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C 82/6 EN Official Journal of the European Communities 5.4.

2002

III
(Notices)

COMMISSION

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST


Call identifier: 2002/ECFIN/02

(2002/C 82/06)

1. The European Commission is issuing a call for 3. Areas of study, research, surveying and programme
expressions of interest with a view to the possibility of evaluation (see Annex)
subsequently conducting studies, research and surveys and
carrying out programme-evaluation and communication The Commission may conclude negotiated contracts or issue
activities on economic, monetary and financial policy or a restricted calls for tender with a view to selecting candidates
number of its aspects and the consequences resulting able to demonstrate their competence and experience in the
therefrom. following fields:

A — Analysis tools and data banks,


To that end, the Commission may conclude negotiated
contracts or make restricted calls for tenders over the next
three years with a view to selecting persons, organisations or B — Macroeconomic policies in the EMU,
associations competent to carry out one or other of these
study, research, survey, programme evaluation and communi-
cation activities. C — International economic and monetary questions,

D — Structural policies,
2. This call for expressions of interest sets out to invite
persons acting as individual consultants or representing organi- E — Financial markets, modes of operation and perspectives,
sations or associations to advise the Commission of their
interest in possibly participating in the study, research,
survey and programme evaluation and/or communication F — Communication activities.
activities to be arranged by its services.

4. The study, research, survey or evaluation must be carried


The Commission has consequently detailed below the fields of out at or from the work premises of the candidate with whom
study, research, survey, programme evaluation and communi- the Commission proposes to conclude a contract; the latter will
cation concerned, the main conditions under which selected in principle correspond to the Commission's standard
candidates will operate, the procedures for presenting, contracts.
dispatching or delivering the application packages and the
selection criteria which will be applied to the candidates.
5. The list of potential candidates will remain valid until 1
April 2005. Its validity may be extended by the Commission
until such time as this call for expressions of interest is
Only applications corresponding fully to the elements of this renewed.
notice will be likely to be selected by the Commission and will
be included on the list of applications.
6. The candidate and/or organisation represented may take
on any legal form.
The list resulting from this notice will be used exclusively for
contracts where the value is estimated to be below the
thresholds of the ‘public contracts’ directives concerned, 7.1. Procedures for presenting, delivering or dispatching
where applicable, for services contracts other than study application packages, including all information,
contracts, mentioned in Annex 1B of Council Directive formalities and documents:
92/50/EEC (1) regardless of their estimated value and, where
applicable, for study contracts where the value is estimated
to be below EUR 162 293. — Candidates interested in this call for expressions of
interest shall submit an application form which can
(1) OJ L 209, 24.7.1992, p. 1. be obtained either:
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(a) on request from the European Commission, Direc- — professional experience acquired in at least two EU
torate-General ECFIN, Unit 02, BU1 3/13, B-1049 Member States,
Brussels, indicating ‘Call for expressions of interest’
(NB: the form is drawn up in one of the
Commission's main working languages (English, — good knowledge of at least two Community languages,
French or German), and the preferred language
should therefore be indicated); or
— the capacity to carry out a study, research, survey,
programme evaluation and/or communication
(b) by downloading the notice and the application activity on the Commission's behalf,
form from the following Internet address (this is
the Commission's preferred method):
http://europa.eu.int/comm/economy_finance/ — proof that the infrastructure is sufficient to perform
tenders/call0203_en.htm the tasks,

— Application packages should preferably be submitted — a full dossier comprising all the required information,
in one of the Commission's main working languages
(English, French or German).
— as the call for expressions of interest concerns several
areas subdivided into headings (see Annex), candidates
— The envelope should be marked ‘Call for expressions will be required to give a detailed indication and
of interest 2002/ECFIN/02’. appropriate documentary evidence of their
competence and experience for each heading in
which they express an interest.
— Candidates will be notified of the registration of their
application package by means of an acknowledgement
of receipt. 8.2. The application package must contain:

— Application packages which are insufficiently docu- — the duly completed application form,
mented or are accompanied by an insufficiently
completed form will not be selected by the
Commission; If, once the application package has — two copies of the following documentation:
been examined and after one reminder, the application
package remains incomplete, the Commission will
notify the candidate that the application package has
— the candidate's identity sheet and a description
been rejected.
of his activities enabling an assessment to be made
of his skills, the extent and duration (a minimum
of three years) of his experience in the fields of
— The Commission reserves the right to request study and research (see point 3 and Annex); this
additional information from candidates after they will also mention the studies, services contracts,
have submitted their application package. consultations, surveys, publications and other
works carried out previously,
— Candidates are required to notify the Commission of
any change to their initial situation so that their — a detailed description of professional experience
application package can be kept fully up-to-date. abroad,

7.2. Address to which application packages should be sent: — a description of the level of knowledge of at
least two Community languages and activities
European Commission, Directorate-General ECFIN, Unit 02 carried out in languages other than the mother
(BU1 3/13), ‘Call for expressions of interest 2002/ECFIN/ tongue,
02’, B-1049 Brussels.

— a description of the means, in terms of qualified


8.1. Candidates for negotiated contracts and restricted calls personnel and equipment required, available to the
for tenders will be selected on the basis of the following candidate and which he can use for performing the
criteria: tasks he will be called on to do; to this end all
useful documents should be enclosed,

— demonstrated competence and professional experience


in the field(s) concerned of a minimum period of three — the VAT number or a document certifying that
years, the candidate is exempt from VAT,
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— a solemn declaration by which the candidate 9. Other information


certifies that he has never been sentenced or
deprived of his civic rights for acts associated This call for expressions of interest will remain open during the
with financial activities, validity period (see point 5) in order to enable interested
persons to submit an application package at any time.

— if the candidate is a natural person, a document Important: In no case does this call for expressions of interest
certifying his legal status, and a detailed curriculum constitute a contractual commitment on the part of the
vitae, European Commission vis-à-vis applicants expressing their
interest further to this notice.
— if the candidate is a legal person, a document
indicating the names and positions of the All correspondence relating to this call for expressions of
persons making up the managerial bodies (a interest must be in writing.
curriculum vitae for each person), as well as docu-
mentary evidence (balance sheets and profit and
10. Date of dispatch of this notice by DG ECFIN: 26 March
loss accounts for the past two financial years)
2002.
enabling the financial situation to be assessed,

11. Date of receipt of the notice by the Publications


— an envelope indicate the applicant's address. Office: 26 March 2002.

ANNEX

A Analysis tools and data banks

A1 Economic growth determinants: analysis of growth and convergence factors. Methodological questions and
analysis.

A2 Measure of international competitiveness in price and cost terms. Methodological questions and analyses.

A3 Eurozone economic indicators. Methodological challenge of analysing the economic situation of the euro area.

A4 Development of methods of evaluating European integration effects.

A5 Use of business-survey results for analysis and cyclical and macro-economic research by means of statistical and
econometric methods, including sectoral analysis.

A6 Econometric models.

A7 General equilibrium models.

A8 Cost/benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis.

A9 Forecasting tools.

A10 Programme evaluation, analysis tools and economic and financial studies.

B Macroeconomic policies in the EMU

B1 Economic policy coordination.

B2 Policy-mix.

B3 Inflation mechanisms.

B4 Savings and debt performance.


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B5 Problems associated with the different rhythm of accession to Economic and Monetary Union.

B6 Specialised information and communication on the change to the single currency.

B7 Budgetary policies.

B8 Stability and growth pact, including sustainability questions.

B9 Monetary policy.

B10 Macroeconomic policies in the EMU.

C International economic and monetary questions

C1 Economic aspects of enlargement for EU policies:

— economic impact of enlargement,

— the determinant of growth and real convergence,

— macroeconomic policies: fiscal, monetary, financial and exchange rate policies,

— structural policies, including labour market policies.

C2 Analysis of systemic issues associated with the international monetary system.

C3 Monetary cooperation between the European Union and third countries.

C4 Microeconomic aspects of economies in transition.

C5 Role of the Union in international forums (G7, IMF, World Bank, UNO, WTO, ILO); economic, legal and
institutional aspects.

C6 International role of the main currencies (dollar, yen, euro). Prospects for and implications of the development of
the euro as an international currency.

C7 New commercial themes within the framework of the WTO.

C8 Analysis of commercial and investment policies and instruments, including regionalism.

C9 International development and financial flows (assessment, causalities, policy options).

C10 The transition in Mediterranean countries. Economic policies, investment financing and development of the
private sector.

C11 Transition in Western Balkans.

C12 Asia and Latin America (financial stability, financial sector reform, regional cooperation initiatives).

C13 Russia and the NIS.

C14 The European Union's foreign-exchange regime.

C15 Real exchange rate analysis.

C16 Evaluation of macro-financial assistance.


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D Structural policies

D1 Economic appraisal of the internal market programme, including relationship with monetary union.

D2 The implications of high levels of public debt for the distribution of revenues.

D3 Impact of demographic evolutions on social-security, savings and investment systems.

D4 Economic evaluation of the competition and industrial policies.

D5 Economic evaluation of the measures taken to encourage the development of the trans-European network (ETN)
and evaluation of the impact of ETN and other infrastructure projects.

D6 Economic evaluation of structural, regional and common agricultural policies.

D7 Liberalisation of network industries (telecommunications, post office, transport, electricity, gas, water).

D8 Economic evaluation of environmental, transport and energy policies.

D9 Economic effects of the information society (e.g. electronic commerce).

D10 Economic evaluation of the regulation/deregulation process.

D11 Economic assessment of policies for sustainable development.

D12 Labour market policies: tax and benefit systems, wage formation processes, wage differentiation, labour market
regulation, labour mobility and migration, equal opportunities.

D13 Investment in human capital: education, skills, lifelong learning, active labour market programmes.

D14 Unemployment in Europe: components, causes and evolution.

D15 Evaluation of the welfare state: institutions, the ageing problem, financing alternatives, pensions, health care,
social protection, poverty.

D16 Sectoral and microeconomic aspects of competitiveness: benchmarking the EU and its Member States;

D17 The effects of investment in the infrastructure and SMEs on economic growth and employment.

D18 Political economy of the institutions of the European Union.

D19 Taxation of individuals companies: positive and normative analyses, fiscal federalism.

D20 Assessment of the macroeconomic impact of structural reforms.

D21 Assessment of the functioning of product markets (based on indicators of prices, mark-up and productivity).

D22 Microeconomics, industrial organisation and market structures.

E Financial markets: modes of operation and perspectives

E1 Integration and efficiency of the EU's financial markets.

E2 Stability of structural parameters on financial markets (stability of money demand, bank intermediation, monetary
condition indicator, etc.).

E3 Macroeconomics and financial markets: analysis of EMU and the better allocation of capital.
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E4 Financial situation of the SMEs and their access to the financial markets, including the tariff-arrangement
problem.

E5 Prospects and new possibilities of development of financial by-products and their use in the different sectors of
economy.

E6 Financial situation of firms: European and international comparisons, structures and financing conditions; profit-
ability determinants.

E7 Financing of investments, including SMEs and infrastructure projects.

E8 The European loan markets.

E9 The financial and banking sectors in Europe, including central and eastern Europe.

E10 Evaluation of Community financial programmes (including cost-benefit analysis, etc.).

E11 Technical assistance for legal advice for the drafting of contracts with managers of Community programmes.

E12 Technical assistance for the drafting of an investment prospectus for an infrastructure investment fund.

E13 Technical assistance for legal advice in English language on English law for drafting of contracts in connection
with Euratom loans.

E14 Corporate governance.

F Communication activities

F1 Printing (including brochures, posters, etc.).

F2 Providing promotional products.

F3 Graphic design.

F4 Production and reproduction of audio visual products.

F5 Journalism services including copy writing, for example articles to be used in newsletters of the delegations of the
European Commission; preparing press briefings, press packs and minutes for conferences.

F6 Preparation of conferences and events.

F7 Evaluation of Community financial programmes (including cost-benefit analysis, etc.).

F8 Preparation of press reviews in third countries.