The objective of this tender is to provide a framework contract for benchlearning. This framework contract will subsequently allow contracting a number of specific contracts corresponding to specific assignments. The first one planned is for eGovernment benchlearning. The framework contract for benchlearning aims at the promotion and stimulation of benchlearning experiences and aligning these experiences with the EC work in benchmarking. The area in which work is envisaged is eGovernment and — building on the experience gained in this domain — eHealth and eInclusion are expected to follow. The time-limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents is 4 December 2006.