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MARKET SURVEY AND REQUEST FOR A QUOTE: Audit Service with Certificate on the Financial Statement for H2020 European Project

Subject of the market survey and request for a quote

CRAT – Consortium for Research in Automation and Telecommunication, publish this market survey requesting for a quote for an audit service with certification of the Financial Statement in compliance with the community guidelines for 1 project of the H2020 European Reseach Programme (5G-ALLSTAR “5G AgiLe and fLexible integration of SaTellite And cellulaR” G.A. n. 815323). The maximum price for this service is fixed to € 3.000,00.

Here the details for the required Certificate on Financial Statement:

  • Reporting period: 40 months (01/07/2018 – 31/10/2021)
  • Reporting costs: about € 540.000,00 (with EU funding of € 520.125,00)
  • At least one meeting in our premises to check all the documents
  • The Certification on Financial Statement must be issued by the 15th December 2021 at most.

Detailed description of the service

The requested service includes the certification of the financial statements for the EU H2020 research project, with the issue of a “Certificate on the Financial Statement” document (CFS). The contract template and the CFS template should be compliant with the ones proposed in the Grant Agreement – Annex 5 (link)

The minimum requirements that are requested are:

  • The auditor
    • shall be external and independent from the beneficiary
    • shall be qualified for the task, as indicated in the directive 2006/43/EC
    • shall be registered in the auditor board (Registro dei Revisori Contabili)
    • shall have experience in audit process for European Projects (FP7/H2020)
  • The certification shall be compliant with the template proposed in the Grant Agreement – Annex 5

Evaluation criteria

Lowst price standard.

The total price for the service is estimated to at most €3.000,00 all-inclusive.

Application and submission of the quote

The interested parties can submit their quote for the service together with any other related documents (e.g., catalogs, datasheet, price lists, etc.) by the 10th of November 2021, with via postal mail to the following address:

CONSORZIO per la RICERCA nell’AUTOMATICA e nelle TELECOMUNICAZIONI – Via Giovanni Nicotera, 29 – 00195 Rome – Italy

or via email to info@crat.eu or via PEC (Posta Elettronica Certificata) to consorziocrat@pec.crat.eu.

The correct delivery of the documents has to be ensured by the sender (e.g., in case the parcel does not arrive in time or arrives damaged).

For other technical information you can refer to the following contacts:

  • email: info@crat.eu
  • phone: +39 0677274037 from 10:00 to 17:00 (italian time)

Other useful information:

This market suvey and request for a quote does not commit none of the interested parties nor the beneficiary; it should be intended as survey to collect technical and economical information through the request for quotes. CRAT has the right to proceed to the direct assignment of the work on the basis of the received quotations, even if only one quotation has been received. CRAT has also the right to do not assign the work to any of the proposing parties, which have no rights for any compensation or any other claims. This tender is published on www.crat.eu site in the Tenders section.

Oggetto dell’indagine e del preventivo

ll CONSORZIO per la RICERCA nell’AUTOMATICA e nelle TELECOMUNICAZIONI (di seguito CRAT), pubblica la presente indagine di mercato con richiesta di preventivi finalizzata all’affidamento di un servizio di revisione dei costi e certificazione della loro inerenza e congruità con le financial guidelines comunitarie per n. 1 progetto del Programma Europeo H2020 (5G-ALLSTAR “5G AgiLe and fLexible integration of SaTellite And cellulaR” G.A. n. 815323). L’importo a base di gara è di € 3.000,00.

Di seguito i dettagli per il Certificate on Financial Statement richiesto:

  • Periodo di rendicontazione: 40 mesi (01/07/2018 – 31/10/2021)
  • Importo da rendicontare: circa € 540.000,00 (Contributo Comunitario 520.125,00)
  • Eventuali incontri (almeno 1) presso la nostra sede per visionare la documentazione
  • Fornitura del Certificato entro il 15 dicembre  2021


Descrizione dettagliata del servizio

La fornitura del servizio prevede la certificazione dei rendiconti finanziari del progetto di ricerca del Programma comunitario HORIZON 2020, con l’emissione del documento denominato “certificate on the financial statements” (CFS). Per la stipula del contratto e per il CFS sarà obbligatorio utilizzare il modello previsto dal Grant Agreement – Annex 5. (link)

Caratteristiche tecniche minime richieste

La certificazione è effettuata da:

  • un revisore esterno indipendente dal Beneficiario
  • qualificato ai sensi della direttiva 2006/43/EC
  • iscritto nel Registro dei Revisori Contabili
  • con esperienza in audit su progetti europei (FP7/H2020)

Tipo di certificato:

  • Il beneficiario ed il certificatore hanno l’obbligo di utilizzare il modello previsto dal Grant Agreement – Annex 5

Criterio di valutazione delle offerte

Criterio del prezzo più basso.

Importo presunto complessivo massimo dell’appalto: 3.000,00 € omnicomprensivi.

Presentazione dell’offerta e trasmissione del preventivo

Gli operatori economici interessati possono far pervenire il preventivo e ogni altra documentazione ritenuta opportuna (cataloghi, datasheet, listini, ecc.) entro il 10.11.2021 con i mezzi di trasmissione a scelta dell’operatore stesso, all’indirizzo CONSORZIO per la RICERCA nell’AUTOMATICA e nelle TELECOMUNICAZIONI via Giovanni Nicotera, 29 – 00195 Roma – Italy o via e-mail a info@crat.eu o via PEC all’indirizzo consorziocrat@pec.crat.eu. In ogni caso, il recapito della documentazione rimane a rischio del mittente ove, per qualsiasi motivo, il plico stesso non giunga presso il CRAT in tempo utile e/o in condizioni di perfetta integrità.

Per eventuali informazioni di carattere tecnico si prega di far riferimento ai seguenti contatti:

  • email: info@crat.eu
  • telefono: 0677274037, dalle ore 10.00 alle ore 17.00.

Altre informazioni

La presente indagine non crea legittimi interessi o impegni o vincoli di qualsiasi natura in capo ad alcuno; essa è da intendersi come indagine conoscitiva finalizzata alla raccolta di informazioni tecnico-economiche mediante raccolta informale di preventivi. Il CRAT si riserva di procedere a propria insindacabile discrezione all’acquisto dei beni mediante affidamento diretto sulla base dei preventivi ricevuti, anche in presenza di un unico preventivo. Il CRAT si riserva altresì la facoltà di non procedere all’affidamento della fornitura senza pertanto creare in capo agli operatori economici alcun diritto a indennizzi o risarcimenti o altre pretese di qualsiasi natura. Questo avviso è pubblicato sul sito www.crat.eu – Sezione Tenders.

Call for applications to work on the ESA project named ARIES

Art. 1 – Description of the activities to be performed by CRAT

CRAT has concluded the negotiation phase with ESA to conduct a feasibility study entitled “ARIES” .

The project has a duration of one year (indicatively from January 2021 to December 2021).In particular, CRAT must perform the following amount of work:

WP NumberWP TitleLabour Hours
0000Project Management155
2100System architecture definition45
2200Design of Optimal Planning for Monitoring module220
2300Design of multi-RAT for Service Resiliency220
2400Design of Decision Support System Emergency Response module220
4100Simulation and Validation317

Art. 2 – How to submit an application

With this call we invite the candidates who have the skills needed to perform some of the activities relevant to the WPs mentioned in Art. 1 to send an email application to the address info@crat.eu, with subject “Application for working in ARIES”, attaching (i) a signed curriculum vitae in .pdf format, (ii) a front/back copy of a) a valid identity card b) the fiscal code. Within the same terms, the application can be hand carried to the CRAT office, located in via Giovanni Nicotera 29, 00195, Rome (IT), Tuesday-Thursday 10:00-12:00.

The applications may be submitted at any time within the duration of the project (see Art. 1). The application is valid for the whole project duration. Each candidate is entitled to send at any time and in the way previously described any addendum to the curriculum.

Applications will be considered by the Selection Committee described in art. 3, according to the timetable specified in Art. 4, following the criteria specified in Art. 5.

Art. 3 – Composition of the Selection Committee

The Selection Committee will be composed of the Scientific Responsible(s) of the project and the members of the CRAT Scientific Committee more competent on the project’s theme.

The selection committee will be appointed by the President of CRAT with the unanimous approval of the CRAT Board of Directors. The latter will supervise the selection process and will guarantee the absence of conflicts of interest.

 Art. 4 – Selection Committee timetable

For the first project Selection, the Selection Committee will hold a meeting in the last ten days of December, in this session the applications received until December 20, 2018 will be screened. The Selection Committee will hold meetings in case, in the first half of June for a second session, in order to assess the received applications aiming at identifying the new collaboration contracts to be awarded. In the second session, the applications received until June 10 will be screened. 

Art. 5 – Selection Committee operations

Within each session, the Selection Committee, on the basis of the applications submitted within the deadlines set out in Art. 4, will update a short list including the eligible candidates, i.e. the candidates which are eligible to carry out all or part of one or more of the activities referred to in Art. 1.

An eligible candidate will remain in the short list for the whole duration of the project. The short list of eligible candidates may be requested by every candidate, at any time, by writing an email to the   address mentioned in art. 2. The candidates which will be awarded with a contract (hereinafter referred to as contractors) will be chosen within the short list in question. Nevertheless, the inclusion of a candidate in the short list does not imply any right on her/his part to get contract assignments.

The contractor selection, the duration of the contract (generally not less than 6 months), the type of contract, the hourly rate and the number of hours to be worked under the contract, will be identified by the Selection Committee on the basis of the following criteria:

–   Professional skills and experience of the candidate inferred from the curriculum attached to the application and, possibly, from an interview with the candidate; in particular, the following points will be taken into account: the academic rank (professor, researcher, post-doc, doctoral student, graduate student, …), the merits and qualifications acquired in the framework of applied research, the organizational skills and the ability to work in a team;

– “best matching” between the eligible candidates, the man-months foreseen by the contract in the various WPs (see Art. 1), the expected timing of such WPs and the funding received by the European Commission;

–   the principle of “best value for money”;

–   equal opportunities for men and women;

– all the remaining criteria laid down in Art. 32 and 33 of the contract with the European Commission as detailed in the Annotated Model Grant Agreement and in the documents referred to herein.

After each session, the Selection Committee draws up a report which shall include, on the basis of these criteria, the candidates selected for the award of contracts, as well as the duration of the contract, the type of contract, the hourly rate and the number of hours to be worked under the contract.

A copy of this report can be requested by the applicants upon the submission of a written request addressed to CRAT, via Giovanni Nicotera 29, 00195, Rome (IT), by registered mail with return receipt, no later than January 15 for the winter session and July 15 for the summer session. Applicants may submit any counter respectively by January 31 (winter session) and by July 31 (summer session); the Selection Committee must give adequate response within 15 days.

Art. 6 – Contract actuation

The CRAT President, on the basis of the Selection Committee report, will prepare by the end of December (for the first session), or by the end of June (for the second session) the contracts and send them to the selected contractors via e-mail. These latter, within one week, should send to the President of CRAT a paper copy of the contract signed for acceptance.

The contractors will work under the CRAT instructions on the CRAT premises. They will be free to determine breaks, rest periods and, in general, working times; nevertheless, they will be paid on the basis of the hours actually worked on the project (which will be clearly reported on the contract); such hours must be monthly reported on proper time sheets, subject to the approval of a supervisor. The results of the work performed by the contractor will belong to CRAT.

Art. 7 – Protection of Privacy

Pursuant to Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR, the personal data will be used exclusively for the purposes of managing the selection and, later, for purposes related to the conduct of the contract, in accordance with current rules on transparency and privacy protection.

Call for applications to work on the European project named 5G-SOLUTIONS

Art. 1 – Description of the activities to be performed by CRAT

CRAT has concluded a linked third party agreement with ARES2T to collaborate in the project 5G-Solutions (workprogramme H2020, bando ICT-19-2019-RIA).

The project has a duration of three years (from 1 June 2019 to 31 May 2022).

An outline of the project can be found at the following link. In particular, CRAT must perform the following amount of work:

WP 1T1.1 Definition and detailed analysis of vertical use cases/scenarios, baseline and corresponding target KPIs1 Person-Months
WP 5T5.1 LL planning, setup and operational management2 Person-Months
T5.2 LL2 execution: Smart Energy12,5 Person-Months
T5.4 Performance evaluation and lessons learned1 Person-Months
WP 9T9.1 Dissemination and communication activities0,5 Person-Months

Art. 2 – How to submit an application

With this call we invite the candidates who have the skills needed to perform some of the activities relevant to the WPs mentioned in Art. 1 to send an email application to the address info@crat.eu, with subject “Application for working in 5G-SOLUTIONS”, attaching (i) a signed curriculum vitae in .pdf format, (ii) a front/back copy of a) a valid identity card b) the fiscal code. Within the same terms, the application can be hand carried to the CRAT office, located in via Giovanni Nicotera 29, 00195, Rome (IT), Tuesday-Thursday 10:00-12:00.

The applications may be submitted at any time within the duration of the project (see Art. 1). The application is valid for the whole project duration. Each candidate is entitled to send at any time and in the way previously described any addendum to the curriculum.

Applications will be considered by the Selection Committee described in art. 3, according to the timetable specified in Art. 4, following the criteria specified in Art. 5.

Art. 3 – Composition of the Selection Committee

The Selection Committee will be composed of the Scientific Responsible(s) of the project and the members of the CRAT Scientific Committee more competent on the project’s theme.

The selection committee will be appointed by the President of CRAT with the unanimous approval of the CRAT Board of Directors. The latter will supervise the selection process and will guarantee the absence of conflicts of interest.

 Art. 4 – Selection Committee timetable

The Selection Committee will hold meetings twice a year, in the first half of December (winter session) and in the first half of June (summer session), in order to assess the received applications aiming at identifying the new collaboration contracts to be awarded. In the winter session the applications received until December 10 will be screened; in the summer session those received until June 10. For the first project Selection (2019 winter session), the Selection Committee will hold a meeting in the last ten days of December, in this session the applications received until December 19, 2019 will be screened.

Art. 5 – Selection Committee operations

Within each session, the Selection Committee, on the basis of the applications submitted within the deadlines set out in Art. 4, will update a short list including the eligible candidates, i.e. the candidates which are eligible to carry out all or part of one or more of the activities referred to in Art. 1.

An eligible candidate will remain in the short list for the whole duration of the project. The short list of eligible candidates may be requested by every candidate, at any time, by writing an email to the   address mentioned in art. 2. The candidates which will be awarded with a contract (hereinafter referred to as contractors) will be chosen within the short list in question. Nevertheless, the inclusion of a candidate in the short list does not imply any right on her/his part to get contract assignments.

The contractor selection, the duration of the contract (generally not less than 6 months), the type of contract, the hourly rate and the number of hours to be worked under the contract, will be identified by the Selection Committee on the basis of the following criteria:

–   Professional skills and experience of the candidate inferred from the curriculum attached to the application and, possibly, from an interview with the candidate; in particular, the following points will be taken into account: the academic rank (professor, researcher, post-doc, doctoral student, graduate student, …), the merits and qualifications acquired in the framework of applied research, the organizational skills and the ability to work in a team;

– “best matching” between the eligible candidates, the man-months foreseen by the contract in the various WPs (see Art. 1), the expected timing of such WPs and the funding received by the European Commission;

–   the principle of “best value for money”;

–   equal opportunities for men and women;

– all the remaining criteria laid down in Art. 32 and 33 of the contract with the European Commission as detailed in the Annotated Model Grant Agreement and in the documents referred to herein.

After each session, the Selection Committee draws up a report which shall include, on the basis of these criteria, the candidates selected for the award of contracts, as well as the duration of the contract, the type of contract, the hourly rate and the number of hours to be worked under the contract.

A copy of this report can be requested by the applicants upon the submission of a written request addressed to CRAT, via Giovanni Nicotera 29, 00195, Rome (IT), by registered mail with return receipt, no later than January 15 for the winter session and July 15 for the summer session. Applicants may submit any counter respectively by January 31 (winter session) and by July 31 (summer session); the Selection Committee must give adequate response within 15 days.

Art. 6 – Contract actuation

The CRAT President, on the basis of the Selection Committee report, will prepare by the end of December (for the winter session), or by the end of June (for the winter session) the contracts and send them to the selected contractors via e-mail. These latter, within one week, should send to the President of CRAT a paper copy of the contract signed for acceptance.

The contractors will work under the CRAT instructions on the CRAT premises. They will be free to determine breaks, rest periods and, in general, working times; nevertheless, they will be paid on the basis of the hours actually worked on the project (which will be clearly reported on the contract); such hours must be monthly reported on proper time sheets, subject to the approval of a supervisor. The results of the work performed by the contractor will belong to CRAT.

Art. 7 – Protection of Privacy

Pursuant to Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR, the personal data will be used exclusively for the purposes of managing the selection and, later, for purposes related to the conduct of the contract, in accordance with current rules on transparency and privacy protection.

Call for applications to work on the European project named SESAME

Art. 1 – Description of the activities to be performed by CRAT

CRAT is going to sign a research contract (n. 821875) with the European Commission, along with other contractors, relevant to the project named SESAME (8th Framework programme).

The project has a duration of three years (from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2022).

An outline of the project, as well as of the activities that CRAT has to carry out in the SESAME WorkPackages (WPs), can be found at the following link. In particular, CRAT must perform the following amount of work:

WP 1Specification2 Person-Months
WP 3Research on predictive methods to master production and operation12 Person-Months
WP 4Development and Integration of digital predictive tools4 Person-Months
WP 5Case Studies (production and operations)2 Person-Months
WP 6Evaluation, Dissemination, and Exploitation2 Person-Months
WP 7Project Management1 Person-Month

Art. 2 – How to submit an application

With this call we invite the candidates who have the skills needed to perform some of the activities relevant to the WPs mentioned in Art. 1 to send an email application to the address info@crat.eu, with subject “Application for working in SESAME”, attaching (i) a signed curriculum vitae in .pdf format, (ii) a publishable curriculum vitae, this CV version should not contain any sensitive data that the candidate would not want made public (iii) a front/back copy of a valid identity card. Within the same terms, the application can be hand carried to the CRAT office, located in via Giovanni Nicotera 29, 00195, Rome (IT), Tuesday-Thursday 10:00-12:00.

The applications may be submitted at any time within the duration of the project (see Art. 1). The application is valid for the whole project duration. Each candidate is entitled to send at any time and in the way previously described any addendum to the curriculum.

Applications will be considered by the Selection Committee described in art. 3, according to the timetable specified in Art. 4, following the criteria specified in Art. 5.

Art. 3 – Composition of the Selection Committee

The Selection Committee will be composed of the Scientific Responsible(s) of the project and the members of the CRAT Scientific Committee more competent on the project’s theme.

The selection committee will be appointed by the President of CRAT with the unanimous approval of the CRAT Board of Directors. The latter will supervise the selection process and will guarantee the absence of conflicts of interest.

Art. 4 – Selection Committee timetable

The Selection Committee will hold meetings twice a year, in the first half of December (winter session) and in the first half of June (summer session), in order to assess the received applications aiming at identifying the new collaboration contracts to be awarded. In the winter session the applications received until December 10 will be screened; in the summer session those received until June 10. For the first project Selection (2018 winter session), the Selection Committee will hold a meeting in the last ten days of December, in this session the applications received until December 20, 2018 will be screened.

Art. 5 – Selection Committee operations

Within each session, the Selection Committee, on the basis of the applications submitted within the deadlines set out in Art. 4, will update a short list including the eligible candidates, i.e. the candidates which are eligible to carry out all or part of one or more of the activities referred to in Art. 1.

An eligible candidate will remain in the short list for the whole duration of the project. The short list of eligible candidates may be requested by every candidate, at any time, by writing an email to the   address mentioned in art. 2. The candidates which will be awarded with a contract (hereinafter referred to as contractors) will be chosen within the short list in question. Nevertheless, the inclusion of a candidate in the short list does not imply any right on her/his part to get contract assignments.

The contractor selection, the duration of the contract (generally not less than 6 months), the type of contract, the hourly rate and the number of hours to be worked under the contract, will be identified by the Selection Committee on the basis of the following criteria:

–   Professional skills and experience of the candidate inferred from the curriculum attached to the application and, possibly, from an interview with the candidate; in particular, the following points will be taken into account: the academic rank (professor, researcher, post-doc, doctoral student, graduate student, …), the merits and qualifications acquired in the framework of applied research, the organizational skills and the ability to work in a team;

– “best matching” between the eligible candidates, the man-months foreseen by the contract in the various WPs (see Art. 1), the expected timing of such WPs and the funding received by the European Commission;

–   the principle of “best value for money”;

–   equal opportunities for men and women;

– all the remaining criteria laid down in Art. 32 and 33 of the contract with the European Commission as detailed in the Annotated Model Grant Agreement and in the documents referred to herein.

After each session, the Selection Committee draws up a report which shall include, on the basis of these criteria, the candidates selected for the award of contracts, as well as the duration of the contract, the type of contract, the hourly rate and the number of hours to be worked under the contract.

A copy of this report can be requested by the applicants upon the submission of a written request addressed to CRAT, via Giovanni Nicotera 29, 00195, Rome (IT), by registered mail with return receipt, no later than January 15 for the winter session and July 15 for the summer session. Applicants may submit any counter respectively by January 31 (winter session) and by July 31 (summer session); the Selection Committee must give adequate response within 15 days.

Art. 6 – Contract actuation

The CRAT President, on the basis of the Selection Committee report, will prepare by the end of December (for the winter session), or by the end of June (for the winter session) the contracts and send them to the selected contractors via e-mail. These latter, within one week, should send to the President of CRAT a paper copy of the contract signed for acceptance.

The contractors will work under the CRAT instructions on the CRAT premises. They will be free to determine breaks, rest periods and, in general, working times; nevertheless, they will be paid on the basis of the hours actually worked on the project (which will be clearly reported on the contract); such hours must be monthly reported on proper time sheets, subject to the approval of a supervisor. The results of the work performed by the contractor will belong to CRAT.

Art. 7 – Protection of Privacy

Pursuant to Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR, the personal data will be used exclusively for the purposes of managing the selection and, later, for purposes related to the conduct of the contract, in accordance with current rules on transparency and privacy protection.