Brussels, 16 Jun 2004
This call for tenders concerns the evaluation of the Broad Economic Policy Guidelines, the key instrument for coordinating the economic policies of the Member States and the European Community. The evaluation will produce information that is complementary to information emanating from existing reporting mechanisms by examining:
- (i) the effects of the BEPG process on policy makers and institutional actors and the development and implementation of policy reforms in Member States, including on government ministries, the national central bank, national parliaments and the social partners;
- (ii) the BEPG process and its effects on EU economic policy coordination and policy making, including the Commission, Council and national representatives on EU committees;
- (iii) the extent to which the BEPG's have played a coordinating role vis-à-vis other EU policy instruments in the context of contributing towards the implementation of the Lisbon Strategy, the proper functioning of EMU and the realisation of the Treaty objectives.
The results of the evaluation will be used to support organisational learning and improve the functioning of the BEPGs.
The Contract Notice for this call for tenders can be consulted in OJ S series No 116 of 16 June 2004.
Further information and tender documentation can be obtained from:
European Commission, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs.
Mr. K Williams.
B-1049 Brussels, Belgium
Tel.: (32 2) 2985516. Fax: (32 2) 2984619.