Future technology for handheld spark ignition engines - call for tenders

July 5, 2002

Brussels, 04 July 2002

The European Commission's Environment DG has published a call for tenders for an evaluation study of future technology for small handheld spark ignition engines.

The purpose of the contract is the compilation of a study, which will address the possible difficulties for certain handheld engines to meet the stage II limit values proposed by the Commission (in COM (2000)840 final). It should describe the technical difficulties and how long lead time is needed for industry to overcome those difficulties. In addition it should present proposals for exemptions that are justified due to those technical difficulties. Preferably such exemptions should be time limited.

The study is intended to serve as input for the Commission's considerations on exemptions from the stage II limit values. It should contain:

- an inventory of the experience of the averaging and banking system in the USA, and especially on which applications have used or will be using emission limits above the stage II limit values within the average and banking system;

- an inventory of handheld engines and an analysis of which engine applications might have difficulties to meet the stage II limit values and on the lead time needed for the industry to comply with the limit values;

- a proposal on exemptions from the stage II limit values - preferably time limited.

For further information on administrative and financial matters, please contact: Tel: +32 2 296 0008

For technical matters: Tel: +32 2 295 2906

To see the tender, please consult the following web address: http://ted.eur-op.eu.int/static/doccur/ en/en/99683-2002.htm?&SID=&time=Thu%20J ul%2004%2010%3A37%3A32%20GMT+0200%20%28 W.%20Europe%20Daylight%20Time%29%202002

Remarks: The deadline for submitting tender documents is 16.08.2002.

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 128-099683 of 04.07.2002.

CORDIS RTD-NEWS/© European Communities, 2001

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