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Call for tender: Study evaluating the status quo and the legal implications of third party liability for the European Security Industry Opublikowano w dniu : 10/02/2012

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The Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry is responsible for security research in the 7th EU-Framework Programme (FP7) and in this regard also deals with issues that have the potential to seriously influence the innovation cycle "from research to market".

Third party liability for security industry products and services has been identified as an issue potentially leading to a market gap and should therefore be analysed thoroughly.

The purpose of this call for tender is to prepare a study evaluating the status quo and the legal implications of third party liability for the European Security Industry.

The main objective of this study is threefold:

  1. To collect, analyse and assess data from various legal sources and actual best practises related to the field of third party liability;
  2. To provide based on the results of point 1 a comprehensive overview on the current status of third party liability related legal implications for security industry as well as a portfolio of feasible policy options for the Commission to address these implications effectively;
  3. To present these results in an easily accessible and comprehensible way taking into account from the beginning of the study that the findings and their respective reasoning will present the potential basis for wide ranging policy decisions by the European Commission thus should equally allow laymen as well as legal experts to use the respective findings to the full extent.


Please note that from 01/01/2012, all tendering documents relating to DG Enterprise will be published through a Commission wide unique platform called "eTendering", consequently the tendering documents will not be published anymore here.

If you are interested in this call, please use this link to get access to all tender documents. The documents will be visible as soon as the contract notice about this call is published on TED, which is expected in the next few days.

The documents will always be visible and downloadable but if you ‘register’ to the call by simply adding your e-mail address and a password, you will be able to ask questions and you will be informed automatically on all changes that may be published (additional documents, answers to questions...)