Frontex open tender procedure: Research Study on Technology Foresight on Biometrics for the Future of Travel

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.

Maximum value of the contract: EUR 500 000

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)