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Belgium-Brussels: Evidence-based improvements in the Birds and Habitat Directives (BHD) implementation: systematic review and meta-analysis
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Evidence-based improvements in the Birds and Habitat Directives (BHD) implementation: systematic review and meta-analysis
A Fitness Check of the Birds and Habitats Directives (BHD, Nature Directives), pointed to knowledge gaps and insufficient access to information which stand in the way of achieving the directives' objectives. In line with the Action Plan following the Fitness Check, this contract will bring together and analyse the relevant knowledge, evidence, tools, approaches and good practices in 2 focus areas as well as improving access to information in these fields, in order to increase the performance of the Nature Directives.
Open call for tender: service. Single contract of 30 months.
The contractor is required to collect and provide scientifically based data, information, evidence, sources, methods, approaches, tools and strategies in 2 focus areas A & B. Good practice examples and case studies from EU Member States (and beyond) should be included:
A. Better availability of data, information and knowledge on habitats, species and sites
Data required for conservation status assessments as defined under the Habitats and Birds Directive.
Data required for site designation and management.
B. Scientific support to successfully implement Natura 2000
Effectiveness and impact of management and restoration measures – based on current knowledge on the ecological requirements of species and habitats -.
...on the condition of habitats and species on a site level.
...on conservation status and trends at a network level.
Network coherence and connectivity.
The contribution of the Natura 2000 network for maintaining or improving ecosystem services.
1. Collection and analysis of scientific data and information, answer the questions posed under area A & B in the technical specifications, consult and engage primarily the scientific community/relevant scientific networks as well as other stakeholder communities that are involved in gathering and providing knowledge and evidence in support of the implementation of the Nature Directives.
2. Consultation on and discussion of preliminary results and findings from task 1, including one workshop for each of the focus areas A & B and other activities.
3. For each of the focus areas A & B, the contractor is required to prepare an online handbook addressed to all stakeholders implementing the Nature Directives.
Additional tasks: inception report, meetings in Brussels: inception meeting, regular meetings with Commission services in Brussels at least once per year (inception meeting excluded).
Inception report, interim report, handbooks, workshop reports, final report. All deliverables shall be in English and draft versions shall be submitted to the Commission for comments before the final version is agreed.
This was previously published in the PIN OJ S 44 - 079856 on 03/03/2017 with the title "Towards improving knowledge and access for data for implementation of the Birds and Habitats Directives" with an amount of € 500 000.00.
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 134.1.e) of the rules of application to the Financial Regulation No 2015/1929 of 30 October 2015, during the 3 years following conclusion of the original contract, the contracting authority will be able to use the negotiated procedure for additional services (without prior publication of a contract notice) 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 paragraph 4 of Article 134.
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