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Belgium-Brussels: European network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
European network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination
The general purpose of the contract is to provide independent advice, analysis and relevant information to the Commission, on a continuous and reliable basis, regarding national legislation, case-law and policies in the fields of gender equality and non-discrimination in particular on the grounds of race and ethnic origin, religion or belief, age, disability and sexual orientation and any other issue of relevance to the Commission's work in these fields.
The focus will be primarily on all Member States of the EU. However, to some extent, some information will also be required on candidate countries (Turkey, Montenegro, Albania, Serbia, and FYROM) and the EFTA countries which are parties to the EEA Agreement (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) in view of the need to follow legal developments in the context of the enlargement process and the applicability of the EU gender equality and anti-discrimination acquis also in the EFTA/EEA countries.
Furthermore, contribution will be required to the Commission's work in reviewing the effectiveness of existing legislation and, if necessary, the development of new legislative instruments at EU level. To support the Commission in this work, independent information and advice on the implementation and application of EU law, highlighting good practices and areas of difficulty will need to be provided under the contract.
The specific objectives of the contract are to:
— provide information to the Commission on the operation and effectiveness of the national implementation of gender equality and non-discrimination directives;
— contribute to the monitoring, enforcement, regular evaluation and updating of the anti-discrimination and gender equality legislation;
— provide information and advice on the development of European and national case-law and its impact on the level of protection provided in the field of gender and non-discrimination;
— provide examples of good practice in terms of protection and enforcement in the field of gender equality and non-discrimination; and.
— provide information to the Commission on any other issue of relevance to its work in the fields of gender equality and non-discrimination or, in exceptional cases, on specific questions linked to other areas or grounds beyond EU equality law, that may have an impact or repercussion on the development and the implementation of gender equality or non-discrimination (for example, relate to discrimination on grounds of health or to discriminatory effects of national provisions in the areas of labour/employment/tax/education law).
The contract may be renewed up to 3 times, each time for a period of 12 months.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
See Internet address provided in Section I.3.
Section IV: Procedure
Rue Montoyer, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
Section VI: Complementary information
For British candidates or tenderers:
Please be aware that after the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the EU, the rules of access to EU procurement procedures of economic operators established in third countries will apply to candidates or tenderers from the United Kingdom depending on the outcome of the negotiations. In case such access is not provided by legal provisions in force candidates or tenderers from the United Kingdom could be rejected from the procurement procedure.