Tender: Statistical Services in field of Public Sector Accounting
Luxembourg, 16 September 2015
The Commission considers that, with a view to taking forward the development of EPSAS, it is necessary to further analyse impact assessment considerations, meaning the economic, financial, fiscal and social implications of the project i.e. the expected pros and cons, and likely costs and benefits.
In addition to a first survey on the public sector accounting and auditing practices and the Commission staff working document which accompanied the IPSAS assessment report, a second analysis was published in September 2014. This analysis, based in large part on the information made available by countries which had moved to accruals accounting, describes in a more comprehensive manner the potential impacts including the costs and benefits of implementing a harmonised accruals-based government accounting standard in the EU Member States. The study also evaluated the IPSAS standards and analysed their application in the EU.
The objective of this call for tender is to obtain support in the area of public sector accounting and general purpose financial reporting standards and the collection of additional and updated information related to the potential impacts of implementing accruals accounting in the public sector.
The work may require close cooperation with national public sector accounting standard setting authorities, national government accounting authorities and other international stakeholders such as Ministries of Finance, Court of Auditors in the MS, etc. Eurostat will make available the initial list of contact points in the MS.
Support for the development of harmonised European public sector accounting and general purpose financial reporting standards
Collection of additional and updated information related to the potential impacts of implementing accruals accounting in the public sector.
The volume of the contract is estimated at:
12 months period,
Up to 10 papers of approximately 20 pages each,
Up to five PowerPoint presentations of approximately 20 slides each. For up to five of these, oral presentations are to be given in meetings involving a visit of one day each either to Eurostat or to a EU Member State,
An analysis (paper) of approximately 100 pages,
Up to six visits to EU countries of 1-2 days each,
Up to three meetings in Luxembourg in the Commission premises.
Submission Deadline: 28 October 2015
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