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Information services for information technologies industries

The European Commission, DG III, has launched an open invitation to tender for the provision of information services to the Commission on the information technologies industries.

The tender covers the following sub-sectors of the information technologies industries: consumer electronics, software, telecommunications terminal equipment, computers and office equipment, professional equipment and the components utilized by these industries.

With the rapid development of the information technologies industries, the Commission needs to have access to sources of information on the changes and progress of these industries. Such data and information will need to be constantly updated, continuously available and accurately reflect the evolution of the sector. The information service will include:

- (a) Continuous access to a regularly updated database providing global and regional data for the various electronic equipment markets. This will include data on production levels, individual company performance and strategy, industry trends, market developments and technology issues;
- (b) A press clipping service covering useful articles with more general information about the six sub-sectors from the most important European, American and Japanese newspapers and weeklies;
- (c) An inquiry support service with the possibility of requesting reports on specific topics;
- (d) One presentation each year per sub-sector on key issues (to be determined by the Commission) by the service provider for EU staff.

The contract will be divided into six lots:
- I. Consumer electronics;
- II. Software;
- III. Telecommunications terminal equipment;
- IV. Computers and office equipment;
- V. Professional equipment;
- VI. Components.

Tenders may tender for one or more lots, however a separate tender must be submitted for each lot. The duration of the contract is for one year, renewable for one year once or twice.
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