The object of this contract is the provision on-demand of highly specialised expertise in all fields of Transport and Infrastructures in the countries beneficiary of the co-operation with the European Union, within the ceiling of 300.000 Euro for each assignment. The EC has selected 6 consortia to whom send a request for services whenever a service in the above mentioned field is needed. The sectors we cover for this Framework Contract are: 1. Transports: Transport in general Roads and engineering structures Railways Harbours and Inland water infrastructures Airports and Air Traffic Inter-modal infrastructures Transport safety 2. Water and Sanitation Integrated Water Resources Management Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Urban Water supply Water supply and sanitation networks Solid waste disposal and treatment installations 3. Urban Development Engineering and construction conflicts/disputes resolution Buildings (for education, healthcare, administrative and industrial use) Environmental sustainability Geographical areas concerned are: European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) countries European Development Fund - ACP (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific) countries Asia and Latin America (ALA) countries Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) countries. The expertise we provide covers the entire project cycle: - Surveys, - Need assessment, - Project identification and formulation, - Preparation of Terms of Reference - Feasibility studies and design - Evaluation and monitoring (ex-ante, interim, ex-post) - Evaluation of offers (Procurement) and of grants proposals - Technical assistance as well as a number of different aspects: - Training and research - Sectoral policy analysis and reforms - Macroeconomics, - Public financial management - legislation, regulations and law enforcement, approximation of legislation, - institutional capacity development, - awareness-raising. The beneficiaries authorities, apart the EC, involved in the deployment of the missions may be the National Authorising Officers of the ACP countries, Ministries, Public bodies, local institutions and civil society. Beyond specific expertise we provide the coordination and management of all assignment, the backstopping, quality control of the outputs requested up to good accomplishment of the services recognized by the formal approval of the EU Delegations.
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