'Low-value contracts' procedures

'Low-value contracts' procedures

Ex-ante publicity of middle and low-value contracts

Simplified rules apply to calls for tenders valued between €15,000 and €135,000. In such cases, the European Commission can invite a restricted number of candidates to tender.

To make this process more transparent, the Commission must publish its plans for future middle and low-value contracts. On this page, you will find information on the envisaged negotiated procedures for middle and low-value contracts from the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG).

If you are interested in providing the goods or services required, contact the email address provided below at least 3 days before the indicative launch date.

This schedule is indicative only.

Indicative list for negotiated procedures for middle and low-value contracts that may be/have already been launched

Subject/titleExpected resultSelection criteriaIndicative launch dateContactStatus
Public procurement - Execution of a test regarding the practical application and implementation of the European e-Invoicing standard for an end usere-Invoicing standard testing-February 2017grow-g4@ec.europa.euclosed
607/PP - Survey on users' need for information on construction productsSurvey on construction product users' need for information on use of those products and their future performance in buildings.Polling/market analysis professionals with appropriate tools (like online survey software, etc.) and EU language competences.Second half of MayGROW-C-FINANCIAL-TEAM@ec.europa.euopen until 15 May 2017
Feasibility study on the economic and societal impact of standardisation as formulated under Action 1 of the Joint Initiative on StandardisationExpected result:
The basic objectives of the study on the economic and societal impacts of standardisation are clear and should create:
  • more detailed knowledge at EU and EFTA member state  level of standardisation's contribution to economic growth through its effect on productivity, competiveness and innovation, as well as societal welfare
  • a better insight into the impact of standards and standardisation on businesses and their supply chains
  • help to the public sector to better understand the impact of using standards in public policy
  • a clearer understanding of the impact of standards and standardisation that could allow for a comprehensive analysis of the efficiency of the ESS
 20 June 2017GROW-I3@ec.europa.euopen until 27 June 2017
Procurement of services in support to the rotating presidency of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS)Support the CEOS Chair Secretariat. The CEOS Chair develops the Secretariat meeting agenda, provides it to participants for comment, and distributes meeting minutes. It is also responsible for inviting representatives from additional CEOS Agencies or other organisations to participate in Secretariat meetings.Selection criteria30 June (please check selection criteria first)open

Personal data

Any personal data collected will be made available to the relevant services within the DG. It will be processed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 on data protection.

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Ex-post publicity of middle and low-value contracts

Contracts between €15,000 and €135,000 awarded in one financial year are published via the Financial Transparency System before 30 June of the following year.