The aim of this contract is to improve understanding of the (causal) impact of advancing digital technologies, with specific focus on artificial intelligence (AI), on changing skill needs and the implications for in-work learning within EU enterprises. This will be accomplished by means of gathering information via extensive case studies of EU enterprises, in particular at least 30 case studies in 5 EU countries. These case studies involve in-depth qualitative interviews with management, workforce and employee representatives, observational field analysis and in-company surveys. The research should enable deep and fundamental understanding of the within-firm organisational and workplace dynamics spurred by the adoption (or not) of cutting-edge AI technologies, as moderators of in-work learning. The information derived from this study should inform Cedefop’s know-how on digitalisation and the future of work and the design of suitable digital, VET and skills policies for the EU.

This call has been published in the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union 2021/S 145-384385 of 29/07/2021.

The procurement documents are available via the TED e-Tendering platform:  

Tenders must be submitted exclusively via the electronic submission system (e-Submission) available from the above link to the e-Tendering platform by: 01/10/2021 (15h59 Greek local time i.e. UTC+03:00).

Requests for additional information/clarification should be received by 22/09/2021, 23h59 (UTC+03:00 Greek local time).  All questions and answers will be available in the above mentioned website.

Information about the public opening of tenders: With reference to the COVID-19 outbreak and the public health medical emergency as well as Cedefop’s decision to keep access to its premises restricted, we kindly inform that the public opening of tenders will take place virtually. Tenderers that express their interest to participate in the virtual opening will receive an invitation and further instructions.

Tenderers that will not be present at the virtual opening session but wish to be provided with the information announced during the public opening may send their request to  C4T-Services [at]  .

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