The purpose of this contract is twofold:

(1) to develop a methodology and a policy tool - a skills monitoring index - that can be used to evaluate the performance of EU Member States’ skills systems (e.g. in terms of skill development, activation and utilisation);

(2) to use a ‘risk-based approach’ in order to identify and prioritise occupations that are susceptible to skill mismatch (i.e. skill shortages or surpluses) and are of high economic importance in each EU Member State. To achieve these goals at both country and occupational level, the proposed system should exploit (and combine in the form of suitable composite indices) a set of informative and transparent quantitative indicators of skills (e.g. skill demand, skill supply and skill utilisation) along with qualitative inputs. The aim of this project is to assess the performance of EU Member States’ skills systems and to provide early warning signals of the presence of skill mismatches in occupations of priority economic relevance.

This call has been published in the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union 2013/S 243-422079 of 14/12/2013.

Deadline of submitting tenders: 20/02/2014 (17h00 for hand-delivered tenders).

Requests for additional information/clarification should be received by 12/02/2014.

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Call details

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Contract Award Notice

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Clarification (1) - Questions & Answers

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Tender Dossier_Prioritising Skills Mismatches

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