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Calls for tender :: GIPO - Feasibility study on using automated technologies to support policy-making

Global Internet Policy Observatory - call for expressions of interest for a feasibility study

Deadline: 2 September 2013

(19/07/2013) The European Commission will launch soon a call for tenders for a feasibility study, in order to assess the technological requirements and internal governance options of the Global Internet Policy Observatory (GIPO).

In the context of the Global Internet Policy Observatory (GIPO) initiative, the European Commission will launch soon a call for tenders for a service contract of a maximum value of EUR 50,000.

The purpose of this call for tenders is to develop a feasibility study which will provide:

  • an assessment of the technological requirements and available tools, to develop an online platform that would automatically collect and analyse information on Internet-related policy-making processes, as well as
  • a set of recommendations on the best "internal governance framework" for such platform in order to ensure the maximum levels of transparency, accountability, independence and inclusivity.

In addition, the successful contractor will be expected to provide:

  • an online website, accessible to the Commission's services and to any other party the Commission might wish to grant access to, which will be used by the Contractor to set-up "live" demonstration versions of a limited number of technological tools analysed.

The feasibility study is expected to last for a maximum duration of 4 months.

Interested economic operators can express their interest to participate in the call for tender until 2 September 2013, in writing, by sending an e-mail to:

For clarity, the contracting authority will distribute the text of the call for tenders after 2 September 2013 and only to the economic operators which will have expressed their interest (as above) and to other economic operators as it deems appropriate, pursuant to the above-mentioned Rules of Application of the Financial Regulation.

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For the purpose of this ex-ante advertisement, the Data Controller shall be the Head of the Unit in charge of this call for tender:

Eddy Hartog, DG CONNECT, Unit D1

Any queries concerning the processing of personal data of the Candidate can be addressed by e-mail to the following contact person:

by indicating the reference of the ex-ante advertisement.

This publication is made pursuant to Article 124.1 (b) of the Rules of Application of the Financial Regulation that provides for an ex ante publication on the Institutions' websites of contracts with a value up to 60.000 EUR.

Only the candidates invited by the contracting authority to participate in the procedure for awarding this low value contract will be admissible.

Additional Information


Secretariat of unit CONNECT.D1 AND Mr Andrea Glorioso