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Revision of sectorial terminologies for subcontracting

The European Commission, DG XXIII, has published an invitation to tender for the revision of four sectoral terminologies for subcontracting (metal, plastic and rubber, electronic and electrotechnical, textiles and clothing sectors). At the request of the parties concerned (su...

The European Commission, DG XXIII, has published an invitation to tender for the revision of four sectoral terminologies for subcontracting (metal, plastic and rubber, electronic and electrotechnical, textiles and clothing sectors). At the request of the parties concerned (subcontractors, professional organizations, bourse and data banks for subcontractors, etc.), the European Commission has carried out a series of sectoral terminologies for subcontracting. The use of these multilingual terminologies greatly facilitates transnational subcontracting relations and has considerably increased with the internationalization of the economy and the growing outsourcing of companies' activities. These terminologies must, however, now undergo thorough revision in order to take account of the many technological changes which have taken place over the last few years both with regard to subcontracting activities and as concerns the materials and procedures used. The Commission has, therefore, decided to proceed with the revision of sectoral terminologies for four specific sectors: metal; plastic and rubber; electronic and electrotechnical products; and textiles and clothing. This revision will be carried out in close liaison with the professional circles involved so as to ensure that the new terminologies correspond exactly with user expectations and requirements. These new terminologies are also intended to be used within the context of the European project on the interconnection of bourses and data banks for subcontractors, SCAN (Sub-Contracting Assistance Network), of which they will form one of the basic elements. Tenders must be from service providers with proven expertise in the metal, plastic and rubber, electronic and electrotechnical, textiles and clothing sectors and, more specifically, in subcontracting activities in these sectors. In addition, the tenderer should have prior experience of working with nomenclatures such as PRODCOM, CPA and NACE. Tender documents may be obtained from: European Commission DG XXIII Enterprise Policy, Distributive Trades, Tourism and Cooperatives 200 rue de la Loi (AN 80 4/42) B-1049 Brussels Tel. +32-2-2968501 Tenders may be submitted to the above address or hand-delivered to: European Commission DG XXIII Office 4/42 80 rue d'Arlon B-1040 Brussels