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07/05/2014 PROC/2014/004 Recycling services and Waste Management in ESMA premises [Deadline 22 May 2014] CLOSED Procedure PDF
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Description of required services / products: Work package 1: Supply of appropriate bins dedicated to the selective sorting. Work package 2: Collection and treatment of plastic, cans, toners, cartridges and destruction of confidential documents. Work package 3: Collection and treatment /destruction of electronical and IT devices and furniture. Description of contract – contract value and duration: 60 000 Euros maximum for the implementation of 4 years Framework Contract. How to obtain the full invitation to tender: Please request the full documentation by sending an e-mail with the tender reference number to: procurement@esma.europa.eu before: 22/05/2014
04/08/2014 PROC/2014/05 Study outlining alternatives to external credit ratings in creditworthiness assessments CLOSED Procedure PDF
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Please request to participate in this tender by sending an e-mail with the tender reference PROC/2014/05 to:procurement@esma.europa.eu before: 12.08.2014
14/08/2014 PROC/2014/14 Security Systems and Services CLOSED Procedure PDF
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- Security Systems and Services Contract Notice - Security Systems and Services ITT Cover Letter - Security Systems and Services Tender Specifications - Security Systems and Services Annex Ia – Lot 1 Draft FWC - Security Systems and Services Annex Ib – Lot 2 Draft FWC - Security Systems and Services Annex II – Declaration of Honour - Security Systems and Services Annex IV – Lot 1 Price - Security Systems and Services Annex V – Lot 2 Price
11/12/2014 2014/1485 MiFID – Conduct of Business, fair, clear and not misleading information Final Report PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has conducted a peer review of how national regulators (national competent authorities or NCAs) supervise MiFID conduct of business rules on providing fair, clear and not misleading information to clients. The peer review focused on NCAs’ organisation, supervisory approaches, monitoring and complaints handling in relation to information and marketing communications under MiFID. The Report found that there was overall a high degree of compliance amongst NCAs with the good practices identified in these key areas. However, a variety of approaches were observed, leading to different intensity of supervision. A number of areas for improvement were identified. They include: • enhanced use of on-site inspections and thematic reviews; • a specific focus on conduct of business issues in firms’ risk assessments; and • greater efforts to detect failings by firms in a timely manner. The review was conducted on the basis of information provided by NCAs in a self-assessment questionnaire and complemented by on-site visits to the NCAs of Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Portugal, and the United Kingdom.
11/12/2014 2014/1478 ESMA reviews supervisory practices on MiFID investor information , Press Release PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has conducted a peer review of how national regulators (national competent authorities or NCAs) supervise MiFID conduct of business rules on providing fair, clear and not misleading information to clients. The peer review focused on NCAs’ organisation, supervisory approaches, monitoring and complaints handling in relation to information and marketing communications under MiFID. The Report found that there was overall a high degree of compliance amongst NCAs with the good practices identified in these key areas. However, a variety of approaches were observed, leading to different intensity of supervision. A number of areas for improvement were identified. They include: enhanced use of on-site inspections and thematic reviews; a specific focus on conduct of business issues in firms’ risk assessments; and greater efforts to detect failings by firms in a timely manner. The review was conducted on the basis of information provided by NCAs in a self-assessment questionnaire and complemented by on-site visits to the NCAs of Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Portugal, and the United Kingdom. Steven Maijoor, ESMA Chair, said: “Providing fair, clear and not misleading information to clients is essential for investor protection and should be applied consistently throughout the EU. This review is a major step forward in ensuring that progress is being made towards convergence in this area by national regulators. “The report provides a thorough insight and analysis of national supervisory practices, facilitated by ESMA’s first on-site visits, and includes a number of recommendations which I urge national regulators to consider when reviewing their practices in this area”. Key Findings The review’s key findings covered the following areas: Ex-ante and ex-post supervision – supervisory systems are divided between ex-ante and ex-post reviews of marketing material. Within the ex-post approach there is also divergence in terms of the timeliness with which NCAs review the material following its dissemination and consider complaints made by clients of firms; Direct and indirect supervision – while some NCAs directly supervise firms’ compliance with their obligations relating to the provision of information and marketing material to clients, others rely on annual checks performed by external auditors. The latter approach may make it difficult to detect failings by firms in a timely manner due to the successive sampling process employed by auditors and then the NCA?s concerned; Complaints and Sanctions – a low level of complaints and equally low level of sanctions are reported by NCAs in the area of information and marketing to clients; and Definition of information and marketing communication - There is no precise definition of the term marketing communication in EU law: this would need to be further defined in order to build effective convergence of supervisory practices. Recommendations for future work The Report identifies a number of areas for future work by NCAs and ESMA which could promote a more coherent cross-EU application of the requirements. These include: establishing more robust structures and efficient coordination and cooperation arrangements between different supervisory units within NCAs; defining a clear set of information and marketing material to be supervised; assessing the frequency of NCAs’ monitoring of investor information and marketing; assessing the adequacy of monitoring the distribution channels used by firms including in the cross border provision of services; requiring investment firms to submit to their NCAs details of all information and marketing material to be provided including material used for cross-border business; considering the use of integrated databases to assist in supervision of information and marketing to clients; assessing the frequency and consistency of the use of sanctions by NCAs; and assessing the implementation and effectiveness of the guidelines for complaints-handling for the securities (ESMA) and banking (EBA) sectors. In addition, ESMA should continue its efforts, including the use of Opinions, in promoting the development of a level-playing field regarding the provision of information in an understandable format to clients and the quality of service to clients.
27/01/2015 PROC/2015/001 Open tender for Graphic design and publication services- New version of the tender specifications available! CLOSED Procedure PDF
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-    PROC/2015/001-ITT -   PROC/2015/001–Tender Specification- This the new version of the tender specifications document. In particular, pay attention to TENDER PART 3 – Financial offer (page   11) and Annex V – Financial proposal form (page 18) -    PROC/2015/001– Annex I-Draft Framework Service Contract-    PROC/2015/001– Annex II- Declaration of Honour -    PROC/2015/001 –Annex VI-ESMA corporate design manual -    Questions and answers list n.1  -    Questions and answers list n.2  -    Questions and answers list n.3 -    Questions and answers list n.4 -    Questions and answers list n.5 -    Questions and answers list n.6 -    Questions and answers list n.7 -    Questions and answers list n.8  
25/02/2015 2015/494 Best Execution under MiFID , Final Report PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has conducted a peer review on how national regulators (national competent authorities or NCAs) supervise and enforce the MiFID provisions relating to investment firms’ obligation to provide best execution, or obtain the best possible result, for their clients when executing their orders. ESMA found that the level of implementation of best execution provisions, as well as the level of convergence of supervisory practices by NCAs, is relatively low. In order to address this situation a number of improvements were identified, including: • prioritisation of best execution as a key conduct of business supervisory issue; • the allocation of sufficient resources to best execution supervision; and • a more proactive supervisory approach to monitoring compliance with best execution requirements, both desk-based and onsite inspections. The review was conducted on the basis of information provided by 29 NCAs and complemented by on-site visits to the NCAs of France, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland and Spain.
25/02/2015 2015/495 ESMA publishes review on best execution supervisory practices under MiFID , , Press Release PDF
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has conducted a peer review on how national regulators (national competent authorities or NCAs) supervise and enforce the MiFID provisions relating to investment firms’ obligation to provide best execution, or obtain the best possible result, for their clients when executing their orders. ESMA found that the level of implementation of best execution provisions, as well as the level of convergence of supervisory practices by NCAs, is relatively low. In order to address this situation a number of improvements were identified, including: . prioritisation of best execution as a key conduct of business supervisory issue; . the allocation of sufficient resources to best execution supervision; and . a more proactive supervisory approach to monitoring compliance with best execution requirements, both desk-based and onsite inspections. The review was conducted on the basis of information provided by 29 NCAs and complemented by on-site visits to the NCAs of France, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland and Spain.
18/03/2015 2015/592 Automated Trading Guidelines- ESMA peer review among National Competent Authorities Final Report PDF
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22/04/2015 PROC/2015/005 Low value negotiated tender- Journée européenne de la protection des consommateurs 2016 CLOSED Procedure PDF
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10/06/2015 PROC/2014/22 Open tender for Application development, maintenance and service desk (ADM & SD)- Deadline 31/07/2015 CLOSED Procedure PDF
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This tender procedure is for application development, maintenance and service desk (ADM & SD) divided in the following three lots:Lot 1 – Service deskLot 2 – Business supportLot 3 – Application development and maintenanceAll documents related to this call for tender are downloadable and visible following the TED eTendering link published below and in the contract notice. All of the information is accessible without registration in the eTendering website. However, registered users will be able to use the following functionalities:•    Submission of questions related to the tender;•    Notifications related to changes to the tender procedure.ESMA strongly advises registering and subscribing to ensure that no information related to the tender procedure is missed.Link to eTendering: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=892
25/08/2015 PROC/2015/010 Fixed Telephony Services- Deadline for submission: 13.10.2015 CLOSED Procedure PDF
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This tender procedure is for Fixed telephony services:   All documents related to this call for tender are downloadable and visible following the TED eTendering link published below and in the contract notice. All of the information is accessible without registration in the eTendering website. However, registered users will be able to use the following functionalities: •    Submission of questions related to the tender; •    Notifications related to changes to the tender procedure. ESMA strongly advises registering and subscribing to ensure that no information related to the tender procedure is missed.   Link to eTendering: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=1043
03/09/2015 2012/236 Annual list of contractors- 2011 Reference PDF
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03/09/2015 2013/890 Annual list of contractors- 2012 Reference PDF
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03/09/2015 2014/713 Annual list of contractors- 2013 Reference PDF
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03/09/2015 2015/931 Annual list of contractors- 2014 Reference PDF
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03/09/2015 Procurement conditions Procurement- General conditions with ESMA Reference PDF
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30/09/2015 PROC/2015/015 Building maintenance services- Deadline for submission: 06.11.2015 CLOSED Procedure PDF
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This tender procedure is for Building maintenance services:   All documents related to this call for tender are downloadable and visible following the TED eTendering link published below and in the contract notice. All of the information is accessible without registration in the eTendering website. However, registered users will be able to use the following functionalities: •    Submission of questions related to the tender; •    Notifications related to changes to the tender procedure. ESMA strongly advises registering and subscribing to ensure that no information related to the tender procedure is missed.   Link to eTendering: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=1071
22/12/2015 2015/1905 MAD Supervisory Practices peer review follow-up , Final Report PDF
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05/01/2016 2015/1791 Peer Review Report Compliance with SSR as regards Market Making activities Report PDF
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