Prior Information Notice (PIN) on 6.2M euro procurement which aims at developing the next generation of information systems to support EU external policies published

The CIVILnEXt project supports the development of a solution addressing existing fragmentation and closing gaps in communication, information-sharing, joint reporting, analysis and response planning between member state embassies, EU delegations, Commission services, EU Special Representatives and Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) missions.

The project will provide civilian CSDP missions with the next generation of secure and cost-effective information systems: a situational awareness, information exchange and operation control platform (OCP). Fully informed of contributing initiatives in civilian CSDP and EU external action, the project will aim to develop solutions leveraging on the results extracted from projects funded by the EU.

A first concrete step towards the design and programming of the Operation Control Platform was done with submission of the Prior Information Notice at TED (Tenders Electronic Daily). This is an online version of the ‘Supplement to the Official Journal’ of the EU, dedicated to European public procurement, providing free access to business opportunities from the European Union, the European Economic Area and beyond. PIN includes information about the type of procurements, its steps and anticipated results. It targets different parties of the Industry that might be interested (SMEs, Organizations, etc), aiming to develop, a cost-effective and interoperable Operation Control Platform (OCP) that will support the conduct of civilian CSDP missions. The ultimate goal is the development of an information system that will support the EU external policies.

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Open Market Consultation

6 – 7 November, Athens

The Lead Procurer of the consortium, KEMEA, is organizing a meeting with all interested in the development of the cooperation control platform on the 6th and 7th of November 2018 in Athens. Through the Open Market Consultation day CIVILnEXt is aiming at actively approach the market to find out about the state of the art and current development in the related sector and start an active and open dialogue between demand and supply side.

CIVILnEXt is a Pre-Commercial Procurement EU-funded project that teams up a group of 5 buyers and 9 technical and institutional organizations with significant experience in EU external policies. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 786886

More details and contacts are available at the CIVILnEXt website

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