13 October 2016

Update of the FRA Guide on Preventing Discriminatory Profiling


Negotiated procedure
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is looking to contract the services of a natural or legal person to conduct research aiming at providing an updated analysis of the use of profiling by law enforcement authorities and border guards.

Open until :

28 October 2016 17:00
Publication date
13 October 2016

In 2010, FRA published a Guide on Discriminatory Ethnic Profiling, which provides law enforcement officers using profiling a working tool with a clear explanation of the meaning of profiling, its legal implications and the framework in which profiling might be used in an efficient and lawful way.

In recent years, due to fast developments in the field of data technologies and the increasing use of these technologies by law enforcement officers and border guards, the use of profiling has been greatly modified. In this context, FRA decided to update and adapt its Guide in order to (a) assess how profiling methods are impacted by new technologies and (b) expand the scope of the Guide to border management.

Main tasks of the selected candidate: Preparing a draft updated and expanded Guide on discriminatory profiling based on desk research.

Technical and professional capacity

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

  • Advanced university degree (Master or equivalent and above)
  • At least three (3) years of professional and/or academic experience (after the university degree), out of which at least one (1) year in research in the field of human rights, meeting all three following requirements:
    • specific research on one of the following subjects: non-discrimination, migration, privacy in the context of profiling, and/or law enforcement policies impacting minority and/or migrant groups;
    • in a comparative approach at EU or national level, and
    • conducted either as individual or as part of a group.
  • Excellent knowledge of English (Common European Framework of Reference - CEF - level C1)

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 established in the European Union) 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 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 are interested to be invited to join this negotiated procedure please register your interest by e-mail (procurement@fra.europa.eu ), including your contact details (name, organisation, address, country and e-mail) by 28 October 2016 (17:00 CEST (+02:00)). 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.