Negotiated procedure for the low value contract "Research input for the FRA project Children with disabilities: targeted violence and hostility”

D-SE-14-T03 Research input for the FRA project Children with disabilities: targeted violence and hostility

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is looking to contract the services of a natural or legal person to conduct an in-depth analysis of the FRA project “Children with disabilities: targeted violence and hostility”.

The FRA project Children with disabilities: targeted violence and hostility collected evidence on violence against children with disabilities, including hate crime, and responses to it. Data collection was completed in 2013 within the FRANET framework contract. It consisted of two components: desk research covering all EU Member States (EUMS) and a limited number of semi-structured interviews in selected countries.

Component 1: Desk research

Secondary data was collected in all 28 EUMS covering three aspects: legal and policy framework, data collection, practices and programmes.

Component 2: Interviews

In addition to the desk research covering all 28 EUMS, FRA’s data collection was complemented by a fieldwork component in 13 EUMS: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Slovenia, and the United Kingdom. The fieldwork consisted of 10 face-to-face semi-structured interviews in each country with stakeholders selected from several categories.

The objective of the interviews was to provide FRA with in-depth understanding of the issue of targeted violence and hostility against children with disabilities and collect primary country specific data on policies, programmes and promising practices.

The expert is expected to provide the following services:

  • Researching the existing legal framework at the international and European level to fight targeted hostility and violence against children with disabilities, as well as EU Member States responses to international obligations.
  • To assist FRA staff to analyse the qualitative data collected and to provide additional analysis of the data in line with questions raised by FRA.
  • Drafting the final report: analyse main findings from 28 reports containing desk research, 2 full transcripts of interview and 10 reporting templates (summaries of interviews) and drafting of final report

Technical and professional capacity

Candidates must be able to meet the following minimum selection criteria:

  • University degree in the legal and/or social sciences
  • At least three (3) years of proven experience of research
  • Proven experience of having worked for at least three (3) years on the issue of rights of the child, children with disabilities and/or violence against children.
  • Excellent knowledge of English (Common European Framework of Reference (CEF) level C1).

No documents proving the fulfillment 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. FRA is not part of the Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) concluded within the World Trade Organisation. Therefore, FRA’s procurement procedures are not open to tenderers from GPA countries.

If you would like to participate in this negotiated procedure, please register your interest by e-mail to procurement@fra.europa.eu, including your contact details (name, organisation, address, country and e-mail) before Thursday 27 February 2014 (5 pm). Please be informed that registration using the form below is only intended for the notification of updates and that only registrations of interest sent to the e-mail address above will be taken into consideration.

Please note that registration of interest to participate in the above-mentioned procedure does not give rise to any legitimate expectations to be invited.