The European Commission will soon launch the following call for tender for a service contract of a maximum value of EUR 60.000.

Negotiated procedure: "Final evaluation of the multiannual EU programme on protecting children using the Internet and other communication technologies (the Safer Internet Programme)"

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.

Purpose of this call for tenders:

The purpose of this call is to gather and to analyse quantitative and qualitative evidence of the implementation of the Safer Internet programme concerning relevance, efficiency, effectiveness as well as its broader impacts and sustainability. This will be done based on the methodology for data collection and analysis to be proposed by the tenderer, and it should build on, and take into account, the interim evaluation which was carried out at mid-term of the programme.

The findings of the evaluation will result in a report which will be communicated to the relevant institutions as is required by the decision 1351/2008/EC of 16.12.2008 by the European Parliament and by the Council establishing the programme.

For further information on the Safer Internet programme please refer to:

Interested economic operators can express their interest to participate in the call for tender until 31 August 2013 in writing to

Processing your reply to the ex-ante advertisement will involve the recording and processing of personal data (such as your name and address). Such data will be processed pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data. Unless indicated otherwise, any personal data requested are required to register your interest to participate in the call for tender and will be processed solely for that purpose by the Data Controller. You are entitled to obtain access to your personal data on request and to rectify any such data that is inaccurate or incomplete. If you have any queries concerning the processing of your personal data, you may address them to the Data Controller. You have the right of recourse at any time to the European Data Protection Supervisor for matters relating to the processing of your personal data.

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. 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.