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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

Expected resultSelection criteriaIndi­cative launch dateContactStatus

Background Report on Costs and cost structure of defence research and development programmes

A 60 pages report on levels and structure of costs and risks during the different stages of defence research and development programmes and related funding needs in view of fostering cross-border cooperation.

(indicative): Financial, economic, technical and professional capacity adapted to the need of the contract; relevant experience in defence economics / industrial aspects of Defence; and quality and price of offer.

24 November 2017


Background Report on SMEs in defence research and development

A 25 pages Report on role and contribution of SMEs to research and development programmes, the specific problems they face, possibly in relation to cross-border issues, and how these can be addressed.

(indicative): Financial, economic, technical and professional capacity responding to the need of the contract. Relevant experience on defence economics (SMEs and cross-border issues); quality and price of offer.

24 November 2017

660/PP/GRO/SME/17/F/119 - Analytical support to the work of the Strategic Forum for Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEIs)

This contract will provide the European Commission with analytical support, including macro-economic analysis, to define and identify the "value chains of strategic importance to Europe". This contract will provide the European Commission with technical support to analyse the stakeholders' contributions received during the stakeholder consultation. This contract will also provide analytical support to prioritise "key value chains" which require joint efforts and investments by public authorities and industries from several Member States. It will entail attendance to specific events and meetings, including the Industry Day 2018 and the first meeting of the Strategic Forum on IPCEIs.

  • A minimum of 10 years' experience in macro-economic analysis of value chains (international and regional), including specific issues like international integration, inter-linkages and trade
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in the analysis of advanced technologies (e.g. advanced digital and key enabling technologies), including their industrial implications and the European academic and technology base
  • A minimum of 10 years' experience in the analysis of industrial value chains in Europe, including specific issues like their positioning within global value chains and corresponding comparative advantages, the investment needs and obstacles, and/or the links with regional smart specialisation strategies.
  • Excellent drafting skills in English as well as proven presenting and debating skills in English-speaking meetings

28 November 2017

654/PP/GRO/IMA/17/1132/9863 - provision of data in the area of retail

The expected result is continuous data delivery during a period of 1 year, covering all EU countries and the entire retail sector, with hard market data and reports on specific topics such as:

  • economic performance
  • market structure
  • market functioning


There should be special emphasis on the sector's regulatory framework and the distinction between online and offline sales should be taken into account.

Interested economic operators should have:
  • sufficient economic and financial capacity to guarantee the provision of required data
  • the necessary technical and professional capacity to provide the service – this should be demonstrated with a proven level and track record of knowledge and expertise in terms of data provision in the last 3 years

20 November 2017

The deadline for submitting your interest in 16 November 2017.

Technical support for radio regulatory matters concerning the EU space pro­grammesThis contract will provide the European Commission with specialist technical and regulatory support for radio regulatory matters concerning European Union space programmes (EUSP) managed by the European Commission. It will entail attendance at specified meetings conducted by the Conference for European Postal and Tele­communications Administrations (CEPT) and the UN's International Tele­communication Union (ITU), to report on matters that could affect the EUSP, as well as representing its interests.
  • a minimum of five years' experience of working with the Radio Regulations especially for satellite navigation and Earth-exploration and the working methods in the ITU and CEPT
  • experience of dealing with the World Radio­communication Conference (WRC) process and active participation in at least three WRCs since 1999
  • excellent representation and debating skills at national and international meetings in English-speaking fora, as well as very good written communication skills in English
  • a very strong network of contacts within European National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) and industry, as well as NRA's and industry outside Europe
10 August 2017GROW GP2
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 2017-closed
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 May-closed
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 2017-closed
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 2017-closed

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.

You will have the right to access and update any personal data you provide.

If you have any questions concerning the processing of your personal data, send them to GROW-FINANCIAL-UNIT-PROCUREMENT-GRANT-MANAGEMENT@ec.europa.eu

If you believe your personal data was processed against the rules, you can appeal to the European Data Protection Supervisor.

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.