04/07/2012 - Update of the per diem rates
The updated list of per diem rates will be applicable as from 04/07/2012.
20/01/2012 - Update of the Practical Guide to Contract Procedures for EU external actions (PRAG) - version 2012
The Practical Guide to Contract Procedures for EU external actions, the PRAG, has been updated and entered in force on 20 January. The changes in the PRAG version 2012 affect mainly the services procedures, in particular the selection of experts.
To see the updated version of the PRAG visit: http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/eprag
A presentation of changes to the PRAG and a track change version are available at: http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/work/procedures/implementation/index_en.htm
03/01/2012 - Update on procedures
The DCI- and EIDHR regulations have been amended on 31.12.2011. One modification is that these regulations no longer exclude the financing of taxes. For grants, this implies that VAT can be accepted as an eligible cost in calls for proposals (or corrigenda) published after that date, unless the relevant financing decision/financing agreement state the contrary.
The revised OECD DAC list of developing countries entered into force on 1.1.2012. Note that Maldives is no longer classified as a least developed country.
The updated PRAG templates will be published shortly.
21/12/2011 - Update of the per diem rates
The updated list of per diem rates [15 KB] will be applicable as from 01/01/2012.
21/12/2011 - ePRAG: a new approach to the PRAG
On 15 December 2011, the ePRAG was launched. It is a user-friendly application that enables users to search and access the Practical Guide and its associated annexes. The ePRAG application includes a menu on the left, allowing enhanced navigation through the ePRAG texts, leading users through sections, links and hyperlinks. Users also have the option to view the site and its contents in one of a number of preferred languages. Users will have the possibility to draw the attention of colleagues to any particular subject just by copying the web address of the page dealing with that concrete issue. Additional features include lists of annexes, download of current and previous versions, suggested links and keywords, as well as a search function to explore in the text of the ePRAG and its annexes.
The application can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/eprag
06/12/2011 - Framework agreement with the International Organization for Migration (IOM)
On 8 November 2011, the European Commission and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) signed a Framework Agreement in order to strengthen their cooperation in the area of migration and mobility. The document was signed by Commissioners Andris Piebalgs (Development and Cooperation) and Cecilia Malmström (Home Affairs) and Mr William L. Swing, Director-General of IOM.
This Framework will further simplify the contractual negotiations of individual contribution agreements ("Contribution Agreements") concluded between the European Commission and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) for future specific programmes or projects.
The Framework is applicable to any operation, programme or project administered by IOM and financed or co-financed by the European Union.
12/07/2011 - Per diem rates update
Please note that per diem rates [78 KB] updated on 06/07/2011 will be applicable as from 10th of July 2011.
15/12/2010 - Per diem rates update
Please note that per diem rates [17 KB] updated on 14/12/2010 will be applicable as from 1st of January 2011.
03/11/2010 - 2010 update of the Practical Guide to Contract Procedures for EU external actions (PRAG)
The revised Guide will be applicable to actions financed by the EU Budget and the 10th EDF and shall be used for procurement and grant award procedures launched as from 3rd November 2010. All the procedures started from this date (i.e. the date of publication of the guidelines for the calls for proposals and the date of publication of the procurement notice for calls for tenders) are subject to these new rules.
For EDF procedures, new rules of nationality and origin must apply from 1st November.
The new PRAG is already available in EN and FR on AIDCO website; all annexes are available in EN as well as in FR. The PRAG and annexes will be available in ES in the coming weeks and in the other linguistic versions once translations are done by DGT.
13/09/2010 – Update of Works templates
Financial offer 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 - Instructions to tenderers - Special Conditions
The update only applies to the FR and the EN versions of the Financial Offer templates for works contracts. ES and PT versions will be adapted later together with the publication of the revised PRAG.
13/09/2010 –Forecast and Award notice published today
The purpose of the new PDF form is to limit the size of the texts to be translated and thus save cost, to limit the space used in the OJ and to pursue a further harmonisation and classification of all tenders at EU level. The new forecast and award notices are common files for service, supply and works procedures. In the new forms the CPV (Common Procurement Vocabulary) is introduced also for forecast and award notice, just like for the Procurement notice for services which was published in April 2010. The CPV is mandatory in EU also for external assisstance. These are standard codes used to identify the goods and services to be purchased in the procurement process. The use of CPV facilitates the search and filtering of published notices and makes them more visible for potential tenderers. More information about the CPV may be found in this document. [25 KB]
06/07/2010 - Per diem rates update
Please note that per diem rates [17 KB] updated on 05/07/2010 will be applicable as from 10th of July 2010.
28/04/2010 – New PDF form of the Procurement Notice for Service tender published today
The purpose of the new PDF form is to limit the size of the texts to be translated and thus save cost, to limit the space used in the OJ and to pursue a further harmonisation and classification of all tenders at EU level. The new form will introduce the use of the CPV (Common Procurement Vocabulary), which is mandatory in EU also for external assisstance. These are standard codes used to identify the goods and services to be purchased in the procurement process. The use of CPV facilitates the search and filtering of published notices and makes them more visible for potential tenderers. More information about the CPV may be found in this document. [25 KB]
09/04/2010 - Updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for International Organisations
The English version has been updated and the FR translation will follow soon.
31/03/2010 - Adaptation of the templates for Administration Agreement with the World Bank Group after the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty
Following the change of terminology after the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, the Commission and the World Bank Group have agreed to introduce the necessary modifications into the templates for Administration Agreement and Attachments.
30/03/2010 - Updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
In order to clarify contractual matters, AIDCO is publishing a set of Frequently Asked Questions, addressing questions raised by users in procedural and contractual issues within procurement, grants and delegated cooperation. The questions also address issues such as CO2 offsetting or the use of the Common Procurement Vocabulary Code (CPV Code). These questions are only available in English and French.
17/12/2009 - Update of the Practical Guide to procedures for programme estimates (BUDGET/DEF) and its annexes
The Practical Guide to procedures for programme estimates(BUDGET/EDF) and its annexes have been updated. They are available at present in English and French (Spanish and Protuguese versions will follow).
14/12/2009 - Adaptation of the templates for the Financing Agreements after the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty
Following the change of terminology necessary after the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, the templates for the Financing Agreements (FA) have now been updated. The updated models2009 will be applicable for all Financing Agreements concluded after the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty.