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Analysis of the results of BRITE/EURAM projects

The European Commission, DG XII, has published an open invitation to tender relating to the analysis of the results of projects completed under the specific RTD programme in the field of Industrial Materials and Technologies (BRITE/EURAM).

The contractor will be required to carry out, in collaboration with the Commission, the analysis and the assessment of the impact of around 600 RTD projects from the BRITE/EURAM programme completed three to five years ago. The work will be carried out in two evaluation exercises (mid-1997 and end 1998), dealing, respectively, with RTD projects finished in 1992-1993 and 1994-1995.

The evaluation will consist of assessing the industrial and socio-economic impact of the results achieved. The impact of project results should be assessed in terms of implemented industrial applications, actual economic gains and the social and environmental benefits achieved. Various means of collecting the necessary information, such as telephone calls, mailing of questionnaires and visits to project partners, may be envisaged.

The two evaluation exercises will each take place in eight different batches, the first seven tackling the evaluation of projects in specific domains:

- Batch 1: Raw materials and recycling;
- Batch 2: Structural materials;
- Batch 3: Functional and mass commodity materials;
- Batch 4: Design of products and processes;
- Batch 5: Engineering, quality, maintainability and reliability;
- Batch 6: Design of products and processes;
- Batch 7: Manufacturing;
- Batch 8: Computing the collected data; statistical and socio-economic analysis of the collected data; comparison with previously obtained data; synthesis and recommendations to the Commission.

Tenderers may bid for one or several batch(es). However, tenderers must bid for the entire service within each chosen batch. The proposed contract will be for one year, renewable for a total maximum duration of 27 months.

Tenderers should fulfil the following conditions:
- a) Not be a participant in or coordinator of a contract concluded with the BRITE/EURAM programme (1994-1998);
- b) Not have a commercial interest which could affect impartiality of the work to be carried out.

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