Consultancy

Western Balkans Six Tourism and Travel Industry Assessment: COVID 19 Diagnostic and the Future Prospects

Published 16 JUN 2020 Deadline 10 JUL 2020

Triple P Tourism in SEE: Promotion, Policy and Pilots

The Triple P Tourism Project is seeking expert support in conducting a comprehensive assessment of the impact the COVID19 crisis has had on the Western Balkans tourism industry and to recommending policies and strategies to guide industry recovery and increase its resilience in case of crisis in the future.

Eligible applicants are invited to send in their bids via e-mail to ProcurementforRcc@rcc.int no later than 10 July 2020, at 16.00 Central European Time. When applying, please identify your submission as response to this call stating the number and title of the consultancy you are applying for. Reference document is available below for download.

Download Open Call (Ref. No. 051-010) 
Western Balkans Tourism Policy Assessment and Recommendations 
Western Balkans Crossroads of Civilisations Concept and list of locations 
Illyricum Trail of the Roman Emperors and Danube Wine Route Concept and list of locations 
Balkan Monumental Trail Concept and list of locations 
Via Dinarica Concept 

Tourism Development ad Promotion: Familiarisation Tours for Cultural Tourism

Published 07 JUL 2020 Deadline 20 JUL 2020

The Triple P Tourism Project is seeking technical assistance in preparation, organisation and implementation of the Familiarisation Tours (FAM) for the cultural routes that are being developed as a regional cultural tourism product in the Western Balkans 6. FAMs will be conducted for tour operators, travel agencies, travel media and bloggers with an aim to create awareness and promote new regional cultural tourism products.
Eligible applicants are invited to send in their bids via e-mail to ProcurementforRcc@rcc.int no later than Monday, 20 July 2020, by 15.00 hrs Central European Time. When applying, please identify your submission as response to this call stating the number and title of the consultancy you are applying for. Reference documents are available below for download.

Download Open Call (Ref No. 064-020): Cultural Tourism Development and Promotion – Familiarisation Tours for Cultural Tourism 
Balkan Monumental Trail Concept and the List of Locations 
Illyricum Trail and the List of Locations 
Western Balkans Crossroads of Civilisations and the List of Locations 

Tourism Development and Promotion: Implementation of Familiarisation Tours “Ride the Western Balkans” - Cross-Border Adventure in the Western Balkan Economies

Published 07 JUL 2020 Deadline 21 JUL 2020

Triple P Tourism in SEE: Promotion, Policy and Pilots

The Triple P Tourism Project is seeking technical assistance in the development of regional adventure tourism routes in Western Balkans Six and their successful promotion in international and regional markets. More specifically, technical support is sought for the preparation, organisation and implementation of Familiarisation Tours – in hiking, trekking, mountain biking and white water rafting cross–border adventure in the Western Balkans.
Eligible applicants are invited to send in their bids via e-mail to ProcurementforRcc@rcc.int no later than Tuesday, 21 July 2020, by 15.00 hrs Central European Time. When applying, please identify your submission as response to this call stating the number and title of the consultancy you are applying for. Reference documents are available below for download.

Download Open Call (Ref No. 065-020): Implementation of Familiarisation Tours “Ride the Western Balkans” – cross-border adventure in the Western Balkan economies.  
LOT 1 Implementation of one (1) FAM Tour - Cross-border hiking week in the Western Balkans “The Last Frontier of Via Dinarica” in North Macedonia – Kosovo*- Serbia 
LOT 2 Implementation of one (1) FAM Tour - White Water Tours in the Western Balkans in Serbia - Bosnia and Herzegovina – Montenegro 
LOT 3 Implementation of one (1) FAM Tour - White Water Tours in the Western Balkans in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Montenegro - Albania 
LOT 4 Implementation of one (1) FAM tour – “Ride of the best sceneries in the Western Balkans” – cross-border mountain biking week in Albania – Kosovo – Montenegro 

Development of Policy Solution Proposal in the Area Of Health and Safety for Tourism Industry in Response to Covid-19 Pandemic and Revival of the Tourism Activity in the Western Balkans Six

Published 08 JUL 2020 Deadline 21 JUL 2020

The Triple P Tourism Project is seeking technical assistance in development of a set of health and safety protocols for the Western Balkans tourism industry that will be common and mutually recognised by all WB6, thus preparing the region to receive visitors and regional and international travellers.
Eligible applicants are invited to send in their bids via e-mail to ProcurementforRcc@rcc.int no later than Tuesday, 21 July 2020, by 15.00 hrs Central European Time. When applying, please identify your submission as response to this call stating the number and title of the consultancy you are applying for.

Download Open Call Ref No. 068-020: Western Balkans tourism revival – health and safety protocols  

Development of Policy Solution Proposal in the Area of Ease of Cross-Border Travel for Regional Adventure Tourism in Western Balkans Six

Published 08 JUL 2020 Deadline 21 JUL 2020

Triple P Tourism in SEE: Promotion, Policy and Pilots

The Triple P Tourism Project is seeking technical assistance in development of a proposal for adoption of a policy action for establishing “green border crossings for adventure travel” among the WB6. To achieve this objective the assignment will include review of the existing solutions in place between and among the Western Balkans economies that address the need for specialised “green border crossings” for adventure travel.
Eligible applicants are invited to send in their bids via e-mail to ProcurementforRcc@rcc.int no later than Tuesday, 21 July 2020, by 15.00 hrs Central European Time. When applying, please identify your submission as response to this call stating the number and title of the consultancy you are applying for. Reference documents are available below for download.

Download Open Call (Ref No. 069-020): Green Borders for Regional Adventure Travel in Western Balkans 
Reference document 1 - Tourism Policy Assessment with Recommendations  

ESAP2: Upgrade of the existing ESAP Online Platform and development of new features, hosting and maintenance

Published 01 JUL 2020 Deadline 22 JUL 2020

RCC is looking for a competent company from the information technology (IT) sector that would upgrade, expand, host and maintain the existing ESAP Online Platform, including extending its functions, user friendliness and creating a modern and coherent visual identity.

The platform will (a) complement in-person activities implemented under the ESAP 2 project through information on work-related activities, relevant news and feature stories; (b) facilitate the exchange of experience, good practices, data and information between economies in the region and the European Union; (c) promote online interaction and knowledge sharing among stakeholders involved in employment and social affairs in the region; and (d) serve as a regional pool of labour market-related information for the purpose of reporting, scientific research, and awareness raising.

Qualified companies are invited to send an application in line with the Tender Dossier for Consultancy Services.

Download Open Call for Consultancy (Ref. No. 054-020)  

Western Balkans Youth Policy Lab (WBYPL) Project of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat : Mapping of Youth Policies and Identification of Existing Support and Gaps in Financing of Youth Actions in the Western Balkans

Published 01 JUL 2020 Deadline 24 JUL 2020

The RCC Secretariat is looking for expertise in Mapping of Youth Policies and Identification of Existing Support and Gaps in Financing of Youth Actions in the Western Balkans.

The output of the assignment is to provide six updated reports, with consistent structure and quality of information, one for each Western Balkan economy and updated comparative summary report.
Qualified individual consultants/respective consulting companies or individual consultants within bidding consortia are invited to submit application in line with the Open Call for Consulting Services.

Download Open Call for Consultancy (Ref. No. 037-020) 

Support to RCC Secretariat in integrating biodiversity elements of the European Green Deal and the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans in the biodiversity frameworks of WB economies

Published 01 JUL 2020 Deadline 26 JUL 2020

RCC is looking for a consultancy as part of the environmental protection agenda with the focus on nature protection and biodiversity to develop a study with an action plan analysing the new European biodiversity framework as well as the state of play in WB. The study should identify needs, define priority actions and develop a resource mobilisation plan for a regional biodiversity agenda for WB. Particularly the focus of the consultancy should be on measures to halt biodiversity loss, opportunities to increase coverage of protected and biodiversity-rich areas, a common regional position for the next Conference of the Parties (CoP15), reinforcing regional cooperation, and supporting key planning processes in WB. The study should also factor the implications and prospective solutions related to the impact of Covid-19 pandemic and its socio-economic impact.

Qualified consultants are invited to send an application in line with the Open Call for Consultancy Services.

Download Open call for consultancy (Ref. No. 056-020) 

Support to RCC Secretariat on data collection and processing for the preparation of SEE 2030

Published 06 JUL 2020 Deadline 03 AUG 2020

RCC is looking for a consultancy as part of its preparations of South East Europe Strategy 2030. During the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) Summit of 2019, RCC was entrusted with the mandate to continue pursuing a policy of regional connectivity in all possible ways. In this context, the RCC Secretariat submitted the concept of SEE 2030 Strategy which was approved by the RCC Board. Accordingly, the preliminary objective of SEE 2030 would be to emphasise reaching regionally sustainable economic growth in order to reduce poverty and inequalities, empowering women and girls, improving social inclusion, slowing down depopulation of the region through enhancing quality of life for its citizens, and making smooth transition to a carbon-neutral economy without disrupting competitiveness and private sector development through genuinely regionally owned political process.

Data Collection and Data Processing Consultant/s will provide technical assistance to the RCC Secretariat in identifying the scope of data need to be collected according to the (sub)indicators of each Sustainable Development Goal by reviewing the practices in the EU and other international, regional and national best practices, and mapping, collecting and processing the relevant data in consultation with the RCC Secretariat. The concept does not suggest any regional limitation within SEE economies for their participation or contribution to the implementation of the SEE 2030 Strategy. Therefore, the preparation of SEE 2030 would take into account all the relevant data and other qualitative indicators available in public domain or the access of RCC in the context of SDG for SEE Region. The ToR provide enough flexibility to the tenderers to establish their backstopping team though only the CV of key expert/team leader will be evaluated.

Qualified consultants are invited to send an application in line with the Open Call for Consultancy Services.

Download Open call for consultancy (Ref. No. 055-020)