BPA procurement on literature review

Deadline
21 June 2019 - 23:59 (CEST)

In support of the ongoing EFSA evaluation of the safety of bisphenol A (BPA), as foreseen by the BPA hazard assessment protocol (https://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/supporting/pub/en-1354), mode of action studies have to be presented in the opinion in a narrative manner. EFSA has identified approximately 1000 mode of action studies, including genotoxicity studies, that are eligible for being included in the opinion.

  • Procedure Reference: NP/EFSA/FIP/2019/04
  • Budget: 134.000,00 €
  • Approximate launch date: 30/06/2019
  • Deadline to register interest: 21/06/2019
  • Objective: In support of the ongoing EFSA evaluation of the safety of bisphenol A (BPA), as foreseen by the BPA hazard assessment protocol (https://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/supporting/pub/en-1354), mode of action studies have to be presented in the opinion in a narrative manner. EFSA has identified approximately 1000 mode of action studies, including genotoxicity studies, that are eligible for being included in the opinion.

The tasks to be carried out under this specific agreement are the following:

  • Task 1 : Extraction of study characteristics, results and identification of parameters measured in each study by filling in a web-based form prepared by EFSA.
  • Task 2 : Provide a summary of the results of these studies grouped by health outcome category (e.g. reproductive effects) and further sub-grouped by type of effect/endpoint (e.g. birth outcome, ovarian cysts, infertility, etc).

Selection criteria - technical and professional capacity:

The tenderer shall demonstrate to possess the following capacity to perform the contract.

  1. The tenderer must have proven and extensive experience in extracting and summarising scientific data/information both narratively and in tabular formats, in drafting scientific documents/articles related to chemical toxicity and in using office IT tools. A team of at least three members should be ensured including:

    • One project leader with proven experience in Project Management and a senior profile in human/animal toxicology/risk assessment. He/she should have a PhD/Master or equivalent educational degree and at least 5 years of professional experience and proven record in successfully coordinating scientific research projects in the above areas.
    • A minimum of two additional scientists/researchers with a University degree in Life Sciences, Biology, Toxicology or equivalent with knowledge of human/animal/cellular/molecular/genetic toxicology and 3 years of documented experience in these fields as proven by relevant publications or research published in English.
  2. The tenderer must ensure business continuity during the reference period.
  3. The team of experts must have overall an excellent level of spoken and written standard UK English (proven with C2 certification or 5 years of continuous experience in working in English).

Invited tenderers will be required to submit detailed CVs of all team members proposed for the assignment. In addition, invited tenderers should also provide a list of 3 relevant projects and/or publications related to the subject of this assignment carried out in the course of the past 5 years which demonstrate that the above requirements are met.

If you are interested in this procedure please send an email within the deadline to efsaprocurement [at] efsa.europa.eu quoting the reference of the procedure and specifying the following:

  • your name/organisation’s name and address;
  • whether you participate as a physical person or an organisation/private company.
Published
28 May 2019