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21/02/2022    S36

Belgium-Brussels: Call for Expression of Interest

2022/S 036-091761

Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 July 2018 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union, amending Regulations (EU) No 1296/2013, (EU) No 1301/2013, (EU) No 1303/2013, (EU) No 1304/2013, (EU) No 1309/2013, (EU) No 1316/2013, (EU) No 223/2014, (EU) No 283/2014, and Decision No 541/2014/EU and repealing Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012

Individuals or organisations who are interested in having their name entered on a list of potential contractors are invited to submit an application in accordance with the rules set out below.

Upon examination of the applications received the contracting authority will draw up a list of candidates or potential contractors who may be invited to reply to specific invitations to tender in the future.

Each time a specific contract is to be concluded the contracting authority will send the specifications to all or some of the applicants on the list, selected on the basis of special criteria for the contract concerned.

The list drawn up following this notice will be used solely for contracts whose estimated value is below the thresholds laid down in the relevant EU public procurement directives.

Inclusion on a list of potential contractors does not guarantee in any way that the contracting authority will invite any contractor to tender for any contract.


Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), Rue Wiertz 60, 1047 Brussels, BELGIUM (BE)

Contact point(s)
For the attention of: Danilo Bruno, Head of Sector Finance
Telephone: 02-283 18 53
Fax: 02-283 19 50 (EDPS)

E-mail: Danilo.Bruno@edps.europa.eu

Internet address(es)

General address of the contracting authority (URL): www.edps.europa.eu

Electronic access to information (URL): EDPS-Procurement@edps.europa.eu

Electronic submission of applications (URL): https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/PoolOfExperts

Further information can be obtained from the above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents can be obtained from the above mentioned contact point(s)
Applications must be sent to the above mentioned contact point(s)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.3)Main activity
Other: Protection of fundamental rights - protection of personal data
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no


Section II: Object of the call for expressions of interest

II.1)Title attributed to the call for expressions of interest:
Call for Expressions of Interest ‘Experts for the Implementation of the EDPB's Support Pool of Experts’
II.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category no: 8 Research and development services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance:
Various sites or locations of service(s) performance - will be specified in the tender documents related to each procurement procedure. The Brussels area will be one of the places of service(s) performance.
NUTS code: BE 1
II.3)Description of the field or fields covered by the call for expressions of interest:
The EDPB welcomes expressions of interest from experts in many sectors, i.e. academia, research, industry, EU institutions, etc. with a relevant expertise in one or several of the following fields (each item below being a ‘sublist’):
A. technical expertise in new technologies and information security (including but not limited to the following):
1. IT auditing, information security auditing;
2. website security, mobile OS, internet of things, mobile applications;
3. digital forensics, eavesdropping techniques, MITM proxy;
4. cloud computing architectures, cloud computing models, cloud infrastructures, cloud services, cloud trust and security;
5. behavioural advertising, digital tracking, cookies, fingerprinting, RTB and internet advertising (programmatic advertising, ad exchanges, demand side platforms, SSP, data brokers, consent management platforms), ePrivacy;
6. anonymisation and pseudonymisation techniques; risk analysis and attacks with respect to data reidentification (including inference attacks); privacy enhancing technologies;
7. cryptology; (a)symmetric cryptography; hash functions, digital signature, message authentication; cryptanalysis methodologies, techniques and tools; crypto material management key management, PKI; homomorphic encryption; mathematical foundations of cryptography;
8. digital identity management and trust services (including security of electronic identification schemes, authentication, digital signatures); elDAS; zero trust, identity federation; age verification; biometrics including facial recognition;
9. artificial intelligence;
10. UX, web design and dark patterns;
11. DPIA, personal data breaches, risk management;
12. fintech;
13. data science or statistical analysis in this field;
14. experience in conducting exercises/training in the above;
B. legal expertise in new technologies (including but not limited to the following):
1. policy monitoring;
2. digital laws, EU legal framework on data protection and privacy, legislation on forensics;
3. digital ethics;
4. statistical analysis in this field of activity.
Experts could be expected to perform, for instance, one or several of the following tasks:
• support/participate in investigation activities (as approved and authorised by SAs, under the direction and management of national authorities, and in compliance with applicable laws) - e.g. scoping, evidence gathering and analysis, participating in a remote or onsite inspection, digital forensics / analysing data in a lawful manner and for use in regulatory procedures and/or court proceedings;
• provide advisory services for the documentation of investigatory support tools and methods (in particular in technical fields) or for the purchase and use of specialist technical equipment, in order to ensure that regulatory procedures can be carried out in as effective and efficient manner as possible;
• provide legal advisory services on the use of specific forensic methods to gather evidential quality that can be relied on in the course of a regulatory procedure and/or in court proceedings;
• produce (written and oral) high-quality, clear, concise, and when required sufficiently detailed contributions, according to their expertise in the project selected. This may cover both technical and methodological contributions as well as non-technical/summative contributions;
• participate in any face-to-face meetings and teleconferences organised, including as appropriate in working groups.
II.4)Information about lots
This call for expressions of interest is divided into lots: no
Applications may be submitted for: all lots
II.5)Information about subcontracting
The subcontracting is accepted: no
II.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
Main vocabulary
Main object: 73200000-4
Additional object(s): 79111000-5; 79311000-7; 79415200-8


Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.4)Professional competence
A. Technical expertise in new technologies and information security (including but not limited to the following):
1. IT auditing, information security auditing;
2. website security, mobile OS, internet of things, mobile applications;
3. digital forensics, eavesdropping techniques, MITM proxy;
4. cloud computing architectures, cloud computing models, cloud infrastructures, cloud services, cloud trust and security;
5. behavioural advertising, digital tracking, cookies, fingerprinting, RTB and internet advertising (programmatic advertising, ad exchanges, demand side platforms, SSP, data brokers, consent management platforms), ePrivacy;
6. anonymisation and pseudonymisation techniques; risk analysis and attacks with respect to data reidentification (including inference attacks); privacy enhancing technologies;
7. cryptology; (a)symmetric cryptography; hash functions, digital signature, message authentication; cryptanalysis methodologies, techniques and tools; crypto material management Key management, PKI; homomorphic encryption; mathematical foundations of cryptography;
8. digital identity management and Trust Services (including security of electronic identification schemes, authentication, digital signatures); elDAS; zero trust, identity federation; age verification; biometrics including facial recognition;
9. artificial intelligence;
10. UX, web design and dark patterns;
11. DPIA, personal data breaches, risk management;
12. fintech;
13. data science or statistical analysis in this field;
14. experience in conducting exercises/training in the above;
B. Legal expertise in new technologies (including but not limited to the following):
1. policy monitoring;
2. digital laws, EU legal framework on data protection and privacy, legislation on forensics;
3. digital ethics;
4. statistical analysis in this field of activity.


Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
Restricted
IV.2)Grounds for exclusion
Applicants shall be excluded from participating in a contract if:
(a) they are bankrupt, being wound up or have suspended business activities, their affairs are being administered by the court, they have entered into an arrangement with creditors or similar measures or are the subject of any proceedings of that nature, or are in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure provided for in national legislation or regulations;
(b) they have been convicted of an offence concerning their professional conduct by a judgment which is not open to appeal;
(c) they have been guilty of grave professional misconduct;
(d) they have not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions or taxes;
(e) they are guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required by the authorising department;
(f) other: others as mentioned in the call of expressions of interest.
IV.3)Selection criteria:
Not applicable
IV.4)Administrative information
IV.4.2) Period of validity of the list resulting from this call for expressions of interests:
Expiry date of the list resulting from the call for expressions of interest:
Date: 10 February 2024
IV.4.3) Time-limit for the submission of applications:
Date: 10 November 2023
IV.4.4) Language(s) in which applications may be submitted:
Any EU official language


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Presentation and submission of applications:
Interested parties should provide their full contact details and mention the specific field(s) indicated at point 7 of the Call for Expressions of Interest that interest them in their expression of interest.
More specifically, they should shortly motivate how their competencies and experience fit with the specific subfields they express interest in by providing the following:

• a Curriculum Vitae, preferably in the EU format; the template (preferably in English) can be downloaded from the following web link: https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu and which highlights the years of experience the applicant has in the specified fields;

• a list of works, projects or publications related to their declared fields of interest in the past three years should preferably be included;
• professional certifications and links to publications, if any;
• self-assessment of his/her expertise in the fields of interest;
• information on languages in which the applicant is proficient must also be indicated on the application form.
VI.2)Additional information
Additional information on the tender could be available on the EDPS web-site:

https://edps.europa.eu/about-edps/public-procurement_en

VI.3)Date of dispatch of this notice:
10 February 2022