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Belgium-Brussels: Development of a Methodology to Assess the Impact of Trade Liberalisation on Biodiversity (Ecosystems and Ecosystems Services)
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Development of a Methodology to Assess the Impact of Trade Liberalisation on Biodiversity (Ecosystems and Ecosystems Services)
The purpose of this service contract is to expand and deepen the work initiated in the 2017 scoping study (https://publications.europa.eu/en/publication-detail/-/publication/d6bb33aa-2bf3-11e8-b5fe-01aa75ed71a1/language-en/format-PDF/source-68999387), with a view to develop an integrated, comprehensive and ready-to-use methodology to assess the impact of trade liberalisation (potential and actual; and associated changes in trade flows) on biodiversity.
Such methodology should allow for a flexible and context-specific utilisation; depending e.g. on the States involved, their biodiversity and ecosystems, the features of the Trade measure(s) considered, as well as on the level of analysis sought (general assessment, or detailed and in-depth one).
In order to achieve the objectives of the contract, the contractor should carry out the tasks set out below:
— Task 1: Compilation of relevant work (within and outside the EU), including the scoping study referred to above as well as possible other existing methodologies and indicators to assess the impact (potential and effective) of Trade liberalisation on biodiversity and ecosystems,
— Task 2: Analysis of strengths as well as gaps, weaknesses and challenges of current knowledge: based on the outcome of Task 1, Task 2 will include an analysis of gaps, weaknesses and challenges of current knowledge /existing methodologies,
— Task 3: Developing a robust and comprehensive methodology to assess the impact of trade liberalisation on biodiversity, ecosystems and ecosystems services: based on the outcome of Task 2, Task 3 will include the development of a robust and comprehensive integrated methodology to assess the impact of trade liberalisation on biodiversity, ecosystems and ecosystems services.
Open call for tender — service contract, single contract of 15 months.
This was previously published in the PIN OJ 2018/S 056-123139 with the title "Developing a methodology and indicators to assess the potential impact of Trade liberalisation on biodiversity (ecosystems and ecosystems services) between the EU and a Trade negotiating partner" with an amount of 230 000 EUR.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Please refer to procurement documents (see point 1.1 and 1.7 of tender specifications).
Section IV: Procedure
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Section VI: Complementary information
In line with Article 11.1(e) of the Annex to Regulation (EU, Euratom) No. 2018/1046 of 18.7.2018 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union, for new services or works consisting in the repetition of similar services or works entrusted to the economic operator to which the same Contracting Authority awarded an original contract, provided that these services or works are in conformity with a basic project for which the original contract was awarded after publication of a contract notice, subject to the conditions set out in point 11.4.
Procurement documents will be available for download at the address indicated under Heading I.3. The website will be updated regularly and it is the tenderers' responsibility to check for updates and modifications during the tendering period.
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
You may submit any observations concerning the award procedure to the Contracting Authority indicated under Heading I.1.
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Within two months of the notification of the award decision you may lodge an appeal to the body referred to in VI.4.1.