A call for tenders will be sent soon to 5 candidates identified by the European Commission for a service contract of a maximum value of € 60.000. The objective of this initiative is to establish an independent third party to support the pilot tests and verify the results in the area of ICT-services. The Digital Agenda (Key action 12) has called on the ICT industry to adopt, by the end of 2011, a common measurement framework to capture its energy consumption and carbon emissions. In this context industry organisations will road-test the compatibility of the relevant draft methodology standards in the field.