A contract is a binding agreement, legally enforceable, between two parties for the supply of goods or services at a fixed price, or the realisation of works.
Contracts are divided into three categories:
- Services – technical assistance and studies;
- Supplies – equipment and materials; and
- Works – infrastructure and other engineering works.
The standard procedures which apply vary depending on the category of contract and on its monetary value.
Visit the calls for tenders to see the latest contract opportunities and read Which procurement procedure to apply? in the Practical Guide to Contract Procedures for EU External Actions to learn more about contracts.