Belgium-Brussels: Study on the support system for SME supply chain due diligence
Section I: Contracting authority
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Address of the buyer profile: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/contracts-grants/calls-for-tenders/index_en.htm
Section II: Object
Study on the support system for SME supply chain due diligence.
The aim of this contract is to design a comprehensive SME due diligence support system to: 1) contribute to achieving the objectives of the (forthcoming) Regulation setting up a Union system for supply chain due diligence self-certification of responsible importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold originating in conflict-affected and high-risk areas, 2) limit and/or offset the administrative burden imposed on SMEs by the EU legislation on conflict minerals and 3) provide SMEs with due diligence capacity to remain competitive in increasingly conflict-free global supply chains. To achieve its objective the contract will deliver: a) analysis of the sector of EU SMEs importing 3TGs; b) simplification of due diligence reporting obligations for SMEs; c) design of a comprehensive support system for SMEs on due diligence.
The place of performance of the tasks shall be the contractor's premises or any other place indicated in the tender, with the exception of the Commission's premises.
Service contract for a study with a maximum duration of 10 months and an estimated maximum budget of 400 000 EUR.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
See tender specifications.
Section IV: Procedure
European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Breydel Building, avenue d'Auderghem 45, 1040 Brussels, BELGIUM.
An authorised representative of each tenderer may attend the opening of the bids. Companies wishing to attend are requested to notify by sending an e-mail to GROW-C-FINANCIAL-TEAM@ec.europa.eu at least 48 hours in advance. This notification must be signed by an authorised officer of the tenderer and specify the name of the person who will attend the opening on the bids of the tenderer's behalf.
Section VI: Complementary information
Only electronic submission through e-submission is possible for this call.
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