18 April 2016

Negotiated procedure for the low value contract - Update and development of a Handbook on European non-discrimination law


Negotiated procedure
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is looking to contract the research and in-depth analysis on the key legal and jurisprudential principles of European non-discrimination law.

Open until :

04 May 2016 17:00
Publication date
18 April 2016

The objective of the contract is to update and further develop the 2010 edition of the Handbook on European non-discrimination law published by FRA in co-operation with the European Court of Human Rights and the Council of Europe, synthesizing the European and national case law in this area. This development should include relevant aspects of criminal law (notably hate crime, hate speech, and public denial or trivialisation of crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in a manner likely to incite to violence or hatred), as well as economic, social and cultural aspects, on the basis of an analysis of applicable non-discrimination legislation and jurisprudence.

The contractor is expected to provide a legally relevant and scientifically robust analysis of the body of discrimination-related law, stemming mainly from the ECHR, the European Social Charter and EU law. In particular, the latter should be done by illustrating relevant case law from the Court of Justice of the European Union, the European Court of Human Rights, and the European Committee of Social Rights, and where appropriate higher national courts and decisions. The analysis shall clarify the non-discrimination law standards in relation to a list of thematic issues.

Technical and professional capacity

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

  • Advanced university degree in law (Master or equivalent and above)
  • Proven professional and/or academic experience of at least five (5) years in the areas of human rights law and/or non-discrimination law.
  • Proven experience in research in the field of non-discrimination law supported by at least three (3) relevant publications in the human rights law and/or non-discrimination law field.
  • Excellent knowledge of English (Common European Framework of Reference - CEF - level C1 and above)

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 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. FRA is not part of the Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) concluded within the World Trade Organisation. Therefore, the procurement procedure is not open to candidates 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 Wednesday 4/05/2016 (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.