14 November 2017

Negotiated procedure for a low value contract - Instructional design for a pilot media toolkit


Negotiated procedure
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA or the Agency) is looking to contract the services of an instructional design specialist/s, natural or legal persons, for the development of a web-based capacity building platform based on an e-learning management system.

Open until :

28 November 2017 17:00
Publication date
14 November 2017

In 2008 FRA, in close cooperation with the European Broadcasting Union and the EU Social Fund, developed a “Diversity Toolkit for factual programmes in public service television”. In 2016, media organizations and news outlets requested a new updated version that will take into account the conditions in which contemporary media work and the pressures that editors and journalists face nowadays.

The content of the Media Toolkit is being provided by media partner organizations and journalists, who have chosen the news examples and scenarios that best represent their daily dilemmas when covering human stories. This group of media professionals has analysed the news examples published or broadcasted, and via questions and check lists, demonstrate how to cover them from a fundamental rights angle. 

In this context, the Agency requires the services of an instructional designer or designers with e-learning expertise to create relevant instructional experiences which make the acquisition of knowledge and skills by the different target audiences (i.e. different types of journalists, editors-in-chief, media students) more efficient, effective, and appealing.

Main tasks of the selected candidate:

1. To produce an online learning object which meets the needs of the target audience and learning objectives defined by FRA and which will be embedded into a e-Learning Management System.

The online learning object will be based on the content provided by the FRA, ie. news examples and analysis in different media genres, and different training modules that include a curriculum that identifies learning objectives.

2. This online learning object or “Pilot Media Toolkit” should be produced in an e-learning management system proposed by the contractor and agreed to by FRA, WCAG AA compliant and open source. The contractor will need to provide a list of different learning management systems, providing advantages and disadvantages of each based on the proposed learning object that the contractor will design, develop and implement.  

Technical and professional capacity

Candidates will be required to prove that they possess the minimum technical and professional capacity to perform the contract.

Candidates need to provide at least one (1) CV meeting the minimum requirements for each of the profiles described below:

Instructional Designer:

  • Proven professional experience of at least five (5) years in designing web-based courses for learners;
  • Proven experience of at least three (3) projects using eLearning development tools and software;
  • Excellent knowledge of English (Common European Framework of Reference - CEF - level C1)

Usability expert/graphic designer:

  • Proven professional experience of at least three (3) years in designing for online products;
  • Proven experience of at least two (2) projects that include  instructional graphics, user interface and interactions respecting usability principles;
  • Good knowledge of English (Common European Framework of Reference - CEF - level B2);

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 28/11/2017 (17:00 CET [GMT +01:00]). 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.