From: "Patrick SCHOULLER"
Subject: Programme européen safer internet / appel d'offre / date limite 28 février 2005/ A call for tenders for benchmarking of filtering software and services has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union S243 of 14/12/2004. http://ted.publications.eu.int/ojs/tender/en/208904-2004.html Time-limit for receipt of tenders is 28 February 2005. The tender documentation may be obtained until 22 February 2005 from: European Commission, DG Information Society, Directorate E, Att: Mr Pierre-Paul Sondag, Unit E4 - Information Market, Jean Monnet Building, Plateau de Kirchberg, Office EUFO 1187, L-2920 Luxembourg. Tel.: +352/4301-34480. Fax: +352/4301-34959. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The technical specifications, without administrative details, will also be published shortly on the Safer Internet Web site http://europa.eu.int/iap/. Excerpt from the notice in the Official Journal: Safer Internet programme: benchmarking of filtering software and services The general purpose of this study is an expert, vendor/supplier-independent, objective assessment of the filtering software and services currently available and recommendations for future products and services, as well as lines of applied research. Work will focus on benchmarking of filtering products and services considering effectiveness, performance, usability, configurability, transparency, resistance to hacking and other security issues, suitability for European users and new forms of digital content. The scope of the benchmarking will include software designed to filter spam. The duration of the contract will be 3 years, so as to allow in-depth preparation of methodology and a series of benchmarking exercises so as to provide updated information. The independent contractor(s) will work under the oversight of a small Steering Committee, drawn from representatives of the public interest and child welfare/family/consumer issues. They will also consult fully with industry and user reference groups. Indicative amount: 500 000 EUR for whole costs of study. Patrick SCHOULLER Ministère de l'Economie des Finances et de l'Industrie DIGITIP - STSI Représentant national aux comités des programmes IST, E-TEN, E-CONTENT, SIAP Point de contact national E-TEN et SIAP