ESPON Update of Indicators and Maps (2011-2014) – Harmonised Datasets on Local Units (LAU 2)

06 November 2013 – The purpose of the call for tender on "ESPON Update of Indicators and Maps (2011-2014) – Harmonised Datasets on Local Units (LAU 2)" is to support the scientific platform and tools under Priority 3 of the ESPON 2013 Programme. This call is aimed at selecting a service provider that will perform the service contract with the purpose of enlarging ESPON’s knowledge base on data comparability from different years and sources. A secondary and equally important focus is on expanding the work developed by ESPON 2013 and thereby responding to the increasing demand for EU-wide harmonised analyses.

The objectives of this service contract are as follows:

  • developing guidance to the ESPON research community on the main issues that users have to deal with when collecting and harmonising data at LAU level 2;
  • further expanding the ESPON 2013 Database at LAU level 2 with data for EU28+4 (i.e. EU28 plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein) on thematically-oriented topics on the basis of the 2001 and 2011 population and housing censuses;
  • improving data comparability over time and across data sources at LAU level 2 by applying the methodology developed in the framework of the ESPON 2013 programme and, ultimately,
  • demonstrating the capability of the methodology to be replicated more broadly by the ESPON research community.

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


The maximum available budget for this contract is € 75.000,00 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 on the subject “Call for Tender Harmonised datasets on local units (LAU 2)”.

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 15h00 (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 1301161.


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