ESPON Tools (2011-2014) – Feasibility Study on Analytical Tools based on Big Data

The main purpose of this call for tender called “Feasibility Study on Analytical Tools based on Big Data” is to conclude a service contract that shall support the scientific platform and tools, foreseen in the framework of the ESPON 2013 Programme, Priority 3. This call for tender aims at selecting a service provider able to assess the feasibility to use open source data, including the so-called Big Data, together with official (authoritative) data from ESPON and other statistical institutes (in particular EUROSTAT) in European territorial analysis.

In particular, this feasibility study shall build up on and complement existing research and studies on this topic. As main objectives, the study shall assess which types of open data can bring an added value in providing an up-to-date and near real-time evidence on specific territorial development trends in Europe, its regions and cities, identify how this can be implemented in practice and integrated into ESPON analysis.

The services requested are further explained in the technical and administrative terms and conditions.


The maximum available budget for this contract is € 30.660,00 inclusive of all taxes (incl. any VAT related to this contract) travels and accommodations and if applicable, delivery costs.

How to submit an offer

Specifications and additional documents (technical and administrative terms and conditions, annexes) can be obtained free of charge by sending a request via email to [email protected] mentioning as subject “Call for Tender ESPON Tools (2011-2014) - Feasibility Study on Analytical Tools based on Big Data”.

Deadline for requesting the documentation is: 11 December 2013 at 17h00 (CET - Central European Time).

Deadline for the submission of the offers: 19 December 2013 at 14h00 (CET - Central European Time).

More information

The contracting authority may provide additional information solely for the purpose of clarifying the nature of the contract. Any request for additional information must be made in writing by email to the following address: [email protected].

The tender notice has been published at the online version of the “Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union”, dedicated to European public procurement TED (Tenders Electronic Daily), and at the “Portail des Marchés Publics” of Luxembourg (, notice 1301160.


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