EADs and ETAs: added value to the construction sector

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EADs and ETAs: added value to the construction sector


Deadline: 15/02/2020

The European Organisation for Technical Assessment (EOTA) is hiring a research organization in order to define the value of European Assessment Documents (EADs) and European Technical Assessment (ETAs) as relevant tools for the construction sector. This research is to be conducted during the first quarter of 2020. The grantee organization will analyse the current statistical information, will develop and conduct a stakeholder survey on the construction sector , will analyse the results and will provide the relevant findings to EOTA in the form of a report and a presentation in front of relevant stakeholders.


Since the CPR came into force, Technical Assessment Bodies (TABs) have issued more than 7200 ETAs on the basis of more than 400 EADs developed by EOTA. During these years, some relevant issues have been identified as the benefits and limitations of the ETA route. The purpose of this tender is to provide quantitative results in order to support and improve EOTA´s tasks not only under the Construction Product Regulation (CPR) but also for the construction sector. Contract cost The contract offer should be fixed and not subject to revision. The final price should be quoted free of all duties, taxes and other charges (i.e. also free of VAT).

Eligibility criteria

Application is strictly restricted to candidates who can:

1. Analyse and evaluate the current guidelines and procedures implemented in EOTA in order to streamline the EAD development process,

2. Analyse and evaluate the uniqueness of EADs in the EU harmonization scheme.

3. Analyse and evaluate the relevance of EADs at different levels: sector, product areas, geographic distribution, TABs involved, …

4. Identify indicators for the innovativeness of construction products in order to measure it per EAD taking into consideration the general EU approach (regardless of the fact that fostering innovation is not an express objective set out in the CPR),

5. Define the work program and content of a broader study (based on the current acquis of the CPR) supporting the relevance of the ETA route when revising the CPR.

6. Evaluate the economic relevance of the ETA route as a tailor-made solution for manufacturer and SMEs and, if relevant, provide suggestions to further improve it.

7. Present the outcome of the report to the Stakeholders.

Selection criteria

The most cost-effective tender will be selected according to the quality of the proposed methodology to analyse data and information, as well as to develop the necessary documentation.

a. Financial and economic capacity (40/100 points)

1. Sufficient economic and financial capacity to guarantee a satisfactory performance and results of the envisaged contract.

b. Technical and professional capacity (60/100 points)

1. Experience in developing reports for private and public organizations in the construction sector (especially with regard to the CPR).

2. Capability to define, collect, understand and process relevant technical information through surveys.

3. Capacity of interpreting statistical information in order to identify patterns for the definition of the statistical economic model for EADs and ETAs.

4. Experience presenting results to stakeholders.

Application process

To apply, eligible candidates should send the proposal by email to finance@eota.eu before 12.00 CET on Saturday 15 February 2020. This email should include:

1. a covering letter (max. 500 words) explaining why the evaluation committee should consider the applicant’s application.

2. proposal including per eligibility criteria: description of the actions proposed, timeline and economic offer.

3. Questions regarding the content of this call for proposals can be sent to finance@eota.eu


The indicative timeline is as follows:

1. 9 January 2020: Launch of the call for proposals

2. 15 February 2020: Deadline for submission of proposals

3. 28 February 2020: Selection of the contract winner.

4. 15 May 2020: Delivery of the report

5. XX: Presentation of the results to the stakeholders.