INDIVIDUAL SERVICE CONTRACT FORECAST

 

MEDSTAT III (Statistical Cooperation in the Mediterranean Region, phase three)

 - Regional ENPI-South –

1.   Publication reference

EuropeAid/128533/C/SER/MULTI

2.   Procedure

Restricted

3.   Programme

ENPI South (European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument).

4.   Financing

Budget line 19.080101 "European Neighbourhood and Partnership (ENP) financial co-operation with Mediterranean countries".

5.   Contracting Authority

The European Commission, on behalf of the beneficiary countries and territories.

6.   Nature of contract

Fee-based

7.   Contract description  

The purposes of the project are to provide users with more and better statistical data in the priority thematic sectors and an increased use of these data. Expected results of the project are improved statistical capacities and an institutional strengthening of the National Statistical Institutes and Systems including improved cooperation within countries, a further harmonisation of statistical data, in line with European and international standards, the consolidation of the data exchange process and the further feeding of the database at DG Eurostat, a promotion of regional exchange of experiences and cooperation and the creation of a forum of statisticians, a more user-friendly dissemination of statistics, a better understanding of and an increased awareness of the importance of statistics by the users.

8.   Indicative maximum budget

EUR 4 000 000

9.   Intended timing of publication of the procurement notice

June 2009

10.             Additional information

This forecast notice is published under suspension clause pending the adoption by the Commission of the related financing decision (foreseen in June 2009).

11.             Legal basis

Regulation (EC) No 1638/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 2006 laying down general provisions establishing a European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument

Remarks:

There must be a minimum period of 30 calendar days between the publication of this contract forecast and the publication of the corresponding procurement notice. No applications or requests for information should be sent at this stage.