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 better understanding of the developments in mobile broadband markets by collecting price information on mobile broadband services.

The study should look at mobile broadband offerings of major mobile network operators in all the Member States. The OECD price baskets should be used to monitor prices of bundled and standalone offers for laptops, tablets and smartphones separately.

Interested economic operators can express their interest to participate in the call for tender until 5 September 2014 in writing to

Processing your reply to the ex-ante advertisement will involve the recording and processing of personal data (such as your name, address and CV). 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 assess your capacity 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.

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.