DG CNECT has now launched an open-procedure public procurement for the study: "Best practices for ICT procurement based on standards in order to promote efficiency and reduce lock-in" - SMART 2013/0048 The subject matter of the contract is described under the following context: The European Commission has developed a "Guide for the procurement of standards-based ICT: Elements of Good Practice" in the context of Action 23 of the Digital Agenda of Europe. The objective of this study is to support the European Commission in disseminating the Guide, organise meetings with stakeholders that are affected by the guide and to share best practices on the application of the guide. Please find full documentation in the link below. The deadline for tender submissions is 16/08/2013