Call for tenders' details

Corrigendum 2 : extending the deadline of submission from 07/11/2018 to 15/11/2018 is submitted for publication. Technical specifications (corrigendum 1) published on 20/10/2018: replacing "English native speaker/ English mother tongue" under qualification criteria for B5 and B6, by "English native speaker or full working proficiency as attested by a language certificate ( C2 level under CEFR or equivalent)"
Chafea/2018/Health/03 A Single Framework Contract for the provision of support s...
Contracting authority:
Consumer, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (Chafea)
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English (en)
Question details
Scope and/or examples of discussion paper/background analysis
What are the parameters for a discussion paper and a scientific background paper? Can you provide criteria such as the number of pages, length of an executive summary, minimum sources of information, minimum coverage of languages and countries, etc? Similar to what was available in the previous FWC for a Small Report/Medium Size Report and Large Report. It is otherwise difficult to estimate the foreseen workload. Alternatively, can you refer to examples of these reports published online (a typical discussion paper of 6 months, etc)? Thank you.
These papers cannot be compared to scientific reports requested under a different framework contract. The length of the procedure will not necessarily determine the length and depth of the document, as a longer timeframe may be needed for discussions with the Member States’ representatives due to the complexity of the issue. These longer discussions may however not necessarily result in a longer paper (in terms of number of pages). A discussion paper should cover the latest state of art in a brief manner and include, importantly, Member States experiences (if available) it should also show different options for the way forward, which will then be further discussed and refined with the expert group. Discussion papers are only prepared in English.