Call for Tender

The SHUTTLE PCP project has launched its call for tender on the 20th of September 2019

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NEW DEADLINES for Q&As on the SHUTTLE Tender

Due to high interest expressed on the SHUTTLE PCP Tender and the questions sent/replied so far, the SHUTLE Buyer's Group decided to extend the deadline for submitting questions.

The new deadline set for submitting questions about tender documents via email ( and/or by other means in English is the 31/10/2019.

Any questions received after this deadline will not be answered.

The summary of all questions and answers will be presented in an anonymized Q&A document that will be published on  in English, the 5/11/2019.

SHUTTLE, acronym for ‘Scientific High-throughput and Unified Toolkit for Trace analysis by forensic Laboratories in Europe’, is a H2020 project financed by the European Commission (EC), aiming to develop a toolkit, which will facilitate the microtraces analysis collected in crime scenes.

The development of the SHUTTLE toolkit will be realised through a pre-commercial procurement (PCP) action, which is coordinated and jointly carried out between forensic institutes across Europe.

More precisely, the forensic institutes will organise and manage procurement of R&D services involving risk benefit sharing under market conditions, and competitive development in phases.

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Thanks to the EC funding (7.4M€ for the subcontracted activities), the SHUTTLE project will contribute to strengthening the forensic collaboration across countries and institutions in Europe and possibly beyond. It also will catalyse innovation by allowing public authorities to invest cost effectively in innovation by sharing costs and lessons learnt.

SHUTTLE started in May 2018 and will run for 48 months. It has a budget of 10.5M€ and a consortium of 8 partners led by the MINISTERE DE L’INTERIEUR.



This Request for Information has been launched by the SHUTTLE consortium as part of the Open Market Consultation to be conducted under WP1 (Preliminary study) and WP2 (Procurement strategy and tender preparation).

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The Security Research Event in Helsinki this Nov 6-7 is a great opportunity for security researchers who want to build a bridge from the lab to the market. Don't miss the premiere #SecurityUnion network event, register here:

Onderzoekers van de HvA zijn betrokken bij de ontwikkeling van een toolkit met geavanceerde microscoop voor forensisch onderzoekers. Zo’n nieuwe microscoop analyseert sporen snel en objectief. Meer lezen over dit Europese SHUTTLE-project:

Pre-Commercial Procurement (#PCP) @ProjectShuttle recently launched its Call for Tender for the development of a toolkit for #TraceAnalysis by #forensic labs in Europe. Find out more @ Mediterranean Security Event (#MSE) 2019 on 30/10/19 or on @CORDIS_EU

Pre Commercial Procurement

Description of Pre-Commercial Procurement project and phases

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Ministère de l'Intérieur
Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI)
Forensic Science Centre of Lithuania (FSCL)
Governo de Portugal
ARTTIC - International Management Services
Ministry of Public Security
Hogeschool van Amsterdam

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