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Public procurement standards in information technology and telecommunications

The European Commission, DG III, has published a call to tender for a study on a project evaluation entitled "The application of standards in public procurement in the domain of information technology and telecommunications: independent review of the Ephos and Euromethod initiatives".

The tender will cover:

- For both initiatives (Ephos and Euromethod):

. An evaluation of the aims of the two initiatives in the light of evolving ICT standardization policy;
. An assessment of the strategy selected to achieve the aims;
. An analysis of the management, organizational structures and procedures put in place for support of the initiatives;
. A review of the project-monitoring process;
. An evaluation of the technical and strategic merits of the results;

- For Ephos:

. A survey of the market penetration in the Member States and in particular the practical usage of the Ephos handbooks for procurement purposes in public administrations and in companies, including SMEs;
. An assessment of the availability of products conforming to the standards referred to in the Ephos handbooks.

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