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HERA Preparatory Action: Horizontal — Intelligence Gathering, Threat Assessment ...
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European Commission, DG Health and Food Safety (SANTE)
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HERA Preparatory Action: Horizontal — Intelligence Gathering, Threat Assessment and Global Surveillance
Based on the experience on Covid-19, which has exposed the fragility of the EU system to prepare and respond to threat collectively, this preparatory action will contribute to strengthening the preparedness and response mechanisms. The action will act as a horizontal pillar and provide the basis for the methodology to be employed in the intelligence gathering and threat assessment as well as analysis work of the future HERA.
Open procedure
One or more lot
Public contract
13000000.00 EUR
Conditions for participation
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Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
12/07/2021 00:00
06/09/2021 16:00
07/09/2021 10:00
Lot number Title Description
Lot 1
Intelligence Gathering — Threat Assessment
The general objective of this assignment is to provide a real-time prototype IT platform that integrates a common methodology and protocol for intelligence gathering and analysis (e.g. anticipatory threat assessments, consequence management and medical countermeasure requirements). HERA, once operational, may then use this platform and/or the methodologies identified. Upon finalisation of the methodologies for anticipatory threat assessment, medical countermeasure requirements and consequence management, these should be integrated into and presented via the format of a real-time prototype IT platform. As such, the platform may serve as the key instrument to support the authority’s overall intelligence gathering and analysis, which would feed into operational decision-making. In short, the real-time prototype platform should be able, in a user-friendly manner, to depict:1) A rank of the major forthcoming cross-border health threats (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive - CBRNE);2) What are the corresponding key medical countermeasures available and the technical specifications of these countermeasures; and (3) consequence management considerations based on scenarios related to ‘available capacities’ in place to respond to the threat.
Lot 2
Global Surveillance
Serious cross border threats to health (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive) from natural, intentional, environmental or unknown origins are of a global nature and thus require strategic engagement with countries outside the EU. In order for HERA to support preparedness and response – in terms of medical countermeasures — global collection of reliable surveillance intelligence/data to identify the threats, including in the interface of animal/human health (zoonoses) is required. Feeding this information to the future HERA’s intelligence gathering and analysis capacities, would optimise the authority’s capabilities for identifying future cross-border threats to health, including unknown pathogens (e.g. disease X), increasing accuracy and timing of threat prioritisation and prediction, which would feed into the decision making process related to preparedness and response for corresponding medical countermeasures.The aim of the assignment is twofold. Firstly, it aims at identifying the required global surveillance intelligence/data on serious cross border threats to health (CBRNE) which would be needed to inform and increase the effectiveness of HERA intelligence gathering and analysis capacities along with related decision-making process (e.g. methodologies for anticipatory threat assessments, medical countermeasure requirements and consequence management). Secondly, it aims at determining whether there is a need to establish or to reinforce existing global networks active in this area with the purpose of enabling global surveillance and analysis to feed into HERA as mentioned above. A capacity building and/or strengthening needs assessment in recipient countries should be considered in line with potential technical assistance support.
Reference Notice type Publication date
2021/S 138-365951
20/07/2021 00:00
2021/S 132-349638
Contract notice
12/07/2021 00:00