Changes1.Publication reference:




3.Programme title:

IPA 2016 annual action programme for Serbia, sector reform contract for education reform in Serbia — strengthening links with employment and social inclusion.


Financing agreement.

5.Contracting authority:

European Union, represented by the European Commission on behalf of and for the account of the partner country, Republic of Serbia, Brussels, BELGIUM.

6.Nature of contract:


7.Contract description:

The contract is to support the beneficiaries (namely the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Institute for Development of Education, Institute for Evaluation of the Quality of Education, National Councils in charge of education) to ensure the timely, efficient and effective implementation of the sector reform contract to be implemented under the IPA 2016 national programme, by strengthening institutional and human resource capacities of key institutions involved in the process of education reform. The contract will aim to support the implementation, coordination and monitoring of the education reform agenda, including (i) review and revision of the national education development strategy and its action plan by 2020, (ii) improvement and development of monitoring and evaluation frameworks, including the statistical and other data collection and analytical work for the development of better indicators and performance management in the education sector, (iii) support for the sector coordination framework to be established, approved and implemented. The contract will also support improving visibility and communication in the sector, to ensure that there is clear, coherent, and positive internal and external communication developed within and among the different education institutions and with the relevant stakeholders and wider audience.

8.Indicative budget:

2 700 000 EUR.

9.Intended timing of publication of the contract notice:

November 2017.

10.Additional information:

Not applicable.

11.Legal basis:

Regulation (EU) No 236/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11.3.2014 laying down common rules and procedures for the implementation of the Union's instruments for financing external action and Regulation (EU) No 231/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11.3.2014 establishing an Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II).


There must be a minimum period of 30 calendar days between the publication of this prior information notice and the publication of the corresponding contract notice.

No applications or requests for information should be sent at this stage.

Publication Date2017-10-13
Procurement StatusFuture
TypeNot applicable
Contract TypeServices
Award CriteriaNot specified
OrganisationEuropean Union
Class Code79411000
Class DescriptionGeneral management consultancy services
SourceOffice for Official Publications of the European Communities - Tenders electronic daily (Ted)

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