Transport & Infrastructure Expertise Group (TIEG) is a registered European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) of consultancy firms, whose members act together, from a legal viewpoint, as a single organisation. The Grouping was established in 2012 with the objective to leverage on knowledge and expertise of the two founding members, focused on the provision of services in the context of the projects and programmes funded by the European Union and other international donors. This includes the management of the European Commission Framework Contracts designed for implementing short term missions, in particular the identification, formulation and evaluation of the EU funded projects but also the provision of the advisory services to various EU Directorates or the Delegations of the European Union.
The two organisations composing TIEG (Consulting and Management Ltd and TAS Europrojects Ltd) are well established and known in their respective areas of activities, outside and inside the EU. C&M has a long track record in delivering a wide range of complex European Union projects / programmes and TAS is providing engineering supports to various private and public key players of the European Union.
The two organisations had previously worked together in technical assistance projects led by C&M and have decided to join forces for implementing together a number of projects, while keeping their autonomy in their historical domains of activities. Since the creation of TIEG in 2012, the Grouping has become one of the key actors in providing technical support in transport, infrastructure, water, energy, climate change, ICT, urban development, private sector and job creation.
True to its motto: “Together we can make it better!”, TIEG is developing a network over the world, composed of an increasing number of associate members.
Framework Contract Management
Since 2014 we have been contracted as a leader of Consortia for major Framework Contracts funded by the European Commission.
- EC, Framework Contract Services for the Implementation of External Aid (SIEA) 2018 (EC, 2019 – 2022), Lot 2 – Infrastructure, sustainable growth and jobs
- Framework Contract Beneficiaries 2013 (EC, 2014 – 2018), Lot 2 – Transport and Infrastructure
As a partner we have participated in the Framework contracts funded by the European Investment Bank:
- FWC EIB Lot 3 (2016-2019): Transport.
- FWC EIB Lot 4 (2016-2019): Smart growth, social infrastructure and Horizon 2020.
We provide overall management, coordination and quality control of the framework assignments in the following technical areas:
- Transport and Infrastructure (incl. roads, railways, harbours, airports, transport safety, buildings, water supply and sanitation, solid waste disposal, engineering construction)
- Digital technologies and services (incl. broadband connectivity, digital literacy and entrepreneurship, cybersecurity, navigation systems, digital agenda and protection)
- Earth observation (incl. satellite and meteorological data, space policy)
- Urban development and Cities (incl. smart cities, social housing, urban mobility and infrastructure, climate-resilient and sustainable urban environments)
- Sustainable energy (incl. renewable energies, modern Power grids, electrification, energy efficiency, energy services and frameworks, energy sector studies)
- Nuclear safety (incl. nuclear power plant operation, design safety, safeguards, radio-active waste, offsite emergency preparedness, decommissioning, training)
- Sustainable waste management incl. public/private management structures
- Private sector (incl. privatisation, sector policies, SMEs support and policy development, regulatory reform, investment promotion, commercial banking, financial sector, corporate social responsibility)
- Trade (incl. trade policy and negotiations, regional economic integration, conformity assessment, metrology, standards and norms, Sanitary and Phytosanitary issues, Technical barriers to trade, intellectual property, trade in services, competition, trade and environment, trade defence instruments, trade promotion and market analysis)
- Employment creation (Labour market and Employment – formal and non-formal) incl. labour force, wage policy and social dialogue.
TIEG EEIG has been founded with two consultancy companies, Consulting & Management ltd. and TAS Europrojects ltd, and is associated with other organisations spread over the world. The network was established with a view of bringing the best available knowledge and expertise of all member organisations so to strengthen the overall capability of the grouping.
“Together, to reach excellence”
Consulting and Management (C&M) is a dynamic consulting firm, based in the heart of Central Europe, working closely with EU institutions and international organisations. Since 2005, we have supported the efforts of our clients, mainly national, regional and local authorities, to make their regulatory policies, governance structures and programme management capabilities more effective.
Our activities span two focused areas: “Infrastructure, Sustainable Growth & Job Creation” on the one hand, and “Media, Communication & Events” on the other. True to our motto “Together, to reach excellence”, we consolidate our partnerships and bring together strengths and energies, through our European economic interests’ groupings TIEG and NOOKOM. This strategy has been successful and today these brands are well recognised within the community of framework contractors and the Institutions of the European Union.
Our main strengths lie in the high-level capabilities of our motivated and competent staff and consultants in project development and management. Thanks also to our extensive network of partners and experts, both in the EU-27 and in the 160 countries receiving EU aid, we are able to manage a significant number of projects all around the world. The success of C&M shows that our combination of different horizons is a winning formula for institutional clients who are looking for a thorough understanding of their work, with proven experience in project management, as well as the creativity to find new ideas.
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Dynamic approach to development & cooperation challenges in the world
TAS Europrojects was established in Brussels in 1993, when a group of independent professionals, after a series of successful consulting experiences acquired in the large companies, decided to join forces. This was with an objective to better serve the consulting market by providing both public and private clients with tailored technical and commercial management assistance in the framework of the new projects and programmes funded by the European Union, in particular in the Candidate Countries -Turkey and Western Balkans regions, but also in the EU South Neighbourhood Countries and other countries benefiting from the EU external aid.
Since then, TAS has developed itself as a dynamic group of professionals operating from Belgium. TAS assists its clients in important development sectors, in particular infrastructure, urban planning, regional and local development, governance, economic modernization and growth. The projects and programmes cover the whole project cycle management, from the programming to the implementation and projects’ evaluations. TAS main clients include the European Institutions (EuropeAid, EIB, EBRD) and other multilateral organizations such as World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Asian and African Development Banks.
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As Secretary General of the Belgian Banker’s Association (1980-1995), he was an actor on the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) in the financial sector. During his time as Director of the external relations at Bank Brussels Lambert (1995-1998) the merger of the Belgian bank into the ING Group was successfully concluded. Michel was actively involved in the ITC expansion in Europe and was the shareholder and Board Member of the first free internet provider in Belgium (1999-2001).
Through his work as EU Advisor in Bank and Finance (1998-2000) and Deputy Head of Operations at the EC Delegation in Slovakia (2001-2005), Michel actively participated in and acquired in-depth knowledge of the EU enlargement processes and overall development aid. He decided to use his expertise and a strong network developed over the years to create C&M Ltd in 2005 and in 2012 two EEIGs, TIEG and NOOKOM where he acts as the Executive Director. In parallel, he became a founding Managing Co-Director of the GoConsultancy Database.
As a visiting Professor in International Relations at Comenius University Bratislava (2002-2007), he produced a number of academic papers. Through the Board he is chairing, Michel conducts the strategy and the financial control of C&M Group. He is fluent in both English and French.
Jaime is a native Spanish speaker and is fluent in French and English.
Hugo is an experienced team leader, having implemented for instance the Mid-term evaluation of the EU-Africa Infrastructure Support Mechanism programme, which provided support to policy dialogue with the AU in the infrastructure field, via organisation of the Reference Group of Infrastructure (RGI) annual meeting, the dialogue platform of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP).
Hugo is currently a Deputy Framework Contract Project Director and Quality Manager of the FWC SIEA 2018, Lot 2: Infrastructure, sustainable growth and jobs.
He is a Spanish native speaker and is fluent in French and English. He has a good level of Portuguese.
Nicolas was responsible for the operation, backstopping and quality assurance of the FWC BENEF 2013 lot 2: Transport and Infrastructure, and had the overall responsibility for daily management and operation of the Framework Contract SIEA 2018 lot 2: Infrastructure, sustainable growth and jobs. He has specific experience across various sectors relating to sustainable transport, urban development and cities and rural infrastructure, digital technologies and telecommunications. Prior to joining C&M, Nicolas, served as Attaché at the French Embassy in Slovakia and was responsible for the management of Scientific and Technical Cooperation Department (bilateral and multilateral cooperation). Nicolas is a native French speaker and is fluent in Slovak and English.