Brussels, 22 Jan 2004
The European Parliament has published a prior information notice of a call for tenders for scientific consultancy services for its scientific and technological options assessment (STOA) unit.
The notice relates to a framework contract for an initial three year period with the possibility of renewal for a further two years to give a total term of five years. An external provider of scientific services operating at international level will be commissioned to carry out projects of technology assessment.
The service provider's brief will mainly be to carry out, exclusively on behalf of the European Parliament, projects of technology assessment in which the impact of scientific and technological developments is analysed, approaches to solving technology-related problem areas are described, and policy options for action are identified in a manner helpful to the Parliament's role.
The annual volume of work will comprise four to six projects of technology assessment. 400,000 euro is earmarked for this purpose in the 2004 budget. The total funding available for subsequent years is dependent on how many projects STOA decides to have carried out, and on the estimated budget appropriations. The estimated total value is 2,000,000 euro for five years.
To see the full details of the call, please consult the following web address:
Remarks: 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.