The Agency published a Call for Expression of Interest (CEI) in the Official Journal of 26/02/2014 in order to establish a database of independent external experts.
Call for Expression of Interest (CEI)
Individuals, meeting the requirements set in section 3 of the Specifications, are invited to submit an application in order to establish a database of potential independent individual external experts who could be called upon to provide support to the Agency for the following tasks:
- Provide technical expertise / opinions / advice in the areas of expertise listed in Appendix II to the Specifications.
- Support the evaluation of applications / tenders / proposals and monitoring of their implementation.
- Provide support to and/or participate in various (technical) meetings, working groups etc.
- Any other support with technical / administrative work related to EASA activities.
Aim of this Call – Database of Experts vs. Vendors List
The objective of this call is to complement existing contracts/procedures in place and shall not be seen to replace or overlap with such contracts / procedures (e.g. Framework Contracts for the Outsourcing of Certification Tasks, Vendors List EASA.2013.VL.19). In other words it is important to note that this call is aimed to address separate needs that are not already covered by such existing EASA contracts or procedures. In particular, the below sets out in summary the main differences between this call and the on-going Vendors List.
The on-going Vendors List - EASA.2013.VL.19 launched in 2013 for establishing a list of vendors is open to both natural and legal persons (e.g. individuals and companies) and covers a wide range of different tasks / projects. Any prospective assignment using those lists would require to be put out for competitive tender amongst those vendors on the (sub-)list for a particular area of expertise . In such competitive tender the winning vendor would be selected on the basis of the best value for money and expected to deliver all the services requested in the specific call.
In contrast, this present call aims at establishing a database of independent external experts (only individuals - not representing any company/organisation), meeting the set minimum requirements, who could be contracted, as described in the specifications, to provide certain limited support/assistance to the Agency on particular tasks/projects/programmes where their independent and specific expertise is required. Where support is required, and depending on the tasks to be performed, contracts shall be assigned to the most suitable experts in terms of competence and experience and in accordance with the principles of non-discrimination, equal treatment and absence of conflict of interests. Experts shall be remunerated on the basis of a fixed fee per working day including (travel/subsistence) expenses where foreseen.
Validity of the Call and Database
The call and corresponding database of prospective external experts is concluded for a period of 12 months renewed automatically up to four times for a maximum period of validity of five years, until 25.02.2019, unless notification to the contrary is received / published. Interested parties may submit an application at any time prior to the last three months of validity of the list.
Please consult the Specifications and all Annexes for detailed information on the scope of the call, overview of the procedure, minimum requirements, application process and conditions for appointment. All the files are accessible from the download box at the top of the page.
ECQB Area - Interested Question Writers
If you would like to be considered as question writer for the ECQB - European Central Question Databank (Area 3.5) please take note of the selection and contract assignment process for question writers by reviewing the additional procedural documents under downloads “ECQB Question Writers”.
Applications must be submitted using the on-line application form available below. Please note the following important points in preparing the application:
- Applicants should provide all details / include all information requested in the application.
- Applicants should indicate clearly in their applications the area or areas of expertise they are applying for.
- Applicants must provide / upload a duly completed curriculum vitae in EU CV format available at: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/home.
- Applicants must confirm in their application that they meet the eligibility requirements and are not in any of the situations of exclusion (section 3.1 and 3.2 of the specifications).
Important news: Please be aware that a new Model Contract is available (see the downloads list - Appendix I - Draft Contract), which has been updated accordingly to the latest 2016 revision of the European Commission Contract Templates.
Any queries should be addressed to experts [at] easa [dot] europa [dot] eu.