2.4.2. Open procedure
In 'open' calls for tender (international or local), all economic operators may submit a tender. The contract is given maximum publicity by publishing a notice in the Official Journal of the European Union (S series) (for international open procedure only), the official journals of all the ACP States (for EDF programmes), on the EuropeAid website, and in any other appropriate media. See guidelines for publication (Annex A11e).
Any natural or legal person wishing to tender may ask to receive the tender dossier (which may have to be paid for), in accordance with the procedures specified in the contract notice. The tenders are examined, the eligibility and the financial, economic, technical and professional capacity of the tenderers are checked to arrive at a selection, the tenders are compared and the contract is awarded (see point 2.4.11.). No negotiation is allowed.