Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Study on the support system for SME supply chain due diligence

Study on the support system for SME supply chain due diligence
Published on: 21/07/2016 Last update: 19/09/2017
Deadline: 20/09/2016
The aim of this contract is to design a comprehensive small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) due diligence support system.
  • Number: 562/PP/GRO/SME/16/F/102

This support system should:

  • contribute to achieving the objectives of the (forthcoming) Regulation setting up an EU system for supply chain due diligence self-certification of responsible importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold originating in conflict-affected and high-risk areas
  • limit and/or offset the administrative burden imposed on SMEs by EU legislation on conflict minerals
  • provide SMEs with due diligence capacity to remain competitive in increasingly conflict-free global supply chains.

To achieve its objective, the contract will deliver:

  • sector analysis of EU SMEs importing 3TGs
  • simplification of due diligence reporting obligations for SMEs
  • design of a comprehensive support system for SMEs on due diligence.

For more detailed information, please consult the technical specifications.

How to apply

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The deadline for submission is 20 September 2016, 16:00.