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Public Procurement

 

In accordance with the provisions of the Regulation on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the European Union (Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 as amended by Regulation 2015/1929 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 October 2015), and its implementing rules, the European Parliament is required to issue invitations to tender in order to purchase goods, services and works.

 
 

The various principles governing public procurement procedures include the principle of transparency, which necessitates adequate advance publicity when such procedures are launched, as follows :

1. Public procurement with publication of a contract notice

The information contained in this section concerns the public contracts of the European Parliament and is published in accordance with Articles 123 and 124 of the Rules of Application for the Financial Regulation and on the basis of Article 126 of the Rules of Application, which require a notice of publication to be published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ). Publication of information on this site is to be considered of an informal nature and does not replace the official publication in the OJ. The invitations to tender referred to in this section are publicised by means of contract notices published in the S series of the Official Journal of the European Union and can be consulted online in the TED database, which is updated daily on the internet.

Below the thresholds laid down in the Directive, contracts may be put out to tender among a limited number of suppliers selected following a call for expressions of interest. This section also includes calls for expressions of interest.

The procurement documents are also available for each invitation to tender listed.

2. Contracts with a value exceeding €15 000 but below the thresholds set by Directive 2014/24/EU, to be awarded by negotiated procedure

The information contained in this section concerns the public contracts of the European Parliament published in accordance with Article 124 of the Rules of Application for the Financial Regulation.

This information refers to the main elements of the procurement procedure, including the deadline for submission of tenders and the relevant department to be contacted for any information required. The link below affords access to an Excel table listing contracts by Directorate-General of the European Parliament.

The thresholds applicable under Directive 2014/24/EU as of 1 January 2016 were :

  • €135 000 for supply and service contracts
  • €5 225 000 for works contracts

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