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Environmental aspects of enterprise policy

The European Commission's Enterprise Directorate-General is requiring studies and related services covering the environmental aspects of enterprise policy.

A tender will be launched before the end of August 2000 for the following services:

- study to investigate and quantify the impacts of EU and national waste legislation. Tenderers will be expected to identify appropriate market-based instruments and examine the consequences of their possible implementation, taking into account experience at the national level (75,000 euro);

- study on cost benefit analysis following existing substances recommendation on brominated flame retardant glycol (45,000 euro);

- updating of chemical legislative databases (LégiChim and ComLégi). This will be a renewable 3-year contract (total 150,000 euro);

- study on the cost benefit analysis of risk management options of the cadmium in fertilisers problem (45,000 euro);

- study on consumer chemicals for notified ban (45,000 euro);

- study on the environmental risks of mercury (45,000 euro);

- study on the cost benefit analysis following existing substances recommendation (45,000 euro);

- study on the consequences of a general harmonisation system for the EU chemicals industry - trade and competitiveness (50,000 euro);

- study on chemicals: analysis of implementation measures of Member States on Directives (45,000 euro);

- study on assessment of methods for measuring biological degradation of detergent surfactants under anaerobic conditions (150,000 euro);

- analysis of the state of the forest-based industries (mechanical woodworking, pulp, paper and board production and converting, printing, publishing) in Central and Eastern European Countries in view of enlargement (300,000 euro);

- organisation of a forum between representatives of the EU forest-based industries, the services of the EC and other stakeholders to complete the analysis of the competitiveness factors, as well as identification of the main challenges, discussion on concrete actions, and following up their implementation (45,000 euro);

- study on European chemicals policy management: cost benefit analysis on chemical companies (45,000 euro);

- study on the competitiveness of the European rubber industry (45,000 euro);

- study on the impact of offset practices in the EU and abroad and proposal of rules for procurement in the defence sector (120,000 euro);

- study on the structure and competitiveness of the EU railway industry (150,000 euro);

- study: roadmap on defence standardisation involving drawing up a work programme to identify a homogeneous system of standards for defence equipment programming. (60,000 euro);

- study on the role of earth observation capabilities (in areas of environment, natural and technological disasters, crop prediction, security information, etc.) in a European Union framework (100,000 euro);

- study on creating, setting up and managing a database 'reference boat' which would ease the financial burden of conformity assessment for SMEs of the recreational craft sector (100,000 euro);

- technical assistance on issues related to Directive 94/25/EC on recreational craft, its modifications and all aspects requiring expertise in this field (50,000 euro);

- technical assistance in the follow-up of the evolution of emissions legislation from engines on recreational craft in the US and Japan; analysis of the proposed regulations, their differences with the EU legislation and their impact on EU industry (50,000 euro);

- study on benchmarking specific to shipbuilding involving assessing the performance of the EU industry with respect to world leaders and deriving recommendations to improve competitiveness (150,000 euro);

- service contract for tailor-made database in the shipbuilding sector including reports on new orders, ships completed and total order-book, as well as supply the database and quarterly data (40,000 euro);

- supply information on identifying potential areas of synergies between defence industries in the EU and those in candidate countries (80,000 euro).
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