OFT Study on the Unfair Terms Directive across Europe

OFT Study on the Unfair Terms Directive across Europe

The OFT is inviting bids to prepare a study on the European Unfair Terms Directive (UTD), with the aim of building a more uniform understanding of the UTD, its scope, purpose and constituents, amongst the bodies responsible for its enforcement within the Consumer Protection Co-operation (CPC) system.

Reference number: Proc 0238

Deadline date:01/02/2013

This deadline is for… Submission of Tender Proposals to the OFT

Contract value:£0 – £0

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Inner London

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: The Office of Fair Trading

 

Description of the contract

The OFT is inviting bids to prepare a study on the European Unfair Terms Directive (UTD), with the aim of building a more uniform understanding of the UTD, its scope, purpose and constituents, amongst the bodies responsible for its enforcement within the Consumer Protection Co-operation (CPC) system. The study will form part of a programme of work in which the OFT is co-ordinating the activities of consumer enforcement bodies from 12 EU and EFTA States with a view to developing a European unfair terms enforcement strategy. This project will afford the successful bidder the opportunity to work with the enforcement agencies, drawing on their expertise to explore concepts in the UTD and how they are applied in different EU / EFTA States. In addition to preparing a written study report for publication, we will require the successful bidder to do: – An introductory presentation and to participate in a preliminary discussion with the participating authorities regarding the proposed coverage and project plan for the study, at a workshop in London in March 2013 – A presentation of the draft study report and question and answer session, at a workshop in Riga in June 2013.

 

Classification of the contract

73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? Yes : This invitation to tender arises from the project, a European Unfair Terms Strategy, which has received funding from the European Union, in the framework of the ‘Programme of Community action in the field of Consumer policy (2007-2013)’.

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 06/03/2013 – 28/06/2013

 

Who to contact

Contact name Assistant Sourcing Manager

Organisation name Office of Fair Trading

Address , EC4Y 8JX

Telephone 02072118267

Extension number:

Fax

Web address www.oft.gov.uk

 

How to apply

As contained the ITT document. Please submit your expression of interest as per the instructions in the ITT by 17th January 2013, and Please submit your proposal as per the instructions in the ITT by Noon 1st February 2013.

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