United States-Washington DC: EU policy and outreach partnership – 2016/S 018-026799

Sponsor:

The Delegation of the European Union to the United States

Deadline:

Applications due March 24, 2016 at 5 PM Eastern

Summary:

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.

Eligibility:

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.

Available Funding:

Number and titles of lots:1 lot only.

Maximum budget:3 000 000 EUR.

Link to Full RFP:

http://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:26799-2016:TEXT:EN:HTML&tabId=1

Expression of interest (EOI) Partnerships with Academic Institutions – CPG-EOI-non-commercial-15002

Sponsor:

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Deadline:

Expression of Interest due February 23, 2016 by 11:59 PM Copenhagen time

Summary:

With more than 30 years of experience, UNOPS is an operational arm within the United Nations system, and a proven service provider implementing large-scale, complex efforts throughout the world, supporting peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects based on partnerships. UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the UN, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement operations in a sustainable and efficient manner in some of the world’s most challenging environments.

Our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices in development, humanitarian and peacebuilding contexts, always satisfying or surpassing partner expectations by providing high level technical and advisory services.

We provide support our partners in three main areas:

  •  Sustainable project management:At the core of UNOPS competencies is a proven capacity to manage peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations, while ensuring the highest standards in quality, speed and results.
  •  Sustainable infrastructure:UNOPS designs, constructs, rehabilitates and maintains infrastructure in some of the most challenging environments across the globe, from roads and bridges, to schools, hospitals and other public buildings.
  • Sustainable procurement: UNOPS is a central procurement resource for the United Nations system and its partners. Emphasizing efficient, transparent and cost-effective delivery of goods and services, UNOPS brings international best standards to its procurement activities.

With this Expression of Interest (EOI), UNOPS intends to gather information and expressions of interests from academic research institutions with the objective of establishing non-commercial agreements with UNOPS.

The scope of this Expression of Interest is limited to non-commercial services. For the purpose of this EOI, non-commercial agreements should be interpreted as collaborative arrangements in which all parties involved agree to work together for a defined period of time to achieve a common purpose or undertake a specific task while sharing risks, responsibilities, resources and benefits in a transparent and accountable manner. The academic partners may collaborate with UNOPS differently depending on their size, structure, geographical range and core capabilities.

Eligibility:

The types of institutions this EOI is targeted at includes universities, research centres and think tanks that have the resource, technical and professional capacity to work with UNOPS across one or more of the partnership areas outlined in 4.1.

Specifically the organisation should have:

  • Not-for-profit status
  • Accreditation from a relevant higher education body
  • Capacity to dedicate the required resources to the partnership
  • Experience and expertise in one or more of the partnership area (outlined above)
  • Experience of working in relation to developing, low income and / or fragile states (preferred)

Available Funding:

No information on funding is available at this time.

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/41009