1. New registration procedure (e-tendering):
The tendering specifications and additional documents (including questions and answers) will be made available from the following website address: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=1757
If they wish so, interested parties may register via the website. This will allow them to be informed from the e-tendering system when an update with regard to the present call for tenders is made available.
Non-registered parties are invited to consult the website regularly. The European Commission will not be liable if tenderers do not take notice of the additional information published on the website with regard to the present call for tenders. No paper copy will be issued. The Directorate-General for Informatics was certified ‘EMAS’ in 2008 and adopts therefore environmentally friendly behaviour. EMAS is the eco-management and audit scheme, the EU voluntary instrument used by organisations to improve their environmental performance. Further information on the conditions relating to the contract, contract durations, contract renewals, conditions for participation, minimum capacity levels required, estimated total volume of the supplies and services, information on the specific contracts to be awarded, required information about the staff responsible for the execution of the service, etc. is provided in the tendering specifications available from the website address mentioned above.
2. Apart from the European Commission 48 other EU institutions will be participating as contracting authorities under PrinCESSe II (i.e. ACER, BBI Joint Undertaking, BEREC Office, CdT, Cedefop, CEPOL, Chafea, Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking, CJEU, EACEA, EASA, EASME, EASO, EBA, ECA, EDA, EDPS, EEA, EEAS, EESC/CoR, EFCA, EFSA, EIGE, EIOPA, EIT, EP, European Union Agency for Railways, ERCEA, ESMA, eu-LISA, EU-OSHA, Euratom Supply Agency, Eurojust, Europol, European Schools, Fusion for Energy Joint Undertaking, FCH 2 Joint Undertaking, FRA, Frontex, European GNSS Agency (GSA), IMI 2 Joint Undertaking, INEA, EUIPO, Ombudsman, REA, SESAR Joint Undertaking, S2R Joint Undertaking and SRB; see tendering specifications for details).