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Call 2011: Tenders

Calls for tenders


Policy objectives

The EU Health Programme has three general objectives:

  • to improve citizens’ health security;
  • to promote health, including the reduction of health inequalities;
  • to generate and disseminate health information and knowledge.

In 2011, several calls for tender are published. The annual work plan (Commission decision) defines priority areas where the Programme can be implemented through tenders.

What is a call for tender?

The aim of a call for tender is to purchase the provision of services, the execution of works, the supply of assets or to conclude building contracts. In general, the Work Plan for 2011 foresees a number of calls for tenders for the provision of services, in particular preparation of studies, surveys and analyses concerning various areas of public health.

Who can apply?

Participation in public procurement procedures is open on equal terms to all natural and legal persons from:

  • the 27 Member States of the European Union,
  • countries party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA): Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway,
  • Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Albania, Serbia and Montenegro under their own Stabilisation and Association Agreements (SAA).

Organisations from other countries can only participate as subcontractors of the tenderer.

General principles

The following general principles apply to public procurement procedures:

  • transparency,
  • equal treatment and non-discrimination,
  • proportionality,
  • fair competition.

The procedure

In general, public procurement procedures start with the publication of the contract notice in the ‘S’ series of the Official Journal. It can be found online and free of charge in the Tenders Electronic Daily (TED) on

The contract notice specifies the subject, the estimated value of the purchase and indicates the deadline for submitting an offer. The documents containing the conditions for submission will be available for downloading on the website of the Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency.

The received offers will be evaluated against the criteria indicated in the tender specifications and the contract will be awarded to the selected tenderer.

How submit an offer

Before submitting a tender, please read carefully the following main legal acts:

and the documents related to the call for tender, in particular:

  • the contract notice published in the Tenders Electronic Daily (TED),
  • the invitation to tenderers,
  • the tender specifications and its annexes,
  • the draft contract.

All the documents are available on the Chafea website from the publication of the call for tender.

For more information please contact the Chafea Helpdesk at

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