The European Commission, DG XI, is intending to establish a framework contract relating to emissions from engines and vehicles. The Commission is seeking to establish a framework contract with organizations and laboratories competent in the field of emissions testing from engines and vehicles. The purpose of the framework contract is to provide the Commission services with access to independent testing facilities which may assist the Commission in developing and validating the technical basis underlying future policy development. A detailed explanation of the tasks to be undertaken are contained in the terms of reference. Requests for the terms of reference should be addressed to: European Commission DG XI.A Mr. B. Sinnott 200 rue de la Loi (BU-5 3/158) B-1049 Brussels Fax +32-2-2994449 Completed tenders should be submitted to the same address.