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Belgium-Brussels: Promoting alternatives to animal testing through the development of eLearning tools to facilitate uptake of non-animal alternatives
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Promoting alternatives to animal testing through the development of eLearning tools to facilitate uptake of non-animal alternatives
The contractor should develop two distinct e-Learning modules for people who need to conduct toxicological testing and are interested to learn more about Alternative testing methods. As such, the modules should facilitate applying the principle of Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of animal testing as per the Directive 2010/63/EU. The application of the 3 Rs is a legal requirement in the EU based on the Directive 2010/63/EU. Concerning the area of Replacement, this service contract intends to, develop 2 dedicated training modules for persons interested in searching for, and the identification of, existing alternative non-animal methods and approaches (Module I), and in developing new alternative approaches for regulatory use (Module II).
Open call for tender.
Single service contract of 24 months, not renewable, with a budget of 140 000 EUR.
Please note that this was previously published in the PIN OJ S 2018/S 056 - 123139 of 21.3.2018 with the title 'Scientific and technical development of interactive e-learning modules on the Identification of alternative non-animal methods / approaches and on Developing alternative approaches for regulatory use, and had a budget of 100 000 EUR.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Please refer to Procurement Documents (see Point 1.1 and 1.7 of the tender specifications).
Section IV: Procedure
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Section VI: Complementary information
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