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Subject: CEN / ISS / Appel à expert pour une   EGovernement Roadmap / date limite 10 octobre 2005  

CEN/ISSS Focus Group on eGovernment 
OPEN CALL FOR PROJECT TEAM EXPERTS

This call for experts is made within the context of the Grant Agreement
SA/CEN/ENTR/000/2005-13 "eGovernment Roadmap" between the European Commission
and CEN.


CEN/ISSS Focus Group on eGovernment 
OPEN CALL FOR PROJECT TEAM EXPERTS

This call for experts is made within the context of the Grant Agreement
SA/CEN/ENTR/000/2005-13 "eGovernment Roadmap" between the European Commission
and CEN.

Although today the Grant Agreement has not yet been signed, such signature is
expected during October. At that point in time, there will be the need for a
minimal delay between this signature and the start of the actions by the
Project Team. This is the reason why it was decided to issue this call already
now, prior to the signature of the Grant Agreement that will fund the action.

The Terms of Reference (ToR) of this Project Team are attached in Annex I.

It is important to underline that the Project Team is composed of experts who
are contracted (and paid) to deliver services in line with the Focus Group's
steer. In addition to the contributions by these paid experts, all other Focus
Group participants can of course also contribute their
proposals/contributions,
however, on a voluntary basis.

Annex II is showing the rules for the setting up and functioning of Project
Teams in CEN/ISSS in more detail.

In line with the CEN/ISSS general rules on the selection and appointment of
the
Project Team experts (Annex II), the selection will be made by a selection
panel whose composition will be the Focus Group Chair, Peter Brown, the Focus
Group Secretary, Gertjan Vandenakker, and Luc Van den Berghe as the
representative of the CEN/ISSS Secretariat, and the following Focus Group
members: Mr Karl Wessbrandt - Statskontoret, Sweden and Mr.GerhardBudin,
University of Vienna and Chair of WS/ADNOM (as "specialists who have a good
knowledge of the subject concerned and its industrial and standardization
environment"). 

The reimbursement rate for accepted experts is 650 €/person day. Travel and
lodging costs incurred in the context of this project are however not
reimbursed, and are considered to be funded by the 650€ "all-in" daily rate.
Payments to Project Team experts are also dependent on CEN having received the
corresponding payments by the European Commission. 

Interested candidate experts are kindly requested to send their
applications by
10 October 2005, to Luc Van den Berghe, Workshop Manager, at the CEN/ISSS
Secretariat (luc.vandenberghe@cenorm.be) while using the application form
(Annex
III) along with a short Curriculum Vitae. Please note that companies can
nominate their personnel, and also any individual may apply as a candidate
expert (self-employed CONTRACTORS-EXPERTS: see Annex IV).

The Kick-Off meeting of the Project Team (a one day meeting) is planned to
take
place in Brussels on a date still to be decided, between 13 and 21 October
2005. The selected experts will be invited to attend this meeting.
Annex I

Terms of Reference for a Project Team on an eGovernment Roadmap 

1.      Title of the Project Team to be established
eGovernment roadmap

2.      Subject and Scope
The task of the Project Team is to produce, through an iterative process with
the CEN/ISSS Focus Group on eGovernment, a report that will    
a.      determine the potential of the use of standards in eGovernment, 
b.      map the territory of, and relationship between, existing initiatives
relevant to the use of standards in eGovernment. 
c.      perform a gap analysis based on a) and b) 
d.      make recommendations about the mechanisms for creation, delivery and
maintenance of the standards 
Today, too little guidance exists at present for administrations to choose
among the wide range of standards and specifications, or evaluate the relative
authority, validity or sustainability of a particular choice, based on any
hierarchy of norms.  It should be noted that in the ICT domain, there are many
proprietary standards, and often competing solutions, with resulting problems
for inter-operability. The Report aims to give some guidance here. 
The detailed scope of the Report will be the subject of a consensus decision
within the CEN/ISSS Focus Group on eGovernment. It will reflect the main
priority areas as brought forward by the stakeholders. The scope will involve
cross-border services (building on the work of IDABC) but will also address
work in other public administrations’ institutions and programmes, and
EU-funded projects under the IST and other programmes. The scope decision will
thus be a pragmatic one, and will not seek to give a "standard" definition of
eGovernment that would apply outside the project.


3.      Justification of a PT
Relying on voluntary contributions only would not be sufficient to deliver
within the timeframe set. There is therefore a need for a funded Project Team.

4.      Reference authority (Workshop in charge of the follow-up of action)
CEN/ISSS Focus Group on eGovernment

5.      General context/Background/Environment
“eGovernment” is defined by the European Commission as "the use of ICT in
public administrations combined with organisational change and new skills, in
order to improve public services and democratic processes, and strengthen
support to public policies” (Source: European Commission Communication
COM(2003)567 final:  «The role of eGovernment for Europe’s future»).
eGovernment is an enabler to realise a better and more efficient
administration. The use of standards has been recognised as an important
pre-requisite of the success of eGovernment. The use of standards is
particularly important in areas such as interoperability, one-stop government,
joined-up government, accessibility/usability for and by citizens, etc. As a
result, most national administrations in Europe now have some authority in
place, seeking to establish, maintain and, sometimes, enforce the use of ICTs
in eGovernment.
The eEurope 2005 Action Plan suggests that eGovernment is a political priority
for all Members States. It further suggests that eGovernment focuses on
developing a viable pan-European “interoperability framework”. This work item
will provide valuable input in this direction. These deliverables will aid the
development of a pan-European and a trans-national view of eGovernment. 
Decision 2004/387/EC provides the legal basis of the IDABC programme's
activities to be implemented during the period 2005-2009. It was formally
adopted by the European Parliament and the Council on 21 April 2004. IDABC
(Interoperable Delivery of European eGovernment Services to public
Administrations, Business and Citizens) looks into the electronic delivery of
cross-border public sector services to citizens and enterprises in Europe. 
But IDABC does not embrace the full range of activities, since it concentrates
on cross-border services. Numbers of public authorities at European and
national levels have indicated that they require, and would indeed welcome,
help in standardization efforts, some of which are fragmentary.
Standardization
in any case needs to help by providing coherent advice, and a platform for
discussion of these issues and resolution of conflicting approaches.

6.      Work plan, including duration and target dates
The Kick-Off meeting of the Project team will take place on xx October
(date to
be provided when publicizing the actual call)
The Project team will meet as required in order to meet the timetable below:
November Meeting of the Focus Group (mid/end November 2005)   
·       initial detailed work plan of the Project Team, with outline of
envisaged contents of the report, for discussion/comments/approval at the
November Focus Group meeting 
15 December 2005   
·       draft interim report, sent to Focus Group for comments 
January 2006   
·       discussion/comments/approval of the interim report at the January
Focus
Group meeting  
·       revision of the interim report following the recommendations made
at the
January Focus Group meeting
February 2006   
·       delivery of the interim report (including January editing) to the
EC/EFTA; this delivery is to meet the contractual obligation on CEN as per the
expected Grant Agreement 
·       delivery of the interim report (including January editing) to the
eGovernment meeting that will be organized under the Austrian presidency (10
February 2005) 
April 2006   
·       Final discussion of the draft report by the April Focus Group meeting 
·       Inclusion of further comments into final report 
May 2006   
·       Assist preparation of open meeting 
June or September 2006   
·       Presentation of final report to an open meeting 
·       Delivery of final report to the EC/EFTA meeting the contractual
obligations 
7.      Manpower (in man-days or man-months)
The Travels to Workshop meetings as well as to Project Team meetings are not
reimbursed.
The number of experts to be selected for this project is three:   
·       One co-ordinating editor/Project Team leader, in charge of
producing the
interim and final report (and its intermediary versions)  40 man days  
·       Two experts (20 man days each)
There is furthermore a contingency of 20 days, to be allocated later by
CEN/ISSS, and agreed by Focus Group chair 

8.      Characteristics of the expertise required and criteria for
selection of
candidates
The project team shall:   
-       Have expertise in methodologies and standardisation processes; 
-       Have an understanding of the implementation of eGovernment 
The Focus Group meeting of 15 June 2005 had a presentation on topic maps and
considered this a good candidate methodology to describe the vast environment
of requirements, standards, specifications and their interrelationships and
specificities. The project team shall have an understanding of approaches to
present the project's results. 
To the extent possible, there will be sought for a balance of the Project
Teams
members in terms of nationality, stakeholder representation (national
governments, local governments, ICT industry, …), technical interest
represented (semantic web technology, metadata, vocabularies, …) etc.
The candidates must provide a CV, that underlines the possession of relevant
expertise.
Candidate experts have to describe in their offer the expertise that they will
bring to the Project Team.

9.      Expected deliverable(s).
·       Interim report 
·       Final report
·       The open meeting will not be organized by the Project Team, but the
experts will be involved in the preparation of the contents of the open
meeting

Annex II

Rules for the establishment and functioning of a Project Team in the CEN/ISSS 
Workshops
1       The concept of a Project Team (PT)  
Project Teams are a light working structure, bringing together for a specified
period of time a limited number of technical experts to complete specified
tasks.  
2       Types of work assigned to a PT  
A Project Team may be created for each of the following purposes: 
·       to prepare a draft programme of work on behalf of a Workshop or
Workshop
Project, developing standardization/specification requirements;  
·       to provide support to a Workshop or Workshop Project on (a)
specific and
delimited task(s);  
·       to carry out a study or investigation and to produce a Report with
recommendations to the Workshop or Workshop Project;  
·       to prepare the first drafts of CWAs for Workshop consideration and
approval;  
·       to carry out editing of documents;  
·       to investigate and implement under the direction of the Workshop or
Workshop Project prototype and pilot implementations of
standards/specifications;  
·       to prepare and carry out specific implementations under the
direction of
the Workshop or Workshop Project (for example through the creation of a Web
site, or a register of objects or codes, where CEN/ISSS is required to provide
a service to the standardization community.  
3       Proposal for a PT   
Proposals to establish Project Teams may be made by an existing or proposed
Workshop, or Workshop Project, or by registered Workshop participants. The
proposal submitted shall include the proposed Terms of Reference of the PT,
including Technical Proposals where available, and the expected deliverables
with corresponding target dates, as well as the required resources. 
The originators shall also indicate the priority accorded to the request, due
justification why a Project Team approach has to be used and the corresponding
funding. 
Proposals shall be approved by (where appropriate) the Workshop Project
participants, and by the Workshop Plenary.  
4       Terms of Reference of a PT   
The proposal for a PT shall provide the necessary information to enable a good
understanding of the expected task(s) and the corresponding outcome. 
Proposals must at least contain the following sections :   
1)      Title of the Project Team to be established 
2)      Subject and Scope 
3)      Justification of a PT 
4)      Reference authority (Workshop in charge of the follow-up of action) 
5)      General context/Background/Environment 
6)      Work plan, including duration and target dates 
7)      Manpower (in man-days or man-months) 
8)      Characteristics of the expertise required and criteria for
selection of
candidates 
9)      Expected deliverable(s).  
If relevant, and according to the type of work assignment, the Terms of
Reference should also provide information about reference specifications and
documents, and connected working bodies. 
A Workshop Plenary may decide to open calls for Technical Proposals to its
members, if there is a need to establish the detailed workplan for the
Project;
such calls, to be made by the Workshop Secretariat and posted on the CEN/ISSS
Web Pages, may be concurrent with the call for the Project Team’s
establishment. Technical Proposals may be made by companies or individuals.
Selection of Technical Proposals shall be made by a Selection Panel as
specified in section 5, and the selection approved by the Workshop Plenary.
Approved Technical Proposals shall be included in the Project Team’s Terms of
Reference.  
5       Approval and establishment of a PT   
Calls for applications to become members of a PT shall be made by the Workshop
Secretariat, and notified to the CEN Member bodies and to registered Workshop
participants, with a minimum time limit of one month. Applications to become
members of a Project Team shall be made only by individuals. Where a Project
Team requires only an editing task, it may comprise only one individual. 
A Selection Panel established by the Workshop shall make the selection of the
best-qualified candidates for Project Team membership according to the
criteria
laid down in the call for candidates. The membership of the Panel shall
include, the Chairman and Secretary of the Workshop (if they are not
themselves
candidates), the Project Manager of any relevant Workshop Project (if
he/she is
not a candidate) and a representative of the CEN Secretary-General. 
One or more specialists who have a good knowledge of the subject concerned and
its industrial and standardization environment may assist the Selection Panel.
These specialists shall not be candidates for the PT or involved with the
submission of competitive Technical Proposals. 
The Selection Panel shall ensure the composition of the Project Team is
balanced, having regard to the required expertise in the subject matter and
the
different interest groups present in the Workshop. 
The Selection Panel shall inform the Workshop of the composition of the
Project
Team. Workshop participants with specific objections to the inclusion of
one or
more of the selected individuals shall notify the Chairman of the Selection
Panel, with their grounds for objection. The Selection Panel shall consider
any
objections and notify the Workshop Plenary of the outcome of their
consideration. 
Contracts will only be signed with companies, in principle not with
individuals. These companies bear total legal liability for the expert(s) from
their companies and for the good execution of the work contracted. 
One signatory of the contract shall be the Secretary-General, or the
responsible person of the CEN member holding the Workshop Secretariat, the
other signatory shall be the relevant management level of the organisation
providing the expert. 
Workshop Chairmen and Project Managers who become experts in a PT shall not
chair those parts of the meeting discussing the PT’s progress and
deliverables.
Workshop Secretariat officials who become experts in a PT shall resign from
their duties until the PT completes its tasks.  
6       Management of a PT   
Supervision of the PT work lies within the responsibility of the CEN Secretary
General, delegated to the Secretariat of the Workshop, which shall be
responsible for the administrative procedure and payment of the PT experts. 
The Workshop Plenary shall be responsible for monitoring the PT, and for the
technical approval of its results. PTs not preparing a formal document for
approval, but which have been responsible for other tasks, shall prepare a
report on their activities for the Workshop’s acceptance. The PT shall in any
case be disbanded when its tasks are completed. 
After consulting the CEN Secretary-General, CEN/ISSS or the CEN member holding
a Workshop Secretariat may terminate a contract if there is evidence that a PT
expert is not fulfilling his/her contractual requirements or his/her
performance is deficient. In general, any problems arising should be resolved
with the organization providing the expert before a contract is cancelled.  
7       Rules for financing of a Project Team   
The Project Team members shall produce an invoice for each payment to be made
by the CEN/CS. The CEN/CS commits itself to make the payments as rapidly as
possible. However it can only make the payments after it has received the
payment from the sponsoring body (e.g. CEC, EFTA Secretariat, private interest
groups, etc.).  
Annex III
Application Form for participation in the Project Team on an eGovernment
Roadmap
Please send this form accompanied by a short Curriculum Vitae to CEN/ISSS
Secretariat, by [date]
Attn: Luc Van den Berghe, Workshop Manager
Luc.vandenberghe@cenorm.be; Tel: + 32 2 550 09 57
Applications should be made by email.

? Name and contact details of the expert candidate :

? Availability of the candidate expert to travel to Brussels and
participate in
the one day Kick-Off meeting: please provide availability between 13 and 21
October 2005

Operational requirements: 
q       The expert agrees with the proposed reimbursement level (650
Euro/man-day)
q       The expert has an operational e-mail facility
q       The expert confirms that he complies with either Article 1/1/-A or
Article 1/1/-B of the General Terms and Conditions of CEN contracts (see Annex
IV)

DO NOT FORGET TO ADD A CURRICULUM VITAE and to inform on your relevant
experience (as requested in the selection criteria section);
Annex IV
CONTRACTOR-EXPERT - extract from General Terms and Conditions of the contract
between CEN and a Project Team expert 

Article 1/1/-A - Employee status for the EXPERT (Applicable to CONTRACTORS
designating an Employee to participate in a Project Team)
The CONTRACTOR and CEN agree that the EXPERT shall be and remain an
employee of
the CONTRACTOR until the termination for whatever reason of the EXPERT's
contract of employment with the CONTRACTOR, and shall not be deemed to be an
employee of CEN.
The CONTRACTOR will continue to fulfil all legal obligations of an employer
(e.g. social service contributions and charges, medical insurance
contributions, fiscal charges and similar charges which are to be borne by any
employer).
In addition, the CONTRACTOR shall ensure that adequate provision is made,
whether by insurance or otherwise, to compensate for any injury or illness
suffered by him/her in the course of the execution of the present contract.
The EXPERT shall perform his/her obligations under this contract without any
bound of subordination to CEN and shall therefore not be subject to the
dispositions of the Belgian law of 3 July 1978 relative to employment
contracts.
Article 1/1-B - Self-Employed Status
(Applicable to self-employed CONTRACTORS EXPERTS)
The CONTRACTOR EXPERT and CEN agree that the CONTRACTOR shall remain a
self-employed person and shall not be deemed to be an employee of CEN.
The CONTRACTOR EXPERT certifies that he/she is covered by a social security
scheme in that capacity, and that he/she has taken adequate provision to cover
his/her professional liability, and to cover him/her against the risk of
injury
or illness suffered by him/her in the course of the execution of the present
contract.
The CONTRACTOR EXPERT shall perform his/her obligations under this contract
without any bound of subordination to CEN, and shall therefore not be subject
to the dispositions of the law of 3 July 1978 relative to employment
contracts.

Pour plus d'information


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l'Information et de la Communication ICT standards Manager

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CEN/ISSS Focus Group on eGovernment 
OPEN CALL FOR PROJECT TEAM EXPERTS

This call for experts is made within the context of the Grant Agreement
SA/CEN/ENTR/000/2005-13 "eGovernment Roadmap" between the European Commission
and CEN.

Although today the Grant Agreement has not yet been signed, such signature is
expected during October. At that point in time, there will be the need for a
minimal delay between this signature and the start of the actions by the
Project Team. This is the reason why it was decided to issue this call already
now, prior to the signature of the Grant Agreement that will fund the action.

The Terms of Reference (ToR) of this Project Team are attached in Annex I.

It is important to underline that the Project Team is composed of experts who
are contracted (and paid) to deliver services in line with the Focus Group's
steer. In addition to the contributions by these paid experts, all other Focus
Group participants can of course also contribute their
proposals/contributions,
however, on a voluntary basis.

Annex II is showing the rules for the setting up and functioning of Project
Teams in CEN/ISSS in more detail.

In line with the CEN/ISSS general rules on the selection and appointment of
the
Project Team experts (Annex II), the selection will be made by a selection
panel whose composition will be the Focus Group Chair, Peter Brown, the Focus
Group Secretary, Gertjan Vandenakker, and Luc Van den Berghe as the
representative of the CEN/ISSS Secretariat, and the following Focus Group
members: Mr Karl Wessbrandt - Statskontoret, Sweden and Mr.GerhardBudin,
University of Vienna and Chair of WS/ADNOM (as "specialists who have a good
knowledge of the subject concerned and its industrial and standardization
environment"). 

The reimbursement rate for accepted experts is 650 €/person day. Travel and
lodging costs incurred in the context of this project are however not
reimbursed, and are considered to be funded by the 650€ "all-in" daily rate.
Payments to Project Team experts are also dependent on CEN having received the
corresponding payments by the European Commission. 

Interested candidate experts are kindly requested to send their
applications by
10 October 2005, to Luc Van den Berghe, Workshop Manager, at the CEN/ISSS
Secretariat (luc.vandenberghe@cenorm.be) while using the application form
(Annex
III) along with a short Curriculum Vitae. Please note that companies can
nominate their personnel, and also any individual may apply as a candidate
expert (self-employed CONTRACTORS-EXPERTS: see Annex IV).

The Kick-Off meeting of the Project Team (a one day meeting) is planned to
take
place in Brussels on a date still to be decided, between 13 and 21 October
2005. The selected experts will be invited to attend this meeting.
Annex I

Terms of Reference for a Project Team on an eGovernment Roadmap 

1.      Title of the Project Team to be established
eGovernment roadmap

2.      Subject and Scope
The task of the Project Team is to produce, through an iterative process with
the CEN/ISSS Focus Group on eGovernment, a report that will    
a.      determine the potential of the use of standards in eGovernment, 
b.      map the territory of, and relationship between, existing initiatives
relevant to the use of standards in eGovernment. 
c.      perform a gap analysis based on a) and b) 
d.      make recommendations about the mechanisms for creation, delivery and
maintenance of the standards 
Today, too little guidance exists at present for administrations to choose
among the wide range of standards and specifications, or evaluate the relative
authority, validity or sustainability of a particular choice, based on any
hierarchy of norms.  It should be noted that in the ICT domain, there are many
proprietary standards, and often competing solutions, with resulting problems
for inter-operability. The Report aims to give some guidance here. 
The detailed scope of the Report will be the subject of a consensus decision
within the CEN/ISSS Focus Group on eGovernment. It will reflect the main
priority areas as brought forward by the stakeholders. The scope will involve
cross-border services (building on the work of IDABC) but will also address
work in other public administrations’ institutions and programmes, and
EU-funded projects under the IST and other programmes. The scope decision will
thus be a pragmatic one, and will not seek to give a "standard" definition of
eGovernment that would apply outside the project.


3.      Justification of a PT
Relying on voluntary contributions only would not be sufficient to deliver
within the timeframe set. There is therefore a need for a funded Project Team.

4.      Reference authority (Workshop in charge of the follow-up of action)
CEN/ISSS Focus Group on eGovernment

5.      General context/Background/Environment
“eGovernment” is defined by the European Commission as "the use of ICT in
public administrations combined with organisational change and new skills, in
order to improve public services and democratic processes, and strengthen
support to public policies” (Source: European Commission Communication
COM(2003)567 final:  «The role of eGovernment for Europe’s future»).
eGovernment is an enabler to realise a better and more efficient
administration. The use of standards has been recognised as an important
pre-requisite of the success of eGovernment. The use of standards is
particularly important in areas such as interoperability, one-stop government,
joined-up government, accessibility/usability for and by citizens, etc. As a
result, most national administrations in Europe now have some authority in
place, seeking to establish, maintain and, sometimes, enforce the use of ICTs
in eGovernment.
The eEurope 2005 Action Plan suggests that eGovernment is a political priority
for all Members States. It further suggests that eGovernment focuses on
developing a viable pan-European “interoperability framework”. This work item
will provide valuable input in this direction. These deliverables will aid the
development of a pan-European and a trans-national view of eGovernment. 
Decision 2004/387/EC provides the legal basis of the IDABC programme's
activities to be implemented during the period 2005-2009. It was formally
adopted by the European Parliament and the Council on 21 April 2004. IDABC
(Interoperable Delivery of European eGovernment Services to public
Administrations, Business and Citizens) looks into the electronic delivery of
cross-border public sector services to citizens and enterprises in Europe. 
But IDABC does not embrace the full range of activities, since it concentrates
on cross-border services. Numbers of public authorities at European and
national levels have indicated that they require, and would indeed welcome,
help in standardization efforts, some of which are fragmentary.
Standardization
in any case needs to help by providing coherent advice, and a platform for
discussion of these issues and resolution of conflicting approaches.

6.      Work plan, including duration and target dates
The Kick-Off meeting of the Project team will take place on xx October
(date to
be provided when publicizing the actual call)
The Project team will meet as required in order to meet the timetable below:
November Meeting of the Focus Group (mid/end November 2005)   
·       initial detailed work plan of the Project Team, with outline of
envisaged contents of the report, for discussion/comments/approval at the
November Focus Group meeting 
15 December 2005   
·       draft interim report, sent to Focus Group for comments 
January 2006   
·       discussion/comments/approval of the interim report at the January
Focus
Group meeting  
·       revision of the interim report following the recommendations made
at the
January Focus Group meeting
February 2006   
·       delivery of the interim report (including January editing) to the
EC/EFTA; this delivery is to meet the contractual obligation on CEN as per the
expected Grant Agreement 
·       delivery of the interim report (including January editing) to the
eGovernment meeting that will be organized under the Austrian presidency (10
February 2005) 
April 2006   
·       Final discussion of the draft report by the April Focus Group meeting 
·       Inclusion of further comments into final report 
May 2006   
·       Assist preparation of open meeting 
June or September 2006   
·       Presentation of final report to an open meeting 
·       Delivery of final report to the EC/EFTA meeting the contractual
obligations 
7.      Manpower (in man-days or man-months)
The Travels to Workshop meetings as well as to Project Team meetings are not
reimbursed.
The number of experts to be selected for this project is three:   
·       One co-ordinating editor/Project Team leader, in charge of
producing the
interim and final report (and its intermediary versions)  40 man days  
·       Two experts (20 man days each)
There is furthermore a contingency of 20 days, to be allocated later by
CEN/ISSS, and agreed by Focus Group chair 

8.      Characteristics of the expertise required and criteria for
selection of
candidates
The project team shall:   
-       Have expertise in methodologies and standardisation processes; 
-       Have an understanding of the implementation of eGovernment 
The Focus Group meeting of 15 June 2005 had a presentation on topic maps and
considered this a good candidate methodology to describe the vast environment
of requirements, standards, specifications and their interrelationships and
specificities. The project team shall have an understanding of approaches to
present the project's results. 
To the extent possible, there will be sought for a balance of the Project
Teams
members in terms of nationality, stakeholder representation (national
governments, local governments, ICT industry, …), technical interest
represented (semantic web technology, metadata, vocabularies, …) etc.
The candidates must provide a CV, that underlines the possession of relevant
expertise.
Candidate experts have to describe in their offer the expertise that they will
bring to the Project Team.

9.      Expected deliverable(s).
·       Interim report 
·       Final report
·       The open meeting will not be organized by the Project Team, but the
experts will be involved in the preparation of the contents of the open
meeting

Annex II

Rules for the establishment and functioning of a Project Team in the CEN/ISSS 
Workshops
1       The concept of a Project Team (PT)  
Project Teams are a light working structure, bringing together for a specified
period of time a limited number of technical experts to complete specified
tasks.  
2       Types of work assigned to a PT  
A Project Team may be created for each of the following purposes: 
·       to prepare a draft programme of work on behalf of a Workshop or
Workshop
Project, developing standardization/specification requirements;  
·       to provide support to a Workshop or Workshop Project on (a)
specific and
delimited task(s);  
·       to carry out a study or investigation and to produce a Report with
recommendations to the Workshop or Workshop Project;  
·       to prepare the first drafts of CWAs for Workshop consideration and
approval;  
·       to carry out editing of documents;  
·       to investigate and implement under the direction of the Workshop or
Workshop Project prototype and pilot implementations of
standards/specifications;  
·       to prepare and carry out specific implementations under the
direction of
the Workshop or Workshop Project (for example through the creation of a Web
site, or a register of objects or codes, where CEN/ISSS is required to provide
a service to the standardization community.  
3       Proposal for a PT   
Proposals to establish Project Teams may be made by an existing or proposed
Workshop, or Workshop Project, or by registered Workshop participants. The
proposal submitted shall include the proposed Terms of Reference of the PT,
including Technical Proposals where available, and the expected deliverables
with corresponding target dates, as well as the required resources. 
The originators shall also indicate the priority accorded to the request, due
justification why a Project Team approach has to be used and the corresponding
funding. 
Proposals shall be approved by (where appropriate) the Workshop Project
participants, and by the Workshop Plenary.  
4       Terms of Reference of a PT   
The proposal for a PT shall provide the necessary information to enable a good
understanding of the expected task(s) and the corresponding outcome. 
Proposals must at least contain the following sections :   
1)      Title of the Project Team to be established 
2)      Subject and Scope 
3)      Justification of a PT 
4)      Reference authority (Workshop in charge of the follow-up of action) 
5)      General context/Background/Environment 
6)      Work plan, including duration and target dates 
7)      Manpower (in man-days or man-months) 
8)      Characteristics of the expertise required and criteria for
selection of
candidates 
9)      Expected deliverable(s).  
If relevant, and according to the type of work assignment, the Terms of
Reference should also provide information about reference specifications and
documents, and connected working bodies. 
A Workshop Plenary may decide to open calls for Technical Proposals to its
members, if there is a need to establish the detailed workplan for the
Project;
such calls, to be made by the Workshop Secretariat and posted on the CEN/ISSS
Web Pages, may be concurrent with the call for the Project Team’s
establishment. Technical Proposals may be made by companies or individuals.
Selection of Technical Proposals shall be made by a Selection Panel as
specified in section 5, and the selection approved by the Workshop Plenary.
Approved Technical Proposals shall be included in the Project Team’s Terms of
Reference.  
5       Approval and establishment of a PT   
Calls for applications to become members of a PT shall be made by the Workshop
Secretariat, and notified to the CEN Member bodies and to registered Workshop
participants, with a minimum time limit of one month. Applications to become
members of a Project Team shall be made only by individuals. Where a Project
Team requires only an editing task, it may comprise only one individual. 
A Selection Panel established by the Workshop shall make the selection of the
best-qualified candidates for Project Team membership according to the
criteria
laid down in the call for candidates. The membership of the Panel shall
include, the Chairman and Secretary of the Workshop (if they are not
themselves
candidates), the Project Manager of any relevant Workshop Project (if
he/she is
not a candidate) and a representative of the CEN Secretary-General. 
One or more specialists who have a good knowledge of the subject concerned and
its industrial and standardization environment may assist the Selection Panel.
These specialists shall not be candidates for the PT or involved with the
submission of competitive Technical Proposals. 
The Selection Panel shall ensure the composition of the Project Team is
balanced, having regard to the required expertise in the subject matter and
the
different interest groups present in the Workshop. 
The Selection Panel shall inform the Workshop of the composition of the
Project
Team. Workshop participants with specific objections to the inclusion of
one or
more of the selected individuals shall notify the Chairman of the Selection
Panel, with their grounds for objection. The Selection Panel shall consider
any
objections and notify the Workshop Plenary of the outcome of their
consideration. 
Contracts will only be signed with companies, in principle not with
individuals. These companies bear total legal liability for the expert(s) from
their companies and for the good execution of the work contracted. 
One signatory of the contract shall be the Secretary-General, or the
responsible person of the CEN member holding the Workshop Secretariat, the
other signatory shall be the relevant management level of the organisation
providing the expert. 
Workshop Chairmen and Project Managers who become experts in a PT shall not
chair those parts of the meeting discussing the PT’s progress and
deliverables.
Workshop Secretariat officials who become experts in a PT shall resign from
their duties until the PT completes its tasks.  
6       Management of a PT   
Supervision of the PT work lies within the responsibility of the CEN Secretary
General, delegated to the Secretariat of the Workshop, which shall be
responsible for the administrative procedure and payment of the PT experts. 
The Workshop Plenary shall be responsible for monitoring the PT, and for the
technical approval of its results. PTs not preparing a formal document for
approval, but which have been responsible for other tasks, shall prepare a
report on their activities for the Workshop’s acceptance. The PT shall in any
case be disbanded when its tasks are completed. 
After consulting the CEN Secretary-General, CEN/ISSS or the CEN member holding
a Workshop Secretariat may terminate a contract if there is evidence that a PT
expert is not fulfilling his/her contractual requirements or his/her
performance is deficient. In general, any problems arising should be resolved
with the organization providing the expert before a contract is cancelled.  
7       Rules for financing of a Project Team   
The Project Team members shall produce an invoice for each payment to be made
by the CEN/CS. The CEN/CS commits itself to make the payments as rapidly as
possible. However it can only make the payments after it has received the
payment from the sponsoring body (e.g. CEC, EFTA Secretariat, private interest
groups, etc.).  
Annex III
Application Form for participation in the Project Team on an eGovernment
Roadmap
Please send this form accompanied by a short Curriculum Vitae to CEN/ISSS
Secretariat, by [date]
Attn: Luc Van den Berghe, Workshop Manager
Luc.vandenberghe@cenorm.be; Tel: + 32 2 550 09 57
Applications should be made by email.

? Name and contact details of the expert candidate :

? Availability of the candidate expert to travel to Brussels and
participate in
the one day Kick-Off meeting: please provide availability between 13 and 21
October 2005

Operational requirements: 
q       The expert agrees with the proposed reimbursement level (650
Euro/man-day)
q       The expert has an operational e-mail facility
q       The expert confirms that he complies with either Article 1/1/-A or
Article 1/1/-B of the General Terms and Conditions of CEN contracts (see Annex
IV)

DO NOT FORGET TO ADD A CURRICULUM VITAE and to inform on your relevant
experience (as requested in the selection criteria section);
Annex IV
CONTRACTOR-EXPERT - extract from General Terms and Conditions of the contract
between CEN and a Project Team expert 

Article 1/1/-A - Employee status for the EXPERT (Applicable to CONTRACTORS
designating an Employee to participate in a Project Team)
The CONTRACTOR and CEN agree that the EXPERT shall be and remain an
employee of
the CONTRACTOR until the termination for whatever reason of the EXPERT's
contract of employment with the CONTRACTOR, and shall not be deemed to be an
employee of CEN.
The CONTRACTOR will continue to fulfil all legal obligations of an employer
(e.g. social service contributions and charges, medical insurance
contributions, fiscal charges and similar charges which are to be borne by any
employer).
In addition, the CONTRACTOR shall ensure that adequate provision is made,
whether by insurance or otherwise, to compensate for any injury or illness
suffered by him/her in the course of the execution of the present contract.
The EXPERT shall perform his/her obligations under this contract without any
bound of subordination to CEN and shall therefore not be subject to the
dispositions of the Belgian law of 3 July 1978 relative to employment
contracts.
Article 1/1-B - Self-Employed Status
(Applicable to self-employed CONTRACTORS EXPERTS)
The CONTRACTOR EXPERT and CEN agree that the CONTRACTOR shall remain a
self-employed person and shall not be deemed to be an employee of CEN.
The CONTRACTOR EXPERT certifies that he/she is covered by a social security
scheme in that capacity, and that he/she has taken adequate provision to cover
his/her professional liability, and to cover him/her against the risk of
injury
or illness suffered by him/her in the course of the execution of the present
contract.
The CONTRACTOR EXPERT shall perform his/her obligations under this contract
without any bound of subordination to CEN, and shall therefore not be subject
to the dispositions of the law of 3 July 1978 relative to employment
contracts.

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