Supply contracts

✔ Supply contracts cover the purchase, leasing, rental or hire purchase (with or without option to buy) or products
✔ Different procurement procedures apply, basing on the amount of the contract

WHAT ARE SUPPLY CONTRACTS?

Supply contracts cover the purchase, leasing, rental or hire purchase (with or without option to buy) of products.

WHICH ARE THE SPECIFIC RULES FOR SUPPLY CONTRACTS?

They are different basing on the contract amount:

Contracts from € 300,000 and above
Supply contracts from € 300,000 and above must be awarded by means of an international open tender procedure following publication of a contract notice. The contract notice is to be published in all appropriate media, in particular on the Beneficiary’s web site, in the international press and the national press of the country in which the Action is being carried out, or in other specialist periodicals. Any would-be supplier which fulfils the conditions referred to in section “Eligibility for contracts” (i.e. the general principles of procurement, the criteria for eligibility for contract - the rule of nationality and the rule of origin - and the common procurement rules) may submit a tender.

Contracts between € 100,000 and less than € 300,000
Such contracts are awarded by means of an open tender procedure published locally: the contract notice is published in all appropriate media but only in the country in which the Action is being carried out. A local open tender procedure must provide other eligible suppliers with the same opportunities as local firms. When the context requires, the Contracting Authority may require the application of the framework contract procedure.

Contracts of less than € 100,000 but more than € 60,000
Supply contracts of less than € 100,000 but of more than € 60,000 must be awarded by means of a competitive negotiated procedure without publication, in which the Beneficiary consults at least three suppliers of its choice and negotiates the terms of the contract with one or more of them. When the context requires, the Contracting Authority may require the application of the framework contract procedure.

Contracts of € 60,000 or less
For supplies of a value of € 60,000 or less, the procedures established by the Beneficiary may be used, while respecting the general principles of procurement, the criteria for eligibility for contracts (i.e. the rule of nationality and the rule of origin) and the common procurement rules. Beneficiaries may place orders therefore on the basis of a single tender, too.

Resources and useful links:
PRAG website
Contract-award procedures (Annex IV)


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