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Belgium-Brussels: Input and Participation of SME Associations and Environmental NGOs into Environmental Footprint TAB and PEFCR/OEFSR Development (2 Lots)
Contract award notice
Results of the procurement procedure
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Input and Participation of SME Associations and Environmental NGOs into Environmental Footprint TAB and PEFCR/OEFSR Development (2 Lots)
In the coming years, businesses will have the possibility to volunteer to develop rules for calculating the environmental footprint for their products or sector based on the product and organisation environmental footprint methods, through a multi-stakeholder process.
Input from environmental NGOs and organisations representing SMEs is needed in the development or update of Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCR) and Organisation Environmental Footprint Sector Rules (OEFSR). Furthermore, the contractor will be expected to contribute to shaping solutions to technical (Life Cycle Assessment) issues related to the implementation of the environmental footprint methods and the product — and sector — specific rules, and provide comments to drafts and participate in the discussions related to developments in the Technical Advisory Board (TAB). The contractor will gather input from its membership to convey consolidated input.
Stakeholder Representation: SMEs
Providing the services tendered requires expertise in Life Cycle Assessment and knowledge of EU instruments for environmental product policy (e.g. EU Ecolabel, Ecodesign, Environmental Footprint).
Services will include participation in 4 Technical Secretariats (the volunteers leading the development of product- or sector-specific rules), participating in the work of the governance bodies of the process, providing comments on drafts and gathering comments from their membership.
Please note this was previously published in the PIN OJ 2018/S 056-123139 on 21.3.2018 with the title: “Support to SMEs and environmental NGOs for the participation in Environmental Footprint TAB and PEFCR/OEFSR development”.
Section IV: Procedure
Section V: Award of contract
Section VI: Complementary information
In line with Article 11.1(e) of the Annex to Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 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 those 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.
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