B-Brussels: various studies

Prior Information Notice

General Information

Belgium
   BRUSSELS
   eu:410631-2011
   Dec 31, 2011
   European Commission (EC)
   EUROPEAN COMMISSION, INFORMATION SOCIETY AND MEDIA DG
   English

Contact information

   EUROPEAN COMMISSION, INFORMATION SOCIETY AND MEDIA DG
BRUSSELS
Belgium
   http://ec.europa.eu/information_society

Goods, Works and Services

Business and management consultancy services   Market research services   Research and development consultancy services   IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support   Evaluation consultancy services  

Summary

      

Notice type: EC301 - Prior Information Notice
Regulation of Procurement: European Institution/Agency or International Organisation
EU Official Journal Publication: 252/2011, #410631-2011
Contract Nature: Service contract
Procedure Type: Not applicable
Type of Bid Required: Not applicable
Awarding Criteria: Not applicable

Original Text

      
Prior information notice Services Directive 2004/18/EC Section I: Contracting authority I.1) Name, addresses and contact point(s) European Commission, Information Society and Media DG avenue de Beaulieu 25 Contact point(s): See point II.7 in Section II.B 1049 Brussels BELGIUM Internet address(es): General address of the contracting authority: http://ec.europa.eu/information_society Address of the buyer profile: http://ec.europa.eu/information_society Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s) I.2) Type of the contracting authority European institution/agency or international organisation I.3) Main activity Other: Information and communication technology I.4) Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services) II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Various studies II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services II.3) Information on framework agreement The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: Intentionally empty. II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 79410000 II.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Fragmentation of the single market for video-on-demand services: point of view of consumers and content providers — SMART 2012/0027 II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: The study will provide an overview of the present (beginning 2012) online audiovisual services in Europe (e.g. VOD, online music stores such as iTunes, etc.) and to which extent offers are limited to 1 or only some MS. The reasons why audiovisual providers practice market segmentation commercial policies will be investigated via interviews with service providers. II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 79310000 II.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes II.8) Additional information: Unit responsible INFSO A1. E-mail: infso-a1@ec.europa.eu II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Study for a pan-European framework for electronic identification, authentication and signature — SMART 2012/0001 II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: The main objectives of the study will be to: — provide technical assistance to the Commission in the legislative process for the adoption of the forthcoming legislation and in the standardisation activities related to the rationalisation of the e-signature standards, — devise technical and legal building blocks needed for the implementing acts related to the forthcoming legislation on a pan-European framework on electronic identification, authentication, signature and ancillary trusted services. The study will also provide input for related standardisation activities, — monitor the European e-ID and e-signature take-up. In particular, the study will update country profiles delivered in 2009 by studies commissioned by the Commission (IDABC studies), the study will also upgrade and update the available information the market of e-signature and related credentials. II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 73200000 II.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes II.8) Additional information: Unit responsible INFSO A3. E-mail: infso-a3@ec.europa.eu II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Analysis of the legal rules for exploitation windows in MS and of the importance of exploitation windows for new business practices — SMART 2012/0025 II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: This study will provide an overview on the legal rules related to exploitation windows in MS (law and financing conditions of film funds), and the relevance of release windows for innovative business approach. II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 79310000 II.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes II.8) Additional information: Unit responsible INFSO A1. E-mail: infso-a1@ec.europa.eu II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Testing of traffic management taking place in Europe — SMART 2012/0006 II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: To back up work that BEREC is carrying out on traffic management through its fact-finding exercise, the Commission will test traffic management and traffic prioritisation techniques used by operators and ISPs in Europe with the view to back the findings of BEREC and detect whether there is consumer harm. II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 72000000 II.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes II.8) Additional information: Unit responsible INFSO B1. E-mail: infso-b1@ec.europa.eu II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Assessment of the different options for the preparation of the next review of the Recommendation on relevant markets — SMART 2012/0007 II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: To assist the Commission on the review of the Recommendation on relevant markets; the study will consist in: (i) an initial exploratory work on the possible options for revising the Recommendation; and (ii) a final assessment of the impact of the different options considered. Lots This contract is divided into lots: no II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 73200000 II.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes II.8) Additional information: Unit responsible INFSO B1. E-mail: infso-b1@ec.europa.eu II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Assessment of industry approaches to complying with new EU rules requiring user consent for cookies and other online tracking tools — SMART 2012/0009 II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: To assist the Commission on the review of the Recommendation on relevant markets; the study will consist in: (i) an initial exploratory work on the possible options for revising the Recommendation; and (ii) a final assessment of the impact of the different options considered. II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 79310000 II.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes II.8) Additional information: Unit responsible INFSO B1. E-mail: infso-b1@ec.europa.eu II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: MSS enforcement 2012 — SMART 2012/0014 II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: The purpose of the study is to help the Commission to coordinate the discussions with Member States on: (a) any situation of alleged breach of the common conditions attached to authorisations; and (b) any national enforcement measures in case the selected operators failed to comply with any conditions attached to their authorisations. The execution of the study is likely to lead to the acquisition of knowledge on commercial and confidential information related to the selected operators or on ongoing investigations regarding them. II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 79310000 II.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes II.8) Additional information: Unit responsible INFSO B3. E-mail: infso-b3@ec.europa.eu II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Inventory of national case law in electronic communications — SMART 2012/0018 II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: The study will need to develop concepts for and assess feasibility of setting up and maintaining a (multilingual) database of national appeal decisions and its management including language issues through the outsourcing of its handling (including establishment and maintenance). II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 79310000 II.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes II.8) Additional information: Unit responsible INFSO B3. E-mail: infso-b3@ec.europa.eu II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Analysis of technology trends, future needs and demand for spectrum in line with Art. 8 of the RSPP — SMART 2012/0005 II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: Article 8 of the RSPP foresees that under the spectrum inventory to be administered by the Commission, an analysis of technology trends, future needs and demand for spectrum shall be carried out. The Commission shall submit to the European Parliament and to the Council a report about the results of this analysis. This study should support this task and should take into account the methodology to be agreed with the Member States and also referred to in Article 8 of the RSPP. II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 79310000 II.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes II.8) Additional information: Unit responsible INFSO B4. E-mail: infso-b4@ec.europa.eu II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Impact of traffic offloading and technological trends on the demand for wireless broadband spectrum — SMART 2012/0015 II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: Technological trends and approaches to offloading traffic from mobile networks have an impact on the overall demand for spectrum to be used for wireless broadband services. The objective of the study is to have a socio-economic assessment of recent technical developments, including femto cells, that will significantly affect spectrum demand for wireless broadband and the efficient use of spectrum. Also the impact on access and backhaul networks including fixed networks should be investigated. II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 79310000 II.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes II.8) Additional information: Unit responsible INFSO B4. E-mail: infso-b4@ec.europa.eu II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Sustainable spectrum access for programme making and special events (PMSE) services — SMART 2012/0019 II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: The study should examine the impact of possible measures to ensure that the freeing of the 800 MHz band does not adversely affect programme making and special events (PMSE) users. In addition, the study should identify possible sustainable solutions for wireless microphones as well as cordless cameras, which are increasingly confronted with other spectrum users operating in the same frequency bands, and perform a cost-benefit analysis involving all affected services. Lots This contract is divided into lots: no II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 79310000 II.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes II.8) Additional information: Unit responsible INFSO B4. E-mail: infso-b4@ec.europa.eu II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Benchmarking of safer Internet policies in Member States and policy indicators — SMART 2012/0043 II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: In order to give a complete overview of the European landscape regarding online safety, the Commission will put in place benchmarking of safer Internet policies and actions across Europe including an analysis of the current resources used for these activities and their breakdown between the Commission on one hand and Member States, the private sector and the voluntary sector on the other hand, and assess the scope for increasing the latter. II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 79310000 II.8) Additional information: Unit responsible INFSO E6. E-mail: infso-e6@ec.europa.eu II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Benchmarking study on filtering software and parental control tools — SMART 2012/0044 II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: Technical tools can help parents decide what types of content they would prefer their children not to see. The current SIP-BENCH II study funded by the safer Internet programme is the only comprehensive study of filtering software and services carried out at European level which takes into account the specific needs and concerns of European parents. Since both the software and services available and the types of harmful content will evolve, it is necessary to ensure that information continues to be available and is regularly updated. II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 79310000 II.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes II.8) Additional information: Unit responsible INFSO E6. E-mail: infso-e6@ec.europa.eu II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Connected TV and new market developments: general analysis — SMART 2012/0029 II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: To collect available data, analyse user patterns, describe and analyse the new developments of connected TV and hybrid TV from the following perspectives: business models and level playing field; standardisation issues; integrity of programme signal and competition and IPR-related issues; regionalisation and fragmentation of the single market; control over advertising, etc. II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 79410000 II.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes II.8) Additional information: Unit responsible INFSO A1. E-mail: infso-a1@ec.europa.eu II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Business models for Internet content providers — SMART 2012/0030 II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: The study will provide an updated analysis of: (a) categories of successful business models in the EU, US and Asia for the delivery of content (press, video, music, games, etc.) against payment or advertising funded; and (b) an overall attempt to assess the way the value added is shared amongst the various players of the value chain. II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 79419000 II.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes II.8) Additional information: Unit responsible INFSO A1. E-mail: infso-a1@ec.europa.eu II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Accelerating innovation in the e-Health telecoms market — SMART 2012/0057 II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: The study should analyse the possibility of accelerating innovation in the e-health telecoms market, including how best to open up markets through a variety of incentives. The focus should be on development of the market for e-health services delivered over telecommunication networks and the potential barriers to further development, which may in the first instance not be regulatory but technical, commercial and economic. This study will thereby also prepare the ground for further work under the 'Connecting Europe facility'. II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 73200000 II.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes II.8) Additional information: Unit responsible INFSO H1. E-mail: infso-h1@ec.europa.eu II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: The feasibility and scenarios of the long-term sustainability of the large-scale pilots, including an 'ex ante' evaluation — SMART 2012/0059 II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: The study should deliver a comprehensive analysis to assess the sustainability and future roll-out of the services developed by the portfolio of large-scale pilots. It will investigate the possible organisational, financial and resource as well as governance aspects for their long-term sustainability. The in-depth feasibility study should include a deployment cost/economic benefit analysis and an impact assessment. The study should investigate the long-term public-private financing options (and its link to the 'Connecting Europe facility'); the capacity to generate revenue and the possible decrease of public financing. It should explore the willingness to pay for such services and consider any take-up barriers that influence this. The study should explore the different governance options for operation of services. II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 79419000 II.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes II.8) Additional information: Unit responsible INFSO H2. E-mail: infso-h2@ec.europa.eu II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Study for the mid-term evaluation of the e-Government action plan 2011–2015 implementation — SMART 2012/0060 II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: The study will examine the extent to which the objectives of the action plan have been achieved, the progress made and the difficulties encountered — at mid-term. Depending on the results of the mid-term evaluation, any necessary adjustments to the objectives and activities of the action plan will be reviewed with the e-Government Group. II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 79419000 II.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes II.8) Additional information: Unit responsible INFSO H2. E-mail: infso-h2@ec.europa.eu II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Study on practical requirements, cost/benefit of implementation of new organisational processes and reduction of administrative burdens — SMART 2012/0061 II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: ICT is only half of the story in e-government projects and strategies. Organisational change is equally important, and without it the full benefits of ICT deployment will never be realised. The scope of this study falls under the 'Efficiency and effectiveness of government' priority of the e-gov. action plan. It is an area where we do not have sufficient information, and this study will aim to fill this gap. The aim is to develop a series of case studies illustrating the ins and outs of organisational change, the costs as well as benefits, in order to present a compelling narrative on how e-government transforms the administrations by turning them into more efficient, effective and less burdensome bodies. II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 73200000 II.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes II.8) Additional information: Unit responsible INFSO H2. E-mail: infso-h2@ec.europa.eu II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Guide for the practical application of the new framework methodology for measuring the environmental impact of ICT — SMART 2012/0063 II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: The purpose of this study is to develop a guidance document for industry with the aim to provide an overview of the new framework methodology and how it can be applied in practice. This guidance document could build upon practical experiences gained from the pilots planned to be carried out in 2011/2012. A number of workshops should be envisaged where the guidance is presented to industry. II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 73200000 II.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes II.8) Additional information: Unit responsible INFSO H4. E-mail: infso-h4@ec.europa.eu II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: The practical application of the new framework methodology for measuring the environmental impact of ICT — cost/benefit analysis — SMART 2012/0064 II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: The study should compare the new framework methodology for measuring the environmental impact of ICT with existing EU initiatives. It should also be analysing the economic and practical implications for companies using the above existing methodologies to deploy the new framework methodology on ICT. This could include the cost of revising internal procedures/going to an additional level of detail/employing new software tools, etc. II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 79419000 II.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes II.8) Additional information: Unit responsible INFSO H4. E-mail: infso-h4@ec.europa.eu II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Quantitative study to evaluate number of women active in the ICT sector — 2012/0066 II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: To update the 'ICT and women status' report published in 2009 which, for now is the only source of information on the European situation dealing with this issue. The objective of this study is to undertake data collection — which would primarily be deck research to pull together the existing (updated) data available, and to identify possible new sources of data and determine (if possible) whether there has been any change since the last report was undertaken. II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 79310000 II.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes II.8) Additional information: Unit responsible INFSO S1. E-mail: infso-s1@ec.europa.eu II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Impacts of the framework programme on national and regional R&I funding decisions — SMART 2012/0038 II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: To answer the following questions: Is the participation in the FP considered when researchers apply for national or regional support? Do scientists who have participated in the FPs receive preferential treatment? Is it beneficial for researchers, career-wise, to participate in the FP projects? II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 79310000 II.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes II.8) Additional information: Unit responsible INFSO C3. E-mail: infso-c3@ec.europa.eu II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Survey on Web apps and services in Europe — SMART 2012/0042 II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: To measure the impact of the new 'apps economy' and the more traditional Web economy on EU businesses and economy, and in particular the amount of new jobs created and the wages paid as a result on the new Web business as well as apps developed by entrepreneurs in Europe. It includes several sectors: Facebook apps, Apple apps, Google APIs, Twitter ecosystem, online gaming, online banking, e-retailing, online gambling, EU social networks sites. II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 79310000 II.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes II.8) Additional information: Unit responsible INFSO D2. E-mail: infso-d2@ec.europa.eu II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: European Internet traffic: monitoring tools and analysis — SMART 2012/0046 II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: 1. Collection and analysis of appropriate European Internet traffic data from existing sources for: — long-term/offline purposes e.g. planning of EU backbones/infrastructures, research and innovation priorities, etc., — short-term/online purposes e.g. early warning system for cyber attacks, prioritisation of traffic in case of emergency, etc. 2. Gap analysis for monitoring tools and methods: What tools exist to effectively monitor European Internet traffic? What do we miss and what do we need more? What broadly accepted metrics should be defined? What monitoring is necessary for public interest uses beyond commercial purposes? What monitoring facilities are existing/needed and what sort of federated monitoring models can be applied in Europe? What 'Telescopes' and 'Microscopes' we need for the Internet in Europe? II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 79310000 II.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes II.8) Additional information: Unit responsible INFSO F4. E-mail: infso-f4@ec.europa.eu II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: empty II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: empty II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 73200000 II.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes II.8) Additional information: Unit responsible INFSO F4 E-mail: INFSO-F4@ec.europa.eu II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Social innovation in Digital Agenda — SMART 2012/0049 II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: The study focuses on the innovation enabled by future Internet and in particular on social innovation enabled by the 'network effect' of the Internet and by new models for co-production and sharing of content, and open development of apps. It includes the analysis of how the open innovation ecosystems can be more fluid for new entrepreneurship and enterprise creation based on societal innovation. It will involve entrepreneurs, academics, students and 'geeks', NGO and volunteers, citizens. The objectives of the study are: a) to identify the actors in the different fields (e.g. democracy, environment, energy, ... quality of life at large) and in the different regions of Europe and worldwide; b) to analyse and compare their approaches, especially in relation to the objectives of the European Digital Agenda; c) to identify and compare the most effective strategies for maximising innovation in European research programmes; d) to mobilise the new actors and the general public in view of future research actions and social innovation activities; e) to explore new types of entrepreneurship and business models enabled by simultaneous societal innovation and user-centricity in service creation, using open innovation ecosystems. II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 73200000 II.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes II.8) Additional information: Unit responsible INFSO F4. E-mail: infso-f4@ec.europa.eu II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Feasibility study and preparatory activities for the implementation of a pan-European early warning and reaction network against cyber attacks — SMART 2012/0010 II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: The objectives of the study are: 1) identification of the state-of-the-art cyber alert and response systems as the baseline for an early warning and response network; 2) identification of the interoperability requirements of such a system, including the technology, functionalities, operation, management, procedures, responsibilities, data formats and communication means; 3) definition of the required functionalities, technological specifications, architecture, operations/management structure and budget; 4) draft implementation plan of such a system as well as the constraints and means to move it forward. The study should include as appropriate key stakeholders and organisations including national CERTs, EU-CERT, ENISA, JRC, NATO, industry, etc. The final model should be validated with the stakeholders in a forum. The study could be based on the examples of the tsunami, health, etc. early warning systems that are in place. II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 73200000 II.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes II.8) Additional information: Unit responsible INFSO F5. E-mail: infso-f5@ec.europa.eu II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Future impact of ENIAC and Artemis — SMART 2012/0050 II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: The study will analyse the impact of potential synergies between the Artemis and ENIAC JTIs in terms of industrial relevance (research agendas, stakeholders, volume of activities) and efficiencies/economies of scale, including the relationship with relevant Eureka clusters. The study will also analyse/benchmark national practices in terms of financial commitments, procedures and funding sources and rates. Finally, the study will propose key performance indicators for a potential future JTI, with respect to socio-economic data and strategic achievements. II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 73200000 II.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes II.8) Additional information: Unit responsible INFSO G1. E-mail: infso-g1@ec.europa.eu II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Exploring the innovation potential of micro- and nanosystems, micro-nano-bio-systems and large area integration — SMART 2012/0051 II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: The study will address 3 emerging industrial fields (micro- and nanosystems, micro-nano-bio-systems and large area integration) and should concentrate on their innovation and economic potential. The study should give an overview of the state-of-the-art, their maturity, their innovation potential in application sectors relevant for Europe, the hindering factors for commercialisation, and address their contribution to solving some of the grand societal challenges of the future. The study should collect up-to-date data; analyse technical, application and market trends and give a forecast for the 2015–2020 and 2020+ time-frame. It should include application case studies, scenario building and recommendations for concrete support activities to stimulate the take-up and commercialisation of these emerging technologies and analyse the potential impact of these actions. The study is to make intensive use of existing initiatives and reports e.g. ETPs, European and Member State reports, e.g. the report on key enabling technologies. II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 73200000 II.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes II.8) Additional information: Unit responsible INFSO G2. E-mail: infso-g2@ec.europa.eu II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: A comparative analysis of potential options for a roadmap-based initiative on next generation computing — SMART 2012/0052 II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: Identify potential options and combinations thereof for an initiative on next generation computing in terms of hardware, software and business models, and compare them. Make an independent impact assessment in terms of industrial competitiveness both on the user and the supply side, and in terms of contribution to address Europe's societal challenges. Use existing studies as far as possible. Take a neutral approach based on the involvement of independent experts and analysts. II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 73200000 II.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes II.8) Additional information: Unit responsible INFSO G3. E-mail: infso-g3@ec.europa.eu II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: empty II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: empty II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 73200000 II.8) Additional information: Unit responsible INFSO H E-mail: INFSO-H@ec.europa.eu II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Assessing impact of the European innovation partnership on active and healthy ageing — SMART 2012/0065 II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: The objectives are the following: 1) to develop a set of key impact indicators covering the fields of activity of the partnership in cooperation with European stakeholders engaged in actions; 2) to develop suitable measurement methodologies for systematic collection and aggregation of impact data across Europe across improvement of quality of life and health status of individuals, increase in efficiency and cost-effectiveness of care systems and creation of growth and new markets for related products and services; 3) to work together with actions under way to collect and aggregate data in accordance with agreed indicators and methodologies and produce annual reports; 4) to develop methodologies to allow for reliable aggregation and translation of relevant impact indicators towards the overarching goal of increasing healthy life years by 2 in 2020 as well as extrapolating from the sample size population covered by actions towards the whole population in Europe. II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 79419000 II.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes II.8) Additional information: Unit responsible INFSO H3. E-mail: infso-h3@ec.europa.eu II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Study of the readiness of Member States for a common pan-European network infrastructure for public services — SMART 2012/0048 II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services II.4) Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services: The study will have to: 1) analyse the existing public services infrastructures at Member States (incl. regions) and European levels; 2) analyse the plans for 2014–2020; 3) identify funding schemes; 4) mobilise stakeholders; 5) provide recommendations to the Commission for further EU actions regarding CEF. II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 79310000 II.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes II.8) Additional information: Unit responsible INFSO F3. E-mail: infso-f3@ec.europa.eu Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information Section VI: Complementary information VI.1) Information about European Union funds The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/index_en.htm VI.4) Date of dispatch of this notice: 22.12.2011
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