On Saturday 24 March, the call for tender for the transitional common auction platform under the EU Emissions Trading System was published in the Official Journal (OJ 2012/S 59-095297). As set out in this Notice and in the Invitation to Tender, the closing date is 3 May 2012.
Tenders will be assessed in accordance with the procurement rules that apply to the Commission. The Commission will prepare a draft award decision to be approved by the Member States participating in the joint action to procure the transitional common auction platform. Once approved, all tenderers will be informed accordingly. The Commission will announce the winning bidder on the day of the contract signature.
The tender specifications require the contractor to have the capacity to start conducting the auctions within 60 calendar days following the date of entry into force of the contract. The publication of the Contract Notice allows the auctions to start after summer 2012.