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News Invitation to tender for the preparation of a guidance document on national water information systems development in MED countries

EMWIS Technical Unit is managing a project funded by the DG Env of the European Commission, entitled "Towards a Mediterranean Water Information Mechanism compatible with the Water Information System for Europe (WISE)". The objective of this project is to prepare a Mediterranean information mechanism on water which is compatible with the Water Information System for Europe -WISE- and that will support the Med Joint Process between the EU Water Initiative and the Water Framework Directive. This mechanism will stream line the access to quality data related to water in the Mediterranean Partners Country (MPC).

The The objective of this tender launched by EMWIS is to prepare technical guidelines to ensure the interoperability between WISE, the NWIS developed by the MPC and the Med water information mechanism.

These technical recommendations will be based on existing EU standards and guidelines (INSPIRE directive, WFD guidance documents, WISE architecture and SEIS principles).

The work to be carried out by the Consultant must result in:

  • Comparison between WISE and emerging Med WIS
  • Definition geographical references for MPC

The intended commencement date is March 2009 and the period of execution of the contract will be maximum 6 months from this date.

The maximum budget available to carry out this contract is 12 000 EUR (including all taxes, but excluding travels and daily allowance). 

For full details on the tendering procedures, refer to the Practical Guide to contract procedures financed from the General Budget of the European Communities in the context of external actions, which may be downloaded from the following website:

Applications should be submitted by Fax (+33 4 9294 2295) or email (info(at) before 12h00 AM Central European Time on Monday 16 February 2009.

Candidates should send their application including a price offer and a brief technical description of their proposal to full-fill the objectives described in the Terms of reference, including an implementation planning and CVs of experts. The evaluation criteria are described hereafter.

Technical evaluation (80%)

  • Experience / knowledge on WISE -Water Information System for Europe
  • Experience / knowledge on National Water Information System: design and their implementation
  • Experience with Mediterranean Partner countries, especially in the field of water data and information management
  • Overall quality of the approach proposed

Financial evaluation (20%) will be based on the best price offer 

Relevant background information:


Contact information Eric MINO, U.T. SEMIDE/EMWIS T.U. BP23, 06901 SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, FRANCE (email:
Phone: +33 492 94 22 91 ; Fax: +33 492 94 22 95
News type Procurement
File link n/a
File link local TOR_guidance_WISE209.pdf (application/binary, 103 Kb)
Source of information EMWIS Technical Unit
Keyword(s) EU-WFD, WISE, INSPIRE, NWIS, water information systems
Geographical coverage Euromed
News date 21/01/2009
Working language(s) ENGLISH