Cedefop will offer a two-year service contract to the selected service provider/consortium to carry out a research project on the macroeconomic benefits of vocational education and training (VET). The objective of the contract is to investigate the macroeconomic benefits of investing in initial and continuing VET in EU countries. Based on macroeconometric analysis, the research shall outline the comparative benefits of VET and general education, and the comparative benefits of different types of VET. Short-, medium- and long term benefits shall be analysed. Based on the findings, the research shall make recommendations for future VET policies and the coordination between VET and general education. The research project envisaged in the course of the service contract will contribute to Cedefop research programme on the economic and social benefits to VET (see description in 2. Technical specifications).
This call has been published in the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Communities 2009/S 156-226977 of 15.08.2009.
Deadline for submitting tenders: 05.10.2009 (17h00 local time for hand-delivered tenders).
Requests for clarification concerning this call for tender, if any, should be requested by 24/09/09. Requests and answers will be published under this banner. Please visit Cedefop's website frequently for updates.
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