EUOSHA/2018/NE/D/SE/0059 - Low Value Negotiated Procedure – OSHwiki categorisation assesment
Low Value Negotiated Procedure – OSHwiki categorisation assesment
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) is providing through its OSHwiki platform high quality information for the OSH community on a broad range of OSH topics. The platform needs to be kept up-to-date and sustainable in the long run.
Therefore, EU-OSHA would like to receive expressions of interest for carrying out an assessment of updating needs for the development of a long-term updating programme for all English OSHwiki articles published in its OSHwiki platform.
The objective is to review and assess the content of each individual English OSHwiki article regarding its long-term updating needs (taking into account the speed of change of the regulatory framework and research for a certain OSH topical area) and to draft a detailed proposal based on grouping of articles into categories according to their anticipated updating requirements (e.g. extent of updating required and optimal period between such updates).
Indicative main tasks of the selected tenderer:
- To carry out a content and categorisation assessment with a view to establish a long-term updating programme for all the English language OSHwiki articles published on the OSHwiki platform.
- Following this, to draw up a detailed proposal for a long-term updating programme according to the required updating needs/priorities (high risk to become outdated due to new legislation or research findings/developments vs. low risk articles). This assessment shall also include a proposal on which OSHwiki articles, if any, should not be kept in the OSHwiki platform in the future or which could be e.g. transferred to other platforms like the Wikipedia without harming the consistency of the OSHwiki platform as regards OSH topic coverage.
In carrying out these tasks the tenderer has to apply in-depth expertise on new and upcoming EU legislation and guidance documents, the latest research findings, new good practice examples and the latest policy and practice development, etc. in the topical areas mentioned below.
Volume of the work
Currently there are around 400 English OSHwiki articles (an average article is composed of approx. 3000 words) grouped around the 11 main topical entry points which are:
- OSH in general
- OSH Management and organisation
- Prevention and control strategies
- Dangerous substances (chemical and biological)
- Physical agents
- Psychosocial issues
The contractor will be required to look at each of the OSHwiki articles and assess its future long-term updating needs and include it in the long-term updating programme.
All the OSHwiki articles can be found at the main entry page of the OSHwiki https://oshwiki.eu/wiki/Main_Page
Tenderers must be able to demonstrate:
- Knowledge on the latest research as well as the latest and upcoming regulatory developments on all the OSH topics covered by the OSHwiki which must be demonstrated through involvement in relevant projects in the field of OSH in the past 5 years (a list of description of the task carried out in the framework of the relevant projects over the past 5 years must be attached to the offer).
- Experience in analysing and writing scientific articles/publications on OSH in English.
No documents proving the fulfilment of these criteria are requested at this stage.
Participation in this negotiated procedure for a low value contract is open to natural and legal persons falling within the scope of the EU Treaties (this includes all economic operators registered in the European Union and all European Union citizens) and to all natural and legal persons in a third country which has a special agreement with the Union in the field of public procurement on the conditions laid down in that agreement.
The maximum total amount of the contract is 40.000 (without VAT).
If you would like to participate in this negotiated procedure, please register your interest via fax (+34) 94 435 8401 or via email to procurement-PRU@osha.europa.eu including your contact details (name, organisation, address, country and e-mail) and making reference to the call nº EUOSHA/2018/NE/D/SE/0059.
The deadline to receive the declarations of interest is 26 February 2018. EU-OSHA will then contact those interested to inform them about the next steps in the tendering process.
Please note that registration of interest to participate in the above-mentioned procedure does not give rise to any legitimate expectations to be invited.