The European Commission, DG XVIII, has published a notice of support-service contracts for the following lots: - Lot 1: Support service for Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. A support unit is required to administer, in cooperation with Commission services, the joint-venture PHARE programme aimed at stimulating the creation of joint ventures in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (JOPP), which was set up in 1991; - Lot 2: Technology and economic-data information service covering the field of high technology. Under the "Eurotech Capital" programme aimed at stimulating investment in Community SMEs involved in transnational high-tech projects, a service is required to provide, on a European scale, standard information packages concerning new products in the high-tech field. Packages cover: - Technology (ongoing research, similar products, patents); - Markets (current and future markets, market share); - Sectors (structure, trends; manufacturing, distribution and user firms). - Lot 3: Information service covering Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. As part of the PHARE programme referred to under Lot 1, it is planned to set up a service to identify and collect the relevant information available on these countries,and to disseminate it to the Community SMEs involved in the programme. Tender documents (and invitations to tender) may be requested from: European Commission Directorate-General XVIII Unit A4 Mr. Joel Berger Wagner Building (A244) Rue Alcide De Gasperi L-2920 Luxembourg Tel. +352-430136246; Fax +352-436322; Telex DG18 EURFIN 3366 LUX Tenders may be sent to the same address.