Services - 658458-2021

23/12/2021    S249

Spain-Sevilla: Feasibility Study of the European Digital Skills Certificate, as Action 9 of the Digital Education Action Plan (2021-2027)

2021/S 249-658458

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), JRC.B – Growth and Innovation (Seville), JRC.B.4 – Human Capital and Employment
Postal address: Expo Building, Calle Inca Garcilaso 3
Town: Sevilla
NUTS code: ES618 Sevilla
Postal code: 41092
Country: Spain
Internet address(es):
Main address:
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Feasibility Study of the European Digital Skills Certificate, as Action 9 of the Digital Education Action Plan (2021-2027)

Reference number: JRC/SVQ/2022/OP/0013-PIN
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79314000 Feasibility study
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Digital Education Action Plan (2021-2027) proposes as Action 9 to ‘Develop a European Digital Skills Certificate (EDSC) that may be recognised and accepted by governments, employers and other stakeholders across Europe. This would allow Europeans to indicate their level of digital competences, corresponding to the Digital Competence Framework proficiency levels’. The objectives of the study are:

— mapping and analysis of the Digital competence development and skills certification landscape in the EU;

— identification of stakeholders for consultation;

— gap analysis (what is the demand for an EDSC and what is lacking) to understand the role and value of an EU Digital Skills Certificate and how it could support recognition of digital skills in Europe;

— validation of the operational concept;

— technical feasibility;

— costs and benefits analysis for different stakeholders;

— limitations, risks and challenges;

— propose the definition of the purpose, scope and steps of a pilot of the EDSC.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 300 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79314000 Feasibility study
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: ES618 Sevilla
Main site or place of performance:

Expo Building, Calle Inca Garcilaso 3, 41092 Sevilla, SPAIN.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Feasibility study of the European Digital Skills Certificate, as Action 9 of the Digital Education Action Plan (2021-2027).

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This prior information notice announces the intention of the contracting authority to publish a future call for tenders. The Draft Technical Specifications are available at the address in Section I.3). Interested economic operators are invited to subscribe at the address in Section I.3) in order to get notified when the contract notice and all the procurement documents, including the tender specifications, are published.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: