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Belgium-Brussels: Study on the main developments in the postal sector (2013–2016)
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/
Address of the buyer profile: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/contracts-grants/calls-for-tenders/
Section II: Object
Study on the main developments in the postal sector (2013–2016).
The study will be an important part of the Commission's commitment to monitor the postal market and evaluate closely the effectiveness and efficiency of the regulatory framework. The study shall in particular provide objective elements and evidence to assess the ongoing and future suitability of the current EU legal framework (i.e. the Directive 97/67/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15.12.1997 on common rules for the development of the internal market of Community postal services and the improvement of quality of service (Postal Services Directive, hereafter PSD)) in the EU and EEA Member States, and to allow a comprehensive assessment of the postal sector. The findings will be used as key input for the obligation under Article 23 of the PSD to submit a report on the application of the PSD to the European Parliament and Council.
The study should provide an evidence-based assessment of (1) the key changes in the letter and parcel delivery sector across the EU, including the growth of e-commerce and the role of new technologies and business models and their effects on competition and employment and (2) the impact of increasing digitalisation, letter volume decline and changing user needs on the sustainability of the universal service obligation (USO), and the implications for the current legal framework (the PSD).
The tender must comply with applicable environmental, social and labour law obligations established by Union law, national legislation, collective agreements or the international environmental, social and labour conventions listed in Annex X to the Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Conditions as stated in the procurement documents.
See Internet address provided in Section I.3.
Section IV: Procedure
DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, avenue des Nerviens 105 (meeting room 02/080), 1049 Brussels, BELGIUM.
Section VI: Complementary information
Only electronic submission through e-submission will be allowed for this call.
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu/