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.

The European Commission will launch soon a call for tenders for a service contract of a maximum value of EUR 55 000 (fifty-five thousand).

The purpose of this call for tenders is to estimate the costs of new potential connectivity needs as presented in the attached document.
The study is composed of three tasks: the first concerns Giga-Bit connectivity for socio-economic enablers and for professionals, and requires the most comprehensive analysis. The other two tasks can rely on previous studies and calculations and are expected to be less resource-intense. They nevertheless require a solid methodology and outcome.

For further information on the context, objectives of the study and tasks to be carried out by the selected contractor, please refer to the Annex.

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