Call for Tender for ANIMA Work Package #5 – Research Tasks


1. Introduction

The ANIMA Consortium is looking to subcontract some research tasks. which will be undertaken in cooperation directly with the Airport Regions Council (ARC) Senior Project Manager:

- compilation, selection, structure and organization of the technical info for the Best Practice Portal, the Aviation Noise Community Platform and the Noise Management Toolset

- assistance in rephrasing outcome of scientific research in a fashion that allows policymakers and general audience to use these outcomes

- support from a technical point of view the drafting of project publications, reports, studies, web and social media messages (WP5), and contribute, as needed, to research efforts in the project (WP2)

- attendance in workshops and meetings related to the project

- preparation of presentations and speeches related to noise aviation and the project

- support the organisation of events related to the project and the dissemination to policymakers.

Bids with price offers should be submitted to the ANIMA communication partner, the Airport Regions Council, by 9 October 2020 at 17.00 (local Brussels time).


Please submit your bids via email:

Alexandra Covrig, Senior Projects Officer – alexandra.covrig@airportregions.org

Should you have any questions, please contact us on the given e-mail address.

2. About ANIMA Project


2.1. ANIMA Consortium

ANIMA has a large consortium gathering 22 partners throughout Europe: Airports, Aviation Research Centres, Universities, SMEs and NGOs from 11 countries. The project consists of a team of nearly 70 experts in various disciplines such as acoustics, numerical simulation, sociology, land-use planning, aviation operational management or communication.


2.2. ANIMA Project (October 2017 – October 2021)


ANIMA stands for Aviation Noise Impact Management through Novel Approaches. ANIMA is a people-oriented research project. It aims to identify and spread practices to lower the noise annoyance endured by communities around airports. The project also makes an effort to better understand the non-acoustical factors which influence noise annoyance, but also to improve the quality of life of communities surrounding airports.


ANIMA is financially supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.


3. ANIMA Best Practice Portal


The ANIMA BPP will be an interactive online repository comprising specific ANIMA results (from Work Package 2, Work Package 3 and Work Package 4). The results consist in ANIMA deliverables, such as best practices, principles, guidelines, engagement concepts and tools supporting the Balanced Approach implementation, but also for improving communication between aviation stakeholders (airports, industry) and local communities, ultimately leading to better noise impact management.

The access to the BPP will be done through the ANIMA website, as the portal will be incorporated in the website. The primary role of the portal is to engage and guide users interested in noise management around airports by providing potential solutions to their needs.


4. Requirements


The ANIMA BPP will dynamically guide stakeholders through a decisional tree defined by the consortium in order to introduce to them tailored solutions, examples and regulations. The expertise of the winning consultant is especially expected to implement through content the conditional decisional process that may possibly be complex.


The research task to be undertaken are to support the work done under Work Package No 5 in close cooperation with the ARC Senior Project Manager:

- compilation, selection, structure and organization of the technical info for the Best Practice Portal, the Aviation Noise Community Platform and the Noise Management Toolset

- assistance in rephrasing outcome of scientific research in a fashion that allows policymakers and general audience to use these outcomes

- support from a technical point of view the drafting of project publications, reports, studies, web and social media messages (WP5), and contribute, as needed, to research efforts in the project (WP2)

- attendance in workshops and meetings related to the project

- preparation of presentations and speeches related to noise aviation and the project

- support the organisation of events related to the project and the dissemination to policymakers.


Indispensable:

- Thorough understanding and experience of aviation noise issues

- Thorough understanding of public policies, and policymaking

- Thorough understanding of aviation noise management legislative framework

- Understanding of spatial planning (land-use planning)

- Capacity to convey complex and technical messages in simple and understandable language

- Proven capacity to work independently whilst recognizing when the input of the other members of the team is necessary

- Capacity to find information on his/her own,

- Excellent command of English, both written and spoken


Desirable:

- Experience of working directly for or with local or regional authorities

- Experience in conducting research on his/her own, including the capacity to conduct interviews - Experience in dissemination and project communication


5. Technical and financial offer


Indications are provided below to make a realistic technical and financial offer with regard to the expected timeframe and technical specifications.


5.1. Attribution criteria


We are expecting a detailed price offer, which includes the breakdown of costs and the number of working hours for the requirements mentioned above, as well as comments and limitations from your side if any.


When making our choice, we will be looking at the best price/quality ratio. Though, we will also take into account the creativity and originality of the project, the provision of all solutions as well as the understanding of our requirements.


Expected starting date: 01/11/2020

Expected end date: 30/09/2021 or later if the project is extended.


5.2. Copyright and end


The consultant will not be entitled to maintain copyright over any of the content of the portal and will not be able to restrict the usage of any materials developed for the purpose of the work undertaken.


Once the work is finished and the project ends, ARC and the ANIMA project must be able to maintain full control of the content and will be allowed to keep it, develop it, and modify it to their liking.

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