About calls for tender

About calls for tender

Calls for tender are notices published by EuropeAid when seeking applicants who can deliver specific services, goods or work in exchange for payment. Calls for tender are one phase of the procurement procedures which lead to the conclusion of public contracts.

The procurement procedures which follow calls for tenders are governed by specific rules which vary depending on the nature of the contract (service, supplies or work) and the threshold.

Visit the following sub-sections to learn more about contracts, contract applications and contract phases.       

See the latest calls for tenders.


  • The Practical Guide explains contracting procedures for EU external aid contracts financed by the EU general budget (Budget) and the 10th European Development Fund (EDF).

    Consult PRAG

  • 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.

    e-Learning PRAG

  • e-Calls PROSPECT is the electronic system developed by EuropeAid to facilitate the submission of applications for call for proposals.

    e-Calls PROSPECT

  • Potential Applicant Data Online Registration database contains information on organisations applying for European Commission grants in the field of external assistance.

    e-Calls PADOR

  • Delegated Cooperation, Cooperation with partner countries and with international organisations, Co-financing and Management Modes.

    Consult DEVCO-Companion