CALL FOR TENDERS: Support to air transport sectors and satellite service applications in Africa
B-Brussels: EDF — support to the air transport sector and satellite service applications; introduction of GNSS/EGNOS, capacity building for satellite navigation services in Africa
Location: ACP countries
Service procurement notice
The project is designed to set up, staff and operate an EGNOS–Africa Joint Programme Office with a properregional participation of the various beneficiary countries, which would define the baseline and oversee thesubsequent implementation phases for the specification and procurement of the development and deploymentof GNSS/EGNOS in Africa.
The key project objectives are:
— deployment of an initial project implementation team; budget is allocated for the recruitment and staffing ofthe Joint Programme Office itself,
— set-up and support for a number of working groups of stakeholders concerned with GNSS/EGNOSdevelopment in sub-Saharan Africa,
— provision of funding for workshop activities with African stakeholders.
The results to be achieved by the contractor are the development of a core of technical competencies within therelevant ACP organisations, which would constitute a 'GNSS programme management capacity' in sub-SaharanAfrica.
Training for the programme management entity, together with the provision of a testing platform and softwaresimulator, is provided under a separate programme component.
Provisional date of invitation to tender:
Provisional commencement date of the contract:
Initial period of implementation of tasks:
Duration in months: 24.
Deadline for receipt of applications:
20.4.2012 (16:00), Central European Time.
Any application received after this deadline will not be considered.