The goal of the implementation stage of a project is to deliver the results, achieve the purpose and contribute effectively to the overall objective of the project. Furthermore it is to manage the available resources efficiently and monitor, as well as report, on progress. Here you will find the working tools and any information necessary to undertake a procurement or a grant procedure of an EC external aid contract financed from the EC general budget (Budget) or the European Development Fund (EDF), from the very first steps to the award of contracts.
Current version : Practical Guide 2013.1.rev
The Practical Guide is the first sole working tool, which explains the contracting procedures applying to all EU external aid contracts financed from the European Union general budget (Budget) and the 10th European Development Fund (EDF).
The PRAG corrigendum version (Prag_2013.1.rev) applicable from March 14 2013, is available in English and in French, Spanish and Portuguese. It will be published in Italian and German as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
E-learning course on the Practical Guide
Do you want to know more about EU external action procedures? See our self-learning distance course on contractual procedures.
02/08/2013 - Adjustments to the PRAG 2013
Please note that a few adjustments have been brought to the PRAG and some of its annexes. Those mainly consist in correction of typos, update of cross-references, terminological harmonisation and adjustments between the different languages versions. A few clarifications have also been brought to chapters III and VI of the PRAG as shown in this detailed list of the revised annexes [384 KB] . In addition those annexes are identified in their footers as “PRAG.2013.1.rev”. Some of those clarifications follow relevant remarks made by users and received at the DEVCO LEGAL HELPDESK. Thank you to those colleagues whose involvement contributes to improve our working tools.
14/03/2013 - Corrigendum to the PRAG 2013
please be informed that PRAG 2013 and some of its annexes have been subject to minor modifications or corrections. You will find in the zip files below documents affected in track change version. Clean and updated documents are currently published in English and French in above Prag application. Updating of other languages will follow as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.