The Delegation of the European Union to the United States
Applications due March 24, 2016 at 5 PM Eastern
In the framework of the development of coherent EU public diplomacy in its external relations, this contract and the public diplomacy activities foreseen within it will support and strengthen the European Union’s ability and capacity to meaningfully and substantially engage with different partners and stakeholders, both in Washington, DC and across the United States. This action aims to engage with various key stakeholders in order to build trust, increase mutual understanding on policies of common interest, and facilitate policy convergence and cooperation between the European Union and the United States.
This outcome will be achieved through the development of partnerships with organisations and institutions across the United States (e.g. think tanks, universities, business organisations, media outlets, foundations, and other institutions). These partnerships will be at the core of geographically and thematically diverse policy and outreach activities and programming that will cover the EU–US political, economic, security, and cultural relationship and the broad policy agenda that encompasses transatlantic relations.
With policy guidance from the EU Delegation to the United States, the wide range of activities and services supported by this contract (listed in Section 21.3) should target and mobilise leading government officials, policymakers, think tank representatives, opinion leaders, civil society/NGO representatives, business people, youth and minority leaders, and the media.
Participation is open to all natural persons who are nationals of, and legal persons (participating either individually or in a grouping — consortium — of tenderers) which are effectively established in, a Member State of the European Union or in an eligible country or territory as defined under Articles 8 and 9 of Regulation (EU) No 236/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11.3.2014 laying down common rules and procedures for the implementation of the Union’s instruments for financing external action (CIR) for the applicable instrument under which the contract is financed (see also heading 29 below); the United States is one such eligible country. Participation is also open to international organisations.
All eligible natural and legal persons (as per item 11 above) or groupings of such persons (consortia) may apply.
A consortium may be a permanent, legally-established grouping or a grouping which has been constituted informally for a specific tender procedure. All members of a consortium (i.e., the leader and all other members) are jointly and severally liable to the contracting authority.
Number and titles of lots:1 lot only.
Maximum budget:3 000 000 EUR.
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