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Belgium-Saint-Josse-ten-Noode: Study on Measuring Product Non-compliance for Selected Sectors Covered by Regulation 2019/1020 in the EU Member States
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Study on Measuring Product Non-compliance for Selected Sectors Covered by Regulation 2019/1020 in the EU Member States
The general objective of the call for tenders is to develop a study on measuring product non-compliance for the sectors covered by Regulation 2019/1020, including the collection of product market data in the Single Market and the setup of data collection circuits.
The specific objective of this call for tenders is to test the application of the proposed methodology — placing particular attention on the data gathering process and the respective challenges – and to provide recommendations on further adaption of this methodology based on lesson learned from the targeted data collection across selected sectors and Member States.
The tasks to be carried out by the contractor are further detailed in the tender specifications in section 1.4.
The services will be performed at the contractor's premises.
Market surveillance is crucial for the smooth functioning of the single market. Market surveillance is implemented at Member States' level by specific Market Surveillance Authorities (MSAs).
However, the resources made available to the MSAs by the Member States differ between countries and sectors. Although the targeted Conformity Assessment actions (CA actions) performed by MSAs are useful to optimise the detection of non-compliant products, their outcomes do not provide a complete picture of reality. The knowledge of the real non-compliance rates in the Single Market (and their evolution in time) is necessary to understand the effectiveness of the Market Surveillance regulatory framework.
Therefore it is necessary to develop a methodological approach for measuring and monitoring trends in non-compliance. he following tasks will be performed under the contract:
1) Desk research — better understanding of national data collection strategies by MSAs and ex-ante data availability for measuring and monitoring non-compliance. This is for a better understanding of the national approaches, including its limitations, but also success stories;
2) Data collection — the indicators that serve as input to the non-compliance modelling tool — amongst MSAs in all EU member states for 34 economy sectors. The European Commission will provide the list of contacts to the MSA liaison office, but it is the tenderer’s responsibility to conduct the survey and ensure the high response rate;
3) Data analysis — final estimation of aggregated non-compliance levels per country, per product group and per sector;
4) Conclusions and recommendations — adjustments to the methodological approach for measuring and monitoring non-compliances per sector.
Each recommended strategy should be described in detail, including the different phases of implementation when appropriate. For each recommended strategy, the Contractor should inter alia assess cost, efficiency, and effectiveness.
Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated in section I.3).
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Tenders will be opened electronically on the date and time indicated in the contract notice. It is possible to attend the opening by videoconference.
Section VI: Complementary information
Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated in section I.3). In case of unavailability or disruptions in the functioning of the electronic means of communication provided in section I.3) in the last 5 calendar days before the time limit for receipt indicated in section IV.2.2), the Contracting authority reserves the right to extend this time limit and publish the extension at the Internet address provided in section I.3), without a preceding publication of a corrigendum to this notice. Economic operators interested in this procurement are invited to subscribe to the call for tenders at the address in section I.3) in order to get notified when new information or documents are published.