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Call for expressions of interest to become associated member of the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (update)

Call for expressions of interest to become associated member of the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (update)

03/03/2015

Call for expressions of interest to become associated member of the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (update)

The call for expressions of interest to become associated member of the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking was launched on 6 October and closed on 12 November 2014.

The finalisation of the evaluation process has been delayed as, in line with the section 7.4.1 of the call document (*), the S2R Governing Board requested additional documentation to a number of applicants, which needs also to be evaluated before any decision. Therefore the results of the evaluation of this entire process and, where applicable, the invitations to submit proposals for the second stage of the selection process, will be notified to candidates in late April 2015.

Candidate associated members will have at least six weeks to submit their stage 2 submissions from the date that they are notified of their invitation to the second stage.

(*) Section 7.4.1 of the call document states that "If on the basis of the documents submitted, the S2R Governing Board considers that a candidate meets the minimal thresholds of 3 out of 5 for each sub-criterion, without achieving the overall thresholds regarding the financial and economic and/or operational capacity criteria, it may require, where appropriate, that the candidate take corrective measures or provide additional documentation."

See also:

Call for expressions of interest to become associated member of the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (6/10/2014)

Shift2Rail website

Overview on rail research and Shift to Rail

About the 4th Railway Package

Transport: EU seeks out partners for joint rail research [IP/14/1098]

The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking – Frequently Asked Questions [MEMO]