The European Commission, DG III, has published an invitation to tender for a framework contract concerning support activities within the framework of the Community's Interchange of Data between Administrations (IDA) programme. The contract relates specifically to the replication of best practices in the field of electronic document exchange (DocEx') (Reference DG III/97/29-IDA-026.01/01/DocEx). It concerns support activities to achieve efficient exchange of electronic documents between EU administrations and institutions involved in IDA, taking into account current IDA, experience and completed projects. The tender specifications may be requested from: European Commission DG III - Industry Mrs. E. Markou DG III/B-6 200 rue de la Loi (SC15 02/110) B-1049 Brussels Tel. +32-2-2955508; Fax +32-2-2990286 Requests must be made in writing, by letter or facsimile, and mention the name and address of the person issuing the request and the reference number of the call for tenders (III/97/29-IDA26.01/01/DocEx). Tenders should be submitted to the same address.