Call for Tenders for the development of a tool regarding “Functional Urban Areas and Regions in Europe”

The service contract resulting from the call for tenders “Functional Urban Areas and Regions in Europe” shall develop tools which help to benchmark and analyse data on the current situation and recent trends in functional urban areas and other functional regions in Europe using a set of indicators.

The main outcome should be an updated ESPON OLAP (Online Analytical Processing) cube and a practical and communicative web tool integrating the ESPON OLAP cube functionalities, which provide territorial evidence on socioeconomic development in functional urban areas and other functional regions in Europe in a way that helps stakeholders and policymakers in Europe to improve the governance of these areas and realize the contribution such areas can make for polycentric and balanced territorial development at European, macro-regional, regional, cross-border and national and regional levels.

This activity shall contribute to further developing and improving an interactive and user-friendly ESPON Toolbox and to the enhancement of the European territorial evidence production and outreach in the framework of the Single Operation under the ESPON 2020 Cooperation Programme

More details are available in the tendering documents.


The maximum available budget for this contract is EUR 400,000.00 exclusive of VAT but inclusive of all other taxes, disbursements, travel, accommodation and delivery costs.

Tendering documents

The documentation related to the Call, such as technical specifications, annexes, questions and answers, can be accessed free of charge, until 7 days before submission deadline, as follows:

at the ESPON EGTC e-Tendering Platform

at the Portail des Marchés Publics of Luxembourg


Tenders must be delivered in one original and one copy in English language at the latest by 27 April 2018 at 15:00 (CET - Central European Time) to the EGTC in Luxembourg.

More information

Any request for additional information must be made by email to the following address: [email protected].

This tender notice has been published at the “Portail des Marchés Publics” of Luxembourg ( and at the online version of the “Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union”, dedicated to European public procurement TED (Tenders Electronic Daily).