Commission calls for tenders on forest protection

July 11, 2002

Brussels, 10 July 2002

The European Commission has published a call for tenders for a study on forest protection.

The contracting party will be assigned the following tasks with regard to coordination and monitoring activities under the Community's scheme to protect forests against fire:

- to work on the final stage of implementing and monitoring the regulation (lists of high and medium-risk areas, protection plans, fire-prevention projects and programmes);

- to evaluate the scheme by monitoring the progress of the projects and programmes submitted and how the aid granted is used;

- to analyse indicators from the common European platform for information on fires for 1985-2001 (2003 report);

- to help assess the measures' effectiveness, in order for the report required in Article 10 of the regulation to be prepared.

The main tasks involved in achieving these objectives cover managing and analysing information together with database management. This work began in 1992.

The external contracting party will be advised by a scientific advisory group.

For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Directorate-General Agriculture
Attn: Mr L Maier
Office L130 - 10/192
rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 130
B-1049 Brussels

Tel: +32 2 299 8195
Fax +32 2 296 6255

To see the tender text, please consult the following web address: ek-Deliver&LANGUAGE=en&DOCID=102929-2002

Remarks: The deadline for requesting tender documents is 22.07.2002. The deadline for submitting tender documents is 05.08.2002.

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

Document Reference: OJ No S 132-102929 of 10.07.2002.

CORDIS RTD-NEWS/© European Communities, 2001

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