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Monitoring methodologies for Web accessibility in the European Union - SMART 2014/0061

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A call for tenders is launched by the European Commission for a service contract of a maximum value of EUR 250 000. The objective of the study is to collect information on the monitoring methodologies for verification of compliance with Web accessibility requirements in the different Member States.
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From 22/08/2014 to 30/09/2014

Firstly, this will require analysis of the responsibilities of bodies conducting the monitoring exercises including the reception of the complaints regarding non-compliance. Secondly, the study will collect information on the monitoring methodologies, in particular tools and techniques used, the amount of human and automatic testing, types of websites covered, the specific requirements analysed, the parts of the websites analysed. This should also include the information on the frequency of the monitoring, the size of the samples as well as on the related costs.

Thirdly, the abovementioned collection of information on the methodologies for verification of compliance with Web accessibility will entail collection of data from the bodies responsible for monitoring. For comparison, the study will analyse a smaller set of methodologies, data gathering and the data themselves executed by nongovernmental or private sector organisations which are not accountable to the government for the monitoring.

Finally, the study should also include information on the existing mobile accessibility testing guidelines of the public administrations in the different Member States.

 

FAQs

  • Eligibility of Turkish companies

We have received a query regarding the eligibility of a Turkish company for this tender. Under the current financial regulations of the Commission, economic operators established in Turkey are not allowed to participate in this tender.

  • Templates for the technical and financial sections

We have had a query asking for templates for the technical and financial sections in the tender specifications.
In reply, there are no templates, only sections with 'requirements' of what a submitted tender needs to contain.