Description of the contract

The European Institute for Gender Equality (henceforth EIGE) envisages awarding a middle-value contract for Gender-based violence in times of crises. To this end, EIGE launches this call for tender to contract a professional service provider that will carry out an initial mapping of legislation and policy instruments on the topic of gender-based violence (GBV) in times of crisis, being war, migration and economic crisis, public health and climate related crises. 

While even in times of peace GBV's rate is alarming, its exacerbation is an adverse consequence when unpredictable events occur. There is a need for an integration of GBV in the EU internal and external security framework, and an urgency for preparedness as the insecurities our globalized world brings are multifaceted and complex. 

Against this backdrop, an overarching application of strategies and policies to prevent, detect and intervene in managing the cases of those who are affected the most in times of crisis becomes a priority. Therefore, this study will seek to contribute to tackling GBV in the context of crises and to strengthen the institutional capacities for an early intervention by integrating GBV in National Action Plans (NAP), primarily the (UN Resolution) 1325 NAP.

Description of the requested services

The overall aim of this contract is to contribute to EIGE’s preparatory work strengthening institutional capacities to integrate GBV in the security agenda, in order to make GBV a fundamental part of crisis preparedness plans/strategies. It shall contribute to the conceptualisation of forthcoming EIGE´s project in this area.

The expected outputs of the study are:

Output 1 - Expanded knowledge of the legal and policy regulation or framework (content, context, processes, and actors) to tackle GBV in the context of crises.

This output entails:

  • carry out a desk research and literature review on the legislation, policies and tools such as protocols, guidelines related to combat GBV in crisis in the 27 EU MS;
  • summarize key international, EU legal and policy instrument relative to 4 main areas: prevention, early detection, risk reduction, intervention of GBV in crisis.

Output 2 - Assess existing information on the current initiatives, tools, and good examples in incorporating GBV into a security framework.

Output 3 - Improved knowledge and strengthened capacities to develop 1325 NAPs through an assessment of the current national NAPs (institutionalisation and approaches). 

Description of the procedure

This ex-ante publicity is the first stage of the negotiated procurement procedure through which EIGE may award the above-mentioned contract. 

All parties interested in providing the services described above should express their interest 400 words maximum, by e-mail, to with the subject reference: EIGE/2023/OPER/09, before 20 October 2023, 12:00 Vilnius time.

Economic operators who do not express their interest before the deadline and to the address above will not be invited to submit an offer. The latter restriction will not apply to the minimum of five economic operators directly invited by EIGE.

Tender documents will be sent by e-mail. 

This publication constitutes no obligation for EIGE to launch the mentioned procurement procedure. 

We look forward to receiving your declaration of interest.