Call for Tender

NEN regularly carries out (European) standardisation or advisory projects for which we need external experts or partner organisations. In cases where the European Commission is (co)financing such a project, a public procurement procedure is often required for the selection of the external experts or partner organisations.

Call for tender - Entertain a feasibility study for use of petrol in a CI engine concept
The objective of this work is to construct a single-cylinder CI (diesel-type) engine that is operable over a full-speed/load range on standard European grade petrol. This shall be proven by running a series of test fuels under standardized test cycles (including a range of speed and load conditions) measuring regulated emissions and fuel consumption in order to prove the concept of petrol use in a CI engine.

The design of the single cylinder concept will be made available to the tenderer once selected. Tenders can be sent (by mail or e-mail) to the programme manager (energy@nen.nl) as soon as possible, at the latest at 15 February 2017.

Read more about this call for tender.

Call for Technical Reviewer for the Evolution of the Structural Eurocodes phase 1

A public call for a Technical Reviewer to support delivery of Mandate M/515 phase 1 tasks for the development of the 2nd generation of Structural Eurocodes (EN 1990 – EN 1999) is open for submissions. The call covers a request for tenders for Technical Reviewer in support of the key objective of enhancing the ease of use of the Eurocodes.

Phase 1 of the work programme commenced in 2015 and is part of a six year phased programme of work, supported by the European Commission, for the development of the 2nd generation of European standards for structural and geotechnical design.

The new Standards are expected to be published in the early 2020s and will embrace new technologies and market needs, extending the scope of the existing Structural Eurocodes. Working under the direction of the CEN Technical Committee responsible for these Standards, called CEN/TC 250 ‘Structural Eurocodes’, funded Project Teams will undertake the core drafting work. The tender process is being coordinated by NEN, the Netherlands Standardization Institute, working in conjunction with CEN, the European Committee for Standardization and BSI, the British Standards Institution, which holds the secretariat for CEN/TC 250.

The online submission web form link and further details can be found on the NEN (www.nen.nl/eurocodes2020) and CEN websites. The deadline for submission of proposals to participate in the work is 7 March 2017, 5.00pm Central European Time (GMT+1).


For more information about the Eurocodes, please contact Mark Lurvink, consultant Materials & Construction Products, by telephone +31 (0)15 2 690 144 or e-mail M515Eurocodes@nen.nl.

Call for tender - Entertain a filter blocking tendency test on FAME blends

Under the EU H2020 research and innovation programme a project has been developed for which the European Commission (EC) and CEN have signed a contract (SA/CEN/RESEARCH/EFTA/000/2014-13) under the Framework Partnership Agreement with CEN-CENELEC (FPA). The project is titled: "Engine tests with new types of biofuels and development of biofuel standards". One of its objectives being to make FAME standard EN 14214 more robust to ensure B7 is fit for purpose and to be prepared in case of higher blends B10 - B30.

Goal of the tender contract
The objective of this study is to use a startability and driveability quotation test and a filter plugging rig test methodologies able to discriminate fuels in their ability to produce good cold start and idle in a recent and new, direct injection diesel engine for passenger car application and a lab rig test representative to the vehicle fuel system, respectively. The methodology aims at easily comparing fuels during the starting phase and idle. It is intended to test fuels blends (B30) with different FAMEs, of which some contain polymeric residues, on engine with the Groupe Français de Coordination (GFC) cold start behaviour notation methodology to rank the different fuels in the case of the startability and driveability quotation test. Read more about the tender.

Tasks of the sub-contractor
The project consists of three parts, preferably to be tendered to a single operator or a consortium, further contracted where appropriate. Alternatively, tenders can be made for each separate part of the activity. Read more about the tasks.

Replies to tender
Tenders can be sent by e-mail to the programme manager, Mr. Ortwin Costenoble (energy@nen.nl) as soon as possible, at the latest at 15 March. The tender shall contain a specified breakdown of tasks, costs and expenses for work, travel, consumables/market products and others where relevant and a first planning for the execution of the tasks, which will form the start of the discussion regarding the tender contract. If necessary, additional information can be obtained via the programme manager, Mr Ortwin Costenoble (T: +31 15 2690 330, e-mail energy@nen.nl) or via the task manager for TF3, Gérald Crépeau.


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NEN voert geregeld projecten uit op het gebied van (Europese) normalisatie of advies waarvoor de inzet van externe experts of partner organisaties nodig is. Waar de Europese Commissie (mede)financier is van deze projecten moet voor de selectie van deze experts of partner organisaties veelal een openbare aanbestedingsprocedure worden gevolgd.

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