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13/05/2014

EENA Operations document on 'Managing the tendering process' released

The Operations committee of the European Emergency Number Association (EENA) has published the 'Managing the tendering process' document.


Most public authorities at some stage will engage in a tendering process as it seeks to procure goods and services from a private organisation. Public procurement can be defined as the acquisition, whether under formal contract or not, of works, supplies and services by public bodies. It ranges from the purchase of routine supplies or services to formal tendering and placing contracts for large infrastructural projects by a wide and diverse range of authorities. 

The purpose of this document is to provide a reference source with relevant, clear and objective information for public authorities, emergency service organisations, PSAP management, the vendor/supplier community and any such stakeholder who are involved in the tendering process. The document intends to provide such information is written for the purposes of the emergency service community but many of the reference materials are applicable from general procurement rules. 

To read the 'Managing the Tendering Process' document please click here.

EENA, the European Emergency Number Association, is a Brussels-based NGO set up in 1999 dedicated to promoting high-quality emergency services reached by the number 112 throughout the EU. EENA serves as a discussion platform for emergency services, public authorities, decision makers, researchers, associations and solution providers with a view to improving the emergency response in accordance with citizens' requirements. EENA is also promoting the establishment of an efficient system for alerting citizens about imminent or developing emergencies.

The EENA memberships include more than 1300 emergency services representatives from over 80 countries world-wide, 80 solution providers, 15 international associations/organisations, more than 200 Members of the European Parliament and over 90 researchers.