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Commission looks for support for Nitrates Directive

The Nitrates Directive (91/676/EC) provides a legal regime to lessen risks of pollution in the EU from substances containing nitrates. The Commission has published an invitation to tender for a framework contract to provide services relating to the Nitrates Directive. The con...

The Nitrates Directive (91/676/EC) provides a legal regime to lessen risks of pollution in the EU from substances containing nitrates. The Commission has published an invitation to tender for a framework contract to provide services relating to the Nitrates Directive. The contractor will be required to: - Provide independent, impartial and punctual scientific, socio-economic and technical advice in the field of nitrate pollution, in particular from agricultural sources, especially on issues linked directly or indirectly to the Nitrates Directive or to fertilisers; - Carry out studies required by the Commission concerning the scientific, technical and socio-economic issues related to the Nitrates Directive and other related subjects; - Prepare briefings and position papers for meetings of international conventions where these concern nitrate pollution and in particular, eutrophication. The framework contract would be concluded initially for a period of one year, with the possibility of extension for two further one-year periods. Requests for tender documents, quoting reference XI/D1/SER/980060, should be addressed, in writing, to: European Commission DG XI - Environment, nuclear safety and civil protection Mr. B. Sinnott Markets Team 200 rue de la Loi B-1049 Brussels Fax +32-2-2994449

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