the framework for e-comms.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79419000 Evaluation consultancy services, 73210000 Research consultancy services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT B1

E-mail: cnect-b1@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Substantive issues of review in the areas of market entry, management of scarce resources and general consumer issues — SMART 2015/0003.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The study will assess the current regulatory framework with the view to identifying substantive aspects of review and provide a forward-looking analysis taking into consideration the impact of technological changes and market developments on regulation. It will do so on the basis of an assessment of the future regulatory challenges for (1) market entry, in particular authorisation issues, including spectrum (need for more detailed common authorisation procedures and conditions), and (2) management of scarce resources, in particular, spectrum allocation and assignment including sharing and numbering (increased need of numbers for M2M communications), with a focus on the risk of exhaustion of numbering resources and the attribution of numbering ranges and rights of way; as well as (3) end-user aspects, with the exception of universal service, inter alia bundles, switching and the interaction between fixed and mobile subscriptions.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79419000 Evaluation consultancy services, 73210000 Research consultancy services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT B1.

E-mail: cnect-b1@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Investigation into the institutional set-up supporting the regulation and spectrum management in single market for telecoms — SMART 2015/0004.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The study will prepare the ground for the new Commission mandate, both utilising the existing tools provided by the regulatory framework, and by preparing a review of how the existing mechanisms for ensuring regulatory consistency and achieving a higher degree of coordination in the use of spectrum within the single market might be further enhanced. As announced in the Commission Communication on the Connected Continent, this review, which will involve a broad public consultation in due time, should also examine whether the current institutional set-up is fit for purpose in addressing the regulatory challenges of digital single market, including in the area of spectrum. The review could also address the implications in terms of institutional set-up of the level playing field between the rules that apply to 'over-the-top' online services compared to telecom services; and emerging competition and consumer issues in convergent telecom, audiovisual and Internet-based services.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79419000 Evaluation consultancy services, 73210000 Research consultancy services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT B1.

E-mail: cnect-b1@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Support for the preparation of the impact assessment accompanying the review of the regulatory framework for e-communications — SMART 2015/0005.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The study will aim at a cost-benefit analysis of the options identified by the Commission further to the public consultations planned to be organised on the basis of the findings of studies conducted in 2015 in the context of the review of the regulatory framework for e-comms. The relevant degree of granularity in the definition of policy options will be determined in due course.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79419000 Evaluation consultancy services, 73210000 Research consultancy services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT B1.

E-mail: cnect-b1@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Support for the preparation of an impact assessment to accompany the review of the Roaming Regulation — SMART 2015/0006.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
In accordance with Article 19 of the amended Roaming Regulation, the Commission must report on the functioning of the Regulation to the European Parliament and Council by no later than 30.6.2016. As laid down in the Regulation the following issues, among others, are to be covered in the 2016 review: (a) the developments in wholesale and retail charges for the provision to roaming customers of voice, SMS and data communication services, and the corresponding development in mobile communications services at domestic level in the Member States; (b) the extent to which the level of wholesale and retail charges has provided safeguards against excessive prices while allowing the development of competition; (c) whether competition is sufficient for the removal of wholesale charge limits. The study will build on evidence gathered by BEREC.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79419000 Evaluation consultancy services, 73200000 Research and development consultancy services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT B2.

E-mail: cnect-b2@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Cost of capital calculations in the EU — assessing the impact of different policy options to make (national) regulatory remedy decisions in the e-communications sector consistent — SMART 2015/0007.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The objectives of the study are (i) to provide the underlying data and (ii) to contribute to the economic foundations for the impact assessment for the Commission's (planned) cost of capital recommendation pursuant to Article 19 of the Framework Directive.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79419000 Evaluation consultancy services, 73210000 Research consultancy services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT B3.

E-mail: cnect-b3@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Review of the Termination Rates Recommendation — assessing the impact of different policy options — SMART 2015/0008.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The objectives of the study are (i) to provide the underlying data and (ii) to contribute to the economic foundations for the impact assessment for the Commission's (revised) Termination Rates Recommendation (or Decision) pursuant to Article 19 of the Framework Directive.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79419000 Evaluation consultancy services, 73210000 Research consultancy services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT B3.

E-mail: cnect-b3@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Economic and social impact of repurposing the 700 MHz band to wireless broadband services in the European Union — SMART 2015/0010.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The objectives of this study are:
— to explore the costs of transition of DTT networks upon release of the 700 MHz band in line with a likely EU roadmap; this should cover network equipment upgrade to next-generation technology and topology, network reconfiguration, including frequency re-planning and any simulcast period, cross-border coordination and other relevant aspects,
— to explore the cost for transition of PMSE equipment to new frequencies within the UHF band or to other bands,
— to explore the cost of communication campaigns to citizens,
— to explore the cost for consumers and citizens to adapt or upgrade TV receiver equipment such as antennas and TV sets,
— to explore the cost implications for radio broadcasting,
— to assess the impact on the availability and quality of TV programmes to citizens after release of the 700 MHz band,
— to give an overview of best practice for cost compensation in conjunction with state aid rules,
— to propose EU-level measures facilitating transition while mitigating negative socio-economic impacts.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79419000 Evaluation consultancy services, 73210000 Research consultancy services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT B4.

E-mail: cnect-b4@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Mapping study (phase II): broadband infrastructure, services, demand and investments in Europe — SMART 2014/0016.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
This study follows a phase 1 mapping study (2013–2014) which surveyed existing mapping initiatives in Europe and, based on best practices, recommended a methodology to help public authorities develop their own IT tools for mapping broadband infrastructure, services, demand and investment. Building on these results, this study will implement this methodology to develop such an IT tool for the Commission. The raw data that will be collected from the main stakeholders (public authorities, operators and utilities) will produce a variety of data layers: coverage of existing and planned various types of infrastructure, nominal and actual speeds available per populations, take-up rates per areas, etc. The contractors will notably develop and test a method to measure the quality of service of EU-funded (eg. CEF, ESIF) broadband projects. In addition, the contractor will analyse the national broadband plans' content, feasibility, investment gaps, measures helping to facilitate private investment and mapping activities.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79310000 Market research services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT B5.

E-mail: cnect-b5@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Study on the impact of the jobs, growth and investment (Katainen) package in the area of ICT infrastructure — SMART 2015/0053.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The study will seek:
— to estimate or confirm 'critical mass' funding in view of potential needs of each of the game-changer project identified under the Juncker package,
— to develop/analyse measures to deliver the intervention including new evidence on the multiplier effect of various types of intervention,
— to explore potential synergies and interaction with other sectors in view of realising a holistic approach to investment in ICT infrastructure,
— to explore the mechanism of delivery, in particular:
• the use of financial instruments;
• the stimulation (crowding-in) of private investment;
• the stimulation of national public investment;
• the use of possible existing public funding (ESIF, CEF, other).
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73210000 Research consultancy services, 79419000 Evaluation consultancy services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT B5.

E-mail: cnect-b5@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Monitoring regulatory and market development for electronic communications and digital services in the EU — SMART 2014/0027.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The objective is to produce a monitoring tool for assessing progress in the EU enlargement countries on the alignment with the EU framework for electronic communications and information society services, and convergence with the digital single market. This implies collecting, organising, evaluating and presenting the necessary data in the form of reports every 12 months, allowing comparative analysis of progress not only on legislative alignment but also on law enforcement and implementation, and on capacities, transparency and independence of regulatory authorities to monitor regulations and market development.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79310000 Market research services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT D1.

E-mail: cnect-d1@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Implications of the emerging technologies software-defined networking and network function virtualisation on the future telecommunications landscape — SMART 2015/0011.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The objective of this study is to prospect in the unexplored area of technological and socio-economic impact of software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV). It is supposed to elaborate on the future impact of 2 possibly game-changing technologies in terms of time-frames to (stepwise) deployment, migration paths from existing technologies, potential impact on business models, innovation potential including new stakeholders profiting from the ongoing developments, general market potential and their positioning within the current and future telecommunications regulatory framework. The objective is thus to prospect a not well defined area and its potential impact on multiple EU policies (research and innovation, industrial policy, telecom policy).
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79419000 Evaluation consultancy services, 73210000 Research consultancy services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT E1.

E-mail: cnect-e1@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Study on mapping Internet of things innovation clusters in Europe — SMART 2015/0012.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The study would deliver an overview of the geographical areas of these clusters, a description of their activities, and some ranking of these activities once identified like for e.g.: most common IoT infrastructures, leading industrial partners and demand aggregator, level of VC invested into IoT, leading emerging companies.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79310000 Market research services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT E1.

E-mail: cnect-e1@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Study on methods and data gathering strategy for the key performance indicators of the 5G-PPP — SMART 2015/0013.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The study is to provide guidance on the computing and validation (sound methodology and consistent data) of the 5G-PPP's KPIs.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73210000 Research consultancy services, 79419000 Evaluation consultancy services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT E1.

E-mail: cnect-e1@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
The role of European structural and investment funds in financing cloud computing projects — SMART 2015/0014.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The objective of the study is twofold.
The first objective is to undertake an analysis of existing cloud projects that were financed by structural funds in the programming period 2007–2013 and provide best practice examples in various Member States. The best practice would provide guidance on how the project was introduced, showing its added value on economic, social and environmental grounds, as well as lessons learned. The analysis would be published as a separate deliverable.
The second part of the study would concern the current programming period (2014–2020) and the tenderer would undertake an analysis of partnership agreements and operational programmes of 7 to 10 Member States in respect to cloud computing project viability and provide information in local languages aiming at facilitating the implementation of cloud projects.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79419000 Evaluation consultancy services, 73210000 Research consultancy services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT E2.

E-mail: cnect-e2@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
The economic and social impact of software and services on competitiveness and innovation — SMART 2015/0015.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The objective of the study is to:
— analyse the impact of software market and industry on European economic growth and competitiveness based on the available material along with newly collected data,
— assess the impact of software development from companies not considered within the software industry on their product and service innovation and on their competitiveness,
— assess current policy actions and provide further recommendations for improving the competitive position of European software industry.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79419000 Evaluation consultancy services, 73210000 Research consultancy services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT E2.

E-mail: cnect-e2@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Study in view of an impact assessment for a delegated act of eIDAS Regulation 910/2014 — SMART 2015/0047.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
To identify and assess from technical social, organisational, economic and policy angles the possible options concerning the specific criteria to be met by designated bodies for the certification of qualified electronic signature and qualified electronic seal creation devices as provided in Articles 29 to 31 and 39 of Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 'on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market and repealing Directive 1999/93/EC' (eIDAS Regulation).
The study will build on the current practice (e.g. the so-called 'SOG-IS MRA' which addresses the mutual recognition of ICT security products certification between several European countries, the ISO 15408 standard on ICT security certification, the standardisation of 'protection profiles' related to ISO 15408, other possible security certification mechanisms, Commission Decision 2000/709/EC, the certification scheme established by Regulation 2008/765, etc.). The study should assess various possible scenarios for a certification which would at the same time be quick, guaranteeing the security of the certified products and economically viable.
From this assessment the study should in particular, find out possible options for the specific criteria to be met by the designated bodies that would reflect the envisaged scenarios (these criteria being the core of the envisaged delegated act(s)).
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79419000 Evaluation consultancy services, 73210000 Research consultancy services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: TF eIDAS.

E-mail: cnect-tf-eidas-lt@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Global perspective on economic aspects of cloud computing — SMART 2015/0017.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The objective of the study is to provide figures on the size and impact of cross-border cloud computing service delivery, including the size and nature of cross-border data flows, beyond the European Union (originating from the EU and targeted at third countries, or vice-versa) and recommendations to support those developments in order to allow the Commission to assess the need for further intra EU and international policy activities in the field of cloud computing.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79419000 Evaluation consultancy services, 73210000 Research consultancy services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT E2.

E-mail: cnect-e2@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Clarification of applicable legal framework for full, co- or self-regulatory actions in the cloud computing sector — SMART 2015/0018.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The objective of the study is to analyse and provide clarification as to the application of existing legal and regulatory frameworks (such as in the field of telecommunications, e-commerce and data protection) to current and future developments in cloud computing as to offer legal and regulatory certainty to the cloud computing sector and cloud computing customers in Europe. Furthermore, it will allow the Commission services to identify the right regulatory environment to foster investment and innovative businesses, while preserving important public values.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73210000 Research consultancy services, 79419000 Evaluation consultancy services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT E2.

E-mail: cnect-e2@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Inventory of European and national experimentation facilities and roadmap of the future needs for advanced networking experimentation — SMART 2015/0019.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The objectives of the study are:
1. Building on XiPi, the European database of experimental facilities developed by the Infinity project, the study will develop an inventory of European, national and regional experimental facilities, testbeds and laboratories available for integration into Fire+ in a heterogeneous but reconfigurable and evolving arrangement. The resulting experimental infrastructure must be extensive, span various technologies and allow for integration on-demand in response to experimenters' and users' needs.
2. Identification, evaluation and roadmap of the future needs for advanced networking experimentation and ancillary services with a large-scale experimental need on top of existing or future facilities under Fire+. This will allow Net Futures units to promote experimentation on top of existing Fire facilities.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79310000 Market research services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT E4.

E-mail: cnect-e4@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Open innovation in smart cities, design for successful innovation ecosystems — SMART 2014/0037.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Open innovation has its translation to the public sector and in particular to cities as the impact of the research and innovation investments depend very much on the functioning of the innovation ecosystem. In practise we do not yet have process or method descriptions on how this should be conducted, including the engagement of the citizen in the open innovation process taking the societal capital as an important component for impact. The complexity of interdependencies between the different actors and actions that drive the innovation ecosystem will be analysed and systematised with practical examples and cases in this study.
The drivers and enablers are set into a framework, from which research and innovation processes to create open innovation ecosystems are derived. Also a metrics to assess the success factors of innovation ecosystems is explored. The above framework will be focused to the EIP on smart cities and communities. An important aspect will be how to engage the citizens and build on the societal capital for new ICT intensive user-driven services.
The concrete cases will tackle the power of crowds as part of the stakeholder engagement.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73210000 Research consultancy services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT ADV07.

E-mail: cnect-open-innovation@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Study on security model for business registers interconnection system (BRIS) — SMART 2015/0052.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The study will identify and propose a security model for the interconnection of business registers that would respond to the business, technical and legal requirements of BRIS. The model will have to adhere to security standards covering aspects such as secure transmission of the information; data integrity, authenticity, non-repudiation and confidentiality; secured access of specific groups of authorised users to the information delivery mechanisms. Having the appropriate security measures in place for the communication between the BRIS core platform and the Member States systems is a key factor for a sound implementation of the system.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73210000 Research consultancy services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT F3.

E-mail: cnect-f3@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Data gaps for European semester — SMART 2015/0030.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
This study will provide regularly updated information to feed the monitoring system of digital policies and enable an appropriate follow-up in the European semester process. It will suggest the appropriate methodology to collect the necessary evidence to assess progress and policy implementation in areas where data gaps have been assessed, for example in relation to online public services, cybersecurity, funding of digital skills policies, etc.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79310000 Market research services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT F4.

E-mail: cnect-f4@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Vacancies for ICT — online repository (Victory) — SMART 2014/0045.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
This study will build a new data tool, a monthly-updated inventory of vacancies for ICT practitioners across the EU. It will provide data at NUTS2 level and subdivide ICT practitioners into at least 20 categories. The inventory will contain but not publish the actual vacancies, but only statistical analysis. The data collection will be based on robots crawling the Web. This study follows a feasibility study including a pilot done in 2014 (SMART 2013/59). It was originally planned for 2014, but it turned out from the pilot that the foreseen budget was insufficient.
This is the only study in DG Connect exploiting big data for policy purpose.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79310000 Market research services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT F4.

E-mail: cnect-f4@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
2nd survey of schools: ICT in education — SMART 2014/0020.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The objectives of the study is to measure progress on the use on and assess the impact of ICT-use in schools for the purpose of teaching/learning. To this end, an appropriate survey(s) will be designed and carried out in the 28 EU Member States + Iceland, Norway and Turkey and the results assessed and discussed in a study report, also containing an extensive set of data charts and tables. In addition, information on the situation in each country (including the education activity under the grand coalition for digital jobs), will be prepared in the form of a set of individual country profiles.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79310000 Market research services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT G4.

E-mail: cnect-g4@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
The silver economy — SMART 2015/0038.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The overall aim of the study will be to analyse and quantify the overall potential and conditions for creation of new European jobs and growth associated with ICT-based innovation relevant to demographic change as well as developing policy recommendations at EU level. The study shall propose a methodology for the analysis, including data sources and extrapolation to European level, gap analysis, rationale for EU-level policy intervention and quantification of cost/benefits. The study shall take into account the differing socio-economic situations across Europe and shall build on similar already-existing or planned policy initiatives at national or regional level as well as relevant to industry or investment initiatives. The study shall develop at least 10 realistic scenarios where innovation can create high potential jobs and growth impact across relevant sectors in Europe, supported by specific policy recommendations, concrete data and underpinning analysis.
For each of the 10 scenarios there should be a clear identification of the need, market potential, estimated jobs and growth impact at EU level, stakeholders to be involved, the case for EU intervention as well as a clear contribution to the creation of the European digital single market.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73210000 Research consultancy services, 79419000 Evaluation consultancy services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT H2.

E-mail: cnect-h2@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Support to scaling-up of innovations in active and healthy ageing — SMART 2015/0039.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The objectives of the study are:
— to analyse the context for innovation scaling-up within the EIP-AHA (by supporting regions involved or about to embark in development or deployment of innovation),
— to analyse other innovation-driven sectors that have successfully tackled scaling-up challenges,
— to identify key success factors from such sectors that can be applied to support the scaling-up innovation process in active and healthy ageing.
The economic triggers for scaling-up success should also be examined in detail across innovation life-cycles from solution development to market. What the regulatory, policy or commercial conditions are that will help increase investment flows into innovative active and healthy ageing solutions from the perspective of private sector investors and from the perspective of public investment.
Emphasis will be placed on facilitating the transfer and implementation of good practices, which have demonstrated concrete outcomes and benefits. It is important to learn from the most advanced pioneers what to do, but also what not to do.
The establishment of 'knowledge networks' enabling exchange of knowledge, best practices, or experience in a very pragmatic way, that includes inputs from other EIP-AHA regions and from external benchmarks (other sectors including investment sectors) can be a way to achieve this.
These knowledge networks will shorten the learning curve for those adopting a good practice or embarking in implementation and make sure that any problem encountered in one area is not replicated across other areas.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73210000 Research consultancy services, 79419000 Evaluation consultancy services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT H2.

E-mail: cnect-h2@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Evidence-based and participative policy-making through open government — towards faster implementation and take-up of open government — SMART 2015/0041.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The objective of the study is to support the strategy development and to widen (including geographical and sectorial scope) the implementation of an open government approach in Europe. In parallel, the Commission will lead by example, applying the principles of the open government, including co-creation, with evidence-based policy-making. The study will consist of 3 tasks to be implemented in 2 separate work packages:
— the first work package focuses on 2 tasks (lot 1):
1) understanding the situation: stock-taking of the drivers and barriers for an open government approach and recommendations for possible actions to widen its implementation;
2) developing a methodology for the next 5 years: multidisciplinary methodologies for new evidence-based policy-making for European open government including crowdsourcing, iterative and innovative approaches to data analytics,
— the second work package (lot 2) aims at implementing a platform/tool for enabling evidence-based, crowd-sourced, co-created policy-making and monitoring of the European open government approach (a tool which allows for dynamic policy-making and monitoring — a 'dynamically evolving open government action plan').
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73210000 Research consultancy services, 79419000 Evaluation consultancy services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT H3.

E-mail: cnect-h3@ec.europa.eu

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 1 Lot title: Understand the situation and develop a methodology
1)Short description:
— The first work package focuses on 2 tasks (lot 1):
1) understanding the situation: stock-taking of the drivers and barriers for an open government approach and recommendations for possible actions to widen its implementation;
2) developing a methodology for the next 5 years: multidisciplinary methodologies for new evidence-based policy-making for European open government including crowdsourcing, iterative and innovative approaches to data analytics.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73200000 Research and development consultancy services

5)Additional information about lots:
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 2 Lot title: Implementing a platform/tool
1)Short description:
— The second work package (lot 2) aims at implementing a platform/tool for enabling evidence-based, crowd-sourced, co-created policy-making and monitoring of the European open government approach (a tool which allows for dynamic policy-making and monitoring — a 'dynamically evolving open government action plan').
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73200000 Research and development consultancy services

5)Additional information about lots:
II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Analysis of the supply and demand of cybersecurity products and services in Europe — SMART 2015/0042.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The study will analyse the current structure of the digital security market in Europe, identifying the market trends, sizing and forecasts, by security solution type, by European country, by submarket. On the supply side, it will analyse the nature and causes of the current market fragmentation and look at regional/sectorial clustering of this industry. It will explore in detail the emergence of innovative SMEs in the sector. The study should provide a detailed SWOT analysis of the European cybersecurity industry, and provide an analysis of its export activities as well as the industrial investment made in Europe (both intra-Europe and foreign investment) in this sector. The study will compare the European situation with the main countries active in this domain (in particular China, Israel, Japan, Korea, Russia and United States). On the demand side, the study will look into the tangible and intangible demand factors for cybersecurity products and solutions (e.g. trust, geographical provenance, certification, labels, user behaviour etc.), how this demand is met with European and non-European supply and analyse the gaps. It will focus on the demand for cybersecurity solutions from the sectors identified in the NIS Directive.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73210000 Research consultancy services, 79419000 Evaluation consultancy services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT H4.

E-mail: cnect-h4@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Support for the preparation of the impact assessment accompanying the review of the ePrivacy Directive — SMART 2015/0044.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Study — the ePrivacy Directive is up for review in order to adapt it to the new data protection framework, taking into account technological developments and the evolving notion of privacy and fix inefficiencies.
To this end, a study will be commissioned with the objective of:
(a) analysing several aspects of the current ePrivacy Directive that may call for amendments and assessing the possible measures to address them;
(b) analysing the economic and social impacts of possible measures.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79419000 Evaluation consultancy services, 73210000 Research consultancy services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT H4.

E-mail: cnect-h4@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Comparing decision-making process and criteria between public authorities on smart cities projects — SMART 2015/0045.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The broad objective is to gain insights into the business case (cost/benefit, rationale and criteria) made for and by cities, internally and to their immediate stakeholders when adopting a smart cities project plan.
The intended outcome of the tender is a mix of desk and qualitative interviews with city authorities (contacts to be provided by EC) aimed at developing a brief but up-to-date comparative analysis of the process, criteria, and rationales employed in the decision-making within public authorities. The sample size would involve between 10 to 20 separate sources for interview, from 10 to 20 different public authorities depending on the methodological choice to be described in the tender.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79310000 Market research services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT H5.

E-mail: cnect-h5@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Study on a marketing plan to stimulate the take-up of eID and trust service for the digital single market — SMART 2015/0046.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The objective of the study is to investigate the economic potentials of e-identification and trust services (eID and eTS) in a fully integrated digital single market at EU level (including e-government) and also taking the international dimension inherent to trust services.
To that end the study will, as far as possible with the available budget, carry out a market analysis and then yield a marketing plan aiming at stimulating the take-up of eID and trust services to their maximal capability. The study should investigate at least market segmentation, value proposition, channels, packaging, delivery using the usual approach and methodology for a marketing study. It includes a marketing plan for public administrations in the EU to promote e-government services using eID and eTS.
However, the contractor should validate its findings with 1 or more channel partners. It should have the capacity to engage key stakeholders (beyond sending them a questionnaire) because the stakeholders that should be stimulated should have the possibility to contribute with their own experience on market segmentation, value proposition, etc. In particular, the contractor will need to liaise with DIGIT's CEF Stakeholder Management Office on potential stakeholders for CEF DSI building blocks and as well as the eSENS project consortium.
Finally, the study should then deliver a set of examples/templates for take-up.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79310000 Market research services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT T/F eIDAS

E-mail: cnect-tf-eidas-lt@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Mobile broadband prices — SMART 2015/0025.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The objective is to develop a better understanding by collecting price information on mobile broadband services. The study should look at mobile broadband offers in all the Member States at all mobile network operators. Bundled and stand-alone packages as well as packages for smartphones and dongles should be treated separately. The data collection should provide information on comparisons across countries.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79310000 Market research services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT F4.

E-mail: cnect-f4@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
AVMSD rules linked to freedom of information (Articles 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 28, 30) — SMART 2015/0048.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The objective of this study is to provide an assessment of the regulatory costs and benefits of the AVMSD rules in the area of media freedom and pluralism. In this context, the contractor should perform an assessment of the interaction of those specific rules with horizontal rules of the AMVSD such as Articles 1–4, 29–33. This should also include an assessment of the impact of the current material and geographical scope of the Directive as well as the system of graduated regulation, i.e. the regulatory distinction between broadcast and on-demand services.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73200000 Research and development consultancy services, 79419000 Evaluation consultancy services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT G1.

E-mail: cnect-g1@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
AVMSD rules on commercial communications (Articles 9 to 11 and Articles 19 to 26) — SMART 2015/0049.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The objective of the study is to provide an assessment of the regulatory costs and benefits of the AVMSD rules in the area of commercial communications. In this context, the contractor should perform an assessment of the interaction of those specific rules with horizontal rules of the AMVSD such as Articles 1–4, 29–33. This should also include an assessment of the impact of the current material and geographical scope of the Directive as well as the system of graduated regulation, i.e. the regulatory distinction between broadcast and on-demand services. For this study it will also be essential to include an assessment of recent market trends. This should include viewing figures for broadcast and on-demand services, including per age groups as well as market shares of media service providers, including domestic and foreign providers.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73210000 Research consultancy services, 79419000 Evaluation consultancy services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT G1.

E-mail: cnect-g1@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
AVMSD rules on protection of minors (Articles 12, 27) — SMART 2015/0050.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The purpose of the study is to provide an assessment of the regulatory costs and benefits of the AVMSD rules concerning protection of minors. In this context, the contractor should perform an assessment of the interaction of those specific rules with horizontal rules of the AMVSD such as Articles 1–4, 29–33. This should also include an assessment of the impact of the current material and geographical scope of the Directive as well as the system of graduated regulation, i.e. the regulatory distinction between broadcast and on-demand services. This should build on and complement the work in the context of the 'Better Internet for kids' coalition and the 'Safer Internet' programme.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73200000 Research and development consultancy services, 79419000 Evaluation consultancy services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT G1.

E-mail: cnect-g1@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
AVMSD rules on promotion of European works (Articles 8, 13, 16 and 17) — SMART 2015/0051.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The objective of the study is to provide an assessment of the regulatory costs and benefits of the AVMSD rules concerning promotion of European works. In this context, the contractor should perform an assessment of the interaction of those specific rules with horizontal rules of the AMVSD such as Articles 1–4, 29–33. This should also include an assessment of the impact of the current material and geographical scope of the Directive as well as the system of graduated regulation, i.e. the regulatory distinction between broadcast and on-demand services. This should build on existing reports and complement them, in particular the Commission's reports on Articles 13, 16 and 17.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73200000 Research and development consultancy services, 79419000 Evaluation consultancy services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT G1.

E-mail: cnect-g1@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Facilitating cross-border data flow in the digital single market: study on data location restrictions — phase 1 — SMART 2015/0016.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Specific requirements related to data within the Member States limit the cross-border flow of information and form a barrier to the digital single market.
As a result of the preliminary analysis conducted in the context of the European cloud partnership, it was found that these requirements are rarely specified in formal national law, but are more often introduced in lower level regulations, guidelines or policies. As such, they are often sector specific and often may not be clearly visible as data location requirements.
1. The main objective of the study is to set out a methodology which will review and map existing formal requirements within the European Union (in at least 5 Member States). Barriers such as formal requirements should be listed and classified in the study in order to identify specific sectors where they are frequently used and the type of legislative and non-legislative documents which set them out.
2. The study should allow a common understanding of data location requirements in Member States and the data categories to which they apply, as well as an understanding of the assurances that are required as to their location from the legal, technological and enforcement perspectives.
3. The study will also estimate the costs of these formal requirements and the cost and benefits due to the transition from formal to functional requirements. The study should make use of existing and available primary and/or secondary data if applicable.
4. The study will also be aimed at recommending functional requirements (e.g. security measures) which could replace formal requirements such as data location in order to facilitate cross-border data flows.
5. The study will provide recommendations on new policy concepts.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73210000 Research consultancy services, 79419000 Evaluation consultancy services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT E2.

E-mail: cnect-e2@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Facilitating cross-border data flow in the digital single market: study on data location restrictions — phase 2 — SMART 2015/0054.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
If the methodology set out by a previous study (phase 1, SMART 2015/0016) will prove to be feasible and useful but the results would need further refinement or further data/information:
Specific requirements related to data within the Member States limit the cross-border flow of information and form a barrier to the digital single market.
As a result of the preliminary analysis conducted in the context of the European cloud partnership, it was found that these requirements are rarely specified in formal national law, but are more often introduced in lower level regulations, guidelines or policies. As such, they are often sector specific and often may not be clearly visible as data location requirements.
1. The main objective of the study is to set out a methodology which will review and map existing formal requirements within the European Union (in at least 5 Member States). Barriers such as formal requirements should be listed and classified in the study in order to identify specific sectors where they are frequently used and the type of legislative and non-legislative documents which set them out.
2. The study should allow a common understanding of data location requirements in Member States and the data categories to which they apply, as well as an understanding of the assurances that are required as to their location from the legal, technological and enforcement perspectives.
3. The study will also estimate the costs of these formal requirements and the cost and benefits due to the transition from formal to functional requirements. The study should make use of existing and available primary and/or secondary data if applicable.
4. The study will also be aimed at recommending functional requirements (e.g. security measures) which could replace formal requirements such as data location in order to facilitate cross-border data flows.
5. The study will provide recommendations on new policy concepts.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 9 000 000 EUR.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73210000 Research consultancy services, 79419000 Evaluation consultancy services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Responsible unit: CNECT E2.

E-mail: cnect-e2@ec.europa.eu

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes

Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/

VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
19.12.2014