THE BLACK SEA

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Map of the Black Sea

 

 

EU EXECUTIVE AGENCY FOR SMEs - Facility for blue growth in the Black Sea

The purpose of this call for tenders is to select a service provider to set up and operate a service referred to as ‘Facility’ to promote regional dialogue on blue growth and foster blue economy development in the Black Sea region, as well as to contribute to the formulation of common maritime and research strategic priorities for the sea basin. For the purposes of this call for tenders, the ‘Facility’ is defined as a coordinating mechanism that i) raises awareness about benefits of integration in the maritime domain; ii) supports the development of cooperation initiatives contributing to the blue economy; and iii) provides capacity building of key stakeholders in the region. The services to be provided are further detailed in the tender specifications (Section 1.4).

Contract notice ref.: 2017/S 076-146539

 

TED TENDERS - Belgium-Brussels: Facility for blue growth in the Black Sea - 2017/S 076-146539

Contract notice, Services, Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority


I.1)

 

The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)
Covent Garden 2, place Charles Rogier 16, Office 12/27
Brussels, 1210, Belgium


E-mail: easme-procurement@ec.europa.eu


NUTS code: BE100

Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/EASME

I.2) Joint procurement

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=2388


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4) Type of the contracting authority - European institution/agency or international organisation


I.5)Main activity - General public services

Section II: Object


II.1) Scope of the procurement
II.1.1) Title: Facility for blue growth in the Black Sea. Reference number: EASME/EMFF/2017/003.


II.1.2) Main CPV code: 73000000


II.1.3) Type of contract: Services


II.1.4) Short description:

The purpose of this call for tenders is to select a service provider to set up and operate a service referred to as ‘Facility’ to promote regional dialogue on blue growth and foster blue economy development in the Black Sea region, as well as to contribute to the formulation of common maritime and research strategic priorities for the sea basin. For the purposes of this call for tenders, the ‘Facility’ is defined as a coordinating mechanism that i) raises awareness about benefits of integration in the maritime domain; ii) supports the development of cooperation initiatives contributing to the blue economy; and iii) provides capacity building of key stakeholders in the region.

The services to be provided are further detailed in the tender specifications (Section 1.4).

II.1.5) Estimated total value - Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6) Information about lots - This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2) Description
II.2.1) Title:
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s) 73112000 & 98360000
II.2.3) Place of performance NUTS code: BE100


Main site or place of performance:

The tasks are to be performed at the premises designated by the contractor, save where meetings are to be held at EASME's or the European Commission's premises.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement:

The purpose of this call for tenders is to select a service provider to set up and operate a service referred to as ‘Facility’ to promote regional dialogue on blue growth and foster blue economy development in the Black Sea region, as well as to contribute to the formulation of common maritime and research strategic priorities for the sea basin. For the purposes of this call for tenders, the ‘Facility’ is defined as a coordinating mechanism that i) raises awareness about benefits of integration in the maritime domain; ii) supports the development of cooperation initiatives contributing to the blue economy; and iii) provides capacity building of key stakeholders in the region.

The services to be provided are further detailed in the tender specifications (Section 1.4).

II.2.5) Award criteria: Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents


II.2.6) Estimated value: Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 EUR

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system. Duration in months: 24; not subject to renewal

Information about European Union funds: 


The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: European Maritime and Fisheries Fund work programme for 2017. Action 1.3.1.8. Facility for blue economy development in the Black Sea.

Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish


Place: 

The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), Covent Garden 2, Room COV2, 10/191, place Rogier 16, 1210 Brussels, BELGIUM.

Review body:


General Court
rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Luxembourg
2925
Luxembourg

Telephone: +352 43031
E-mail: GeneralCourt.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Fax: +352 43032100

Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu


Date of dispatch of this notice: 07/04/2017

 

 

 

The port of Poti, Georgia

 

 

ABOUT THE BLACK SEA

 

The Black Sea is a body of water and marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean between Eastern Europe and Western Asia, bounded by Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine. It is supplied by a number of major rivers, such as the Danube, Dnieper, Rioni, Southern Bug, and Dniester. The Black Sea has an area of 436,400 km2 (168,500 sq mi) (not including the Sea of Azov), a maximum depth of 2,212 m (7,257 ft), and a volume of 547,000 km3 (131,000 cu mi). It is constrained by the Pontic Mountains to the south and by the Caucasus Mountains to the east, and features a wide shelf to the northwest. The longest east-west extent is about 1,175 km (730 mi).

Important cities along the coast include Batumi, Burgas, Constana, Giresun, Istanbul, Kerch, Novorossiysk, Odessa, Ordu, Poti, Rize, Samsun, Sevastopol, Sochi, Sukhumi, Trabzon, Varna, Yalta, and Zonguldak.

 

 

 

A painting of the Black Sea Fleet in the Bay of Theodosia just before the Crimean War by the Russian artist: Ivan Aivazovsky.

 

 

The Black Sea has a positive water balance; that is, a net outflow of water 300 km3 (72 cu mi) per year through the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles into the Aegean Sea. Mediterranean water flows into the Black Sea as part of a two-way hydrological exchange. The Black Sea outflow is cooler and less saline, and floats over the warm, more saline Mediterranean inflow – as a result of differences in density caused by differences in salinity – leading to a significant anoxic layer well below the surface waters. The Black Sea drains into the Mediterranean Sea and then the Atlantic Ocean, via the Aegean Sea and various straits. The Bosphorus Strait connects it to the Sea of Marmara, and the Strait of the Dardanelles connects that sea to the Aegean Sea region of the Mediterranean. These waters separate Eastern Europe and Western Asia. The Black Sea is also connected to the Sea of Azov by the Strait of Kerch.

The water level has varied significantly. Due to these variations in the water level in the basin, the surrounding shelf and associated aprons have sometimes been land. At certain critical water levels it is possible for connections with surrounding water bodies to become established. It is through the most active of these connective routes, the Turkish Straits, that the Black Sea joins the world ocean. When this hydrological link is not present, the Black Sea is an endorheic basin, operating independently of the global ocean system, like the Caspian Sea for example. Currently the Black Sea water level is relatively high, thus water is being exchanged with the Mediterranean. The Turkish Straits connect the Black Sea with the Aegean Sea, and comprise the Bosphorus, the Sea of Marmara and the Dardanelles.

 

 

Blue Growth infographic

 

 

BLUE GROWTH

Blue Growth is the long term strategy to support sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors as a whole. Seas and oceans are drivers for the European economy and have great potential for innovation and growth.

The 'blue' economy represents roughly 5.4 million jobs and generates a gross added value of almost €500 billion a year. However, further growth is possible in a number of areas which are highlighted within the strategy.

 

 

 

 

ACIDIFICATION - ADRIATIC - ARCTIC - ATLANTIC - BALTIC - BAY BENGAL - BERING - CARIBBEAN - CORAL - EAST CHINA

ENGLISH CH - GOC - GULF GUINEA - GULF MEXICO - INDIAN - IOC - IRC - MEDITERRANEAN - NORTH SEA - PACIFIC - PERSIAN GULF - SEA JAPAN

STH CHINA - PLASTIC - PLANKTON - PLASTIC OCEANS - SEA LEVEL RISE - UNCLOS - UNEP WOC - WWF

AMAZON - BURIGANGA - CITARUM - CONGO - CUYAHOGA - GANGES - IRTYSH - JORDAN  - LENA - MANTANZA-RIACHUELO

MARILAO - MEKONG - MISSISSIPPI - NIGER - NILE - PARANA - PASIG - SARNO - THAMES - YANGTZE - YAMUNA - YELLOW


 

 

 

LINKS & REFERENCE

 

https://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/policy/biotechnology_en

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Sea

 

 

 

 

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