Brussels, 11 Aug 2005
The European Commission's Enterprise and Industry DG has published a call for tenders for a study on the specific policy needs for information and communication technologies (ICT) standardisation.
In its communication to the European Parliament and the Council on 'The role of European standardisation in the framework of European policies and legislation' in 2004, the Commission announced that it would initiate a strategic review of standardisation policy in the ICT domain.
The Commission therefore intends to launch a single service contract to provide the appropriate input to the review. Taking into account the rapidly evolving ICT market, the study should identify the requirements for an efficient ICT standardisation policy responding to the new needs, and better involving all relevant ICT stakeholders.
The contract is a service contract, aiming at the provision of a study to analyse the present state of Europe's ICT standardisation policy, and bringing forward recommendations for its future development.
For further information, please contact:
Directorate-General Enterprise and Industry
Attn: Costas Andropoulos
Avenue d'Auderghem 45 - 06/66
Tel: +32-2 295 6601
Fax: +32-2 296 7019
To see the full details of the call, please consult the following web address:
http:///ted.publications.eu.int/udl?REQUE ST=Seek-Deliver&LANGUAGE=en&DOCI D=153420-2005
Remarks: The deadline for requesting tender documents is 13.9.2005.
The deadline for submitting tender documents is 19.9.2005.
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.