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Public Procurement - Who we are

 

The "Finance and Contracts" unit belongs to the Directorate-General for Informatics, Resource Directorate.

One of its main tasks is to acquire computer and telecommunications products and services for Commission Directorates-General and departments.

FC also issues invitations to tender on behalf of the administration in Brussels.

With its aim being to serve the Commission Directorates-General, the "Finance and Contracts" Unit is the contact point for potential and existing suppliers of information and telecommunications technology.

Occupying a central position, this Unit works closely with the other Directorates-General, and coordinates some of its work with other European institutions and agencies.

Its tasks can be summarized as follows:

  • it issues invitations to tender and conducts negotiations, in accordance with the public procurement directives and the internal rules of the Commission;

  • it concludes contracts and monitors their performance, in line with requirements for computer and telecommunications equipment and services;

  • it sees to the financial arrangements relating to computer acquisitions (orders, payments);

  • it provides advice, assistance and information on Commission contracts, products, services and suppliers.

For further information, please contact the unit's