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Call for tenders MARE/2013/04

Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

Establishment of a single information system for commercial designations for fishery and aquaculture products


Published in Official Journal S/217 of 08/11/2013 (ref. 2013/S 217-376854)

Deadline for submission of bids: 10/01/2014

Invitation to tender

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Annex 1: Tendering specifications

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Annex 1 - appendix 1: Evaluation grid

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Annex 1 - appendix 2: Technical standards

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Annex 1 - appendix 3: National websites of commercial designations

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Annex 2: Draft service contract 

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Annex 3: Tender forms

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Annex 4: Declaration of honour

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Annex 5: Simplified balance sheets

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Annex 6: Questionnaire and checklist

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