Call for tenders' details

Study to support the fitness check of EU consumer law.
Contracting authority:
European Commission, DG Justice and Consumers (JUST)
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Study to support the fitness check of EU consumer law.
The fitness check will assess whether the objectives of these directives have been efficiently achieved and fully delivered. In particular, it will assess whether these directives have efficiently achieved consumer protection and market integration objectives. It will analyse whether they have usefully contributed to the single market by enhancing consumers trust as well as by removing unjustified regulatory obstacles hindering cross-border trade in goods and services.In addition, the fitness check should assess the complexity and potential for simplification of the current regulatory framework and the reduction of regulatory costs and burdens including administrative burdens, while guaranteeing a high level of consumer protection. The directives subject to the fitness check have been enacted at different periods of time and regulate specific aspects of consumer rights, whilst at the same time pursuing the same common objectives. The fitness check will therefore explore whether and to what extent a potential codification or recast of EU consumer law into a horizontal EU instrument could bring added clarity, remove overlaps, and fill any gaps.The fitness check will also identify and recommend ways to facilitate uniform enforcement and application of the consumer law directives, for instance through further harmonisation, targeted legislative adjustments on procedural aspects and/or further guidance for enforcement authorities and stakeholders, self- and co-regulatory actions and awareness-raising/training activities. In this respect the fitness check should consider different aspects of private and public enforcement in particular in domestic context the fitness check should further assess how well these legal instruments fit within the entire EU regulatory framework in this policy area and sector.The following overall intervention logic illustrates the initial objectives, relevant external factors and the observed combined results and impacts of the EU consumer legislation subject to fitness check.
Open procedure
Public contract
Conditions for participation
See tender specifications.
The following evidence should be provided:— the completed ‘Simplified balance sheet’ and ‘Simplified profit and loss account’ completed for the last 3 years (Annex 3 must be completed),— copy of the profit and loss account and balance sheet for the last 3 years for which accounts have been closed,— failing that, appropriate statements from banks,— if applicable, evidence of professional risk indemnity insurance.
In order to prove their financial and economic capacity, the tenderers (i.e. in the case of a joint tender, the combined capacity of all members of the consortium and identified subcontractors) must show that their annual consolidated turnover exceeds 800 000 EUR (average for the past 3 years).
See point IV.2.2. technical and professional capacity — means of proof required of the technical specifications.
See point IV.2.2. technical and professional capacity — means of proof required of the technical specifications.
30/12/2015 00:00
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Reference Notice type Publication date
2015/S 252-461153 Contract notice 30/12/2015 00:00