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Call for tender Translation of Documents for the final conference of the

Pilot project for development of indicators to measure the implementation of the European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life

July 2015

Invitation to tender for translation of documents for the final conference About the “Pilot project for development of indicators to measure the implementation of the European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life” Equality between women and men is a fundamental value of the European Union (EU), highlighted in its Treaties and in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. Therefore, the EU is playing an essential role to ensure that these principles are respected and promoted from the EU level to national, regional and local levels. Over the past years, the principle of gender equality has been reinforced through various legislation and strategies since 1990. Moreover, gender equality policy initiatives and strategies are drafted and implemented by the local and regional authorities across EU Member States. Thus, the “Pilot project for development of indicators to measure the implementation of the European Charter of women and men in local life “, funded by the European Commission will support local authorities in the EU Member States to adopt or further enhance their own gender equality policies. The aim of this project is to develop a new facility in order to support local authorities in the EU Member States to adopt or enhance their own gender equality policies. This facility will be based on the “European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life” drafted by CEMR in cooperation with its national associations. The facility will consist of a monitoring framework based on a set of indicators for monitoring the implementation of the Charter over time and at the level of each local authority that has signed it. The project is implemented from January 2014 to December 2015 and delivers the following activities:  Develop a monitoring framework for the Charter based on a set of indicators;  Monitor the implementation of the articles of the Charter at local level through the Indicators;  Create the basis for a self-sustainable follow up of the indicators;  Organise a conference to present the indicators, the results obtained under the first three objectives and to promote the Charter. The project is implemented by the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) in partnership with ICF GHK and the Basque University (UBC).

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Tender Specifications

Background CEMR is planning to subcontract translation services from August to September 2015. The required services consist in translating and providing quality checks of documents produced in the framework of the project such as the “toolkit” dedicated to the signatories of the Charter and the conference package materials. The source texts of the above documents will be in English and should be translated by native speakers into the official languages of the European Union (EU) as described below.

Exemplary, not exhaustive list of materials that need to be translated: Materials

Translation language

Toolkit Conference package

Translated into all official languages of the EU August 2015 FR, DE September 2015

Tentative timeline

Deliverables Delivery of the translation services should take place within one week after the service was commissioned by the contractor but in exceptional cases, and upon an agreement, shorter deadlines may apply. Translated texts should be delivered to CEMR by e-mail in a text document format.

Quality The subcontractor must ensure that:  The target text is faithful, accurate and reflexes the tone (sound, tint) of the source text;  References have been checked and quoted correctly;  The terminology and lexis used are consistent throughout the whole text and with any relevant reference material;  Sufficien