Benchmarking intellectual and industrial property support services for SMEs

June 1, 2005

Brussels, 31 May 2005

The Commission's Enterprise and Industry DG is currently inviting tenders for a study to benchmark regional and national support services for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the field of intellectual and industrial property.

The study will identify, analyse, classify and benchmark support services in the area of intellectual and industry property that are provided in the MAP participating countries (EU-25, Bulgaria, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Romania and Turkey) and in other non-EU countries such as the US, Canada, Japan, and Australia.

To this end, the contractor will:
- collect and analyse information on existing support services for SMEs in the area of intellectual and industry property;
- benchmark a selected number of relevant support services and identify good practices; and
- disseminate the results.

The estimated budget for this contract is 850,000 euro

For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Directorate-General Enterprise and Industry
Invitation to tender No. ENTR/05/032
Unit D1 - Innovation Policy Development
Attn: Ruben Schellingerhout
rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200
B-1049 Brussels
Fax +32-2-296 0428

To see the full details of the call, please consult the following web address:
http:///ted.pu ST=Seek-Deliver&LANGUAGE=en&DOCI D=102369-2005
Remarks: The deadline for requesting tender documents is .6.2005.
The deadline for submitting tender documents is 8.7.2005.

Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Union at the reference below.

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