Commission to seek statistics and study on women and science

March 22, 2002

Brussels, 21 March 2002

The European Commission has issued a prior information notice on an invitation to tender relating to initiatives in the field of women and science.

The European Commission intends to launch two invitations to tender within the framework of its actions to promote women in science through the science and society action plan.

One contract will concern the continued development of work on statistics and indicators relating to women in science in the European Union and associated countries. It will involve the collection, verification, editing and storage of statistical data requested by and provided to the European Commission on the topic of women and science, and methodological work on, and calculation of indicators. This contract will also cover the analysis and preparation of the women and science data for online dissemination, and for publications and articles.

The estimated value for this procurement is 300,000 euro.

The second contract will take the form of a study, which will identify and survey existing networks of women scientists and other relevant women and science organisations, with a view to producing a comprehensive directory and typology of existing networks. The study will also identify challenges and obstacles and provide recommendations for the setting up of a European platform of women scientists.

The estimated value for this procurement is 150,000 euro.

The technical content will be defined exclusively by Commission services.

Remarks: The estimated date for initiating award procedures is: second semester 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 57-044156 of 21.03.2002, p.65

CORDIS RTD-NEWS/© European Communities, 2001

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