This Call for Expressions of Interest was published in Official Journal S 211 on 30/10/2013 and the list resulting from this CEI is valid until 17/10/2017.
The European Fisheries Control Agency invites expressions of interest with a view to drawing up lists of experts to assist in the activities as detailed in the notice and related to the uniform application of the Common Fisheries Policy.
Natural persons interested are invited to submit an application in accordance with the rules set out in the notice for the purpose specified. The contracting authority will draw up a list of experts who meet the criteria laid down in point 12 of the notice. This list comprises sub lists, corresponding to each of the fields described at point 8 of the notice.
Fields covered by this CEI
The European Fisheries Control Agency ('the EFCA') is a European Union body located in Vigo, Spain, established to work in specialised areas of EU policy. Specifically, it was set up by the European Council (Council Regulation (EC) No 768/2005 of 25 April 2005 as amended by Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009), to strengthen the uniformity and effectiveness of enforcement of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) by pooling national means of fisheries control and monitoring resources and coordinating inspection activities.
The EFCA shall assist the Member States and the European Commission in the delivery of training for fisheries inspectors, in particular the delivery of core curricula for the training of the instructors of the inspectorate of the Member States and for the training of Union inspectors*.
The preparation of the Core Curricula requires to review and consolidate contributions via a web-based collaboration platform from national fisheries inspection services and the Commission and to fill gaps in the development of the Curricula in order to ensure consistency, coherence, uniformity and completeness.
The experts chosen within the framework of this call for expressions of interest shall provide technical assistance in the uniform application of the CFP, in particular the Core Curricula for fisheries inspectors. Therefore, these experts are required to have relevant experience, recognised expertise and specialised technical knowledge on the application of the CFP in preferably one or more domains of fisheries control and inspection.
*Article 7(a) and (b) of Council Regulation (EC) No 768/2005 as amended by Council Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009.
The list will be drawn on the basis of the following fields:
A. TRAINING ENGINEERING
A.1. General training
A.2. Fisheries Inspectors profession
A.4. Implementation, monitoring and assessment
B. CORE CURRICULA AND HARMONISED STANDARDS OF INSPECTION
B.1. Collected know-how, expertise and best practices
B.2. Harmonised standards of inspection
B.3. Train the trainers
B.4. Community Inspectors
B.5. Collected know-how, expertise and best practices
Please note that Inclusion on the lists entails no obligation on the part of the EFCA concerning the award of the contract.
Validity of the list resulting from this CEI
The list resulting from this CEI will be valid until 17/10/2017.
Natural persons interested may submit an application at any time prior to the last three months of validity of the list.
Natural persons interested are requested to complete the Application Form and to provide evidence of all documents as required. Full details of the application procedure can be found in the official publication of the call for expressions of interest: Official Journal S 211 on 30/10/2013
Any requests for additional information must be made in writing only to: CEI201301@efca.europa.eu.
Replies to requests for additional information will be provided to all applicants who have contacted the EFCA.
Data Protection Clause
The personal data collected by the EFCA in the applications is processed pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data. It is processed solely for the purpose of determining the inclusion of the applicant in the CEI list and, subsequently, the possible offer of a contract as external expert.
Files relating to the selection of applicants including personal data will be retained in the service in charge of the call for expressions of interest concerned until the end of the procedure for which it is submitted, and in the archives for at least five years from the date on which the European Parliament grants discharge for the budgetary year of the closure of the call for expressions of interest. Files relating to unsuccessful applicants will be retained in the service in charge of the call for expressions of interest concerned until the end of the procedure for which it is submitted, and in the archives for 2 years following the closing of the call for expressions of interest. The above limits can be extended until the end of a possible audit if one started before the end of the above periods.
In compliance with the ex post transparency requirement outlined in point 14 of the notice, the experts' names and the subject of the contracts will be published on EFCA's website no later than 30 June of the year following contract award. Where an expert has concluded a contract of more than €15 000, the name, the locality (region of origin), amount, and subject of the contract will be published. The information will be removed two years after the year of contract award.
The applicant has the right of access to his/her personal data and the right to rectify any such data that is inaccurate or incomplete. Should the applicant have any queries concerning the processing of his/her personal data, these shall be addressed to the Head of Unit Capacity Building. The applicant has right of recourse at any time to the European Data Protection Supervisor.