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May 21, 2024

Announcement of an Open Call for Subcontractors

OpenAIRE is looking for a subcontractor to support us in implementing EOSC Track, which will develop and operate the European Open Science Observatory, a policy intelligence tool that will monitor policies, investments, digital research outputs, skills and infrastructure.

About EOSC Track

EOSC Track project will develop and operate the European Open Science Observatory, a policy intelligence tool that will monitor policies, investments, digital research outputs, skills and infrastructure. EOSC Track's mission is to simplify and streamline monitoring in the European Open Science ecosystem, to bring a common understanding of collecting and interpreting data appropriate for monitoring, and to assist policymakers and research executives across Europe in understanding, shaping and aligning policies and implementation.

About the Open Call

This Open Call focuses on coordinating monitoring frameworks and activities, facilitating the implementation of surveys conducted by the EOSC Steering Board, and ensuring timely data and content delivery on the platform through the active involvement of the EOSC bodies and community. More specifically, the subcontractor will:

  • Consolidate the monitoring framework for the EOSC Steering Board, embedding automated responses from data sources where possible and enhancing with new indicators for impact.
  • Support the annual cycles of the EOSC Steering Board surveys.
  • Support the EOSC Association in using the platform for its surveys.
  • Interact with EOSC bodies and the community to gather impact & best practice stories.
Through this Open Call for Tenders for Subcontracting, OpenAIRE will allocate a total budget of €170,000, including vat (when applied), to the best single subcontractor that offers the best value for money.
 

The Open Call will be open for applications from March 20, 2024, till April 19, 2024, 17:00 CET. Thereafter, the applications will be evaluated and communicated to the applicants by May 10, 2024, the results will be sent out and a contract will be signed with the winner of the open Call. The engagement is expected to start in May 2024 and end in November 2027.

 

More information can be found in the Open Call Documentation below.

How to Participate

Step 1: read and understand all the information available

Familiarise yourself with the EOSC Track project, the EOSC Track Open Call for Subcontractors, and the EOSC Open Science Observatory, and see if you are an eligible candidate for subcontractors.

Step 2: Prepare your submission documents

You can join by submitting a proposal (given template – see Annex 1) of a maximum of seven pages. The proposal format must respect the given template (Open Sans font, ten font size text, pdf) and the following structure.

Step 3: Submit the tender

The tenders shall be submitted electronically to the following email address: tereza.simova@openaire.eu. The deadline for submission is April 19, 2024, 17:00 CET. All tender proposals must be up to max. seven pages; does not include appendices specified in Step 2. OpenAIRE shall not consider late submission proposals to be valid. Once the tender is submitted, the applicant will receive a notification to verify the delivery of the application.

Step 4: Evaluation of applications and results announcement

Once the Open Call is closed, all submitted tenders will be evaluated (see 2.3 Evaluation Procedure). The results will then be communicated to the applicants by May 10, 2024, and then the contract signing process will begin with the winner.

 

Let's collaborate to shape the future of Open Science in Europe, creating a more open, transparent, and impactful research ecosystem.

 

For more information and detailed submission instructions, please reach us on tereza.simova@openaire.eu.

 

Open Call Documentations

Open Call for Subcontractors  

Annex 1 - Open Call Proposal Template

Annex2 - Open Call Declaration of Honor

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