Terms of Reference for the consultant to develop methodology to analyze the implementation of the national plans for transition

Being a partner of the Alliance for Public Health, the All-Ukrainian Network of PLWH 100% Life and other regional networks in the implementation of the Global Fund funded regional HIV project “Sustainability of services for key populations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia” (#SoS_project), the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA) is aimed at the improving the financial sustainability and allocative efficiency of HIV programs in EECA countries.

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Сall for applications to receive technical assistance for organizations, that want to increase their organizational capacity

EHRA announces a call for applications to receive technical assistance (TA) for organizations, that want to increase their organizational capacity to be more competitive and successful in receiving available state funding[1].

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Terms of Reference for a national consultant on legal analysis of cases of human rights violations against women who use drugs in Russia

 The Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA) as part of the three-year multi-country project “Sustainability of Services for Key Populations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia” (#SoS_project), implemented by the Alliance of Public Health Charitable Foundation in consortium with the All-Ukrainian Network of People Living with HIV (100% Life), the Central Asian Association of People Living with HIV and the Eurasian Key populations Health Network, regional networks, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and a number of technical partners, announces an open tender for a consultant for legal analysis of interviews collected in Russia to implement Objective 2 of the project – to reduce the most important human rights and gender barriers to accessing HIV prevention and care services.

Gathering data on human rights violations among people who use drugs, their analysis, ensuring follow-up, and reporting to the UN human rights treaty bodies will help remove barriers to access to HIV prevention and care services for people who use drugs in EECA countries. In addition, mentoring and technical assistance to partners from national communities will help build community capacity in collecting data on human rights violations and understanding the follow-up system for its systematic and effective use.

The collection of data on cases of human rights violations against women who use drugs in Russia will serve as the evidence base for advocating for amendments to existing national legislation aimed at respecting and protecting the rights of people who use drugs, and will become the basis for subsequent submission of reports to the UN human rights treaty bodies.

Tasks of the consultant and expected results:

  1. To get acquainted with the interviews collected by EHRA, to identify the main patterns, trends and types of problems that women who use drugs face.
  2. To analyze to what extent the identified problems are a consequence of the Russian legislation on drugs, and where there are cases of discrimination and / or abuse by representatives of state and other structures.
  3. To prepare a descriptive 10-15 pages report.

Timeline:

  1. The first draft of the report – by November 10, 2019;
  2. The final report, taking into account comments from EHRA – by November 30, 2019.

Consultant Requirements:

The submitted applications will be evaluated by the selection committee of the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association. The following criteria will be used to evaluate the bids (the maximum possible number of points is 100):

  1. The applicant is an employee or permanent consultant of a Russian organization working in the sphere of harm reduction and / or protection of human rights (25 points);
  2. Legal education (25 points);
  3. Relevant work experience (references to documents or relevant analytical materials should be provided in the application) (50 points).

Cost of services:

The amount of the contract may not exceed $1,000 (paid upon completion of work and the provision of a final report to EHRA).

How to apply:

Applicants must submit their CV and application (letter of interest) in free form to maria@harmreductioneurasia.org, the subject of the letter is “Consultant RUS”, the deadline for submission is before 24:00 EET October 17, 2019. The CV and application should clearly reflect the competency of the candidate necessary to complete this task, as well as include the proposed number of working days necessary to implement the assignment.

General terms:

Interested consultants should pay attention to the following conditions:

  • EHRA will sign an agreement with the winner of the competitive selection. The contract will define a detailed work plan and payment terms.
  • The winner of the competitive selection agrees to provide confirmation of their daily rates before signing the contract.
  • EHRA reserves the right (but does not commit itself to obligations) to enter into negotiations with one or more applicants in order to obtain clarifications or additional information, as well as to agree on the timing of work.

If you have any questions or need clarification regarding this ToR, please contact Maria Plotko at maria@harmreductioneurasia.org no later than October 12, 2019.

Terms of Reference

Invitation to participate in the Tender for the selection of Editors

Eurasian harm reduction Association (further EHRA) announces a tender for the selection of editors for a long-term cooperation with EHRA.

Based on the results of the tender, EHRA will select several consultants, with whom EHRA will conclude long-term contracts.

More information about the Association and specifics of the work you can find on our website http://harmreductioneurasia.org

Type and subject of the tender:

As part of its work, EHRA requires quality editing and proofreading of various types of documents, reports and publications:

in English language,

in Russian language.

As a result of the tender, consultants with the highest amount of points for each of the following category of work will be chosen:

– (ER) editing texts in Russian language,

– (EE) editing texts in English language.

Requirements to participants of the tender / evaluation criteria:

Essential requirement for the participants of the contest:

– Category (ER) – the Russian language must be native to the candidate (native speaker);

– Category (EE) – the English language must be native to the candidate (native speaker).

General requirements for the participants of the contest.

To assess the tender applications, the following criteria will be used (maximum amount of points for each criterion):

  • Experience of editing in the fields of public health, human rights, harm reduction etc. – maximum 20 points.
  • Quality of the completed test task – maximum 50 points.

Text for Category (ER)

Text for Category (EE)

  • Education: diploma in linguistics, philology or other related fields; special certifications, etc.: maximum 20 points.
  • Price of editing of a page of text (1800 characters with spaces) maximum 10 points.

The maximum possible amount of points            100 points

Participants must submit:

  1. A cover letter in a free format (no more than in 1 pages), which should include:
  • information for which category of work (ER, EE) the documents are submitted;
  • indication of the cost of services, i.e. editing of a page of text in EURO (1800 characters with spaces);
  1. Completed test task in Word-format (.doc, .docx).
  2. CV in a free format;
  3. Copies of diplomas and certificates, as well as links on the examples of the previous editing.

ATTENTION! If these documents are not provided in full, such application in not considered for evaluation.

Application deadline – 1 p.m., September 30, 2019, Vilnius local time. Please send your documents at julia@harmreductioneurasia.org

Special conditions:

Upon the completion of the tender procedures, EHRA will sign long-term contracts with the selected number of Consultants on a fixed cost of services per unit basis in EURO (page of text, 1800 characters with spaces). Further work will be carried out based on the needs of EHRA and according to the timeline and other conditions, which will be decided upon in each individual case.

The submission of documents for participation in the tender does not impose on EHRA any additional obligation to conclude a contract.

Terms Of Reference For Development of “Chase the Virus, Not People!” National Campaigns

Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA) is looking for national partners (country consortia, NGOs, community organizations and initiative groups) to develop and implement the CHASE THE VIRUS, NOT PEOPLE! campaign at the national level in 3 countries of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region.

The assignment is implemented in the framework of the Eurasian Regional Consortium project “Thinking outside the box: overcoming challenges in community advocacy for sustainable and high-quality HIV services”, funded by the Robert Carr civil society Networks’ Fund.

Campaign was launched at AIDS2018 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in July 2018. The regional communities’ networks, who joined forces in the campaign represent key populations affected by HIV: people living with HIV, women living with HIV, youth and teenagers, affected by HIV, people who use drugs, sex workers, men who have sex with men, trans people. The campaign emphasized the common needs of all key population groups and focuses on overcoming the discrimination, stigmatization and criminalization of key populations as a key condition for an effective response to the HIV epidemic in EECA countries.

Aim of the campaign:

To strengthen the voice and influence of national activists at the national level in articulating their advocacy priorities and drawing the attention of target audiences to the problems of key populations in relation to the catastrophic HIV/AIDS epidemic in the EECA region, in particular the impact of stigma, discrimination and criminalization on effective response measures to HIV/AIDS epidemic and mortality reduction.

THE TERMS OF REFERENCE ASSIGNMENT

TASK:

to develop and implement the national campaign under the slogan “Chase the virus, not people!” with specific advocacy objectives in the framework of the regional campaign.

EHRA is issuing 3 grants in 3 countries accordingly to the winners in the open competition (NGO, community organization or initiative groups).

AIM (sample, to be adjusted per country needs):

To strengthen partnerships between national key populations organizations and activists to draw attention of key steakholders and decision makers to the impact of stigma, discrimination and criminalization on effective response measures to HIV/AIDS epidemic and mortality reduction in the country

Grant sum – 2,000 Euro per country.

EHRA technical support – EHRA representative’s participation in development of the national campaign (country visit for 1-day mentorship session; on-line technical support to the national campaign organizer).

Terms of project realization – till the end of 2019.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS:

  • Be registered in one of the countries of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region;
  • Work with/represent/provide services/advocate for the needs of key populations on the national level;
  • Share the aim and objectives of the regional campaign “Chase the virus, not people!”;
  • Describe the problem statement for advocacy within the national campaign;
  • Identify the goal of the national campaign;
  • Demostrate the previous experience in realization of advocacy/communication campaigns (if any).

To apply for the assignment the organization or individual has to submit to natalia@harmreductioneurasia.org till COB September 20, 2019 the following documents:

Description of the organizational experience to follow the above described requirements,

Letter of interest (not less than 500 words and not more than 1500 words),

Timeline of campaign development and implementation with the brief description of stages and terms.

The submitted applications will be evaluated by the selection committee of the Eurasian Regional Consortium. The following criteria will be used to evaluate the bids (the maximum possible number of points is 100):

  • Work experience with key populations (20);
  • Problem statement (20);
  • Clear and achievable goal of the campaign (30);
  • Realistic and clear timeline of the campaign (30).

Before submission of the application, please read carefully ToR for national partners.

EHRA is seeking a consultant to provide support in the development and operationalization of an organizational Monitoring, Evaluation, & Learning (MEL) framework

Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA) is currently in the process of developing its new 5-years strategy 2020-2024 which will highlight a renewed set of ambitious strategic goals. The new strategy requires new approach to Monitoring and Evaluation, which should help us to enhance capacity to become more effective and maximize our impact. 

Purpose of the CONSULTANT’S work

To provide support in the development and operationalization of an organizational Monitoring, Evaluation, & Learning (MEL) framework.

Objectives

  • To propose the overall organizational approach to monitoring, evaluation and learning taking into consideration existing operational systems and procedures in organization.
  • To propose key impact, and outcome indicators for new EHRA strategy 2020-2024 objectives
  • To suggest system of collecting, analysis and using data based on existing M&E practice used in EHRA, international best practices and donor requirements.

Develop user guideline for EHRA staff which will include efficient methods and tools for data collection and analysis of indicator information; practical management of MEL related processes, including clear schedules, responsibilities and interconnections.

Deliverables

  1. EHRA MEL framework.
  2. EHRA MEL framework implementation guideline
  3. Tracking tools, data management and reporting systems

Timeline

We estimate that this work takes maximum 12 days over two months, to have enough time for reviewing and commenting on drafts. 

Experience and skills requirements

To assess submitted applications, the following criteria will be used (the maximum possible amount of points is 100):

  • Up to date knowledge of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning best practices, concepts, donors’ requirements and tools (25 points).
  • Proven track record of experience in developing monitoring, evaluation and learning frameworks (25 points).
  • Excellent written communication skills (10 points).
  • Oral, written and spoken fluency in English, Russian is an asset (10 points).
  • Understanding of harm reduction, drug policy, HIV response and/or civil society involvement into advocacy and capacity building in social and public health issues (10 points).
  • Reasonable cost of services (20 points).

How to apply

To respond this announcement, please read Terms of Reference carefully, submit your CV, Letter of Interest and filled daily rate form (see here: EHRA’s template) by e-mail referenced under title “Consultant for MEL” to irena@harmreductioneurasia.org by 24:00 EET, 27 of September 2019.

Letter of Interest should clearly reflect the competencies of the candidate required to complete this task and include:

  • A sample of previous work, relevant to this consultancy.
  • An operation plan proposing how the work will be done and how the objectives above will be met (max 4 pages). This will be subject to review and negotiation.
  • Details/expertise of your institutional affiliation if applicable.
  • An all-inclusive financial proposal for the work, including daily rate in this template (in euro or US dollars).
  • Details of two references.

ToR for a Consultant.

Extended: Tender for a consultant on the collection of data on cases of human rights violations in the Republic of Moldova

The Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA) as part of the three-year multi-country project “Sustainability of Services for Key Populations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia” (#SoS_project), implemented by the Alliance of Public Health Charitable Foundation in consortium with the All-Ukrainian Network of People Living with HIV (100% Life), the Central Asian Association of People Living with HIV and the Eurasian Key populations Health Network, regional networks, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and a number of technical partners, announces an open tender for a consultant to collect data on cases of human rights violations in the Republic of Moldova to implement Objective 2 of the project – to reduce the most important human rights and gender barriers to accessing HIV prevention and care services.

Gathering data on human rights violations among people who use drugs, ensuring follow-up, and reporting to the UN human rights treaty bodies will help remove barriers to access to HIV prevention and care services for people who use drugs in EECA countries. In addition, mentoring and technical assistance to partners from national communities will help build community capacity in collecting data on human rights violations and understanding the follow-up system for its systematic and effective use.

The collection of data on cases of human rights violations among people who use drugs in Moldova will serve as the evidence base for advocating for amendments to existing national legislation aimed at respecting and protecting the rights of people who use drugs, and will become the basis for subsequent submission of reports to the UN human rights treaty bodies.

Tasks of the consultant and expected results:

  1. Conduct semi-structured interviews with:
  • people who have 1 conviction and have served sentences in prison in connection with narcotic drugs (2 minimum);
  • people who have 1 criminal record and received a suspended sentence in connection with narcotic drugs (2 minimum);
  • people who were held accountable, but chose treatment in connection with narcotic drugs (2 minimum);
  • people who have received a fine for storage / use in connection with narcotic drugs (2 minimum);
  • people who have more than one criminal record and have been serving sentences in places of detention in connection with narcotic drugs (2 minimum);
  • people who have more than one criminal record, but have not served their sentences in prison (2 minimum).

Selection of respondents:

  • Respondents should include both men and women;
  • experience in criminal / administrative prosecution over the past 5 years;
  • age 18-50 yearsold.

The interview guidelines will be developed by EHRA jointly with the selected consultant. A representative of EHRA will assist in conducting the interview (travel to Moldova).

  1. According to the form provided by EHRA for each interview, make a brief description with the most striking quotes.
  2. Prepare a general descriptive report with general trends and citations of 5-10 pages maximum. In addition to the information gathered as a result of the interview, the report should include:
  • Statistics by type of punishment (fines, terms and for how much);
  • How the size of fines relates to average income, minimum wage.

Timeline:

  1. The first draft of the report – by October 20, 2019;
  2. The final report, taking into account comments from EHRA, – by November 15, 2019.

Consultant Requirements:

The submitted applications will be evaluated by the selection committee of the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association. The following criteria will be used to evaluate the bids (the maximum possible number of points is 100):

  1. Knowledge of Russian and Romanian languages (20 points);
  2. Relevant work experience, knowledge and experience in the field of harm reduction are an advantage (the application must contain documents or links to transcripts of interviews and / or analytical reports prepared by the applicant) (45 points);
  3. Literate written Russian or English (15 points);
  4. Work plan with stages and deadlines (20 points).

The cost of work:

The amount of the contract may not exceed $ 1,000 (paid upon completion of work and the provision of a final report to EHRA).

How to apply

Applicants must submit their CV and application (letter of interest) in free form to maria@harmreductioneurasia.org, the subject of the letter is “Consultant Moldova”, the deadline for submission is before 24:00 EET on September 10, 2019. The CV and application should clearly reflect the competency of the candidate necessary to complete this task, as well as include the proposed number of working days for each stage and the timing of their implementation.

General terms

Interested consultants should pay attention to the following conditions:

  • EHRA will sign an agreement with the winner of the competitive selection. The contract will define a detailed work plan and payment terms.
  • The winner of the competitive selection agrees to provide confirmation of their daily rates before signing the contract.
  • EHRA reserves the right (but does not commit itself to obligations) to enter into negotiations with one or more applicants in order to obtain clarifications or additional information, as well as to agree on the timing of work.

If you have any questions or need clarification regarding this ToR, please contact Maria Plotko at maria@harmreductioneurasia.org no later than September 07, 2019.

ToR for a Consultant.

Extended: Tender for a consultant to collect the official statistical data in the Kyrgyz Republic

The Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA) as part of the three-year multi-country project “Sustainability of Services for Key Populations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia” (#SoS_project), implemented by the Alliance of Public Health Charitable Foundation in consortium with the All-Ukrainian Network of People Living with HIV (100% Life), the Central Asian Association of People Living with HIV and the Eurasian Key populations Health Network, regional networks, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and a number of technical partners, announce an open tender for a consultant to collect official statistics in Kyrgyzstan to implement Objective 2 of the project – to reduce the most important human rights and gender barriers to accessing HIV prevention and care services.

Gathering data on human rights violations among people who use drugs, ensuring follow-up, and reporting to the UN human rights treaty bodies will help remove barriers to access to HIV prevention and care services for people who use drugs in EECA countries. In addition, mentoring and technical assistance to partners from national communities will help build community capacity in collecting data on human rights violations and understanding the follow-up system for its systematic and effective use.

To prepare a report to the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rightson the proportionality of imposed fines for the possession of narcotic drugs, the EHRA is looking for a national consultant to collect official statistical information.

Tasks of the consultant and expected results:

  1. Collect official data, with links to the source:
  • Average salary;
  • Minimum wage;
  • The average unemployment rate across the country and by region, age group and gender;
  • The ability to receive social benefits, their size and inclusion/exclusion criteria;
  • Narcological registration (for what services are needed, what the deregistration procedure is, how open this information is for access to the third parties);
  • Barriers attributed to the presence of criminal and/or narcological records (for employment, education, obtaining a driver’s license, etc.);
  • The cost of rehabilitation services and the opportunity to receive them free of charge;
  • The size of fines for possession of narcotic drugs according to new legislation and the real size of imposed fines according to the court statistics;
  • The number of detainees since the introduction of the law on changing the size of fines for possession of narcotic drugs (for what offence, what punishment, distribution by gender and age if possible).
  1. Analyze the collected data in terms of the proportionality of the fines imposed to the offense and the economic situation in the country, and prepare an analytical 3-5 pages report.

Proposed timeline:

  1. Data gathering – September 30, 2019;
  2. The first draft of the report – October 13, 2019;
  3. The final report, taking into account comments from EHRA – October 31, 2019.

Requirements to Consultant:

The submitted applications will be evaluated by the selection committee of the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association. The following criteria will be used to evaluate the bids (the maximum possible number of points is 100):

  1. Knowledge of the Russian and Kyrgyz languages (25 points);
  2. Relevant work experience, knowledge and experience in the field of harm reduction are an advantage (documents or links to analytical materials should be submitted in the application) (50 points);
  3. Literate written Russian or English (25 points);

The cost of work:

The amount of the contract may not exceed $ 1,000 (paid upon completion of work and the provision of a final report to EHRA).

How to apply

Applicants must submit their CV and application (letter of interest) in free form to maria@harmreductioneurasia.org, the subject of the letter is “Consultant SREPHR”, the deadline for submission is before 24:00 EET on September 4, 2019. The CV and application should clearly reflect the competency of the candidate and number of working days necessary to complete this task.

General terms

Interested consultants should pay attention to the following conditions:

  • EHRA will sign an agreement with the winner of the competitive selection. The contract will define a detailed work plan and payment terms.
  • The winner of the competitive selection agrees to provide confirmation of their daily rates before signing the contract.
  • EHRA reserves the right (but does not commit itself to obligations) to enter into negotiations with one or more applicants in order to obtain clarifications or additional information, as well as to agree on the timing of work.

If you have any questions or need clarification regarding this ToR, please contact Maria Plotko at maria@harmreductioneurasia.org no later than August 31, 2019.

Tender for the Selection of Designers

Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (further EHRA) announces a tender for the selection of designers for a long-term cooperation with EHRA.

Based on the results of the tender, EHRA will select several designers, with whom EHRA will conclude long-term contracts.
More information about the Association and specifics of the work you can find on our website http://harmreductioneurasia.org

Type and subject of the tender:
As part of its work, EHRA requires quality, professional graphic design, infographics, banners and other design services to fill the site’s content, groups in social networks, to use it in promotional materials (presentations, stands, guides, methodologies, articles, blogs, interviews, project implementation reports to partners and donors).
As a result of the tender, designers with the highest amount of points will be chosen. Description of work:
– graphic design services;
– infographic design services;
– design in Word document, PPT presentations;
– production of banners (static and moving).

Requirements to participants of the tender/evaluation criteria:
Essential requirement for the participants:
– knowledge of Russian or English languages (Intermediate level B1 – minimum);
– work experience as a professional designer at least 3 years;
General requirements:
To assess the tender applications, the following criteria will be used (maximum amount of points for each criterion):
ATTENTION! If the participant doesn’t have a relevant experience in some of the criteria, please, skip it (do not put any cost of such service in the form).

Participants must submit:
1. CV in a free format, which should include:
– previous work experience as a professional designer;
– filled form of the cost of services (mentioned above).
2. A link to the portfolio of works (At least 10 examples).
3. Copies of diplomas and certificates (if the participant has).

ATTENTION! If these documents are not provided in full, such application in not considered for evaluation.
Application deadline1 p.m., August 10, 2019, Vilnius local time. Please send your documents to Yuliia Holub at julia@harmreductioneurasia.org

Special conditions:
Upon the completion of the tender procedures, EHRA will sign long-term contracts with the selected number of winners on a fixed cost of services per unit basis in EURO (one hour of work under design and one page of one product). Further work will be carried out based on the needs of EHRA and according to the timeline and other conditions, which will be decided upon in each individual case.
The submission of documents for participation in the tender does not impose on EHRA any additional obligation to conclude a contract.

By submitting the requested data, I agree that the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association has the right to use my personal data the name, surname, email, phone number, motivation letter and biographical data (including copies of diplomas and qualifications’ certificates, examples of my work) with the purpose of holding a tender and selecting the candidates, which participate in the tender, further accounting and audit of the Association.
To communicate with the participants of the tender, the EHRA can use my name and surname, email and phone number.
I agree that my data will be saved in the archives of the EHRA according to the Order of the Lithuanian State Archive “On the approval of the general term for keeping the documents”.

Invitation to participate in the tender for the selection of photographers

Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (further EHRA) announces a tender for the selection of photographers for a long-term cooperation with EHRA in Lithuania.

Based on the results of the tender, EHRA will select several photographers, with whom EHRA will conclude long-term contracts.

More information about the Association and specifics of the work you can find on our website http://harmreductioneurasia.org

Type and subject of the tender:

As part of its work, EHRA requires quality, professional photos to fill the site’s content, groups in social networks, to use it in promotional materials (presentations, stands, guides, methodologies, articles, blogs, interviews, project implementation reports to partners and donors).

As a result of the tender, photographers with the highest amount of points will be chosen. Description of work:

– photography (conferences, meetings, round tables, trainings, seminars, etc.; portrait and group photo sessions of the EHRA team); photo processing.

Requirements to participants of the tender/evaluation criteria:

Essential requirement for the participants:

– place of residence – Lithuania;

– knowledge of Russian or English languages (Intermediate level B1 – minimum);

– work experience as a professional photographer at least 3 years;

– tolerance to vulnerable groups of people.

General requirements:

To assess the tender applications, the following criteria will be used (maximum amount of points for each criterion):

Participants must submit:

  1. CV in a free format, which should include:
  • previous work experience as a professional photographer;
  • indication of the cost of services: photography/ photo processing in EURO (1 hour/1 photo).

2 A link to the portfolio of your work (At least 10 examples).

3 Copies of diplomas and certificates.

ATTENTION! If these documents are not provided in full, such application in not considered for evaluation.

Application deadline – 1 p.m., August 10, 2019, Vilnius local time. Please send your documents to Yuliia Holub at julia@harmreductioneurasia.org

Special conditions:

Upon the completion of the tender procedures, EHRA will sign long-term contracts with the selected number of winners on a fixed cost of services per unit basis in EURO (one hour of photography and photo processing of one photo). Further work will be carried out based on the needs of EHRA and according to the timeline and other conditions, which will be decided upon in each individual case.

The submission of documents for participation in the tender does not impose on EHRA any additional obligation to conclude a contract.