EU launches Framework Contract for Experts in Energy, Transport, Environment, Agriculture, ICT, Life Sciences and others


The European Union is launching a Framework Contract for experts in several areas, including Energy, Transport, Environment, Agriculture, ICT, Science and Technology and Life Sciences. Through the framework contract, expertise shall be provided in the form of briefings, studies, the organisation of events, the delivery of communication services, and ad hoc services.

Studies produced should be concise and easily accessible, reflecting the specific needs identified in the individual specifications for each assignment. The contractor’s responsibility will mainly be to analyse the impact of scientific and technological development, describe approaches to solving technology-related problem areas and identify policy options for action in a manner helpful to client’s role.

The service providers are expected to be able to operate across the scientific disciplines and to present complex facts in a manner which is easily understood by a layperson. The service providers bear sole scientific responsibility for the results of their work. All work involved in the assessment of scientific and technological options is to be carried out independently and in a transparent way.

Additional services, such as possible attendance at client meetings and presentations by lead experts, or the organisation of workshops, exhibitions or other events internally or externally, and information dissemination services are included.

Expertise is required in the following thematic areas:

  • Energy
  • Transport
  • Environment (including climate change)
  • ICT and information society
  • Nanoscale science and technology (including industrial applications)
  • Life sciences for human well-being
  • Agriculture, food and biotechnology
  • Science, technology and innovation policy
  • Safety and security technologies.

The total contract duration is 4 years (48 months). The total consulting budget is estimated at EUR 650,000 annually for each field, corresponding to an average of € 72,000 per project and a total of EUR 2,990,000 over the project lifetime, including added services.

Deadline: 8 March 2013



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