Call for tenders' details

Design and Implementation of a Blue Economy Development Framework
Contracting authority:
Executive Agency for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (EASME)
TED publication date:
Time limit for receipt of tenders:
English (en)
Question details
Process of tender
The call for tenders on “Blue economy development framework” consists of two lots that are tendered simultaneously. In our view it would make sense to first define sustainability criteria and then create an overview of sustainable versus unsustainable financial flows (and thus decoupling these lots). What is the rationale of running the tender in parallel?
As explained in section 1.2, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries seeks to support a shift in finance away from unsustainable marine and maritime activities; and an increase in investment in the sustainable blue economy. In order to do so, it is necessary both to identify and characterise current financial flows into the blue economy; and to develop a clear set of criteria for sustainable activities. Accordingly, two studies are planned, the results of which will contribute to the EU's international level discussions. The two Lots are complementary, but distinct in their respective focus, tasks and deliverables. There is no sequential relationship between the two Lots.