The objective of the present request to launch a call for tender is to continue to meet the needs for translation arising from the EU consultation mechanism established under Article 7 of the framework Directive 2002/21/EC(as amended by Directive 2009/140/EC. Notifications of draft regulatory measures submitted to the Commission by the European National Regulatory Authorities ("NRAs"), technical annexes to these notifications, responses by NRAs to requests for further information by the Commission, responses by other NRAs to notifications and other documents or messages in this context are required to be translated, within tight and legally binding deadlines, from their respective official community language of the EU into English. These services are associated with the application of the procedure for notifications as laid down in Article 7 of the Framework Directive for electronic communications ("e-communications") networks and services and the Commission Recommendation on notifications, time limits and consultations.