Belgium-Brussels: Framework Contract for the Provision of Scientific Advice for Fisheries Beyond EU Waters
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/easme/
Section II: Object
Framework Contract for the Provision of Scientific Advice for Fisheries Beyond EU Waters
Upon specific request of the Contracting Authority, the contractor will provide scientific advice and support as needed. The specific requests will cover, inter alia, issues such as the status and productivity of fish stocks, the knowledge basis for fisheries management, ecosystem conservation and the socio-economic aspects of the exploitation of marine biological resources and fisheries management in areas covered by RFMOs, SFPAs and other international instruments. If requested, the contractor must also provide specific studies and participate in relevant meetings according to the needs and priorities identified by the EC-DG MARE and the Contracting Authority.
The tasks will be performed at the premises designated by the contractor.
Any meetings will be held at the EASME's or the European Commission’s premises in Brussels.
The objective of this FWC is to provide the EC-DG MARE and the Contracting Authority with a flexible tool to request specific and timely scientific advice on issues related to the conservation of marine ecosystems and marine biological resources, as well as management of fisheries carried out, fully or partly, beyond EU waters and of interest for the EU. In addition, this tool will also cover other services needed for the provision of the advice within the context of the external dimension of the CFP, excluding the Arctic as well as the mediterranean sea and black sea for species not covered by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). The advice and services are sought to support relevant EU services in the various aspects of their participation and contributions to RFMOs, SFPAs and Regional Fishing Bodies (RFBs) without management mandate, or yet in areas in the high seas not at all covered by any RFB or any other relevant international instrument, which require scientific advice in line with the relevant CFP objectives and provisions.
The call for tender aims at selecting contractors capable of providing highly qualified experts on fisheries related sciences and producing best available scientific advice that will be used, on demand, by means of specific service requests. Prior to entering into specific contracts on the basis of such requests, their detailed technical specifications and budget will be defined. The service requests will stipulate the exact nature of the work to be carried out, i.e. the type of analysis and scientific advice needed, the tasks to be performed, the deliverables and outputs expected, resources to be allocated, exact duration and reporting structure.
The contractor may be required to collaborate and liaise with relevant organisations (e.g. National Institutes/University teams/research teams), including RFMOs, relevant research institutions in third countries with which the EU has, or may have, SFPAs in force, etc.
The work will mainly consist of studies and services sometimes to be carried out within a relatively tight timeframe.
36 months framework contract renewable for 12 months up to 48 months.
COMMISSION DECISION of 13.12.2018 on the financing of the Union contribution to international fisheries organisations and the adoption of the work programme for 2019 (EMFF Work Programe 2019 -Action 188.8.131.52.).
See internet address provided in Section I.3).
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Executive Agency for Small and Medium-size Enterprises (EASME) Covent Garden 2, Place Charles Rogier 16 Room: COV2 10/191 (25P) 1049 Brussels — BELGIUM.
Section VI: Complementary information
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
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