Frontex offers $590,000 to study biometric borders
09 September 2020 18:11 GMT

Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, is looking for an experienced contractor to support the Agency by providing a Research Study on Technology Foresight on Biometrics for the Future of Travel through a direct service contract.

The main objective of this procurement, which requires proven high-level expertise, is the delivery of a Research Study with a focus on the future of biometrics for implementation in border control systems that may, in a short (1-5 years), medium (5-10 years) and long term (10+ years) perspective, benefit the work of the Agency and the European Border and Coast Guard (EBCG) community. The contractor shall also:

present in detail the utilised Technology Foresight methodology

utilise and provide access to state-of-the-art Technology Foresight supporting tools

develop a thorough technology taxonomy for biometrics and biometrics-enabled technological systems

organise and implement ad-hoc Technology Foresight collaborative activities (e.g. workshops).

This initiative aims at responding to the need for creating a common forward-looking vision, promoting a more technology-oriented focus among the relevant EBCG stakeholders and providing clear, independent and up-to-date, knowledge-based evidence in support of the Agency’s decision-making processes.

Full tender documentation (in English only) and details related to the submission of offers are available on the eTendering portal of EUROPA:

All questions related to this tender procedure should be asked ONLY via the e-Tendering website. The replies will be made available to all equally.

Deadline for submissions: 21.09.2020, 14:00 (Warsaw time)

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