Study contract on 'access to public contracts for small and medium sized enterprises'

April 29, 2002

Brussels, 26 April 2002

The European Commission's Enterprise DG has issued a call for tenders for a study contract on 'access to public contracts for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).'

The aim of this invitation to tender is to select a body or a network of institutions capable of: - creating a statistical database on companies which had access to public contracts published in the 'S' series of the Official Journal of the European Communities in 1999; - carrying out a statistical analysis on access for SMEs to these contracts; - identifying best practice with the aim of improving SMEs' access to public contracts; - proposing performance indicators in order to measure progress relating to SMEs' participation in public contracts.

Duration of the contract: 15 months as from the contract signature.

For further information, please contact:

European Commission Directorate-General Enterprise Unit B3 SC 4/38 B-1049 Brussels Tel: +32 2 295 5155 Fax: +32 2 295 4590

Remarks: The deadline for requesting tender documents is 14.06.2002. The deadline for submitting tender documents is 21.06.2002.

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.

CORDIS RTD-NEWS/© European Communities, 2001

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