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EU ETS Auction Monitor: Information day

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The main aims of the session are to:

  • provide an overview of the policy and legal framework for the emissions trading system, the carbon market, auctioning as a means of allocating carbon allowances, the Union registry in which these allowances are held and transferred, market oversight to ensure the integrity of the auctions;
  • give information on the role of the auction monitor, type of services to be provided, required skill-set, organisation of the work, pricing and payment issues, and design of the procurement procedure;
  • answer any questions on these topics and get feedback from economic operators on the proposed contract.

All interested persons or entities which meet at least one of the criteria described in section II.4) of the Prior information notice referred to below (i.e. experience required for potential tenderers) are invited to attend the information day.

Given the fact that the functions of the auction monitor are novel in nature, the Commission and the Member States will be looking for transferable skills acquired in other analogous contexts.

Please check this web page regularly for any updates



Written input or questions to are invited by 12 December 2012.

Practical information

Room AB-0A, Albert Borschette Conference Centre (Centre de conférences Albert Borschette), rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels.
English (without interpretation)
interested persons or entities fulfilling at least one of the criteria listed in section II.4 of the Prior information notice must register their nominated representative(s) by 18:00 hours on 9 November 2012 by sending an e-mail to Interested entities may nominate as many participants as they wish. However, in the event of space constraints, participation may be limited to one representative per entity. To facilitate this, interested entities are required to designate their lead representative when registering.
free (no reimbursement of travel or subsistence expenses)
Any interested party can watch the meeting via video conference (Prior registration to  by 18:00 hours on 14 November 2012 is required) or via webstreaming.


Pursuant to Article 24 of the Commission Regulation (EU) No 1031/2010 ("Auctioning Regulation"), the Commission and the Member States must appoint jointly an auction monitor.

The auction monitor will be entrusted with monitoring and reporting tasks provided for in Article 25 of the Auctioning Regulation; in particular, it will monitor the auctions taking place on the auction platforms, and report on the proper implementation of the auctions to the Commission on behalf of the Member States and to the Member States concerned.

The contract concluded with the single auction monitor will be a framework contract and have a duration of up to four years.

The estimated value of the framework contract is EUR 25 million.

A first procurement procedure for the appointment of the auction monitor (Contract Notice and documents annexed) was abandoned by the Commission, due to the fact that no applications were received (Non Award Notice.)

In order to raise awareness about the procurement of the auction monitor, a Prior information notice (PIN) was published in OJ/S 200 of 17 October 2012. The PIN does not constitute in itself a launch of a procurement procedure, and no documents are available at the moment. When the procedure is launched, the contract notice and related documents will be published on the tender page.