In the framework of public procurement contracts, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs regularly organises calls for tenders. Calls for tenders are special procedures to generate competing offers from different businesses looking to obtain works, supply or service contracts.
The DG also gives the opportunity to organisations to get some grants through calls for proposals. These are invitations for suppliers to submit a proposal on a specific commodity or service. A grant or a subvention is a direct financial contribution from the European Commission to support a specific action or project of a non-commercial nature, to cover eligible costs directly incurred by the beneficiaries.