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Directive 2004/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2004 on the coordination of procedures for the award of public works contracts, public supply contracts and public service contracts

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DIRECTIVE 2004/18/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

of 31 March 2004

on the coordination of procedures for the award of public works contracts, public supply contracts and public service contracts

(OJ L 134, 30.4.2004, p.114)

Amended by:

 

 

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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1874/2004 of 28 October 2004

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COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 2005/51/EC Text with EEA relevance of 7 September 2005

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DIRECTIVE 2005/75/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 16 November 2005

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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2083/2005 of 19 December 2005

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COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 2006/97/EC of 20 November 2006

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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1422/2007 of 4 December 2007

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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 213/2008 of 28 November 2007

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COMMISSION DECISION of 9 December 2008

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REGULATION (EC) No 596/2009 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 18 June 2009

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DIRECTIVE 2009/81/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL Text with EEA relevance of 13 July 2009

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Corrigendum, OJ L 351, 26.11.2004, p. 44  (04/18)




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DIRECTIVE 2004/18/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

of 31 March 2004

on the coordination of procedures for the award of public works contracts, public supply contracts and public service contracts



THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 47(2) and Article 55 and Article 95 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission ( 1 ),

Having regard to the opinion of the Economic and Social Committee ( 2 ),

Having regard to the opinion of the Committee of the Regions ( 3 ),

Acting in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 251 of the Treaty ( 4 ), in the light of the joint text approved by the Conciliation Committee on 9 December 2003,

Whereas:

(1)

On the occasion of new amendments being made to Council Directives 92/50/EEC of 18 June 1992 relating to the coordination of procedures for the award of public service contracts ( 5 ), 93/36/EEC of 14 June 1993 coordinating procedures for the award of public supply contracts ( 6 ) and 93/37/EEC of 14 June 1993 concerning the coordination of procedures for the award of public works contracts ( 7 ), which are necessary to meet requests for simplification and modernisation made by contracting authorities and economic operators alike in their responses to the Green Paper adopted by the Commission on 27 November 1996, the Directives should, in the interests of clarity, be recast. This Directive is based on Court of Justice case-law, in particular case-law on award criteria, which clarifies the possibilities for the contracting authorities to meet the needs of the public concerned, including in the environmental and/or social area, provided that such criteria are linked to the subject-matter of the contract, do not confer an unrestricted freedom of choice on the contracting authority, are expressly mentioned and comply with the fundamental principles mentioned in recital 2.

(2)

The award of contracts concluded in the Member States on behalf of the State, regional or local authorities and other bodies governed by public law entities, is subject to the respect of the principles of the Treaty and in particular to the principle of freedom of movement of goods, the principle of freedom of establishment and the principle of freedom to provide services and to the principles deriving therefrom, such as the principle of equal treatment, the principle of non-discrimination, the principle of mutual recognition, the principle of proportionality and the principle of transparency. However, for public contracts above a certain value, it is advisable to draw up provisions of Community coordination of national procedures for the award of such contracts which are based on these principles so as to ensure the effects of them and to guarantee the opening-up of public procurement to competition. These coordinating provisions should therefore be interpreted in accordance with both the aforementioned rules and principles and other rules of the Treaty.

(3)

Such coordinating provisions should comply as far as possible with current procedures and practices in each of the Member States.

(4)

Member States should ensure that the participation of a body governed by public law as a tenderer in a procedure for the award of a public contract does not cause any distortion of competition in relation to private tenderers.

(5)

Under Article 6 of the Treaty, environmental protection requirements are to be integrated into the definition and implementation of the Community policies and activities referred to in Article 3 of that Treaty, in particular with a view to promoting sustainable development. This Directive therefore clarifies how the contracting authorities may contribute to the protection of the environment and the promotion of sustainable development, whilst ensuring the possibility of obtaining the best value for money for their contracts.

(6)

Nothing in this Directive should prevent the imposition or enforcement of measures necessary to protect public policy, public morality, public security, health, human and animal life or the preservation of plant life, in particular with a view to sustainable development, provided that these measures are in conformity with the Treaty.

(7)

Council Decision 94/800/EC of 22 December 1994 concerning the conclusion on behalf of the European Community, as regards matters within its competence, of the Agreements reached in the Uruguay Round multilateral negotiations (1986 to 1994) ( 8 ), approved in particular the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement, hereinafter referred to as the ‘Agreement’, the aim of which is to establish a multilateral framework of balanced rights and obligations relating to public contracts with a view to achieving the liberalisation and expansion of world trade.

In view of the international rights and commitments devolving on the Community as a result of the acceptance of the Agreement, the arrangements to be applied to tenderers and products from signatory third countries are those defined by the Agreement. This Agreement does not have direct effect. The contracting authorities covered by the Agreement which comply with this Directive and which apply the latter to economic operators of third countries which are signatories to the Agreement should therefore be in conformity with the Agreement. It is also appropriate that those coordinating provisions should guarantee for Community economic operators conditions for participation in public procurement which are just as favourable as those reserved for economic operators of third countries which are signatories to the Agreement.

(8)

Before launching a procedure for the award of a contract, contracting authorities may, using a technical dialogue, seek or accept advice which may be used in the preparation of the specifications provided, however, that such advice does not have the effect of precluding competition.

(9)

In view of the diversity of public works contracts, contracting authorities should be able to make provision for contracts for the design and execution of work to be awarded either separately or jointly. It is not the intention of this Directive to prescribe either joint or separate contract awards. The decision to award contracts separately or jointly must be determined by qualitative and economic criteria, which may be defined by national law.

(10)

A contract shall be deemed to be a public works contract only if its subject matter specifically covers the execution of activities listed in Annex I, even if the contract covers the provision of other services necessary for the execution of such activities. Public service contracts, in particular in the sphere of property management services, may, in certain circumstances, include works. However, insofar as such works are incidental to the principal subject-matter of the contract, and are a possible consequence thereof or a complement thereto, the fact that such works are included in the contract does not justify the qualification of the contract as a public works contract.

(11)

A Community definition of framework agreements, together with specific rules on framework agreements concluded for contracts falling within the scope of this Directive, should be provided. Under these rules, when a contracting authority enters into a framework agreement in accordance with the provisions of this Directive relating, in particular, to advertising, time limits and conditions for the submission of tenders, it may enter into contracts based on such a framework agreement during its term of validity either by applying the terms set forth in the framework agreement or, if all terms have not been fixed in advance in the framework agreement, by reopening competition between the parties to the framework agreement in relation to those terms. The reopening of competition should comply with certain rules the aim of which is to guarantee the required flexibility and to guarantee respect for the general principles, in particular the principle of equal treatment. For the same reasons, the term of the framework agreements should not exceed four years, except in cases duly justified by the contracting authorities.

(12)

Certain new electronic purchasing techniques are continually being developed. Such techniques help to increase competition and streamline public purchasing, particularly in terms of the savings in time and money which their use will allow. Contracting authorities may make use of electronic purchasing techniques, providing such use complies with the rules drawn up under this Directive and the principles of equal treatment, non-discrimination and transparency. To that extent, a tender submitted by a tenderer, in particular where competition has been reopened under a framework agreement or where a dynamic purchasing system is being used, may take the form of that tenderer's electronic catalogue if the latter uses the means of communication chosen by the contracting authority in accordance with Article 42.

(13)

In view of the rapid expansion of electronic purchasing systems, appropriate rules should now be introduced to enable contracting authorities to take full advantage of the possibilities afforded by these systems. Against this background, it is necessary to define a completely electronic dynamic purchasing system for commonly used purchases, and lay down specific rules for setting up and operating such a system in order to ensure the fair treatment of any economic operator who wishes to take part therein. Any economic operator which submits an indicative tender in accordance with the specification and meets the selection criteria should be allowed to join such a system. This purchasing technique allows the contracting authority, through the establishment of a list of tenderers already selected and the opportunity given to new tenderers to take part, to have a particularly broad range of tenders as a result of the electronic facilities available, and hence to ensure optimum use of public funds through broad competition.

(14)

Since use of the technique of electronic auctions is likely to increase, such auctions should be given a Community definition and governed by specific rules in order to ensure that they operate in full accordance with the principles of equal treatment, non-discrimination and transparency. To that end, provision should be made for such electronic auctions to deal only with contracts for works, supplies or services for which the specifications can be determined with precision. Such may in particular be the case for recurring supplies, works and service contracts. With the same objective, it must also to be possible to establish the respective ranking of the tenderers at any stage of the electronic auction. Recourse to electronic auctions enables contracting authorities to ask tenderers to submit new prices, revised downwards, and when the contract is awarded to the most economically advantageous tender, also to improve elements of the tenders other than prices. In order to guarantee compliance with the principle of transparency, only the elements suitable for automatic evaluation by electronic means, without any intervention and/or appreciation by the contracting authority, may be the object of electronic auctions, that is, only the elements which are quantifiable so that they can be expressed in figures or percentages. On the other hand, those aspects of the tenders which imply an appreciation of non-quantifiable elements should not be the object of electronic auctions. Consequently, certain works contracts and certain service contracts having as their subject-matter intellectual performances, such as the design of works, should not be the object of electronic auctions.

(15)

Certain centralised purchasing techniques have been developed in Member States. Several contracting authorities are responsible for making acquisitions or awarding public contracts/framework agreements for other contracting authorities. In view of the large volumes purchased, those techniques help increase competition and streamline public purchasing. Provision should therefore be made for a Community definition of central purchasing bodies dedicated to contracting authorities. A definition should also be given of the conditions under which, in accordance with the principles of non-discrimination and equal treatment, contracting authorities purchasing works, supplies and/or services through a central purchasing body may be deemed to have complied with this Directive.

(16)

In order to take account of the different circumstances obtaining in Member States, Member States should be allowed to choose whether contracting authorities may use framework agreements, central purchasing bodies, dynamic purchasing systems, electronic auctions or the competitive dialogue procedure, as defined and regulated by this Directive.

(17)

Multiplying the number of thresholds for applying the coordinating provisions complicates matters for contracting authorities. Furthermore, in the context of monetary union such thresholds should be established in euro. Accordingly, thresholds should be set, in euro, in such a way as to simplify the application of such provisions, while at the same time ensuring compliance with the thresholds provided for by the Agreement which are expressed in special drawing rights. In this context, provision should also be made for periodic reviews of the thresholds expressed in euro so as to adjust them, where necessary, in line with possible variations in the value of the euro in relation to the special drawing right.

(18)

The field of services is best delineated, for the purpose of applying the procedural rules of this Directive and for monitoring purposes, by subdividing it into categories corresponding to particular headings of a common classification and by bringing them together in two Annexes, II A and II B, according to the regime to which they are subject. As regards services in Annex II B, the relevant provisions of this Directive should be without prejudice to the application of Community rules specific to the services in question.

(19)

As regards public service contracts, full application of this Directive should be limited, for a transitional period, to contracts where its provisions will permit the full potential for increased cross-frontier trade to be realised. Contracts for other services need to be monitored during this transitional period before a decision is taken on the full application of this Directive. In this respect, the mechanism for such monitoring needs to be defined. This mechanism should, at the same time, enable interested parties to have access to the relevant information.

(20)

Public contracts which are awarded by the contracting authorities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors and which fall within the scope of those activities are covered by Directive 2004/17/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2004 coordinating the procurement procedures of entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors ( 9 ). However, contracts awarded by the contracting authorities in the context of their service activities for maritime, coastal or river transport must fall within the scope of this Directive.

(21)

In view of the situation of effective market competition in the telecommunications sector following the implementation of the Community rules aimed at liberalising that sector, public contracts in that area should be excluded from the scope of this Directive insofar as they are intended primarily to allow the contracting authorities to exercise certain activities in the telecommunications sector. Those activities are defined in accordance with the definitions used in Articles 1, 2 and 8 of Council Directive 93/38/EEC of 14 June 1993 coordinating the procurement procedures of entities operating in the water, energy, transport and telecommunications sector ( 10 ), such that this Directive does not apply to contracts which have been excluded from the scope of Directive 93/38/EEC pursuant to Article 8 thereof.

(22)

Provision should be made for cases in which it is possible to refrain from applying the measures for coordinating procedures on grounds relating to State security or secrecy, or because specific rules on the awarding of contracts which derive from international agreements, relating to the stationing of troops, or which are specific to international organisations are applicable.

(23)

Pursuant to Article 163 of the Treaty, the encouragement of research and technological development is a means of strengthening the scientific and technological basis of Community industry, and the opening-up of public service contracts contributes to this end. This Directive should not cover the cofinancing of research and development programmes: research and development contracts other than those where the benefits accrue exclusively to the contracting authority for its use in the conduct of its own affairs, on condition that the service provided is wholly remunerated by the contracting authority, are not therefore covered by this Directive.

(24)

In the context of services, contracts for the acquisition or rental of immovable property or rights to such property have particular characteristics which make the application of public procurement rules inappropriate.

(25)

The awarding of public contracts for certain audiovisual services in the field of broadcasting should allow aspects of cultural or social significance to be taken into account which render application of procurement rules inappropriate. For these reasons, an exception must therefore be made for public service contracts for the purchase, development, production or co-production of off-the-shelf programmes and other preparatory services, such as those relating to scripts or artistic performances necessary for the production of the programme and contracts concerning broadcasting times. However, this exclusion should not apply to the supply of technical equipment necessary for the production, co-production and broadcasting of such programmes. A broadcast should be defined as transmission and distribution using any form of electronic network.

(26)

Arbitration and conciliation services are usually provided by bodies or individuals designated or selected in a manner which cannot be governed by procurement rules.

(27)

In accordance with the Agreement, the financial services covered by this Directive do not include instruments of monetary policy, exchange rates, public debt, reserve management or other policies involving transactions in securities or other financial instruments, in particular transactions by the contracting authorities to raise money or capital. Accordingly, contracts relating to the issue, purchase, sale or transfer of securities or other financial instruments are not covered. Central bank services are also excluded.

(28)

Employment and occupation are key elements in guaranteeing equal opportunities for all and contribute to integration in society. In this context, sheltered workshops and sheltered employment programmes contribute efficiently towards the integration or reintegration of people with disabilities in the labour market. However, such workshops might not be able to obtain contracts under normal conditions of competition. Consequently, it is appropriate to provide that Member States may reserve the right to participate in award procedures for public contracts to such workshops or reserve performance of contracts to the context of sheltered employment programmes.

(29)

The technical specifications drawn up by public purchasers need to allow public procurement to be opened up to competition. To this end, it must be possible to submit tenders which reflect the diversity of technical solutions. Accordingly, it must be possible to draw up the technical specifications in terms of functional performance and requirements, and, where reference is made to the European standard or, in the absence thereof, to the national standard, tenders based on equivalent arrangements must be considered by contracting authorities. To demonstrate equivalence, tenderers should be permitted to use any form of evidence. Contracting authorities must be able to provide a reason for any decision that equivalence does not exist in a given case. Contracting authorities that wish to define environmental requirements for the technical specifications of a given contract may lay down the environmental characteristics, such as a given production method, and/or specific environmental effects of product groups or services. They can use, but are not obliged to use appropriate specifications that are defined in eco-labels, such as the European Eco-label, (multi-)national eco-labels or any other eco-label providing the requirements for the label are drawn up and adopted on the basis of scientific information using a procedure in which stakeholders, such as government bodies, consumers, manufacturers, distributors and environmental organisations can participate, and providing the label is accessible and available to all interested parties. Contracting authorities should, whenever possible, lay down technical specifications so as to take into account accessibility criteria for people with disabilities or design for all users. The technical specifications should be clearly indicated, so that all tenderers know what the requirements established by the contracting authority cover.

(30)

Additional information concerning contracts must, as is customary in Member States, be given in the contract documents for each contract or else in an equivalent document.

(31)

Contracting authorities which carry out particularly complex projects may, without this being due to any fault on their part, find it objectively impossible to define the means of satisfying their needs or of assessing what the market can offer in the way of technical solutions and/or financial/legal solutions. This situation may arise in particular with the implementation of important integrated transport infrastructure projects, large computer networks or projects involving complex and structured financing the financial and legal make-up of which cannot be defined in advance. To the extent that use of open or restricted procedures does not allow the award of such contracts, a flexible procedure should be provided which preserves not only competition between economic operators but also the need for the contracting authorities to discuss all aspects of the contract with each candidate. However, this procedure must not be used in such a way as to restrict or distort competition, particularly by altering any fundamental aspects of the offers, or by imposing substantial new requirements on the successful tenderer, or by involving any tenderer other than the one selected as the most economically advantageous.

(32)

In order to encourage the involvement of small and medium-sized undertakings in the public contracts procurement market, it is advisable to include provisions on subcontracting.

(33)

Contract performance conditions are compatible with this Directive provided that they are not directly or indirectly discriminatory and are indicated in the contract notice or in the contract documents. They may, in particular, be intended to favour on-site vocational training, the employment of people experiencing particular difficulty in achieving integration, the fight against unemployment or the protection of the environment. For instance, mention may be made, amongst other things, of the requirements — applicable during performance of the contract — to recruit long-term job-seekers or to implement training measures for the unemployed or young persons, to comply in substance with the provisions of the basic International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions, assuming that such provisions have not been implemented in national law, and to recruit more handicapped persons than are required under national legislation.

(34)

The laws, regulations and collective agreements, at both national and Community level, which are in force in the areas of employment conditions and safety at work apply during performance of a public contract, providing that such rules, and their application, comply with Community law. In cross-border situations, where workers from one Member State provide services in another Member State for the purpose of performing a public contract, Directive 96/71/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 1996 concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services ( 11 ) lays down the minimum conditions which must be observed by the host country in respect of such posted workers. If national law contains provisions to this effect, non-compliance with those obligations may be considered to be grave misconduct or an offence concerning the professional conduct of the economic operator concerned, liable to lead to the exclusion of that economic operator from the procedure for the award of a public contract.

(35)

In view of new developments in information and communications technology, and the simplifications these can bring in terms of publicising contracts and the efficiency and transparency of procurement processes, electronic means should be put on a par with traditional means of communication and information exchange. As far as possible, the means and technology chosen should be compatible with the technologies used in other Member States.

(36)

To ensure development of effective competition in the field of public contracts, it is necessary that contract notices drawn up by the contracting authorities of Member States be advertised throughout the Community. The information contained in these notices must enable economic operators in the Community to determine whether the proposed contracts are of interest to them. For this purpose, it is appropriate to give them adequate information on the object of the contract and the conditions attached thereto. Improved visibility should therefore be ensured for public notices by means of appropriate instruments, such as standard contract notice forms and the Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV) provided for in Regulation (EC) No 2195/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 12 ) as the reference nomenclature for public contracts. In restricted procedures, advertisement is, more particularly, intended to enable contractors of Member States to express their interest in contracts by seeking from the contracting authorities invitations to tender under the required conditions.

(37)

Directive 1999/93/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 1999 on a Community framework for electronic signatures ( 13 ) and Directive 2000/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2000 on certain legal aspects of information society services, in particular electronic commerce, in the internal market (‘Directive on electronic commerce’) ( 14 ) should, in the context of this Directive, apply to the transmission of information by electronic means. The public procurement procedures and the rules applicable to service contests require a level of security and confidentiality higher than that required by these Directives. Accordingly, the devices for the electronic receipt of offers, requests to participate and plans and projects should comply with specific additional requirements. To this end, use of electronic signatures, in particular advanced electronic signatures, should, as far as possible, be encouraged. Moreover, the existence of voluntary accreditation schemes could constitute a favourable framework for enhancing the level of certification service provision for these devices.

(38)

The use of electronic means leads to savings in time. As a result, provision should be made for reducing the minimum periods where electronic means are used, subject, however, to the condition that they are compatible with the specific mode of transmission envisaged at Community level.

(39)

Verification of the suitability of tenderers, in open procedures, and of candidates, in restricted and negotiated procedures with publication of a contract notice and in the competitive dialogue, and the selection thereof, should be carried out in transparent conditions. For this purpose, non-discriminatory criteria should be indicated which the contracting authorities may use when selecting competitors and the means which economic operators may use to prove they have satisfied those criteria. In the same spirit of transparency, the contracting authority should be required, as soon as a contract is put out to competition, to indicate the selection criteria it will use and the level of specific competence it may or may not demand of the economic operators before admitting them to the procurement procedure.

(40)

A contracting authority may limit the number of candidates in the restricted and negotiated procedures with publication of a contract notice, and in the competitive dialogue. Such a reduction of candidates should be performed on the basis of objective criteria indicated in the contract notice. These objective criteria do not necessarily imply weightings. For criteria relating to the personal situation of economic operators, a general reference in the contract notice to the situations set out in Article 45 may suffice.

(41)

In the competitive dialogue and negotiated procedures with publication of a contract notice, in view of the flexibility which may be required and the high level of costs associated with such methods of procurement, contracting authorities should be entitled to make provision for the procedure to be conducted in successive stages in order gradually to reduce, on the basis of previously indicated contract award criteria, the number of tenders which they will go on to discuss or negotiate. This reduction should, insofar as the number of appropriate solutions or candidates allows, ensure that there is genuine competition.

(42)

The relevant Community rules on mutual recognition of diplomas, certificates or other evidence of formal qualifications apply when evidence of a particular qualification is required for participation in a procurement procedure or a design contest.

(43)

The award of public contracts to economic operators who have participated in a criminal organisation or who have been found guilty of corruption or of fraud to the detriment of the financial interests of the European Communities or of money laundering should be avoided. Where appropriate, the contracting authorities should ask candidates or tenderers to supply relevant documents and, where they have doubts concerning the personal situation of a candidate or tenderer, they may seek the cooperation of the competent authorities of the Member State concerned. The exclusion of such economic operators should take place as soon as the contracting authority has knowledge of a judgment concerning such offences rendered in accordance with national law that has the force of res judicata. If national law contains provisions to this effect, non-compliance with environmental legislation or legislation on unlawful agreements in public contracts which has been the subject of a final judgment or a decision having equivalent effect may be considered an offence concerning the professional conduct of the economic operator concerned or grave misconduct.

Non-observance of national provisions implementing the Council Directives 2000/78/EC ( 15 ) and 76/207/EEC ( 16 ) concerning equal treatment of workers, which has been the subject of a final judgment or a decision having equivalent effect may be considered an offence concerning the professional conduct of the economic operator concerned or grave misconduct.

(44)

In appropriate cases, in which the nature of the works and/or services justifies applying environmental management measures or schemes during the performance of a public contract, the application of such measures or schemes may be required. Environmental management schemes, whether or not they are registered under Community instruments such as Regulation (EC) No 761/2001 ( 17 ) (EMAS), can demonstrate that the economic operator has the technical capability to perform the contract. Moreover, a description of the measures implemented by the economic operator to ensure the same level of environmental protection should be accepted as an alternative to environmental management registration schemes as a form of evidence.

(45)

This Directive allows Member States to establish official lists of contractors, suppliers or service providers or a system of certification by public or private bodies, and makes provision for the effects of such registration or such certification in a contract award procedure in another Member State. As regards official lists of approved economic operators, it is important to take into account Court of Justice case-law in cases where an economic operator belonging to a group claims the economic, financial or technical capabilities of other companies in the group in support of its application for registration. In this case, it is for the economic operator to prove that those resources will actually be available to it throughout the period of validity of the registration. For the purposes of that registration, a Member State may therefore determine the level of requirements to be met and in particular, for example where the operator lays claim to the financial standing of another company in the group, it may require that that company be held liable, if necessary jointly and severally.

(46)

Contracts should be awarded on the basis of objective criteria which ensure compliance with the principles of transparency, non-discrimination and equal treatment and which guarantee that tenders are assessed in conditions of effective competition. As a result, it is appropriate to allow the application of two award criteria only: ‘the lowest price’ and ‘the most economically advantageous tender’.

To ensure compliance with the principle of equal treatment in the award of contracts, it is appropriate to lay down an obligation — established by case-law — to ensure the necessary transparency to enable all tenderers to be reasonably informed of the criteria and arrangements which will be applied to identify the most economically advantageous tender. It is therefore the responsibility of contracting authorities to indicate the criteria for the award of the contract and the relative weighting given to each of those criteria in sufficient time for tenderers to be aware of them when preparing their tenders. Contracting authorities may derogate from indicating the weighting of the criteria for the award in duly justified cases for which they must be able to give reasons, where the weighting cannot be established in advance, in particular on account of the complexity of the contract. In such cases, they must indicate the descending order of importance of the criteria.

Where the contracting authorities choose to award a contract to the most economically advantageous tender, they shall assess the tenders in order to determine which one offers the best value for money. In order to do this, they shall determine the economic and quality criteria which, taken as a whole, must make it possible to determine the most economically advantageous tender for the contracting authority. The determination of these criteria depends on the object of the contract since they must allow the level of performance offered by each tender to be assessed in the light of the object of the contract, as defined in the technical specifications, and the value for money of each tender to be measured.

In order to guarantee equal treatment, the criteria for the award of the contract should enable tenders to be compared and assessed objectively. If these conditions are fulfilled, economic and qualitative criteria for the award of the contract, such as meeting environmental requirements, may enable the contracting authority to meet the needs of the public concerned, as expressed in the specifications of the contract. Under the same conditions, a contracting authority may use criteria aiming to meet social requirements, in response in particular to the needs — defined in the specifications of the contract — of particularly disadvantaged groups of people to which those receiving/using the works, supplies or services which are the object of the contract belong.

(47)

In the case of public service contracts, the award criteria must not affect the application of national provisions on the remuneration of certain services, such as, for example, the services performed by architects, engineers or lawyers and, where public supply contracts are concerned, the application of national provisions setting out fixed prices for school books.

(48)

Certain technical conditions, and in particular those concerning notices and statistical reports, as well as the nomenclature used and the conditions of reference to that nomenclature, will need to be adopted and amended in the light of changing technical requirements. The lists of contracting authorities in the Annexes will also need to be updated. It is therefore appropriate to put in place a flexible and rapid adoption procedure for this purpose.

(49)

The measures necessary for the implementation of this Directive should be adopted in accordance with Council Decision 1999/468/EC of 28 June 1999 laying down the procedures for the exercise of implementing powers conferred on the Commission ( 18 ).

(50)

It is appropriate that Council Regulation (EEC, Euratom) No 1182/71 of 3 June 1971 determining the rules applicable to periods, dates and time limits ( 19 ) should apply to the calculation of the time limits contained in this Directive.

(51)

This Directive should not prejudice the time limits set out in Annex XI, within which Member States are required to transpose and apply Directives 92/50/EEC, 93/36/EEC and 93/37/EEC,

HAVE ADOPTED THIS DIRECTIVE:



TABLE OF CONTENTS

TITLE I

Definitions and general principles

Article 1

 Definitions

Article 2

 Principles of awarding contracts

Article 3

 Granting of special or exclusive rights: non-discrimination clause

TITLE II

Rules on public contracts

CHAPTER I

General provisions

Article 4

 Economic operators

Article 5

 Conditions relating to agreements concluded within the World Trade Organisation

Article 6

 Confidentiality

CHAPTER II

Scope

Section 1 — Thresholds

Article 7

 Threshold amounts for public contracts

Article 8

 Contracts subsidised by more than 50 % by contracting authorities

Article 9

 Methods for calculating the estimated value of public contracts, framework agreements and dynamic purchasing systems

Section 2 — Specific situations

Article 10

 Defence procurement

Article 11

 Public contracts and framework agreements awarded by central purchasing bodies

Section 3 — Excluded contracts

Article 12

 Contracts in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors

Article 13

 Specific exclusions in the field of telecommunications

Article 14

 Secret contracts and contracts requiring special security measures

Article 15

 Contracts awarded pursuant to international rules

Article 16

 Specific exclusions

Article 17

 Service concessions

Article 18

 Service contracts awarded on the basis of an exclusive right

Section 4 — Special arrangement

Article 19

 Reserved contracts

CHAPTER III

Arrangements for public service contracts

Article 20

 Service contracts listed in Annex II A

Article 21

 Service contracts listed in Annex II B

Article 22

 Mixed contracts including services listed in Annex II A and services listed in Annex II B

CHAPTER IV

Specific rules governing specifications and contract documents

Article 23

 Technical specifications

Article 24

 Variants

Article 25

 Subcontracting

Article 26

 Conditions for performance of contracts

Article 27

 Obligations relating to taxes, environmental protection, employment protection provisions and working conditions

CHAPTER V

Procedures

Article 28

 Use of open, restricted and negotiated procedures and of competitive dialogue

Article 29

 Competitive dialogue

Article 30

 Cases justifying use of the negotiated procedure with prior publication of a contract notice

Article 31

 Cases justifying use of the negotiated procedure without publication of a contract notice

Article 32

 Framework agreements

Article 33

 Dynamic purchasing systems

Article 34

 Public works contracts: particular rules on subsidised housing schemes

CHAPTER VI

Rules on advertising and transparency

Section 1 — Publication of notices

Article 35

 Notices

Article 36

 Form and manner of publication of notices

Article 37

 Non-mandatory publication

Section 2 — Time limits

Article 38

 Time limits for receipt of requests to participate and for receipt of tenders

Article 39

 Open procedures: Specifications, additional documents and information

Section 3 — Information content and means of transmission

Article 40

 Invitations to submit a tender, participate in the dialogue or negotiate

Article 41

 Informing candidates and tenderers

Section 4 — Communication

Article 42

 Rules applicable to communication

Section 5 — Reports

Article 43

 Content of reports

CHAPTER VII

Conduct of the procedure

Section 1 — General provisions

Article 44

 Verification of the suitability and choice of participants and award of contracts

Section 2 — Criteria for qualitative selection

Article 45

 Personal situation of the candidate or tenderer

Article 46

 Suitability to pursue the professional activity

Article 47

 Economic and financial standing

Article 48

 Technical and/or professional ability

Article 49

 Quality assurance standards

Article 50

 Environmental management standards

Article 51

 Additional documentation and information

Article 52

 Official lists of approved economic operators and certification by bodies established under public or private law

Section 3 — Award of the contract

Article 53

 Contract award criteria

Article 54

 Use of electronic auctions

Article 55

 Abnormally low tenders

TITLE III

Rules on public works concessions

CHAPTER I

Rules governing public works concessions

Article 56

 Scope

Article 57

 Exclusions from the scope

Article 58

 Publication of the notice concerning public works concessions

Article 59

 Time limit

Article 60

 Subcontracting

Article 61

 Awarding of additional works to the concessionaire

CHAPTER II

Rules on contracts awarded by concessionaires which are contracting authorities

Article 62

 Applicable rules

CHAPTER III

Rules applicable to contracts awarded by concessionaires which are not contracting authorities

Article 63

 Advertising rules: threshold and exceptions

Article 64

 Publication of the notice

Article 65

 Time limit for the receipt of requests to participate and receipt of tenders

TITLE IV

Rules governing design contests

Article 66

 General provisions

Article 67

 Scope

Article 68

 Exclusions from the scope

Article 69

 Notices

Article 70

 Form and manner of publication of notices of contests

Article 71

 Means of communication

Article 72

 Selection of competitors

Article 73

 Composition of the jury

Article 74

 Decisions of the jury

TITLE V

Statistical obligations, executory powers and final provisions

Article 75

 Statistical obligations

Article 76

 Content of statistical report

Article 77

 Advisory Committee

Article 78

 Revision of the thresholds

Article 79

 Amendments

Article 80

 Implementation

Article 81

 Monitoring mechanisms

Article 82

 Repeals

Article 83

 Entry into force

Article 84

 Addressees

ANNEXES

Annex I

 List of the activities referred to in Article 1(2)(b)

Annex II

 Services referred to in Article 1(2)(d)

Annex II A

Annex II B

Annex III

 List of bodies and categories of bodies governed by public law as referred to in the second subparagraph of Article 1(9)

Annex IV

 Central government authorities

Annex V

 List of products referred to in Article 7 with regard to contracts awarded by contracting authorities in the field of defence

Annex VI

 Definition of certain technical specifications

Annex VII

 Information to be included in notices

Annex VII A

 Information to be included in public contract notices

Annex VII B

 Information which must appear in public works concession notices

Annex VII C

 Information which must appear in works contracts notices of concessionaires who are not contracting authorities

Annex VII D

 Information which must appear in design contest notices

Annex VIII

 Features concerning publication

Annex IX

 Registers

Annex IX A

 Public works contracts

Annex IX B

 Public supply contracts

Annex IX C

 Public service contracts

Annex X

 Requirements relating to equipment for the electronic receipt of tenders, requests to participate and plans and projects in design contests

Annex XI

 Deadlines for transportation and application (Article 80)

Annex XII

 Correlation table



TITLE I

DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL PRINCIPLES

Article 1

Definitions

1.  For the purposes of this Directive, the definitions set out in paragraphs 2 to 15 shall apply.

2.  

(a) ‘Public contracts’ are contracts for pecuniary interest concluded in writing between one or more economic operators and one or more contracting authorities and having as their object the execution of works, the supply of products or the provision of services within the meaning of this Directive.

(b) ‘Public works contracts’ are public contracts having as their object either the execution, or both the design and execution, of works related to one of the activities within the meaning of Annex I or a work, or the realisation, by whatever means, of a work corresponding to the requirements specified by the contracting authority. A ‘work’ means the outcome of building or civil engineering works taken as a whole which is sufficient of itself to fulfil an economic or technical function.

(c) ‘Public supply contracts’ are public contracts other than those referred to in (b) having as their object the purchase, lease, rental or hire purchase, with or without option to buy, of products.

A public contract having as its object the supply of products and which also covers, as an incidental matter, siting and installation operations shall be considered to be a ‘public supply contract’.

(d) ‘Public service contracts’ are public contracts other than public works or supply contracts having as their object the provision of services referred to in Annex II.

A public contract having as its object both products and services within the meaning of Annex II shall be considered to be a ‘public service contract’ if the value of the services in question exceeds that of the products covered by the contract.

A public contract having as its object services within the meaning of Annex II and including activities within the meaning of Annex I that are only incidental to the principal object of the contract shall be considered to be a public service contract.

3.  ‘Public works concession’ is a contract of the same type as a public works contract except for the fact that the consideration for the works to be carried out consists either solely in the right to exploit the work or in this right together with payment.

4.  ‘Service concession’ is a contract of the same type as a public service contract except for the fact that the consideration for the provision of services consists either solely in the right to exploit the service or in this right together with payment.

5.  A ‘framework agreement’ is an agreement between one or more contracting authorities and one or more economic operators, the purpose of which is to establish the terms governing contracts to be awarded during a given period, in particular with regard to price and, where appropriate, the quantity envisaged.

6.  A ‘dynamic purchasing system’ is a completely electronic process for making commonly used purchases, the characteristics of which, as generally available on the market, meet the requirements of the contracting authority, which is limited in duration and open throughout its validity to any economic operator which satisfies the selection criteria and has submitted an indicative tender that complies with the specification.

7.  An ‘electronic auction’ is a repetitive process involving an electronic device for the presentation of new prices, revised downwards, and/or new values concerning certain elements of tenders, which occurs after an initial full evaluation of the tenders, enabling them to be ranked using automatic evaluation methods.

Consequently, certain service contracts and certain works contracts having as their subject-matter intellectual performances, such as the design of works, may not be the object of electronic auctions.

8.  The terms ‘contractor’, ‘supplier’ and ‘service provider’ mean any natural or legal person or public entity or group of such persons and/or bodies which offers on the market, respectively, the execution of works and/or a work, products or services.

The term ‘economic operator’ shall cover equally the concepts of contractor, supplier and service provider. It is used merely in the interest of simplification.

An economic operator who has submitted a tender shall be designated a ‘tenderer’. One which has sought an invitation to take part in a restricted or negotiated procedure or a competitive dialogue shall be designated a ‘candidate’.

9.  ‘Contracting authorities’ means the State, regional or local authorities, bodies governed by public law, associations formed by one or several of such authorities or one or several of such bodies governed by public law.

A ‘body governed by public law’ means any body:

(a) established for the specific purpose of meeting needs in the general interest, not having an industrial or commercial character;

(b) having legal personality; and

(c) financed, for the most part, by the State, regional or local authorities, or other bodies governed by public law; or subject to management supervision by those bodies; or having an administrative, managerial or supervisory board, more than half of whose members are appointed by the State, regional or local authorities, or by other bodies governed by public law.

Non-exhaustive lists of bodies and categories of bodies governed by public law which fulfil the criteria referred to in (a), (b) and (c) of the second subparagraph are set out in Annex III. Member States shall periodically notify the Commission of any changes to their lists of bodies and categories of bodies.

10.  A ‘central purchasing body’ is a contracting authority which:

 acquires supplies and/or services intended for contracting authorities, or

 awards public contracts or concludes framework agreements for works, supplies or services intended for contracting authorities.

11.  

(a) ‘Open procedures’ means those procedures whereby any interested economic operator may submit a tender.

(b) ‘Restricted procedures’ means those procedures in which any economic operator may request to participate and whereby only those economic operators invited by the contracting authority may submit a tender.

(c) ‘Competitive dialogue’ is a procedure in which any economic operator may request to participate and whereby the contracting authority conducts a dialogue with the candidates admitted to that procedure, with the aim of developing one or more suitable alternatives capable of meeting its requirements, and on the basis of which the candidates chosen are invited to tender.

For the purpose of recourse to the procedure mentioned in the first subparagraph, a public contract is considered to be ‘particularly complex’ where the contracting authorities:

 are not objectively able to define the technical means in accordance with Article 23(3)(b), (c) or (d), capable of satisfying their needs or objectives, and/or

 are not objectively able to specify the legal and/or financial make-up of a project.

(d) ‘Negotiated procedures’ means those procedures whereby the contracting authorities consult the economic operators of their choice and negotiate the terms of contract with one or more of these.

(e) ‘Design contests’ means those procedures which enable the contracting authority to acquire, mainly in the fields of town and country planning, architecture and engineering or data processing, a plan or design selected by a jury after being put out to competition with or without the award of prizes.

12.  ‘Written’ or ‘in writing’ means any expression consisting of words or figures which can be read, reproduced and subsequently communicated. It may include information which is transmitted and stored by electronic means.

13.  ‘Electronic means’ means using electronic equipment for the processing (including digital compression) and storage of data which is transmitted, conveyed and received by wire, by radio, by optical means or by other electromagnetic means.

14.  The ‘Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)’ shall designate the reference nomenclature applicable to public contracts as adopted by Regulation (EC) No 2195/2002, while ensuring equivalence with the other existing nomenclatures.

In the event of varying interpretations of the scope of this Directive, owing to possible differences between the CPV and NACE nomenclatures listed in Annex I, or between the CPV and CPC (provisional version) nomenclatures listed in Annex II, the NACE or the CPC nomenclature respectively shall take precedence.

15.  For the purposes of Article 13, Article 57(a) and Article 68(b), the following phrases shall have the following meanings:

(a) ‘public telecommunications network’ means the public telecommunications infrastructure which enables signals to be conveyed between defined network termination points by wire, by microwave, by optical means or by other electromagnetic means;

(b) a ‘network termination point’ means all physical connections and their technical access specifications which form part of the public telecommunications network and are necessary for access to, and efficient communication through, that public network;

(c) ‘public telecommunications services’ means telecommunications services the provision of which the Member States have specifically assigned, in particular, to one or more telecommunications entities;

(d) ‘telecommunications services’ means services the provision of which consists wholly or partly in the transmission and routing of signals on the public telecommunications network by means of telecommunications processes, with the exception of broadcasting and television.

Article 2

Principles of awarding contracts

Contracting authorities shall treat economic operators equally and non-discriminatorily and shall act in a transparent way.

Article 3

Granting of special or exclusive rights: non-discrimination clause

Where a contracting authority grants special or exclusive rights to carry out a public service activity to an entity other than such a contracting authority, the act by which that right is granted shall provide that, in respect of the supply contracts which it awards to third parties as part of its activities, the entity concerned must comply with the principle of non-discrimination on the basis of nationality.



TITLE II

RULES ON PUBLIC CONTRACTS



CHAPTER I

General provisions

Article 4

Economic operators

1.  Candidates or tenderers who, under the law of the Member State in which they are established, are entitled to provide the relevant service, shall not be rejected solely on the ground that, under the law of the Member State in which the contract is awarded, they would be required to be either natural or legal persons.

However, in the case of public service and public works contracts as well as public supply contracts covering in addition services and/or siting and installation operations, legal persons may be required to indicate in the tender or the request to participate, the names and relevant professional qualifications of the staff to be responsible for the performance of the contract in question.

2.  Groups of economic operators may submit tenders or put themselves forward as candidates. In order to submit a tender or a request to participate, these groups may not be required by the contracting authorities to assume a specific legal form; however, the group selected may be required to do so when it has been awarded the contract, to the extent that this change is necessary for the satisfactory performance of the contract.

Article 5

Conditions relating to agreements concluded within the World Trade Organisation

For the purposes of the award of contracts by contracting authorities, Member States shall apply in their relations conditions as favourable as those which they grant to economic operators of third countries in implementation of the Agreement on Government Procurement (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Agreement’), concluded in the framework of the Uruguay Round multilateral negotiations. Member States shall, to this end, consult one another within the Advisory Committee for Public Contracts referred to in Article 77 on the measures to be taken pursuant to the Agreement.

Article 6

Confidentiality

Without prejudice to the provisions of this Directive, in particular those concerning the obligations relating to the advertising of awarded contracts and to the information to candidates and tenderers set out in Articles 35(4) and 41, and in accordance with the national law to which the contracting authority is subject, the contracting authority shall not disclose information forwarded to it by economic operators which they have designated as confidential; such information includes, in particular, technical or trade secrets and the confidential aspects of tenders.



CHAPTER II

Scope



Section 1

Thresholds

Article 7

Threshold amounts for public contracts

This Directive shall apply to public contracts which are not excluded in accordance with the exceptions provided for in Articles 10 and 11 and Articles 12 to 18 and which have a value exclusive of value-added tax (VAT) estimated to be equal to or greater than the following thresholds:

(a)  ►M6  EUR 133 000 ◄ for public supply and service contracts others than those covered by point (b), third indent, awarded by contracting authorities which are listed as central government authorities in Annex IV; in the case of public supply contracts awarded by contracting authorities operating in the field of defence, this shall apply only to contracts involving products covered by Annex V;

(b)  ►M6  EUR 206 000 ◄

 for public supply and service contracts awarded by contracting authorities other than those listed in Annex IV,

 for public supply contracts awarded by contracting authorities which are listed in Annex IV and operate in the field of defence, where these contracts involve products not covered by Annex V,

 for public service contracts awarded by any contracting authority in respect of the services listed in Category 8 of Annex IIA, Category 5 telecommunications services the positions of which in the CPV are equivalent to CPC reference Nos 7524, 7525 and 7526 and/or the services listed in Annex II B;

(c)  ►M6  EUR 5 150 000 ◄ for public works contracts.

Article 8

Contracts subsidised by more than 50 % by contracting authorities

This Directive shall apply to the awarding of:

(a) contracts which are subsidised directly by contracting authorities by more than 50 % and the estimated value of which, net of VAT, is equal to or greater than  ►M6  EUR 5 150 000 ◄ ,

 where those contracts involve civil engineering activities within the meaning of Annex I,

 where those contracts involve building work for hospitals, facilities intended for sports, recreation and leisure, school and university buildings and buildings used for administrative purposes;

(b) service contracts which are subsidised directly by contracting authorities by more than 50 % and the estimated value of which, net of VAT, is equal to or greater than ►M6  EUR 206 000 ◄ and which are connected with a works contract within the meaning of point (a).

Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that the contracting authorities awarding such subsidies ensure compliance with this Directive where that contract is awarded by one or more entities other than themselves or comply with this Directive where they themselves award that contract for and on behalf of those other entities.

Article 9

Methods for calculating the estimated value of public contracts, framework agreements and dynamic purchasing systems

1.  The calculation of the estimated value of a public contract shall be based on the total amount payable, net of VAT, as estimated by the contracting authority. This calculation shall take account of the estimated total amount, including any form of option and any renewals of the contract.

Where the contracting authority provides for prizes or payments to candidates or tenderers it shall take them into account when calculating the estimated value of the contract.

2.  This estimate must be valid at the moment at which the contract notice is sent, as provided for in Article 35(2), or, in cases where such notice is not required, at the moment at which the contracting authority commences the contract awarding procedure.

3.  No works project or proposed purchase of a certain quantity of supplies and/or services may be subdivided to prevent its coming within the scope of this Directive.

4.  With regard to public works contracts, calculation of the estimated value shall take account of both the cost of the works and the total estimated value of the supplies necessary for executing the works and placed at the contractor's disposal by the contracting authorities.

5.  

(a) Where a proposed work or purchase of services may result in contracts being awarded at the same time in the form of separate lots, account shall be taken of the total estimated value of all such lots.

Where the aggregate value of the lots is equal to or exceeds the threshold laid down in Article 7, this Directive shall apply to the awarding of each lot.

However, the contracting authorities may waive such application in respect of lots the estimated value of which net of VAT is less than EUR 80 000 for services or EUR 1 million for works, provided that the aggregate value of those lots does not exceed 20 % of the aggregate value of the lots as a whole.

(b) Where a proposal for the acquisition of similar supplies may result in contracts being awarded at the same time in the form of separate lots, account shall be taken of the total estimated value of all such lots when applying Article 7(a) and (b).

Where the aggregate value of the lots is equal to or exceeds the threshold laid down in Article 7, this Directive shall apply to the awarding of each lot.

However, the contracting authorities may waive such application in respect of lots, the estimated value of which, net of VAT, is less than EUR 80 000, provided that the aggregate cost of those lots does not exceed 20 % of the aggregate value of the lots as a whole.

6.  With regard to public supply contracts relating to the leasing, hire, rental or hire purchase of products, the value to be taken as a basis for calculating the estimated contract value shall be as follows:

(a) in the case of fixed-term public contracts, if that term is less than or equal to 12 months, the total estimated value for the term of the contract or, if the term of the contract is greater than 12 months, the total value including the estimated residual value;

(b) in the case of public contracts without a fixed term or the term of which cannot be defined, the monthly value multiplied by 48.

7.  In the case of public supply or service contracts which are regular in nature or which are intended to be renewed within a given period, the calculation of the estimated contract value shall be based on the following:

(a) either the total actual value of the successive contracts of the same type awarded during the preceding 12 months or financial year adjusted, if possible, to take account of the changes in quantity or value which would occur in the course of the 12 months following the initial contract;

(b) or the total estimated value of the successive contracts awarded during the 12 months following the first delivery, or during the financial year if that is longer than 12 months.

The choice of method used to calculate the estimated value of a public contract may not be made with the intention of excluding it from the scope of this Directive.

8.  With regard to public service contracts, the value to be taken as a basis for calculating the estimated contract value shall, where appropriate, be the following:

(a) for the following types of services:

(i) insurance services: the premium payable and other forms of remuneration;

(ii) banking and other financial services: the fees, commissions, interest and other forms of remuneration;

(iii) design contracts: fees, commission payable and other forms of remuneration;

(b) for service contracts which do not indicate a total price:

(i) in the case of fixed-term contracts, if that term is less than or equal to 48 months: the total value for their full term;

(ii) in the case of contracts without a fixed term or with a term greater than 48 months: the monthly value multiplied by 48.

9.  With regard to framework agreements and dynamic purchasing systems, the value to be taken into consideration shall be the maximum estimated value net of VAT of all the contracts envisaged for the total term of the framework agreement or the dynamic purchasing system.



Section 2

Specific situations

▼M10

Article 10

Contracts in the fields of defence and security

Subject to Article 296 of the Treaty, this Directive shall apply to public contracts awarded in the fields of defence and security, with the exception of contracts to which Directive 2009/81/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 on the coordination of procedures for the award of certain works contracts, supply contracts and service contracts by contracting authorities or entities in the fields of defence and security ( 20 ) applies.

This Directive shall not apply to contracts to which Directive 2009/81/EC does not apply pursuant to Articles 8, 12 and 13 thereof.

▼B

Article 11

Public contracts and framework agreements awarded by central purchasing bodies

1.  Member States may stipulate that contracting authorities may purchase works, supplies and/or services from or through a central purchasing body.

2.  Contracting authorities which purchase works, supplies and/or services from or through a central purchasing body in the cases set out in Article 1(10) shall be deemed to have complied with this Directive insofar as the central purchasing body has complied with it.



Section 3

Excluded contracts

Article 12

Contracts in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors

This Directive shall not apply to public contracts which, under Directive 2004/17/EC, are awarded by contracting authorities exercising one or more of the activities referred to in Articles 3 to 7 of that Directive and are awarded for the pursuit of those activities, or to public contracts excluded from the scope of that Directive under Article 5(2) and Articles 19, 26 and 30 thereof.

However, this Directive shall continue to apply to public contracts awarded by contracting authorities carrying out one or more of the activities referred to in Article 6 of Directive 2004/17/EC and awarded for those activities, insofar as the Member State concerned takes advantage of the option referred to in the second subparagraph of Article 71 thereof to defer its application.

Article 13

Specific exclusions in the field of telecommunications

This Directive shall not apply to public contracts for the principal purpose of permitting the contracting authorities to provide or exploit public telecommunications networks or to provide to the public one or more telecommunications services.

Article 14

Secret contracts and contracts requiring special security measures

This Directive shall not apply to public contracts when they are declared to be secret, when their performance must be accompanied by special security measures in accordance with the laws, regulations or administrative provisions in force in the Member State concerned, or when the protection of the essential interests of that Member State so requires.

Article 15

Contracts awarded pursuant to international rules

This Directive shall not apply to public contracts governed by different procedural rules and awarded:

(a) pursuant to an international agreement concluded in conformity with the Treaty between a Member State and one or more third countries and covering supplies or works intended for the joint implementation or exploitation of a work by the signatory States or services intended for the joint implementation or exploitation of a project by the signatory States; all agreements shall be communicated to the Commission, which may consult the Advisory Committee for Public Contracts referred to in Article 77;

(b) pursuant to a concluded international agreement relating to the stationing of troops and concerning the undertakings of a Member State or a third country;

(c) pursuant to the particular procedure of an international organisation.

Article 16

Specific exclusions

This Directive shall not apply to public service contracts for:

(a) the acquisition or rental, by whatever financial means, of land, existing buildings or other immovable property or concerning rights thereon; nevertheless, financial service contracts concluded at the same time as, before or after the contract of acquisition or rental, in whatever form, shall be subject to this Directive;

(b) the acquisition, development, production or co-production of programme material intended for broadcasting by broadcasters and contracts for broadcasting time;

(c) arbitration and conciliation services;

(d) financial services in connection with the issue, sale, purchase or transfer of securities or other financial instruments, in particular transactions by the contracting authorities to raise money or capital, and central bank services;

(e) employment contracts;

(f) research and development services other than those where the benefits accrue exclusively to the contracting authority for its use in the conduct of its own affairs, on condition that the service provided is wholly remunerated by the contracting authority.

Article 17

Service concessions

Without prejudice to the application of Article 3, this Directive shall not apply to service concessions as defined in Article 1(4).

Article 18

Service contracts awarded on the basis of an exclusive right

This Directive shall not apply to public service contracts awarded by a contracting authority to another contracting authority or to an association of contracting authorities on the basis of an exclusive right which they enjoy pursuant to a published law, regulation or administrative provision which is compatible with the Treaty.



Section 4

Special arrangement

Article 19

Reserved contracts

Member States may reserve the right to participate in public contract award procedures to sheltered workshops or provide for such contracts to be performed in the context of sheltered employment programmes where most of the employees concerned are handicapped persons who, by reason of the nature or the seriousness of their disabilities, cannot carry on occupations under normal conditions.

The contract notice shall make reference to this provision.



CHAPTER III

Arrangements for public service contracts

Article 20

Service contracts listed in Annex II A

Contracts which have as their object services listed in Annex II A shall be awarded in accordance with Articles 23 to 55.

Article 21

Service contracts listed in Annex II B

Contracts which have as their object services listed in Annex II B shall be subject solely to Article 23 and Article 35(4).

Article 22

Mixed contracts including services listed in Annex II A and services listed in Annex II B

Contracts which have as their object services listed both in Annex II A and in Annex II B shall be awarded in accordance with Articles 23 to 55 where the value of the services listed in Annex II A is greater than the value of the services listed in Annex II B. In other cases, contracts shall be awarded in accordance with Article 23 and Article 35(4).



CHAPTER IV

Specific rules governing specifications and contract documents

Article 23

Technical specifications

1.  The technical specifications as defined in point 1 of Annex VI shall be set out in the contract documentation, such as contract notices, contract documents or additional documents. Whenever possible these technical specifications should be defined so as to take into account accessibility criteria for people with disabilities or design for all users.

2.  Technical specifications shall afford equal access for tenderers and not have the effect of creating unjustified obstacles to the opening up of public procurement to competition.

3.  Without prejudice to mandatory national technical rules, to the extent that they are compatible with Community law, the technical specifications shall be formulated:

(a) either by reference to technical specifications defined in Annex VI and, in order of preference, to national standards transposing European standards, European technical approvals, common technical specifications, international standards, other technical reference systems established by the European standardisation bodies or — when these do not exist — to national standards, national technical approvals or national technical specifications relating to the design, calculation and execution of the works and use of the products. Each reference shall be accompanied by the words ‘or equivalent’;

(b) or in terms of performance or functional requirements; the latter may include environmental characteristics. However, such parameters must be sufficiently precise to allow tenderers to determine the subject-matter of the contract and to allow contracting authorities to award the contract;

(c) or in terms of performance or functional requirements as mentioned in subparagraph (b), with reference to the specifications mentioned in subparagraph (a) as a means of presuming conformity with such performance or functional requirements;

(d) or by referring to the specifications mentioned in subparagraph (a) for certain characteristics, and by referring to the performance or functional requirements mentioned in subparagraph (b) for other characteristics.

4.  Where a contracting authority makes use of the option of referring to the specifications mentioned in paragraph 3(a), it cannot reject a tender on the grounds that the products and services tendered for do not comply with the specifications to which it has referred, once the tenderer proves in his tender to the satisfaction of the contracting authority, by whatever appropriate means, that the solutions which he proposes satisfy in an equivalent manner the requirements defined by the technical specifications.

An appropriate means might be constituted by a technical dossier of the manufacturer or a test report from a recognised body.

5.  Where a contracting authority uses the option laid down in paragraph 3 to prescribe in terms of performance or functional requirements, it may not reject a tender for works, products or services which comply with a national standard transposing a European standard, with a European technical approval, a common technical specification, an international standard or a technical reference system established by a European standardisation body, if these specifications address the performance or functional requirements which it has laid down.

In his tender, the tenderer must prove to the satisfaction of the contracting authority and by any appropriate means that the work, product or service in compliance with the standard meets the performance or functional requirements of the contracting authority.

An appropriate means might be constituted by a technical dossier of the manufacturer or a test report from a recognised body.

6.  Where contracting authorities lay down environmental characteristics in terms of performance or functional requirements as referred to in paragraph 3(b) they may use the detailed specifications, or, if necessary, parts thereof, as defined by European or (multi-) national eco-labels, or by and any other eco-label, provided that:

 those specifications are appropriate to define the characteristics of the supplies or services that are the object of the contract,

 the requirements for the label are drawn up on the basis of scientific information,

 the eco-labels are adopted using a procedure in which all stakeholders, such as government bodies, consumers, manufacturers, distributors and environmental organisations can participate, and

 they are accessible to all interested parties.

Contracting authorities may indicate that the products and services bearing the eco-label are presumed to comply with the technical specifications laid down in the contract documents; they must accept any other appropriate means of proof, such as a technical dossier of the manufacturer or a test report from a recognised body.

7.  ‘Recognised bodies’, within the meaning of this Article, are test and calibration laboratories and certification and inspection bodies which comply with applicable European standards.

Contracting authorities shall accept certificates from recognised bodies established in other Member States.

8.  Unless justified by the subject-matter of the contract, technical specifications shall not refer to a specific make or source, or a particular process, or to trade marks, patents, types or a specific origin or production with the effect of favouring or eliminating certain undertakings or certain products. Such reference shall be permitted on an exceptional basis, where a sufficiently precise and intelligible description of the subject-matter of the contract pursuant to paragraphs 3 and 4 is not possible; such reference shall be accompanied by the words ‘or equivalent’.

Article 24

Variants

1.  Where the criterion for award is that of the most economically advantageous tender, contracting authorities may authorise tenderers to submit variants.

2.  Contracting authorities shall indicate in the contract notice whether or not they authorise variants: variants shall not be authorised without this indication.

3.  Contracting authorities authorising variants shall state in the contract documents the minimum requirements to be met by the variants and any specific requirements for their presentation.

4.  Only variants meeting the minimum requirements laid down by these contracting authorities shall be taken into consideration.

In procedures for awarding public supply or service contracts, contracting authorities which have authorised variants may not reject a variant on the sole ground that it would, if successful, lead to either a service contract rather than a public supply contract or a supply contract rather than a public service contract.

Article 25

Subcontracting

In the contract documents, the contracting authority may ask or may be required by a Member State to ask the tenderer to indicate in his tender any share of the contract he may intend to subcontract to third parties and any proposed subcontractors.

This indication shall be without prejudice to the question of the principal economic operator's liability.

Article 26

Conditions for performance of contracts

Contracting authorities may lay down special conditions relating to the performance of a contract, provided that these are compatible with Community law and are indicated in the contract notice or in the specifications. The conditions governing the performance of a contract may, in particular, concern social and environmental considerations.

Article 27

Obligations relating to taxes, environmental protection, employment protection provisions and working conditions

1.  A contracting authority may state in the contract documents, or be obliged by a Member State so to state, the body or bodies from which a candidate or tenderer may obtain the appropriate information on the obligations relating to taxes, to environmental protection, to the employment protection provisions and to the working conditions which are in force in the Member State, region or locality in which the works are to be carried out or services are to be provided and which shall be applicable to the works carried out on site or to the services provided during the performance of the contract.

2.  A contracting authority which supplies the information referred to in paragraph 1 shall request the tenderers or candidates in the contract award procedure to indicate that they have taken account, when drawing up their tender, of the obligations relating to employment protection provisions and the working conditions which are in force in the place where the works are to be carried out or the service is to be provided.

The first subparagraph shall be without prejudice to the application of the provisions of Article 55 concerning the examination of abnormally low tenders.



CHAPTER V

Procedures

Article 28

Use of open, restricted and negotiated procedures and of competitive dialogue

In awarding their public contracts, contracting authorities shall apply the national procedures adjusted for the purposes of this Directive.

They shall award these public contracts by applying the open or restricted procedure. In the specific circumstances expressly provided for in Article 29, contracting authorities may award their public contracts by means of the competitive dialogue. In the specific cases and circumstances referred to expressly in Articles 30 and 31, they may apply a negotiated procedure, with or without publication of the contract notice.

Article 29

Competitive dialogue

1.  In the case of particularly complex contracts, Member States may provide that where contracting authorities consider that the use of the open or restricted procedure will not allow the award of the contract, the latter may make use of the competitive dialogue in accordance with this Article.

A public contract shall be awarded on the sole basis of the award criterion for the most economically advantageous tender.

2.  Contracting authorities shall publish a contract notice setting out their needs and requirements, which they shall define in that notice and/or in a descriptive document.

3.  Contracting authorities shall open, with the candidates selected in accordance with the relevant provisions of Articles 44 to 52, a dialogue the aim of which shall be to identify and define the means best suited to satisfying their needs. They may discuss all aspects of the contract with the chosen candidates during this dialogue.

During the dialogue, contracting authorities shall ensure equality of treatment among all tenderers. In particular, they shall not provide information in a discriminatory manner which may give some tenderers an advantage over others.

Contracting authorities may not reveal to the other participants solutions proposed or other confidential information communicated by a candidate participating in the dialogue without his/her agreement.

4.  Contracting authorities may provide for the procedure to take place in successive stages in order to reduce the number of solutions to be discussed during the dialogue stage by applying the award criteria in the contract notice or the descriptive document. The contract notice or the descriptive document shall indicate that recourse may be had to this option.

5.  The contracting authority shall continue such dialogue until it can identify the solution or solutions, if necessary after comparing them, which are capable of meeting its needs.

6.  Having declared that the dialogue is concluded and having so informed the participants, contracting authorities shall ask them to submit their final tenders on the basis of the solution or solutions presented and specified during the dialogue. These tenders shall contain all the elements required and necessary for the performance of the project.

These tenders may be clarified, specified and fine-tuned at the request of the contracting authority. However, such clarification, specification, fine-tuning or additional information may not involve changes to the basic features of the tender or the call for tender, variations in which are likely to distort competition or have a discriminatory effect.

7.  Contracting authorities shall assess the tenders received on the basis of the award criteria laid down in the contract notice or the descriptive document and shall choose the most economically advantageous tender in accordance with Article 53.

At the request of the contracting authority, the tenderer identified as having submitted the most economically advantageous tender may be asked to clarify aspects of the tender or confirm commitments contained in the tender provided this does not have the effect of modifying substantial aspects of the tender or of the call for tender and does not risk distorting competition or causing discrimination.

8.  The contracting authorities may specify prices or payments to the participants in the dialogue.

Article 30

Cases justifying use of the negotiated procedure with prior publication of a contract notice

1.  Contracting authorities may award their public contracts by negotiated procedure, after publication of a contract notice, in the following cases:

(a) in the event of irregular tenders or the submission of tenders which are unacceptable under national provisions compatible with Articles 4, 24, 25, 27 and Chapter VII, in response to an open or restricted procedure or a competitive dialogue insofar as the original terms of the contract are not substantially altered.

Contracting authorities need not publish a contract notice where they include in the negotiated procedure all of, and only, the tenderers which satisfy the criteria of Articles 45 to 52 and which, during the prior open or restricted procedure or competitive dialogue, have submitted tenders in accordance with the formal requirements of the tendering procedure;

(b) in exceptional cases, when the nature of the works, supplies, or services or the risks attaching thereto do not permit prior overall pricing;

(c) in the case of services, inter alia services within category 6 of Annex II A, and intellectual services such as services involving the design of works, insofar as the nature of the services to be provided is such that contract specifications cannot be established with sufficient precision to permit the award of the contract by selection of the best tender according to the rules governing open or restricted procedures;

(d) in respect of public works contracts, for works which are performed solely for purposes of research, testing or development and not with the aim of ensuring profitability or recovering research and development costs.

2.  In the cases referred to in paragraph 1, contracting authorities shall negotiate with tenderers the tenders submitted by them in order to adapt them to the requirements which they have set in the contract notice, the specifications and additional documents, if any, and to seek out the best tender in accordance with Article 53(1).

3.  During the negotiations, contracting authorities shall ensure the equal treatment of all tenderers. In particular, they shall not provide information in a discriminatory manner which may give some tenderers an advantage over others.

4.  Contracting authorities may provide for the negotiated procedure to take place in successive stages in order to reduce the number of tenders to be negotiated by applying the award criteria in the contract notice or the specifications. The contract notice or the specifications shall indicate whether recourse has been had to this option.

Article 31

Cases justifying use of the negotiated procedure without publication of a contract notice

Contracting authorities may award public contracts by a negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice in the following cases:

(1) for public works contracts, public supply contracts and public service contracts:

(a) when no tenders or no suitable tenders or no applications have been submitted in response to an open procedure or a restricted procedure, provided that the initial conditions of contract are not substantially altered and on condition that a report is sent to the Commission if it so requests;

(b) when, for technical or artistic reasons, or for reasons connected with the protection of exclusive rights, the contract may be awarded only to a particular economic operator;

(c) insofar as is strictly necessary when, for reasons of extreme urgency brought about by events unforeseeable by the contracting authorities in question, the time limit for the open, restricted or negotiated procedures with publication of a contract notice as referred to in Article 30 cannot be complied with. The circumstances invoked to justify extreme urgency must not in any event be attributable to the contracting authority;

(2) for public supply contracts:

(a) when the products involved are manufactured purely for the purpose of research, experimentation, study or development; this provision does not extend to quantity production to establish commercial viability or to recover research and development costs;

(b) for additional deliveries by the original supplier which are intended either as a partial replacement of normal supplies or installations or as the extension of existing supplies or installations where a change of supplier would oblige the contracting authority to acquire material having different technical characteristics which would result in incompatibility or disproportionate technical difficulties in operation and maintenance; the length of such contracts as well as that of recurrent contracts may not, as a general rule, exceed three years;

(c) for supplies quoted and purchased on a commodity market;

(d) for the purchase of supplies on particularly advantageous terms, from either a supplier which is definitively winding up its business activities, or the receivers or liquidators of a bankruptcy, an arrangement with creditors, or a similar procedure under national laws or regulations;

(3) for public service contracts, when the contract concerned follows a design contest and must, under the applicable rules, be awarded to the successful candidate or to one of the successful candidates, in the latter case, all successful candidates must be invited to participate in the negotiations;

(4) for public works contracts and public service contracts:

(a) for additional works or services not included in the project initially considered or in the original contract but which have, through unforeseen circumstances, become necessary for the performance of the works or services described therein, on condition that the award is made to the economic operator performing such works or services:

 when such additional works or services cannot be technically or economically separated from the original contract without major inconvenience to the contracting authorities,

 or

 when such works or services, although separable from the performance of the original contract, are strictly necessary for its completion.

However, the aggregate value of contracts awarded for additional works or services may not exceed 50 % of the amount of the original contract;

(b) for new works or services consisting in the repetition of similar works or services entrusted to the economic operator to whom the same contracting authorities awarded an original contract, provided that such works or services are in conformity with a basic project for which the original contract was awarded according to the open or restricted procedure.

As soon as the first project is put up for tender, the possible use of this procedure shall be disclosed and the total estimated cost of subsequent works or services shall be taken into consideration by the contracting authorities when they apply the provisions of Article 7.

This procedure may be used only during the three years following the conclusion of the original contract.

Article 32

Framework agreements

1.  Member States may provide that contracting authorities may conclude framework agreements.

2.  For the purpose of concluding a framework agreement, contracting authorities shall follow the rules of procedure referred to in this Directive for all phases up to the award of contracts based on that framework agreement. The parties to the framework agreement shall be chosen by applying the award criteria set in accordance with Article 53.

Contracts based on a framework agreement shall be awarded in accordance with the procedures laid down in paragraphs 3 and 4. Those procedures may be applied only between the contracting authorities and the economic operators originally party to the framework agreement.

When awarding contracts based on a framework agreement, the parties may under no circumstances make substantial amendments to the terms laid down in that framework agreement, in particular in the case referred to in paragraph 3.

The term of a framework agreement may not exceed four years, save in exceptional cases duly justified, in particular by the subject of the framework agreement.

Contracting authorities may not use framework agreements improperly or in such a way as to prevent, restrict or distort competition.

3.  Where a framework agreement is concluded with a single economic operator, contracts based on that agreement shall be awarded within the limits of the terms laid down in the framework agreement.

For the award of those contracts, contracting authorities may consult the operator party to the framework agreement in writing, requesting it to supplement its tender as necessary.

4.  Where a framework agreement is concluded with several economic operators, the latter must be at least three in number, insofar as there is a sufficient number of economic operators to satisfy the selection criteria and/or of admissible tenders which meet the award criteria.

Contracts based on framework agreements concluded with several economic operators may be awarded either:

 by application of the terms laid down in the framework agreement without reopening competition, or

 where not all the terms are laid down in the framework agreement, when the parties are again in competition on the basis of the same and, if necessary, more precisely formulated terms, and, where appropriate, other terms referred to in the specifications of the framework agreement, in accordance with the following procedure:

 

(a) for every contract to be awarded, contracting authorities shall consult in writing the economic operators capable of performing the contract;

(b) contracting authorities shall fix a time limit which is sufficiently long to allow tenders for each specific contract to be submitted, taking into account factors such as the complexity of the subject-matter of the contract and the time needed to send in tenders;

(c) tenders shall be submitted in writing, and their content shall remain confidential until the stipulated time limit for reply has expired;

(d) contracting authorities shall award each contract to the tenderer who has submitted the best tender on the basis of the award criteria set out in the specifications of the framework agreement.

Article 33

Dynamic purchasing systems

1.  Member States may provide that contracting authorities may use dynamic purchasing systems.

2.  In order to set up a dynamic purchasing system, contracting authorities shall follow the rules of the open procedure in all its phases up to the award of the contracts to be concluded under this system. All the tenderers satisfying the selection criteria and having submitted an indicative tender which complies with the specification and any possible additional documents shall be admitted to the system; indicative tenders may be improved at any time provided that they continue to comply with the specification. With a view to setting up the system and to the award of contracts under that system, contracting authorities shall use solely electronic means in accordance with Article 42(2) to (5).

3.  For the purposes of setting up the dynamic purchasing system, contracting authorities shall:

(a) publish a contract notice making it clear that a dynamic purchasing system is involved;

(b) indicate in the specification, amongst other matters, the nature of the purchases envisaged under that system, as well as all the necessary information concerning the purchasing system, the electronic equipment used and the technical connection arrangements and specifications;

(c) offer by electronic means, on publication of the notice and up to the expiry of the system, unrestricted, direct and full access to the specification and to any additional documents and shall indicate in the notice the internet address at which such documents may be consulted.

4.  Contracting authorities shall give any economic operator, throughout the entire period of the dynamic purchasing system, the possibility of submitting an indicative tender and of being admitted to the system under the conditions referred to in paragraph 2. They shall complete evaluation within a maximum of 15 days from the date of submission of the indicative tender. However, they may extend the evaluation period provided that no invitation to tender is issued in the meantime.

The contracting authority shall inform the tenderer referred to in the first subparagraph at the earliest possible opportunity of its admittance to the dynamic purchasing system or of the rejection of its indicative tender.

5.  Each specific contract must be the subject of an invitation to tender. Before issuing the invitation to tender, contracting authorities shall publish a simplified contract notice inviting all interested economic operators to submit an indicative tender, in accordance with paragraph 4, within a time limit that may not be less than 15 days from the date on which the simplified notice was sent. Contracting authorities may not proceed with tendering until they have completed evaluation of all the indicative tenders received by that deadline.

6.  Contracting authorities shall invite all tenderers admitted to the system to submit a tender for each specific contract to be awarded under the system. To that end they shall set a time limit for the submission of tenders.

They shall award the contract to the tenderer which submitted the best tender on the basis of the award criteria set out in the contract notice for the establishment of the dynamic purchasing system. Those criteria may, if appropriate, be formulated more precisely in the invitation referred to in the first subparagraph.

7.  A dynamic purchasing system may not last for more than four years, except in duly justified exceptional cases.

Contracting authorities may not resort to this system to prevent, restrict or distort competition.

No charges may be billed to the interested economic operators or to parties to the system.

Article 34

Public works contracts: particular rules on subsidised housing schemes

In the case of public contracts relating to the design and construction of a subsidised housing scheme the size and complexity of which, and the estimated duration of the work involved require that planning be based from the outset on close collaboration within a team comprising representatives of the contracting authorities, experts and the contractor to be responsible for carrying out the works, a special award procedure may be adopted for selecting the contractor most suitable for integration into the team.

In particular, contracting authorities shall include in the contract notice as accurate as possible a description of the works to be carried out so as to enable interested contractors to form a valid idea of the project. Furthermore, contracting authorities shall, in accordance with the qualitative selection criteria referred to in Articles 45 to 52, set out in such a contract notice the personal, technical, economic and financial conditions to be fulfilled by candidates.

Where such a procedure is adopted, contracting authorities shall apply Articles 2, 35, 36, 38, 39, 41, 42, 43 and 45 to 52.



CHAPTER VI

Rules on advertising and transparency



Section 1

Publication of notices

Article 35

Notices

1.  Contracting authorities shall make known, by means of a prior information notice published by the Commission or by themselves on their ‘buyer profile’, as described in point 2(b) of Annex VIII:

(a) where supplies are concerned, the estimated total value of the contracts or the framework agreements by product area which they intend to award over the following 12 months, where the total estimated value, taking into account Articles 7 and 9, is equal to or greater than EUR 750 000.

The product area shall be established by the contracting authorities by reference to the CPV nomenclature;

(b) where services are concerned, the estimated total value of the contracts or the framework agreements in each of the categories of services listed in Annex II A which they intend to award over the following 12 months, where such estimated total value, taking into account the provisions of Articles 7 and 9, is equal to or greater than EUR 750 000;

(c) where works are concerned, the essential characteristics of the contracts or the framework agreements which they intend to award, the estimated value of which is equal to or greater than the threshold specified in Article 7, taking into account Article 9.

The notices referred to in subparagraphs (a) and (b) shall be sent to the Commission or published on the buyer profile as soon as possible after the beginning of the budgetary year.

The notice referred to in subparagraph (c) shall be sent to the Commission or published on the buyer profile as soon as possible after the decision approving the planning of the works contracts or the framework agreements that the contracting authorities intend to award.

Contracting authorities who publish a prior information notice on their buyer profiles shall send the Commission, electronically, a notice of the publication of the prior information notice on a buyer profile, in accordance with the format and detailed procedures for sending notices indicated in point 3 of Annex VIII.

Publication of the notices referred to in subparagraphs (a), (b) and (c) shall be compulsory only where the contracting authorities take the option of shortening the time limits for the receipt of tenders as laid down in Article 38(4).

This paragraph shall not apply to negotiated procedures without the prior publication of a contract notice.

2.  Contracting authorities which wish to award a public contract or a framework agreement by open, restricted or, under the conditions laid down in Article 30, negotiated procedure with the publication of a contract notice or, under the conditions laid down in Article 29, a competitive dialogue, shall make known their intention by means of a contract notice.

3.  Contracting authorities which wish to set up a dynamic purchasing system shall make known their intention by means of a contract notice.

Contracting authorities which wish to award a contract based on a dynamic purchasing system shall make known their intention by means of a simplified contract notice.

4.  Contracting authorities which have awarded a public contract or concluded a framework agreement shall send a notice of the results of the award procedure no later than 48 days after the award of the contract or the conclusion of the framework agreement.

In the case of framework agreements concluded in accordance with Article 32 the contracting authorities are not bound to send a notice of the results of the award procedure for each contract based on that agreement.

Contracting authorities shall send a notice of the result of the award of contracts based on a dynamic purchasing system within 48 days of the award of each contract. They may, however, group such notices on a quarterly basis. In that case, they shall send the grouped notices within 48 days of the end of each quarter.

In the case of public contracts for services listed in Annex II B, the contracting authorities shall indicate in the notice whether they agree to its publication. For such services contracts the Commission shall draw up the rules for establishing statistical reports on the basis of such notices and for the publication of such reports in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 77(2).

Certain information on the contract award or the conclusion of the framework agreement may be withheld from publication where release of such information would impede law enforcement or otherwise be contrary to the public interest, would harm the legitimate commercial interests of economic operators, public or private, or might prejudice fair competition between them.

Article 36

Form and manner of publication of notices

1.  Notices shall include the information mentioned in Annex VII A and, where appropriate, any other information deemed useful by the contracting authority in the format of standard forms adopted by the Commission in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 77(2).

2.  Notices sent by contracting authorities to the Commission shall be sent either by electronic means in accordance with the format and procedures for transmission indicated in Annex VIII, paragraph 3, or by other means. In the event of recourse to the accelerated procedure set out in Article 38(8), notices must be sent either by telefax or by electronic means, in accordance with the format and procedures for transmission indicated in point 3 of Annex VIII.

Notices shall be published in accordance with the technical characteristics for publication set out in point 1(a) and (b) of Annex VIII.

3.  Notices drawn up and transmitted by electronic means in accordance with the format and procedures for transmission indicated in point 3 of Annex VIII, shall be published no later than five days after they are sent.

Notices which are not transmitted by electronic means in accordance with the format and procedures for transmission indicated in point 3 of Annex VIII, shall be published not later than 12 days after they are sent, or in the case of accelerated procedure referred to in Article 38(8), not later than five days after they are sent.

4.  Contract notices shall be published in full in an official language of the Community as chosen by the contracting authority, this original language version constituting the sole authentic text. A summary of the important elements of each notice shall be published in the other official languages.

The costs of publication of such notices by the Commission shall be borne by the Community.

5.  Notices and their contents may not be published at national level before the date on which they are sent to the Commission.

Notices published at national level shall not contain information other than that contained in the notices dispatched to the Commission or published on a buyer profile in accordance with the first subparagraph of Article 35(1), but shall mention the date of dispatch of the notice to the Commission or its publication on the buyer profile.

Prior information notices may not be published on a buyer profile before the dispatch to the Commission of the notice of their publication in that form; they shall mention the date of that dispatch.

6.  The content of notices not sent by electronic means in accordance with the format and procedures for transmission indicated in point 3 of Annex VIII, shall be limited to approximately 650 words.

7.  Contracting authorities must be able to supply proof of the dates on which notices are dispatched.

8.  The Commission shall give the contracting authority confirmation of the publication of the information sent, mentioning the date of that publication. Such confirmation shall constitute proof of publication.

Article 37

Non-mandatory publication

Contracting authorities may publish in accordance with Article 36 notices of public contracts which are not subject to the publication requirement laid down in this Directive.



Section 2

Time limits

Article 38

Time limits for receipt of requests to participate and for receipt of tenders

1.  When fixing the time limits for the receipt of tenders and requests to participate, contracting authorities shall take account in particular of the complexity of the contract and the time required for drawing up tenders, without prejudice to the minimum time limits set by this Article.

2.  In the case of open procedures, the minimum time limit for the receipt of tenders shall be 52 days from the date on which the contract notice was sent.

3.  In the case of restricted procedures, negotiated procedures with publication of a contract notice referred to in Article 30 and the competitive dialogue:

(a) the minimum time limit for receipt of requests to participate shall be 37 days from the date on which the contract notice is sent;

(b) in the case of restricted procedures, the minimum time limit for the receipt of tenders shall be 40 days from the date on which the invitation is sent.

4.  When contracting authorities have published a prior information notice, the minimum time limit for the receipt of tenders under paragraphs 2 and 3(b) may, as a general rule, be shortened to 36 days, but under no circumstances to less than 22 days.

The time limit shall run from the date on which the contract notice was sent in open procedures, and from the date on which the invitation to tender was sent in restricted procedures.

The shortened time limits referred to in the first subparagraph shall be permitted, provided that the prior information notice has included all the information required for the contract notice in Annex VII A, insofar as that information is available at the time the notice is published and that the prior information notice was sent for publication between 52 days and 12 months before the date on which the contract notice was sent.

5.  Where notices are drawn up and transmitted by electronic means in accordance with the format and procedures for transmission indicated in point 3 of Annex VIII, the time limits for the receipt of tenders referred to in paragraphs 2 and 4 in open procedures, and the time limit for the receipt of the requests to participate referred to in paragraph 3(a), in restricted and negotiated procedures and the competitive dialogue, may be shortened by seven days.

6.  The time limits for receipt of tenders referred to in paragraphs 2 and 3(b) may be reduced by five days where the contracting authority offers unrestricted and full direct access by electronic means to the contract documents and any supplementary documents from the date of publication of the notice in accordance with Annex VIII, specifying in the text of the notice the internet address at which this documentation is accessible.

This reduction may be added to that referred to in paragraph 5.

7.  If, for whatever reason, the specifications and the supporting documents or additional information, although requested in good time, are not supplied within the time limits set in Articles 39 and 40, or where tenders can be made only after a visit to the site or after on-the-spot inspection of the documents supporting the contract documents, the time limits for the receipt of tenders shall be extended so that all economic operators concerned may be aware of all the information needed to produce tenders.

8.  In the case of restricted procedures and negotiated procedures with publication of a contract notice referred to in Article 30, where urgency renders impracticable the time limits laid down in this Article, contracting authorities may fix:

(a) a time limit for the receipt of requests to participate which may not be less than 15 days from the date on which the contract notice was sent, or less than 10 days if the notice was sent by electronic means, in accordance with the format and procedure for sending notices indicated in point 3 of Annex VIII;

(b) and, in the case of restricted procedures, a time limit for the receipt of tenders which shall be not less than 10 days from the date of the invitation to tender.

Article 39

Open procedures: Specifications, additional documents and information

1.  In open procedures, where contracting authorities do not offer unrestricted and full direct access by electronic means in accordance with Article 38(6) to the specifications and any supporting documents, the specifications and supplementary documents shall be sent to economic operators within six days of receipt of the request to participate, provided that the request was made in good time before the deadline for the submission of tenders.

2.  Provided that it has been requested in good time, additional information relating to the specifications and any supporting documents shall be supplied by the contracting authorities or competent departments not later than six days before the deadline fixed for the receipt of tenders.



Section 3

Information content and means of transmission

Article 40

Invitations to submit a tender, participate in the dialogue or negotiate

1.  In restricted procedures, competitive dialogue procedures and negotiated procedures with publication of a contract notice within the meaning of Article 30, contracting authorities shall simultaneously and in writing invite the selected candidates to submit their tenders or to negotiate or, in the case of a competitive dialogue, to take part in the dialogue.

2.  The invitation to the candidates shall include either:

 a copy of the specifications or of the descriptive document and any supporting documents, or

 a reference to accessing the specifications and the other documents indicated in the first indent, when they are made directly available by electronic means in accordance with Article 38(6).

3.  Where an entity other than the contracting authority responsible for the award procedure has the specifications, the descriptive document and/or any supporting documents, the invitation shall state the address from which those specifications, that descriptive document and those documents may be requested and, if appropriate, the deadline for requesting such documents, and the sum payable for obtaining them and any payment procedures. The competent department shall send that documentation to the economic operator without delay upon receipt of a request.

4.  The additional information on the specifications, the descriptive document or the supporting documents shall be sent by the contracting authority or the competent department not less than six days before the deadline fixed for the receipt of tenders, provided that it is requested in good time. In the event of a restricted or an accelerated procedure, that period shall be four days.

5.  In addition, the invitation to submit a tender, to participate in the dialogue or to negotiate must contain at least:

(a) a reference to the contract notice published;

(b) the deadline for the receipt of the tenders, the address to which the tenders must be sent and the language or languages in which the tenders must be drawn up;

(c) in the case of competitive dialogue the date and the address set for the start of consultation and the language or languages used;

(d) a reference to any possible adjoining documents to be submitted, either in support of verifiable declarations by the tenderer in accordance with Article 44, or to supplement the information referred to in that Article, and under the conditions laid down in Articles 47 and 48;

(e) the relative weighting of criteria for the award of the contract or, where appropriate, the descending order of importance for such criteria, if they are not given in the contract notice, the specifications or the descriptive document.

However, in the case of contracts awarded in accordance with the rules laid down in Article 29, the information referred to in (b) above shall not appear in the invitation to participate in the dialogue but it shall appear in the invitation to submit a tender.

Article 41

Informing candidates and tenderers

1.  Contracting authorities shall as soon as possible inform candidates and tenderers of decisions reached concerning the conclusion of a framework agreement, the award of the contract or admittance to a dynamic purchasing system, including the grounds for any decision not to conclude a framework agreement or award a contract for which there has been a call for competition or to recommence the procedure or implement a dynamic purchasing system; that information shall be given in writing upon request to the contracting authorities.

2.  On request from the party concerned, the contracting authority shall as quickly as possible inform:

 any unsuccessful candidate of the reasons for the rejection of his application,

 any unsuccessful tenderer of the reasons for the rejection of his tender, including, for the cases referred to in Article 23, paragraphs 4 and 5, the reasons for its decision of non-equivalence or its decision that the works, supplies or services do not meet the performance or functional requirements,

 any tenderer who has made an admissible tender of the characteristics and relative advantages of the tender selected as well as the name of the successful tenderer or the parties to the framework agreement.

The time taken may in no circumstances exceed 15 days from receipt of the written request.

3.  However, contracting authorities may decide to withhold certain information referred to in paragraph 1, regarding the contract award, the conclusion of framework agreements or admittance to a dynamic purchasing system where the release of such information would impede law enforcement, would otherwise be contrary to the public interest, would prejudice the legitimate commercial interests of economic operators, whether public or private, or might prejudice fair competition between them.



Section 4

Communication

Article 42

Rules applicable to communication

1.  All communication and information exchange referred to in this Title may be by post, by fax, by electronic means in accordance with paragraphs 4 and 5, by telephone in the cases and circumstances referred to in paragraph 6, or by a combination of those means, according to the choice of the contracting authority.

2.  The means of communication chosen must be generally available and thus not restrict economic operators' access to the tendering procedure.

3.  Communication and the exchange and storage of information shall be carried out in such a way as to ensure that the integrity of data and the confidentiality of tenders and requests to participate are preserved, and that the contracting authorities examine the content of tenders and requests to participate only after the time limit set for submitting them has expired.

4.  The tools to be used for communicating by electronic means, as well as their technical characteristics, must be non-discriminatory, generally available and interoperable with the information and communication technology products in general use.

5.  The following rules are applicable to devices for the electronic transmission and receipt of tenders and to devices for the electronic receipt of requests to participate:

(a) information regarding the specifications necessary for the electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate, including encryption, shall be available to interested parties. Moreover, the devices for the electronic receipt of tenders and requests to participate shall conform to the requirements of Annex X;

(b) Member States may, in compliance with Article 5 of Directive 1999/93/EC, require that electronic tenders be accompanied by an advanced electronic signature in conformity with paragraph 1 thereof;

(c) Member States may introduce or maintain voluntary accreditation schemes aiming at enhanced levels of certification service provision for these devices;

(d) tenderers or candidates shall undertake to submit, before expiry of the time limit laid down for submission of tenders or requests to participate, the documents, certificates and declarations referred to in Articles 45 to 50 and Article 52 if they do not exist in electronic format.

6.  The following rules shall apply to the transmission of requests to participate:

(a) requests to participate in procedures for the award of public contracts may be made in writing or by telephone;

(b) where requests to participate are made by telephone, a written confirmation must be sent before expiry of the time limit set for their receipt;

(c) contracting authorities may require that requests for participation made by fax must be confirmed by post or by electronic means, where this is necessary for the purposes of legal proof. Any such requirement, together with the time limit for sending confirmation by post or electronic means, must be stated by the contracting authority in the contract notice.



Section 5

Reports

Article 43

Content of reports

For every contract, framework agreement, and every establishment of a dynamic purchasing system, the contracting authorities shall draw up a written report which shall include at least the following:

(a) the name and address of the contracting authority, the subject-matter and value of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system;

(b) the names of the successful candidates or tenderers and the reasons for their selection;

(c) the names of the candidates or tenderers rejected and the reasons for their rejection;

(d) the reasons for the rejection of tenders found to be abnormally low;

(e) the name of the successful tenderer and the reasons why his tender was selected and, if known, the share of the contract or framework agreement which the successful tenderer intends to subcontract to third parties;

(f) for negotiated procedures, the circumstances referred to in Articles 30 and 31 which justify the use of these procedures;

(g) as far as the competitive dialogue is concerned, the circumstances as laid down in Article 29 justifying the use of this procedure;

(h) if necessary, the reasons why the contracting authority has decided not to award a contract or framework agreement or to establish a dynamic purchasing system.

The contracting authorities shall take appropriate steps to document the progress of award procedures conducted by electronic means.

The report, or the main features of it, shall be communicated to the Commission if it so requests.



CHAPTER VII

Conduct of the procedure



Section 1

General provisions

Article 44

Verification of the suitability and choice of participants and award of contracts

1.  Contracts shall be awarded on the basis of the criteria laid down in Articles 53 and 55, taking into account Article 24, after the suitability of the economic operators not excluded under Articles 45 and 46 has been checked by contracting authorities in accordance with the criteria of economic and financial standing, of professional and technical knowledge or ability referred to in Articles 47 to 52, and, where appropriate, with the non-discriminatory rules and criteria referred to in paragraph 3.

2.  The contracting authorities may require candidates and tenderers to meet minimum capacity levels in accordance with Articles 47 and 48.

The extent of the information referred to in Articles 47 and 48 and the minimum levels of ability required for a specific contract must be related and proportionate to the subject-matter of the contract.

These minimum levels shall be indicated in the contract notice.

3.  In restricted procedures, negotiated procedures with publication of a contract notice and in the competitive dialogue procedure, contracting authorities may limit the number of suitable candidates they will invite to tender, to negotiate or to conduct a dialogue with, provided a sufficient number of suitable candidates is available. The contracting authorities shall indicate in the contract notice the objective and non-discriminatory criteria or rules they intend to apply, the minimum number of candidates they intend to invite and, where appropriate, the maximum number.

In the restricted procedure the minimum shall be five. In the negotiated procedure with publication of a contract notice and the competitive dialogue procedure the minimum shall be three. In any event the number of candidates invited shall be sufficient to ensure genuine competition.

The contracting authorities shall invite a number of candidates at least equal to the minimum number set in advance. Where the number of candidates meeting the selection criteria and the minimum levels of ability is below the minimum number, the contracting authority may continue the procedure by inviting the candidate(s) with the required capabilities. In the context of this same procedure, the contracting authority may not include other economic operators who did not request to participate, or candidates who do not have the required capabilities.

4.  Where the contracting authorities exercise the option of reducing the number of solutions to be discussed or of tenders to be negotiated, as provided for in Articles 29(4) and 30(4), they shall do so by applying the award criteria stated in the contract notice, in the specifications or in the descriptive document. In the final stage, the number arrived at shall make for genuine competition insofar as there are enough solutions or suitable candidates.



Section 2

Criteria for qualitative selection

Article 45

Personal situation of the candidate or tenderer

1.  Any candidate or tenderer who has been the subject of a conviction by final judgment of which the contracting authority is aware for one or more of the reasons listed below shall be excluded from participation in a public contract:

(a) participation in a criminal organisation, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA ( 21 );

(b) corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26 May 1997 ( 22 ) and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA ( 23 ) respectively;

(c) fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities ( 24 );

(d) money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering ( 25 ).

Member States shall specify, in accordance with their national law and having regard for Community law, the implementing conditions for this paragraph.

They may provide for a derogation from the requirement referred to in the first subparagraph for overriding requirements in the general interest.

For the purposes of this paragraph, the contracting authorities shall, where appropriate, ask candidates or tenderers to supply the documents referred to in paragraph 3 and may, where they have doubts concerning the personal situation of such candidates or tenderers, also apply to the competent authorities to obtain any information they consider necessary on the personal situation of the candidates or tenderers concerned. Where the information concerns a candidate or tenderer established in a State other than that of the contracting authority, the contracting authority may seek the cooperation of the competent authorities. Having regard for the national laws of the Member State where the candidates or tenderers are established, such requests shall relate to legal and/or natural persons, including, if appropriate, company directors and any person having powers of representation, decision or control in respect of the candidate or tenderer.

2.  Any economic operator may be excluded from participation in a contract where that economic operator:

(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;

(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;

(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;

(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate;

(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;

(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;

(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information.

Member States shall specify, in accordance with their national law and having regard for Community law, the implementing conditions for this paragraph.

3.  Contracting authorities shall accept the following as sufficient evidence that none of the cases specified in paragraphs 1 or 2(a), (b), (c), (e) or (f) applies to the economic operator:

(a) as regards paragraphs 1 and 2(a), (b) and (c), the production of an extract from the ‘judicial record’ or, failing that, of an equivalent document issued by a competent judicial or administrative authority in the country of origin or the country whence that person comes showing that these requirements have been met;

(b) as regards paragraph 2(e) and (f), a certificate issued by the competent authority in the Member State concerned.

Where the country in question does not issue such documents or certificates, or where these do not cover all the cases specified in paragraphs 1 and 2(a), (b) and (c), they may be replaced by a declaration on oath or, in Member States where there is no provision for declarations on oath, by a solemn declaration made by the person concerned before a competent judicial or administrative authority, a notary or a competent professional or trade body, in the country of origin or in the country whence that person comes.

4.  Member States shall designate the authorities and bodies competent to issue the documents, certificates or declarations referred to in paragraph 3 and shall inform the Commission thereof. Such notification shall be without prejudice to data protection law.

Article 46

Suitability to pursue the professional activity

Any economic operator wishing to take part in a public contract may be requested to prove its enrolment, as prescribed in his Member State of establishment, on one of the professional or trade registers or to provide a declaration on oath or a certificate as described in Annex IX A for public works contracts, in Annex IX B for public supply contracts and in Annex IX C for public service contracts.

In procedures for the award of public service contracts, insofar as candidates or tenderers have to possess a particular authorisation or to be members of a particular organisation in order to be able to perform in their country of origin the service concerned, the contracting authority may require them to prove that they hold such authorisation or membership.

Article 47

Economic and financial standing

1.  Proof of the economic operator's economic and financial standing may, as a general rule, be furnished by one or more of the following references:

(a) appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;

(b) the presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;

(c) a statement of the undertaking's overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.

2.  An economic operator may, where appropriate and for a particular contract, rely on the capacities of other entities, regardless of the legal nature of the links which it has with them. It must in that case prove to the contracting authority that it will have at its disposal the resources necessary, for example, by producing an undertaking by those entities to that effect.

3.  Under the same conditions, a group of economic operators as referred to in Article 4 may rely on the capacities of participants in the group or of other entities.

4.  Contracting authorities shall specify, in the contract notice or in the invitation to tender, which reference or references mentioned in paragraph 1 they have chosen and which other references must be provided.

5.  If, for any valid reason, the economic operator is unable to provide the references requested by the contracting authority, he may prove his economic and financial standing by any other document which the contracting authority considers appropriate.

Article 48

Technical and/or professional ability

1.  The technical and/or professional abilities of the economic operators shall be assessed and examined in accordance with paragraphs 2 and 3.

2.  Evidence of the economic operators' technical abilities may be furnished by one or more of the following means according to the nature, quantity or importance, and use of the works, supplies or services:

(a) 

(i) a list of the works carried out over the past five years, accompanied by certificates of satisfactory execution for the most important works. These certificates shall indicate the value, date and site of the works and shall specify whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade and properly completed. Where appropriate, the competent authority shall submit these certificates to the contracting authority direct;

(ii) a list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given:

 where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issued or countersigned by the competent authority,

 where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser's certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator;

(b) an indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the economic operator's undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control and, in the case of public works contracts, those upon whom the contractor can call in order to carry out the work;

(c) a description of the technical facilities and measures used by the supplier or service provider for ensuring quality and the undertaking's study and research facilities;

(d) where the products or services to be supplied are complex or, exceptionally, are required for a special purpose, a check carried out by the contracting authorities or on their behalf by a competent official body of the country in which the supplier or service provider is established, subject to that body's agreement, on the production capacities of the supplier or the technical capacity of the service provider and, if necessary, on the means of study and research which are available to it and the quality control measures it will operate;

(e) the educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of the undertaking's managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services or managing the work;

(f) for public works contracts and public services contracts, and only in appropriate cases, an indication of the environmental management measures that the economic operator will be able to apply when performing the contract;

(g) a statement of the average annual manpower of the service provider or contractor and the number of managerial staff for the last three years;

(h) a statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contract;

(i) an indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract;

(j) with regard to the products to be supplied:

(i) samples, descriptions and/or photographs, the authenticity of which must be certified if the contracting authority so requests;

(ii) certificates drawn up by official quality control institutes or agencies of recognised competence attesting the conformity of products clearly identified by references to specifications or standards.

3.  An economic operator may, where appropriate and for a particular contract, rely on the capacities of other entities, regardless of the legal nature of the links which it has with them. It must in that case prove to the contracting authority that it will have at its disposal the resources necessary for the execution of the contract, for example, by producing an undertaking by those entities to place the necessary resources at the disposal of the economic operator.

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4.  Under the same conditions a group of economic operators as referred to in Article 4 may rely on the abilities of participants in the group or of other entities.

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5.  In procedures for awarding public contracts having as their object supplies requiring siting or installation work, the provision of services and/or the execution of works, the ability of economic operators to provide the service or to execute the installation or the work may be evaluated in particular with regard to their skills, efficiency, experience and reliability.

6.  The contracting authority shall specify, in the notice or in the invitation to tender, which references under paragraph 2 it wishes to receive.

Article 49

Quality assurance standards

Should they require the production of certificates drawn up by independent bodies attesting the compliance of the economic operator with certain quality assurance standards, contracting authorities shall refer to quality assurance systems based on the relevant European standards series certified by bodies conforming to the European standards series concerning certification. They shall recognise equivalent certificates from bodies established in other Member States. They shall also accept other evidence of equivalent quality assurance measures from economic operators.

Article 50

Environmental management standards

Should contracting authorities, in the cases referred to in Article 48(2)(f), require the production of certificates drawn up by independent bodies attesting the compliance of the economic operator with certain environmental management standards, they shall refer to the Community Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) or to environmental management standards based on the relevant European or international standards certified by bodies conforming to Community law or the relevant European or international standards concerning certification. They shall recognise equivalent certificates from bodies established in other Member States. They shall also accept other evidence of equivalent environmental management measures from economic operators.

Article 51

Additional documentation and information

The contracting authority may invite economic operators to supplement or clarify the certificates and documents submitted pursuant to Articles 45 to 50.

Article 52

Official lists of approved economic operators and certification by bodies established under public or private law

1.  Member States may introduce either official lists of approved contractors, suppliers or service providers or certification by certification bodies established in public or private law.

Member States shall adapt the conditions for registration on these lists and for the issue of certificates by certification bodies to the provisions of Article 45(1), Article 45(2)(a) to (d) and (g), Articles 46, Article 47(1), (4) and (5), Article 48(1), (2), (5) and (6), Article 49 and, where appropriate, Article 50.

Member States shall also adapt them to Article 47(2) and Article 48(3) as regards applications for registration submitted by economic operators belonging to a group and claiming resources made available to them by the other companies in the group. In such case, these operators must prove to the authority establishing the official list that they will have these resources at their disposal throughout the period of validity of the certificate attesting to their being registered in the official list and that throughout the same period these companies continue to fulfil the qualitative selection requirements laid down in the Articles referred to in the second subparagraph on which operators rely for their registration.

2.  Economic operators registered on the official lists or having a certificate may, for each contract, submit to the contracting authority a certificate of registration issued by the competent authority or the certificate issued by the competent certification body. The certificates shall state the references which enabled them to be registered in the list/to obtain certification and the classification given in that list.

3.  Certified registration on official lists by the competent bodies or a certificate issued by the certification body shall not, for the purposes of the contracting authorities of other Member States, constitute a presumption of suitability except as regards Articles 45(1) and (2)(a) to (d) and (g), Article 46, Article 47(1)(b) and (c), and Article 48(2)(a)(i), (b), (e), (g) and (h) in the case of contractors, (2)(a)(ii), (b), (c), (d) and (j) in the case of suppliers and 2(a)(ii) and (c) to (i) in the case of service providers.

4.  Information which can be deduced from registration on official lists or certification may not be questioned without justification. With regard to the payment of social security contributions and taxes, an additional certificate may be required of any registered economic operator whenever a contract is offered.

The contracting authorities of other Member States shall apply paragraph 3 and the first subparagraph of this paragraph only in favour of economic operators established in the Member State holding the official list.

5.  For any registration of economic operators of other Member States in an official list or for their certification by the bodies referred to in paragraph 1, no further proof or statements can be required other than those requested of national economic operators and, in any event, only those provided for under Articles 45 to 49 and, where appropriate, Article 50.

However, economic operators from other Member States may not be obliged to undergo such registration or certification in order to participate in a public contract. The contracting authorities shall recognise equivalent certificates from bodies established in other Member States. They shall also accept other equivalent means of proof.

6.  Economic operators may ask at any time to be registered in an official list or for a certificate to be issued. They must be informed within a reasonably short period of time of the decision of the authority drawing up the list or of the competent certification body.

7.  The certification bodies referred to in paragraph 1 shall be bodies complying with European certification standards.

8.  Member States which have official lists or certification bodies as referred to in paragraph 1 shall be obliged to inform the Commission and the other Member States of the address of the body to which applications should be sent.



Section 3

Award of the contract

Article 53

Contract award criteria

1.  Without prejudice to national laws, regulations or administrative provisions concerning the remuneration of certain services, the criteria on which the contracting authorities shall base the award of public contracts shall be either:

(a) when the award is made to the tender most economically advantageous from the point of view of the contracting authority, various criteria linked to the subject-matter of the public contract in question, for example, quality, price, technical merit, aesthetic and functional characteristics, environmental characteristics, running costs, cost-effectiveness, after-sales service and technical assistance, delivery date and delivery period or period of completion, or

(b) the lowest price only.

2.  Without prejudice to the provisions of the third subparagraph, in the case referred to in paragraph 1(a) the contracting authority shall specify in the contract notice or in the contract documents or, in the case of a competitive dialogue, in the descriptive document, the relative weighting which it gives to each of the criteria chosen to determine the most economically advantageous tender.

Those weightings can be expressed by providing for a range with an appropriate maximum spread.

Where, in the opinion of the contracting authority, weighting is not possible for demonstrable reasons, the contracting authority shall indicate in the contract notice or contract documents or, in the case of a competitive dialogue, in the descriptive document, the criteria in descending order of importance.

Article 54

Use of electronic auctions

1.  Member States may provide that contracting authorities may use electronic auctions.

2.  In open, restricted or negotiated procedures in the case referred to in Article 30(1)(a), the contracting authorities may decide that the award of a public contract shall be preceded by an electronic auction when the contract specifications can be established with precision.

In the same circumstances, an electronic auction may be held on the reopening of competition among the parties to a framework agreement as provided for in the second indent of the second subparagraph of Article 32(4) and on the opening for competition of contracts to be awarded under the dynamic purchasing system referred to in Article 33.

The electronic auction shall be based:

 either solely on prices when the contract is awarded to the lowest price,

 or on prices and/or on the new values of the features of the tenders indicated in the specification when the contract is awarded to the most economically advantageous tender.

3.  Contracting authorities which decide to hold an electronic auction shall state that fact in the contract notice.

The specifications shall include, inter alia, the following details:

(a) the features, the values for which will be the subject of electronic auction, provided that such features are quantifiable and can be expressed in figures or percentages;

(b) any limits on the values which may be submitted, as they result from the specifications relating to the subject of the contract;

(c) the information which will be made available to tenderers in the course of the electronic auction and, where appropriate, when it will be made available to them;

(d) the relevant information concerning the electronic auction process;

(e) the conditions under which the tenderers will be able to bid and, in particular, the minimum differences which will, where appropriate, be required when bidding;

(f) the relevant information concerning the electronic equipment used and the arrangements and technical specifications for connection.

4.  Before proceeding with an electronic auction, contracting authorities shall make a full initial evaluation of the tenders in accordance with the award criterion/criteria set and with the weighting fixed for them.

All tenderers who have submitted admissible tenders shall be invited simultaneously by electronic means to submit new prices and/or new values; the invitation shall contain all relevant information concerning individual connection to the electronic equipment being used and shall state the date and time of the start of the electronic auction. The electronic auction may take place in a number of successive phases. The electronic auction may not start sooner than two working days after the date on which invitations are sent out.

5.  When the contract is to be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender, the invitation shall be accompanied by the outcome of a full evaluation of the relevant tenderer, carried out in accordance with the weighting provided for in the first subparagraph of Article 53(2).

The invitation shall also state the mathematical formula to be used in the electronic auction to determine automatic rerankings on the basis of the new prices and/or new values submitted. That formula shall incorporate the weighting of all the criteria fixed to determine the most economically advantageous tender, as indicated in the contract notice or in the specifications; for that purpose, any ranges shall, however, be reduced beforehand to a specified value.

Where variants are authorised, a separate formula shall be provided for each variant.

6.  Throughout each phase of an electronic auction the contracting authorities shall instantaneously communicate to all tenderers at least sufficient information to enable them to ascertain their relative rankings at any moment. They may also communicate other information concerning other prices or values submitted, provided that that is stated in the specifications. They may also at any time announce the number of participants in that phase of the auction. In no case, however, may they disclose the identities of the tenderers during any phase of an electronic auction.

7.  Contracting authorities shall close an electronic auction in one or more of the following manners:

(a) in the invitation to take part in the auction they shall indicate the date and time fixed in advance;

(b) when they receive no more new prices or new values which meet the requirements concerning minimum differences. In that event, the contracting authorities shall state in the invitation to take part in the auction the time which they will allow to elapse after receiving the last submission before they close the electronic auction;

(c) when the number of phases in the auction, fixed in the invitation to take part in the auction, has been completed.

When the contracting authorities have decided to close an electronic auction in accordance with subparagraph (c), possibly in combination with the arrangements laid down in subparagraph (b), the invitation to take part in the auction shall indicate the timetable for each phase of the auction.

8.  After closing an electronic auction contracting authorities shall award the contract in accordance with Article 53 on the basis of the results of the electronic auction.

Contracting authorities may not have improper recourse to electronic auctions nor may they use them in such a way as to prevent, restrict or distort competition or to change the subject-matter of the contract, as put up for tender in the published contract notice and defined in the specification.

Article 55

Abnormally low tenders

1.  If, for a given contract, tenders appear to be abnormally low in relation to the goods, works or services, the contracting authority shall, before it may reject those tenders, request in writing details of the constituent elements of the tender which it considers relevant.

Those details may relate in particular to:

(a) the economics of the construction method, the manufacturing process or the services provided;

(b) the technical solutions chosen and/or any exceptionally favourable conditions available to the tenderer for the execution of the work, for the supply of the goods or services;

(c) the originality of the work, supplies or services proposed by the tenderer;

(d) compliance with the provisions relating to employment protection and working conditions in force at the place where the work, service or supply is to be performed;

(e) the possibility of the tenderer obtaining State aid.

2.  The contracting authority shall verify those constituent elements by consulting the tenderer, taking account of the evidence supplied.

3.  Where a contracting authority establishes that a tender is abnormally low because the tenderer has obtained State aid, the tender can be rejected on that ground alone only after consultation with the tenderer where the latter is unable to prove, within a sufficient time limit fixed by the contracting authority, that the aid in question was granted legally. Where the contracting authority rejects a tender in these circumstances, it shall inform the Commission of that fact.



TITLE III

RULES ON PUBLIC WORKS CONCESSIONS



CHAPTER I

Rules governing public works concessions

Article 56

Scope

This Chapter shall apply to all public works concession contracts concluded by the contracting authorities where the value of the contracts is equal to or greater than  ►M6  EUR 5 150 000 ◄ .

The value shall be calculated in accordance with the rules applicable to public works contracts defined in Article 9.

Article 57

Exclusions from the scope

This Title shall not apply to public works concessions which are awarded:

(a) in the cases referred to in Articles 13, 14 and 15 of this Directive in respect of public works contracts;

(b) by contracting authorities exercising one or more of the activities referred to in Articles 3 to 7 of Directive 2004/17/EC where those concessions are awarded for carrying out those activities.

However, this Directive shall continue to apply to public works concessions awarded by contracting authorities carrying out one or more of the activities referred to in Article 6 of Directive 2004/17/EC and awarded for those activities, insofar as the Member State concerned takes advantage of the option referred to in the second subparagraph of Article 71 thereof to defer its application.

Article 58

Publication of the notice concerning public works concessions

1.  Contracting authorities which wish to award a public works concession contract shall make known their intention by means of a notice.

2.  Notices of public works concessions shall contain the information referred to in Annex VII C and, where appropriate, any other information deemed useful by the contracting authority, in accordance with the standard forms adopted by the Commission pursuant to the procedure in Article 77(2).

3.  Notices shall be published in accordance with Article 36(2) to (8).

4.  Article 37 on the publication of notices shall also apply to public works concessions.

Article 59

Time limit

When contracting authorities resort to a public works concession, the time limit for the presentation of applications for the concession shall be not less than 52 days from the date of dispatch of the notice, except where Article 38(5) applies.

Article 38(7) shall apply.

Article 60

Subcontracting

The contracting authority may either:

(a) require the concessionaire to award contracts representing a minimum of 30 % of the total value of the work for which the concession contract is to be awarded, to third parties, at the same time providing the option for candidates to increase this percentage, this minimum percentage being specified in the concession contract, or

(b) request the candidates for concession contracts to specify in their tenders the percentage, if any, of the total value of the work for which the concession contract is to be awarded which they intend to assign to third parties.

Article 61

Awarding of additional works to the concessionaire

This Directive shall not apply to additional works not included in the concession project initially considered or in the initial contract but which have, through unforeseen circumstances, become necessary for the performance of the work described therein, which the contracting authority has awarded to the concessionaire, on condition that the award is made to the economic operator performing such work:

 when such additional works cannot be technically or economically separated from the initial contract without major inconvenience to the contracting authorities, or

 when such works, although separable from the performance of the initial contract, are strictly necessary for its completion.

However, the aggregate value of contracts awarded for additional works may not exceed 50 % of the amount of the original works concession contract.



CHAPTER II

Rules on contracts awarded by concessionaires which are contracting authorities

Article 62

Applicable rules

Where the concessionaire is a contracting authority as referred to in Article 1(9), it shall comply with the provisions laid down by this Directive for public works contracts in the case of works to be carried out by third parties.



CHAPTER III

Rules applicable to contracts awarded by concessionaires which are not contracting authorities

Article 63

Advertising rules: threshold and exceptions

1.  The Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that public works concessionaires which are not contracting authorities apply the advertising rules defined in Article 64 when awarding works contracts to third parties where the value of such contracts is equal to or greater than ►M6  EUR 5 150 000 ◄ .

Advertising shall not, however, be required where a works contract satisfies the conditions listed in Article 31.

The values of contracts shall be calculated in accordance with the rules applicable to public works contracts laid down in Article 9.

2.  Groups of undertakings which have been formed to obtain the concession or undertakings related to them shall not be considered third parties.

‘Related undertaking’ shall mean any undertaking over which the concessionaire can exert a dominant influence, whether directly or indirectly, or any undertaking which can exert a dominant influence on the concessionaire or which, as the concessionaire, is subject to the dominant influence of another undertaking as a result of ownership, financial participation or the rules which govern it. A dominant influence on the part of an undertaking is presumed when, directly or indirectly in relation to another undertaking, it:

(a) holds a majority of the undertaking's subscribed capital;

(b) controls a majority of the votes attached to the shares issued by the undertaking; or

(c) can appoint more than half of the undertaking's administrative, management or supervisory body.

The exhaustive list of such undertakings shall be included in the application for the concession. That list shall be brought up to date following any subsequent changes in the relationship between the undertakings.

Article 64

Publication of the notice

1.  Works concessionaires which are not contracting authorities and which wish to award works contracts to a third party shall make known their intention by way of a notice.

2.  Notices shall contain the information referred to in Annex VII C and, where appropriate, any other information deemed useful by the works concessionaire, in accordance with the standard form adopted by the Commission in accordance with the procedure in Article 77(2).

3.  The notice shall be published in accordance with Article 36(2) to (8).

4.  Article 37 on the voluntary publication of notices shall also apply.

Article 65

Time limit for the receipt of requests to participate and receipt of tenders

In works contracts awarded by a works concessionaire which is not a contracting authority, the time limit for the receipt of requests to participate, fixed by the concessionaire, shall be not less than 37 days from the date on which the contract notice was dispatched and the time limit for the receipt of tenders not less than 40 days from the date on which the contract notice or the invitation to tender was dispatched.

Article 38(5), (6) and (7) shall apply.



TITLE IV

RULES GOVERNING DESIGN CONTESTS

Article 66

General provisions

1.  The rules for the organisation of design contests shall be in conformity with Articles 66 to 74 and shall be communicated to those interested in participating in the contest.

2.  The admission of participants to design contests shall not be limited:

(a) by reference to the territory or part of the territory of a Member State;

(b) on the grounds that, under the law of the Member State in which the contest is organised, they would be required to be either natural or legal persons.

Article 67

Scope

1.  In accordance with this Title, design contests shall be organised by:

(a) contracting authorities which are listed as central government authorities in Annex IV, starting from a threshold equal to or greater than ►M6  EUR 133 000 ◄ ;

(b) contracting authorities not listed in Annex IV, starting from a threshold equal to or greater than ►M6  EUR 206 000 ◄ ;

(c) by all the contracting authorities, starting from a threshold equal to or greater than ►M6  EUR 206 000 ◄ where contests concern services in category 8 of Annex II A, category 5 telecommunications services, the positions of which in the CPV are equivalent to reference Nos CPC 7524, 7525 and 7526 and/or services listed in Annex II B.

2.  This Title shall apply to:

(a) design contests organised as part of a procedure leading to the award of a public service contract;

(b) design contests with prizes and/or payments to participants.

In the cases referred to in (a) the threshold refers to the estimated value net of VAT of the public services contract, including any possible prizes and/or payments to participants.

In the cases referred to in (b), the threshold refers to the total amount of the prizes and payments, including the estimated value net of VAT of the public services contract which might subsequently be concluded under Article 31(3) if the contracting authority does not exclude such an award in the contest notice.

Article 68

Exclusions from the scope

This Title shall not apply to:

(a) design contests within the meaning of Directive 2004/17/EC which are organised by contracting authorities exercising one or more of the activities referred to in Articles 3 to 7 of that Directive and are organised for the pursuit of such activities; nor shall it apply to contests excluded from the scope of this Directive.

However, this Directive shall continue to apply to design contests awarded by contracting authorities carrying out one or more of the activities referred to in Article 6 of Directive 2004/17/EC and awarded for those activities, insofar as the Member State concerned takes advantage of the option referred to in the second subparagraph of Article 71 thereof to defer its application;

(b) contests which are organised in the same cases as those referred to in Articles 13, 14 and 15 of this Directive for public service contracts.

Article 69

Notices

1.  Contracting authorities which wish to carry out a design contest shall make known their intention by means of a contest notice.

2.  Contracting authorities which have held a design contest shall send a notice of the results of the contest in accordance with Article 36 and must be able to prove the date of dispatch.

Where the release of information on the outcome of the contest would impede law enforcement, be contrary to the public interest, prejudice the legitimate commercial interests of a particular enterprise, whether public or private, or might prejudice fair competition between service providers, such information need not be published.

3.  Article 37 concerning publication of notices shall also apply to contests.

Article 70

Form and manner of publication of notices of contests

1.  The notices referred to in Article 69 shall contain the information referred to in Annex VII D in accordance with the standard model notices adopted by the Commission in accordance with the procedure in Article 77(2).

2.  The notices shall be published in accordance with Article 36(2) to (8).

Article 71

Means of communication

1.  Article 42(1), (2) and (4) shall apply to all communications relating to contests.

2.  Communications, exchanges and the storage of information shall be such as to ensure that the integrity and the confidentiality of all information communicated by the participants in a contest are preserved and that the jury ascertains the contents of plans and projects only after the expiry of the time limit for their submission.

3.  The following rules shall apply to devices for the electronic receipt of plans and projects:

(a) the information relating to the specifications which is necessary for the presentation of plans and projects by electronic means, including encryption, shall be available to the parties concerned. In addition, the devices for the electronic receipt of plans and projects shall comply with the requirements of Annex X;

(b) the Member States may introduce or maintain voluntary arrangements for accreditation intended to improve the level of the certification service provided for such devices.

Article 72

Selection of competitors

Where design contests are restricted to a limited number of participants, the contracting authorities shall lay down clear and non-discriminatory selection criteria. In any event, the number of candidates invited to participate shall be sufficient to ensure genuine competition.

Article 73

Composition of the jury

The jury shall be composed exclusively of natural persons who are independent of participants in the contest. Where a particular professional qualification is required from participants in a contest, at least a third of the members of the jury shall have that qualification or an equivalent qualification.

Article 74

Decisions of the jury

1.  The jury shall be autonomous in its decisions or opinions.

2.  It shall examine the plans and projects submitted by the candidates anonymously and solely on the basis of the criteria indicated in the contest notice.

3.  It shall record its ranking of projects in a report, signed by its members, made according to the merits of each project, together with its remarks and any points which may need clarification.

4.  Anonymity must be observed until the jury has reached its opinion or decision.

5.  Candidates may be invited, if need be, to answer questions which the jury has recorded in the minutes to clarify any aspects of the projects.

6.  Complete minutes shall be drawn up of the dialogue between jury members and candidates.



TITLE V

STATISTICAL OBLIGATIONS, EXECUTORY POWERS AND FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 75

Statistical obligations

In order to permit assessment of the results of applying this Directive, Member States shall forward to the Commission a statistical report, prepared in accordance with Article 76, separately addressing public supply, services and works contracts awarded by contracting authorities during the preceding year, by no later than 31 October of each year.

Article 76

Content of statistical report

1.  For each contracting authority listed in Annex IV, the statistical report shall detail at least:

(a) the number and value of awarded contracts covered by this Directive;

(b) the number and total value of contracts awarded pursuant to derogations to the Agreement.

As far as possible, the data referred to in point (a) of the first subparagraph shall be broken down by:

(a) the contract award procedures used; and

(b) for each of these procedures, works as given in Annex I and products and services as given in Annex II identified by category of the CPV nomenclature;

(c) the nationality of the economic operator to which the contract was awarded.

Where the contracts have been concluded according to the negotiated procedure, the data referred to in point (a) of the first subparagraph shall also be broken down according to the circumstances referred to in Articles 30 and 31 and shall specify the number and value of contracts awarded, by Member State and third country of the successful contractor.

2.  For each category of contracting authority which is not given in Annex IV, the statistical report shall detail at least:

(a) the number and value of the contracts awarded, broken down in accordance with the second subparagraph of paragraph 1;

(b) the total value of contracts awarded pursuant to derogations to the Agreement.

3.  The statistical report shall set out any other statistical information which is required under the Agreement.

The information referred to in the first subparagraph shall be determined pursuant to the procedure under Article 77(2).

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Article 77

Committee procedure

1.  The Commission shall be assisted by the Committee established by Council Decision 71/306/EEC ( 26 ).

2.  Where reference is made to this paragraph, Articles 3 and 7 of Decision 1999/468/EC shall apply, having regard to the provisions of Article 8 thereof.

3.  Where reference is made to this paragraph, Article 5a(1) to (4) and Article 7 of Decision 1999/468/EC shall apply, having regard to the provisions of Article 8 thereof.

4.  Where reference is made to this paragraph, Article 5a(1) to (4) and (5)(b) and Article 7 of Decision 1999/468/EC shall apply, having regard to the provisions of Article 8 thereof. The time-limits laid down in Article 5a(3)(c), (4)(b) and (4)(e) of Decision 1999/468/EC shall be set at four, two and six weeks respectively.

5.  Where reference is made to this paragraph, Article 5a(1), (2), (4) and (6) and Article 7 of Decision 1999/468/EC shall apply, having regard to the provisions of Article 8 thereof.

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Article 78

Revision of the thresholds

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The calculation of the value of these thresholds shall be based on the average daily value of the euro, expressed in SDRs, over the 24 months terminating on the last day of August preceding the revision with effect from 1 January. The value of the thresholds thus revised shall, where necessary, be rounded down to the nearest thousand euro so as to ensure that the thresholds in force provided for by the Agreement, expressed in SDRs, are observed.

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2.  At the same time as the revision under paragraph 1, the Commission shall align:

(a) the thresholds established in point (a) of the first paragraph of Article 8, in Article 56 and in the first subparagraph of Article 63(1) on the revised threshold applying to public works contracts;

(b) the threshold established in Article 67(1)(a) on the revised threshold applying to public service contracts awarded by the contracting authorities referred to in Annex IV;

(c) the thresholds established in point (b) of the first paragraph of Article 8 and in Article 67(1)(b) and (c) on the revised threshold applying to public service contracts awarded by contracting authorities other than those referred to in Annex IV.

Those measures, designed to amend non-essential elements of this Directive, shall be adopted in accordance with the regulatory procedure with scrutiny referred to in Article 77(4). On imperative grounds of urgency, the Commission may have recourse to the urgency procedure referred to in Article 77(5).

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3.  The value of the thresholds set pursuant to paragraph 1 in the national currencies of the Member States which are not participating in monetary union is normally to be adjusted every two years from 1 January 2004 onwards. The calculation of such value shall be based on the average daily values of those currencies expressed in euro over the 24 months terminating on the last day of August preceding the revision with effect from 1 January.

4.  The revised thresholds referred to in paragraph 1 and their corresponding values in the national currencies referred to in paragraph 3 shall be published by the Commission in the Official Journal of the European Union at the beginning of the month of November following their revision.

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Article 79

Amendments

1.  The Commission may amend, in accordance with the advisory procedure referred to in Article 77(2):

(a) the procedures for the drawing-up, transmission, receipt, translation, collection and distribution of the notices referred to in Articles 35, 58, 64 and 69 and the statistical reports provided for in the fourth subparagraph of Article 35(4) and in Articles 75 and 76;

(b) the procedure for sending and publishing data referred to in Annex VIII, on grounds of technical progress or for administrative reasons.

2.  The Commission may amend the following:

(a) the technical procedures for the calculation methods set out in the second subparagraph of Article 78(1) and in Article 78(3);

(b) the procedures for specific reference to specific positions in the CPV nomenclature in the notices;

(c) the lists of bodies and categories of bodies governed by public law in Annex III, when, on the basis of the notifications from the Member States, such amendment proves necessary;

(d) the lists of central government authorities in Annex IV, following the adaptations necessary to give effect to the Agreement;

(e) the reference numbers in the nomenclature set out in Annex I, in so far as this does not change the material scope of this Directive, and the procedures for reference to particular positions of that nomenclature in the notices;

(f) the reference numbers in the nomenclature set out in Annex II, in so far as this does not change the material scope of this Directive, and the procedures for reference in the notices to particular positions in that nomenclature within the categories of services listed in the Annex;

(g) the technical details and characteristics of the devices for electronic receipt referred to in points (a), (f) and (g) of Annex X.

Those measures, designed to amend non-essential elements of this Directive, shall be adopted in accordance with the regulatory procedure with scrutiny referred to in Article 77(3). On imperative grounds of urgency, the Commission may have recourse to the urgency procedure referred to in Article 77(5).

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Article 80

Implementation

1.  The Member States shall bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive no later than 31 January 2006. They shall forthwith inform the Commission thereof.

When Member States adopt these measures, they shall contain a reference to this Directive or be accompanied by such reference on the occasion of their official publication. The methods of making such reference shall be laid down by Member States.

2.  Member States shall communicate to the Commission the text of the main provisions of national law which they adopt in the field covered by this Directive.

Article 81

Monitoring mechanisms

In conformity with Council Directive 89/665/EEC of 21 December 1989 on the coordination of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the application of review procedures to the award of public supply and public works contracts ( 27 ), Member States shall ensure implementation of this Directive by effective, available and transparent mechanisms.

For this purpose they may, among other things, appoint or establish an independent body.

Article 82

Repeals

Directive 92/50/EEC, except for Article 41 thereof, and Directives 93/36/EEC and 93/37/EEC shall be repealed with effect from the date shown in Article 80, without prejudice to the obligations of the Member States concerning the deadlines for transposition and application set out in Annex XI.

References to the repealed Directives shall be construed as references to this Directive and shall be read in accordance with the correlation table in Annex XII.

Article 83

Entry into force

This Directive shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Article 84

Addressees

This Directive is addressed to the Member States.




ANNEX I

LIST OF THE ACTIVITIES REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 1(2), POINT (b) ( 28 )

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NACE (1)

CPV code

SECTION F

CONSTRUCTION

Division

Group

Class

Subject

Notes

45

 
 

Construction

This division includes:

construction of new buildings and works, restoring and common repairs.

45000000

 

45.1

 

Site preparation

 

45100000

 
 

45.11

Demolition and wrecking of buildings; earth moving

This class includes:

— demolition of buildings and other structures,

— clearing of building sites,

— earth moving: excavation, landfill, levelling and grading of construction sites, trench digging, rock removal, blasting, etc.

— site preparation for mining:

— 

— overburden removal and other development and preparation of mineral properties and sites.

This class also includes:

— building site drainage.

— drainage of agricultural or forestry land.

45110000

 
 

45.12

Test drilling and boring

This class includes:

— test drilling, test boring and core sampling for construction, geophysical, geological or similar purposes.

This class excludes:

— drilling of production oil or gas wells, see 11.20.

— water well drilling, see 45.25,

— shaft sinking, see 45.25,

— oil and gas field exploration, geophysical, geological and seismic surveying, see 74.20.

45120000

 

45.2

 

Building of complete constructions or parts thereof; civil engineering

 

45200000

 
 

45.21

General construction of buildings and civil engineering works

This class includes:

— construction of all types of buildings construction of civil engineering constructions,

— bridges, including those for elevated highways, viaducts, tunnels and subways,

— long-distance pipelines, communication and power lines,

— urban pipelines, urban communication and powerlines,

— ancillary urban works,

— assembly and erection of prefabricated constructions on the site.

This class excludes:

— service activities incidental to oil and gas extraction, see 11.20,

— erection of complete prefabricated constructions from self-manufactured parts not of concrete, see divisions 20, 26 and 28,

— construction work, other than buildings, for stadiums, swimming pools, gymnasiums, tennis courts, golf courses and other sports installations, see 45.23,

— building installation, see 45.3,

— building completion, see 45.4,

— architectural and engineering activities, see 74.20,

— project management for construction, see 74.20.

45210000

Except:

-45213316

45220000

45231000

45232000

 
 

45.22

Erection of roof covering and frames

This class includes:

— erection of roofs,

— roof covering,

— waterproofing.

45261000

 
 

45.23

Construction of highways, roads, airfields and sport facilities

This class includes:

— construction of highways, streets, roads, other vehicular and pedestrian ways,

— construction of railways,

— construction of airfield runways,

— construction work, other than buildings, for stadiums, swimming pools, gymnasiums, tennis courts, golf courses and other sports installations,

— painting of markings on road surfaces and car parks.

This class excludes:

— preliminary earth moving, see 45.11.

45212212 and DA03

45230000

except:

-45231000

-45232000

-45234115

 
 

45.24

Construction of water projects

This class includes

— construction of:

— 

— waterways, harbour and river works, pleasure ports (marinas), locks, etc.,

— dams and dykes,

— dredging,

— subsurface work.

45240000

 
 

45.25

Other construction work involving special trades

This class includes:

— construction activities specialising in one aspect common to different kinds of structures, requiring specialised skill or equipment,

— construction of foundations, including pile driving,

— water well drilling and construction, shaft sinking,

— erection of non-self-manufactured steel elements,

— steel bending,

— bricklaying and stone setting,

— scaffolds and work platform erecting and dismantling, including renting of scaffolds and work platforms,

— erection of chimneys and industrial ovens.

This class excludes:

— renting of scaffolds without erection and dismantling, see 71.32

45250000

45262000

 

45.3

 

Building installation

 

45300000

 
 

45.31

Installation of electrical wiring and fittings

This class includes:

installation in buildings or other construction projects of:

— electrical wiring and fittings,

— telecommunications systems,

— electrical heating systems,

— residential antennas and aerials,

— fire alarms,

— burglar alarm systems,

— lifts and escalators,

— lightning conductors, etc.

45213316

45310000

Except:

-45316000

 
 

45.32

Insulation work activities

This class includes:

— installation in buildings or other construction projects of thermal, sound or vibration insulation.

This class excludes:

— waterproofing, see 45.22.

45320000

 
 

45.33

Plumbing

This class includes:

— installation in buildings or other construction projects of:

— 

— plumbing and sanitary equipment,

— gas fittings,

— heating, ventilation, refrigeration or air-conditioning equipment and ducts,

— sprinkler systems.

This class excludes:

— installation of electrical heating systems, see 45.31.

45330000

 
 

45.34

Other building installation

This class includes:

— installation of illumination and signalling systems for roads, railways, airports and harbours,

— installation in buildings or other construction projects of fittings and fixtures n.e.c.

45234115

45316000

45340000

 

45.4

 

Building completion

 

45400000

 
 

45.41

Plastering

This class includes:

— application in buildings or other construction projects of interior and exterior plaster or stucco, including related lathing materials.

45410000

 
 

45.42

Joinery installation

This class includes:

— installation of not self-manufactured doors, windows, door and window frames, fitted kitchens, staircases, shop fittings and the like, of wood or other materials,

— interior completion such as ceilings, wooden wall coverings, movable partitions, etc.

This class excludes:

— laying of parquet and other wood floor coverings, see 45.43.

45420000

 
 

45.43

Floor and wall covering

This class includes:

— laying, tiling, hanging or fitting in buildings or other construction projects of:

— 

— ceramic, concrete or cut stone wall or floor tiles,

— parquet and other wood floor coverings carpets and linoleum floor coverings,

— including of rubber or plastic,

— terrazzo, marble, granite or slate floor or wall coverings,

— wallpaper.

45430000

 
 

45.44

Painting and glazing

This class includes:

— interior and exterior painting of buildings,

— painting of civil engineering structures,

— installation of glass, mirrors, etc.

This class excludes:

— installation of windows, see 45.42,

45440000

 
 

45.45

Other building completion

This class includes:

— installation of private swimming pools,

— steam cleaning, sand blasting and similar activities for building exteriors,

— other building completion and finishing work n.e.c.

This class excludes:

— interior cleaning of buildings and other structures, see 74.70.

45212212 and DA04

45450000

 

45.5

 

Renting of construction or demolition equipment with operator

 

45500000

 
 

45.50

Renting of construction or demolition equipment with operator

This class excludes:

— renting of construction or demolition machinery and equipment without operators, see 71.32.

45500000

(1)   Council Regulation (EEC) No 3037/90 of 9 October 1990 on the statistical classification of economic activities in the European Community (OJ L 293, 24.10.1990, p. 1), Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EEC) No 761/93 (OJ L 83, 3.4.1993, p. 1).

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ANNEX II

SERVICES REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 1(2)(d)




ANNEX II A ( 29 )

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Category No

Subject

CPC reference No (1)

CPV reference No

1

Maintenance and repair services

6112, 6122, 633, 886

From 50100000-6 to 50884000-5 (except for 50310000-1 to 50324200-4 and 50116510-9, 50190000-3, 50229000-6, 50243000-0), and from 51000000-9 to 51900000-1

2

Land transport services (2), including armoured car services, and courier services, except transport of mail

712 (except 71235), 7512, 87304

From 60100000-9 to 60183000-4 (except 60160000-7, 60161000-4, 60220000-6), and from 64120000-3 to 64121200-2

3

Air transport services of passengers and freight, except transport of mail

73 (except 7321)

From 60410000-5 to 60424120-3

(except 60411000-2, 60421000-5), and 60500000-3, and

from 60440000-4 to 60445000-9

4

Transport of mail by land (2) and by air

71235, 7321

60160000-7, 60161000-4

60411000-2, 60421000-5

5

Telecommunications services

752

From 64200000-8 to 64228200-2

72318000-7, and

from 72700000-7 to 72720000-3

6

Financial services:

(a)  Insurance services

(b)  Banking and investment services (3)

ex 81, 812, 814

From 66100000-1 to 66720000-3 (3)

7

Computer and related services

84

From 50310000-1 to 50324200-4

from 72000000-5 to 72920000-5

(except 72318000-7 and from 72700000-7 to 72720000-3), 79342410-4

8

Research and development services (4)

85

From 73000000-2 to 73436000-7

(except 73200000-4, 73210000-7, 73220000-0

9

Accounting, auditing and bookkeeping services

862

From 79210000-9 to 79223000-3

10

Market research and public opinion polling services

864

From 79300000-7 to 79330000-6, and

79342310-9, 79342311-6

11

Management consulting services (5) and related services

865, 866

From 73200000-4 to 73220000-0

from 79400000-8 to 79421200-3

and

79342000-3, 79342100-4

79342300-6, 79342320-2

79342321-9, 79910000-6, 79991000-7

98362000-8

12

Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services

867

From 71000000-8 to 71900000-7 (except 71550000-8) and 79994000-8

13

Advertising services

871

From 79341000-6 to 79342200-5

(except 79342000-3 and 79342100-4

14

Building-cleaning services and property management services

874, 82201 to 82206

From 70300000-4 to 70340000-6, and

from 90900000-6 to 90924000-0

15

Publishing and printing services on a fee or contract basis

88442

From 79800000-2 to 79824000-6, and

from 79970000-6 to 79980000-7

16

Sewage and refuse disposal services; sanitation and similar services

94

From 90400000-1 to 90743200-9 (except 90712200-3),

from 90910000-9 to 90920000-2 and

50190000-3, 50229000-6

50243000-0

(1)   CPC Nomenclature (provisional version), used to define the scope of Directive 92/50/EEC.

(2)   Except for rail transport services covered by category 18.

(3)   Except financial services in connection with the issue, sale, purchase or transfer of securities or other financial instruments, and central bank services. Also excluded: services involving the acquisition or rental, by whatever financial procedures, of land, existing buildings, or other immovable property or concerning rights thereon; nevertheless, financial services supplied at the same time as, before or after the contract of acquisition or rental, in whatever form, shall be subject to this Directive.

(4)   Except research and development services other than those where the benefits accrue exclusively to the contracting authority and/or contracting entity for its use in the conduct of its own affairs on condition that the service provided is wholly remunerated by the contracting authority and/or contracting entity.

(5)   Except arbitration and conciliation services.

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ANNEX II B ►M7   ( 30 ) ◄

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Category No

Subject

CPC reference No (1)

CPV reference No

17

Hotel and restaurant services

64

From 55100000-1 to 55524000-9, and from 98340000-8 to 98341100-6

18

Rail transport services

711

From 60200000-0 to 60220000-6

19

Water transport services

72

From 60600000-4 to 60653000-0, and from 63727000-1 to 63727200-3

20

Supporting and auxiliary transport services

74

From 63000000-9 to 63734000-3

(except 63711200-8, 63712700-0, 63712710-3, and from 63727000-1, to 63727200-3), and

98361000-1

21

Legal services

861

From 79100000-5 to 79140000-7

22

Personnel placement and supply services (2)

872

From 79600000-0 to 79635000-4

(except 79611000-0, 79632000-3, 79633000-0), and from 98500000-8 to 98514000-9

23

Investigation and security services, except armoured car services

873 (except 87304)

From 79700000-1 to 79723000-8

24

Education and vocational education services

92

From 80100000-5 to 80660000-8 (except 80533000-9, 80533100-0, 80533200-1

25

Health and social services

93

79611000-0, and from 85000000-9 to 85323000-9 (except 85321000-5 and 85322000-2

26

Recreational, cultural and sporting services (3)

96

From 79995000-5 to 79995200-7, and from 92000000-1 to 92700000-8

(except 92230000-2, 92231000-9, 92232000-6

27

Other services

 
 

(1)   CPC Nomenclature (provisional version), used to define the scope of Directive 92/50/EEC.

(2)   Except employment contracts.

(3)   Except contracts for the acquisition, development, production or co-production of programmes by broadcasting organisations and contracts for broadcasting time.

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ANNEX III

LIST OF BODIES AND CATEGORIES OF BODIES GOVERNED BY PUBLIC LAW AS REFERRED TO IN THE SECOND SUBPARAGRAPH OF ARTICLE 1(9)

I   — BELGIUM

Bodies

A

 Agence fédérale pour l'Accueil des demandeurs d'Asile — Federaal Agentschap voor Opvang van Asielzoekers

 Agence fédérale pour la Sécurité de la Chaîne alimentaire — Federaal Agentschap voor de Veiligheid van de Voedselketen

 Agence fédérale de Contrôle nucléaire — Federaal Agentschap voor nucleaire Controle

 Agence wallonne à l'Exportation

 Agence wallonne des Télécommunications

 Agence wallonne pour l'Intégration des Personnes handicapées

 Aquafin

 Arbeitsamt der Deutschsprachigen Gemeinschaft

 Archives générales du Royaume et Archives de l'Etat dans les Provinces — Algemeen Rijksarchief en Rijksarchief in de Provinciën Astrid

B

 Banque nationale de Belgique — Nationale Bank van België

 Belgisches Rundfunk- und Fernsehzentrum der Deutschsprachigen Gemeinschaft

 Berlaymont 2000

 Bibliothèque royale Albert Ier — Koninklijke Bilbliotheek Albert I

 Bruxelles-Propreté — Agence régionale pour la Propreté — Net–Brussel — Gewestelijke Agentschap voor Netheid

 Bureau d'Intervention et de Restitution belge — Belgisch Interventie en Restitutiebureau

 Bureau fédéral du Plan — Federaal Planbureau

C

 Caisse auxiliaire de Paiement des Allocations de Chômage — Hulpkas voor Werkloosheidsuitkeringen

 Caisse de Secours et de Prévoyance en Faveur des Marins — Hulp en Voorzorgskas voor Zeevarenden

 Caisse de Soins de Santé de la Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Belges — Kas der geneeskundige Verzorging van de Nationale Maatschappij der Belgische Spoorwegen

 Caisse nationale des Calamités — Nationale Kas voor Rampenschade

 Caisse spéciale de Compensation pour Allocations familiales en Faveur des Travailleurs occupés dans les Entreprises de Batellerie — Bijzondere Verrekenkas voor Gezinsvergoedingen ten Bate van de Arbeiders der Ondernemingen voor Binnenscheepvaart

 Caisse spéciale de Compensation pour Allocations familiales en Faveur des Travailleurs occupés dans les Entreprises de Chargement, Déchargement et Manutention de Marchandises dans les Ports, Débarcadères, Entrepôts et Stations (appelée habituellement ‘Caisse spéciale de Compensation pour Allocations familiales des Régions maritimes’) — Bijzondere Verrekenkas voor Gezinsvergoedingen ten Bate van de Arbeiders gebezigd door Ladings — en Lossingsondernemingen en door de Stuwadoors in de Havens, Losplaatsen, Stapelplaatsen en Stations (gewoonlijk genoemd ‘Bijzondere Compensatiekas voor Kindertoeslagen van de Zeevaartgewesten’)

 Centre d'Etude de l'Energie nucléaire — Studiecentrum voor Kernenergie

 Centre de recherches agronomiques de Gembloux

 Centre hospitalier de Mons

 Centre hospitalier de Tournai

 Centre hospitalier universitaire de Liège

 Centre informatique pour la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale — Centrum voor Informatica voor het Brusselse Gewest

 Centre pour l'Egalité des Chances et la Lutte contre le Racisme — Centrum voor Gelijkheid van Kansen en voor Racismebestrijding

 Centre régional d'Aide aux Communes

 Centrum voor Bevolkings- en Gezinsstudiën

 Centrum voor landbouwkundig Onderzoek te Gent

 Comité de Contrôle de l'Electricité et du Gaz — Controlecomité voor Elekticiteit en Gas

 Comité national de l'Energie — Nationaal Comité voor de Energie

 Commissariat général aux Relations internationales

 Commissariaat-Generaal voor de Bevordering van de lichamelijke Ontwikkeling, de Sport en de Openluchtrecreatie

 Commissariat général pour les Relations internationales de la Communauté française de Belgique

 Conseil central de l'Economie — Centrale Raad voor het Bedrijfsleven

 Conseil économique et social de la Région wallonne

 Conseil national du Travail — Nationale Arbeidsraad

 Conseil supérieur de la Justice — Hoge Raad voor de Justitie

 Conseil supérieur des Indépendants et des petites et moyennes Entreprises — Hoge Raad voor Zelfstandigen en de kleine en middelgrote Ondernemingen

 Conseil supérieur des Classes moyennes

 Coopération technique belge — Belgische technische Coöperatie

D

 Dienststelle der Deutschprachigen Gemeinschaft für Personen mit einer Behinderung

 Dienst voor de Scheepvaart

 Dienst voor Infrastructuurwerken van het gesubsidieerd Onderwijs

 Domus Flandria

E

 Entreprise publique des Technologies nouvelles de l'Information et de la Communication de la Communauté française

 Export Vlaanderen

F

 Financieringsfonds voor Schuldafbouw en Eenmalige Investeringsuitgaven

 Financieringsinstrument voor de Vlaamse Visserij- en Aquicultuursector

 Fonds bijzondere Jeugdbijstand

 Fonds communautaire de Garantie des Bâtiments scolaires

 Fonds culturele Infrastructuur

 Fonds de Participation

 Fonds de Vieillissement — Zilverfonds

 Fonds d'Aide médicale urgente — Fonds voor dringende geneeskundige Hulp

 Fonds de Construction d'Institutions hospitalières et médico-sociales de la Communauté française

 Fonds de Pension pour les Pensions de Retraite du Personnel statutaire de Belgacom — Pensioenfonds voor de Rustpensioenen van het statutair Personeel van Belgacom

 Fonds des Accidents du Travail — Fonds voor Arbeidsongevallen

 Fonds d'Indemnisation des Travailleurs licenciés en cas de Fermeture d'Entreprises

 Fonds tot Vergoeding van de in geval van Sluiting van Ondernemingen ontslagen Werknemers

 Fonds du Logement des Familles nombreuses de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale — Woningfonds van de grote Gezinnen van het Brusselse hoofdstedelijk Gewest

 Fonds du Logement des Familles nombreuses de Wallonie

 Fonds Film in Vlaanderen

 Fonds national de Garantie des Bâtiments scolaires — Nationaal Warborgfonds voor Schoolgebouwen

 Fonds national de Garantie pour la Réparation des Dégâts houillers — Nationaal Waarborgfonds inzake Kolenmijnenschade

 Fonds piscicole de Wallonie

 Fonds pour le Financement des Prêts à des Etats étrangers — Fonds voor Financiering van de Leningen aan Vreemde Staten

 Fonds pour la Rémunération des Mousses — Fonds voor Scheepsjongens

 Fonds régional bruxellois de Refinancement des Trésoreries communales — Brussels gewestelijk Herfinancieringsfonds van de gemeentelijke Thesaurieën

 Fonds voor flankerend economisch Beleid

 Fonds wallon d'Avances pour la Réparation des Dommages provoqués par des Pompages et des Prises d'Eau souterraine

G

 Garantiefonds der Deutschsprachigen Gemeinschaft für Schulbauten

 Grindfonds

H

 Herplaatsingfonds

 Het Gemeenschapsonderwijs

 Hulpfonds tot financieel Herstel van de Gemeenten

I

 Institut belge de Normalisation — Belgisch Instituut voor Normalisatie

 Institut belge des Services postaux et des Télécommunications — Belgisch Instituut voor Postdiensten en Telecommunicatie

 Institut bruxellois francophone pour la Formation professionnelle

 Institut bruxellois pour la Gestion de l'Environnement — Brussels Instituut voor Milieubeheer

 Institut d'Aéronomie spatiale — Instituut voor Ruimte aëronomie

 Institut de Formation permanente pour les Classes moyennes et les petites et moyennes Entreprises

 Institut des Comptes nationaux — Instituut voor de nationale Rekeningen

 Institut d'Expertise vétérinaire — Instituut voor veterinaire Keuring

 Institut du Patrimoine wallon

 Institut für Aus- und Weiterbildung im Mittelstand und in kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen

 Institut géographique national — Nationaal geografisch Instituut

 Institution pour le Développement de la Gazéification souterraine — Instelling voor de Ontwikkeling van ondergrondse Vergassing

 Institution royale de Messine — Koninklijke Gesticht van Mesen

 Institutions universitaires de droit public relevant de la Communauté flamande — Universitaire instellingen van publiek recht afangende van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap

 Institutions universitaires de droit public relevant de la Communauté française — Universitaire instellingen van publiek recht afhangende van de Franse Gemeenschap

 Institut national des Industries extractives — Nationaal Instituut voor de Extractiebedrijven

 Institut national de Recherche sur les Conditions de Travail — Nationaal Onderzoeksinstituut voor Arbeidsomstandigheden

 Institut national des Invalides de Guerre, anciens Combattants et Victimes de Guerre — Nationaal Instituut voor Oorlogsinvaliden, Oudstrijders en Oorlogsslachtoffers

 Institut national des Radioéléments — Nationaal Instituut voor Radio-Elementen

 Institut national pour la Criminalistique et la Criminologie — Nationaal Instituut voor Criminalistiek en Criminologie

 Institut pour l'Amélioration des Conditions de Travail — Instituut voor Verbetering van de Arbeidsvoorwaarden

 Institut royal belge des Sciences naturelles — Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen

 Institut royal du Patrimoine culturel — Koninklijk Instituut voor het Kunstpatrimonium

 Institut royal météorologique de Belgique — Koninklijk meteorologisch Instituut van België

 Institut scientifique de Service public en Région wallonne

 Institut scientifique de la Santé publique — Louis Pasteur — Wetenschappelijk Instituut Volksgezondheid — Louis Pasteur

 Instituut voor de Aanmoediging van Innovatie door Wetenschap en Technologie in Vlaanderen

 Instituut voor Bosbouw en Wildbeheer

 Instituut voor het archeologisch Patrimonium

 Investeringsdienst voor de Vlaamse autonome Hogescholen

 Investeringsfonds voor Grond- en Woonbeleid voor Vlaams-Brabant

J

 Jardin botanique national de Belgique — Nationale Plantentuin van België

K

 Kind en Gezin

 Koninklijk Museum voor schone Kunsten te Antwerpen

L

 Loterie nationale — Nationale Loterij

M

 Mémorial national du Fort de Breendonk — Nationaal Gedenkteken van het Fort van Breendonk

 Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale — Koninklijk Museum voor Midden- Afrika

 Musées royaux d'Art et d'Histoire — Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis

 Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique — Koninklijke Musea voor schone Kunsten van België

O

 Observatoire royal de Belgique — Koninklijke Sterrenwacht van België

 Office central d'Action sociale et culturelle du Ministère de la Défense — Centrale Dienst voor sociale en culturele Actie van het Ministerie van Defensie

 Office communautaire et régional de la Formation professionnelle et de L'Emploi

 Office de Contrôle des Assurances — Controledienst voor de Verzekeringen

 Office de Contrôle des Mutualités et des Unions nationales de Mutualités — Controledienst voor de Ziekenfondsen en de Landsbonden van Ziekenfondsen

 Office de la Naissance et de l'Enfance

 Office de Promotion du Tourisme

 Office de Sécurité sociale d'Outre-Mer — Dienst voor de overzeese sociale Zekerheid

 Office for Foreign Investors in Wallonia

 Office national d'Allocations familiales pour Travailleurs salariés — Rijksdienst voor Kinderbijslag voor Werknemers

 Office national de Sécurité sociale des Administrations provinciales et locales — Rijksdienst voor sociale Zekerheid van de provinciale en plaatselijke Overheidsdiensten

 Office national des Vacances annuelles — Rijksdienst voor jaarlijkse Vakantie

 Office national du Ducroire — Nationale Delcrederedienst

 Office régional bruxellois de l'Emploi — Brusselse gewestelijke Dienst voor Arbeidsbemiddeling

 Office régional de Promotion de l'Agriculture et de l'Horticulture

 Office régional pour le Financement des Investissements communaux

 Office wallon de la Formation professionnelle et de l'Emploi

 Openbaar psychiatrisch Ziekenhuis-Geel

 Openbaar psychiatrisch Ziekenhuis-Rekem

 Openbare Afvalstoffenmaatschappij voor het Vlaams Gewest

 Orchestre national de Belgique — Nationaal Orkest van België

 Organisme national des Déchets radioactifs et des Matières fissiles — Nationale Instelling voor radioactief Afval en Splijtstoffen

P

 Palais des Beaux-Arts — Paleis voor schone Kunsten

 Participatiemaatschappij Vlaanderen

 Pool des Marins de la Marine marchande — Pool van de Zeelieden der Koopvaardij

R

 Radio et Télévision belge de la Communauté française

 Reproductiefonds voor de Vlaamse Musea

S

 Service d'Incendie et d'Aide médicale urgente de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale — Brusselse hoofdstedelijk Dienst voor Brandweer en dringende medische Hulp

 Société belge d'Investissement pour les pays en développement — Belgische Investeringsmaatschappij voor Ontwinkkelingslanden

 Société d'Assainissement et de Rénovation des Sites industriels dans l'Ouest du Brabant wallon

 Société de Garantie régionale

 Sociaal economische Raad voor Vlaanderen

 Société du Logement de la Région bruxelloise et sociétés agréées — Brusselse Gewestelijke Huisvestingsmaatschappij en erkende maatschappijen

 Société publique d'Aide à la Qualité de l'Environnement

 Société publique d'Administration des Bâtiments scolaires bruxellois

 Société publique d'Administration des Bâtiments scolaires du Brabant wallon

 Société publique d'Administration des Bâtiments scolaires du Hainaut

 Société publique d'Administration des Bâtiments scolaires de Namur

 Société publique d'Administration des Bâtiments scolaires de Liège

 Société publique d'Administration des Bâtiments scolaires du Luxembourg

 Société publique de Gestion de l'Eau

 Société wallonne du Logement et sociétés agréées

 Sofibail

 Sofibru

 Sofico

T

 Théâtre national

 Théâtre royal de la Monnaie — De Koninklijke Muntschouwburg

 Toerisme Vlaanderen

 Tunnel Liefkenshoek

U

 Universitair Ziekenhuis Gent

V

 Vlaams Commissariaat voor de Media

 Vlaamse Dienst voor Arbeidsbemiddeling en Beroepsopleiding

 Vlaams Egalisatie Rente Fonds

 Vlaamse Hogescholenraad

 Vlaamse Huisvestingsmaatschappij en erkende maatschappijen

 Vlaamse Instelling voor technologisch Onderzoek

 Vlaamse interuniversitaire Raad

 Vlaamse Landmaatschappij

 Vlaamse Milieuholding

 Vlaamse Milieumaatschappij

 Vlaamse Onderwijsraad

 Vlaamse Opera

 Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroep

 Vlaamse Reguleringsinstantie voor de Elektriciteit- en Gasmarkt

 Vlaamse Stichting voor Verkeerskunde

 Vlaams Fonds voor de Lastendelging

 Vlaams Fonds voor de Letteren

 Vlaams Fonds voor de sociale Integratie van Personen met een Handicap

 Vlaams Informatiecentrum over Land- en Tuinbouw

 Vlaams Infrastructuurfonds voor Persoonsgebonden Aangelegenheden

 Vlaams Instituut voor de Bevordering van het wetenschappelijk- en technologisch Onderzoek in de Industrie

 Vlaams Instituut voor Gezondheidspromotie

 Vlaams Instituut voor het Zelfstandig ondernemen

 Vlaams Landbouwinvesteringsfonds

 Vlaams Promotiecentrum voor Agro- en Visserijmarketing

 Vlaams Zorgfonds

 Vlaams Woningsfonds voor de grote Gezinnen

II   — BULGARIA

Bodies

 Икономически и социален съвет

 Национален осигурителен институт

 Национална здравноосигурителна каса

 Български червен кръст

 Българска академия на науките

 Национален център за аграрни науки

 Български институт за стандартизация

 Българско национално радио

 Българска национална телевизия

Categories

State undertakings within the meaning of Article 62(3) of the Търговския закон (обн., ДВ, бр.48/18.6.1991):

 Национална компания ‘Железопътна инфраструктура’

 ДП ‘Пристанищна инфраструктура’

 ДП ‘Ръководство на въздушното движение’

 ДП ‘Строителство и възстановяване’

 ДП ‘Транспортно строителство и възстановяване’

 ДП ‘Съобщително строителство и възстановяване’

 ДП ‘Радиоактивни отпадъци’

 ДП ‘Предприятие за управление на дейностите по опазване на околната среда’

 ДП ‘Български спортен тотализатор’

 ДП ‘Държавна парично-предметна лотария’

 ДП ‘Кабиюк’, Шумен

 ДП ‘Фонд затворно дело’

 Държавни дивечовъдни станции

State Universities, established pursuant to Article 13 of the Закона за висшето образование (обн., ДВ, бр.112/27.12.1995):

 Аграрен университет — Пловдив

 Академия за музикално, танцово и изобразително изкуство — Пловдив

 Академия на Министерството на вътрешните работи

 Великотърновски университет ‘Св. св. Кирил и Методий’

 Висше военноморско училище ‘Н. Й. Вапцаров’ — Варна

 Висше строително училище ‘Любен Каравелов’ — София

 Висше транспортно училище ‘Тодор Каблешков’ — София

 Военна академия ‘Г. С. Раковски’ — София

 Национална музикална академия ‘Проф. Панчо Владигеров’ — София

 Икономически университет — Варна

 Колеж по телекомуникации и пощи — София

 Лесотехнически университет — София

 Медицински университет ‘Проф. д-р Параскев Иванов Стоянов’ — Варна

 Медицински университет — Плевен

 Медицински университет — Пловдив

 Медицински университет — София

 Минно-геоложки университет ‘Св. Иван Рилски’ — София

 Национален военен университет ‘Васил Левски’ — Велико Търново

 Национална академия за театрално и филмово изкуство ‘Кръстьо Сарафов’ — София

 Национална спортна академия ‘Васил Левски’ — София

 Национална художествена академия — София

 Пловдивски университет ‘Паисий Хилендарски’

 Русенски университет ‘Ангел Кънчев’

 Софийски университет ‘Св. Климент Охридски’

 Специализирано висше училище по библиотекознание и информационни технологии — София

 Стопанска академия ‘Д. А. Ценов’ — Свищов

 Технически университет — Варна

 Технически университет — Габрово

 Технически университет — София

 Tракийски университет — Стара Загора

 Университет ‘Проф. д-р Асен Златаров’ — Бургас

 Университет за национално и световно стопанство — София

 Университет по архитектура, строителство и геодезия — София

 Университет по хранителни технологии — Пловдив

 Химико-технологичен и металургичен университет — София

 Шуменски университет ‘Епископ Константин Преславски’

 Югозападен университет ‘Неофит Рилски’ — Благоевград

State and municipal schools within the meaning of the Закона за народната просвета (обн., ДВ, бр. 86/18.10.1991)

Cultural institutes within the meaning of the Закона за закрила и развитие на културата (обн., ДВ, бр.50/1.6.1999):

 Народна библиотека ‘Св. св. Кирил и Методий’

 Българска национална фонотека

 Българска национална филмотека

 Национален фонд ‘Култура’

 Национален институт за паметниците на културата

 Театри (Theatres)

 Опери, филхармонии и ансамбли (Operas, philharmonic orchestras, ensembles)

 Музеи и галерии (Museums and galleries)

 Училища по изкуствата и културата (Art and culture schools)

 Български културни институти в чужбина (Bulgarian cultural institutes abroad)

State and/or municipal medical institutions referred to in Article 3(1) of the Закона за лечебните заведения (обн., ДВ, бр.62/9.7.1999)

Medical institutions referred to in Article 5(1) of the Закона за лечебните заведения (обн., ДВ, бр.62/9.7.1999):

 Домове за медико-социални грижи за деца

 Лечебни заведения за стационарна психиатрична помощ

 Центрове за спешна медицинска помощ

 Центрове за трансфузионна хематология

 Болница ‘Лозенец’

 Военномедицинска академия

 Медицински институт на Министерство на вътрешните работи

 Лечебни заведения към Министерството на правосъдието

 Лечебни заведения към Министерството на транспорта

Legal persons of a non-commercial character established for the purpose of meeting needs of general interest pursuant to the Закона за юридическите лица с нестопанска цел (обн., ДВ, бр.81/6.10.2000), and satisfying the conditions of § 1, item 21 of the Закона за обществените поръчки (обн., ДВ, бр. 28/6.4.2004).

III   — CZECH REPUBLIC

 Pozemkový fond and other state funds

 Česká národní banka

 Česká televize

 Český rozhlas

 Rada pro rozhlasové a televizní vysílaní

 Všeobecná zdravotní pojišťovna České republiky

 Zdravotní pojišťovna ministerstva vnitra ČR

 Universities

and other legal entities established by a special Act which for their operation and in compliance with budget regulations use money from the state budget, state funds, contributions of international institutions, district authority budget, or budgets of self-governing territorial divisions.

IV   — DENMARK

Bodies

 Danmarks Radio

 Det landsdækkende TV2

 Danmarks Nationalbank

 Sund og Bælt Holding A/S

 A/S Storebælt

 A/S Øresund

 Øresundskonsortiet

 Metroselskabet I/S

 Arealudviklingsselskabet I/S

 Statens og Kommunernes Indkøbsservice

 Arbejdsmarkedets Tillægspension

 Arbejdsmarkedets Feriefond

 Lønmodtagernes Dyrtidsfond

 Naviair

Categories

 De Almene Boligorganisationer (social housing organisations)

 Andre forvaltningssubjekter (other public administrative bodies)

 Universiteterne, jf. lovbekendtgørelse nr. 1368 af 7. december 2007 af lov om universiteter (Universities, see Consolidation Act nr. 1368 of 7 December 2007 on universities)

V   — GERMANY

Categories

Legal persons governed by public law

Authorities, establishments and foundations governed by public law and created by Federal, State or local authorities particularly in the following fields:

(1) Authorities

 Wissenschaftliche Hochschulen und verfasste Studentenschaften — (universities and established student bodies),

 berufsständige Vereinigungen (Rechtsanwalts-, Notar-, Steuerberater-, Wirtschaftsprüfer-, Architekten-, Ärzte- und Apothekerkammern) — [professional associations representing lawyers, notaries, tax consultants, accountants, architects, medical practitioners and pharmacists],

 Wirtschaftsvereinigungen (Landwirtschafts-, Handwerks-, Industrie- und Handelskammern, Handwerksinnungen, Handwerkerschaften) — [business and trade associations: agricultural and craft associations, chambers of industry and commerce, craftmen's guilds, tradesmen's associations],

 Sozialversicherungen (Krankenkassen, Unfall- und Rentenversicherungsträger)— [social security institutions: health, accident and pension insurance funds],

 kassenärztliche Vereinigungen — (associations of panel doctors),

 Genossenschaften und Verbände — (cooperatives and other associations).

(2) Establishments and foundations

Non-industrial and non-commercial establishments subject to State control and operating in the general interest, particularly in the following fields:

 Rechtsfähige Bundesanstalten — (Federal institutions having legal capacity),

 Versorgungsanstalten und Studentenwerke — (pension organisations and students' unions),

 Kultur-, Wohlfahrts- und Hilfsstiftungen — (cultural, welfare and relief foundations).

Legal persons governed by private law

Non-industrial and non-commercial establishments subject to State control and operating in the general interest, including kommunale Versorgungsunternehmen (municipal utilities),:

 Gesundheitswesen (Krankenhäuser, Kurmittelbetriebe, medizinische Forschungseinrichtungen, Untersuchungs- und Tierkörperbeseitigungsanstalten)— [health: hospitals, health resort establishments, medical research institutes, testing and carcase-disposal establishments],

 Kultur (öffentliche Bühnen, Orchester, Museen, Bibliotheken, Archive, zoologische und botanische Gärten) — [culture: public theatres, orchestras, museums, libraries, archives, zoological and botanical gardens],

 Soziales (Kindergärten, Kindertagesheime, Erholungseinrichtungen, Kinderund Jugendheime, Freizeiteinrichtungen, Gemeinschafts- und Bürgerhäuser, Frauenhäuser, Altersheime, Obdachlosenunterkünfte) — [social welfare: nursery schools, children's playschools, rest-homes, children's homes, hostels for young people, leisure centres, community and civic centres, homes for battered wives, old people's homes, accommodation for the homeless],

 Sport (Schwimmbäder, Sportanlagen und -einrichtungen) — [sport: swimming baths, sports facilities],

 Sicherheit (Feuerwehren, Rettungsdienste) — [safety: fire brigades, other emergency services],

 Bildung (Umschulungs-, Aus-, Fort- und Weiterbildungseinrichtungen, Volksschulen) [education: training, further training and retraining establishments, adult evening classes],

 Wissenschaft, Forschung und Entwicklung (Großforschungseinrichtungen, wissenschaftliche Gesellschaften und Vereine, Wissenschaftsförderung) — [science, research and development: large-scale research institutes, scientific societies and associations, bodies promoting science],

 Entsorgung (Straßenreinigung, Abfall- und Abwasserbeseitigung) — [refuse and garbage disposal services: street cleaning, waste and sewage disposal],

 Bauwesen und Wohnungswirtschaft (Stadtplanung, Stadtentwicklung, Wohnungsunternehmen soweit im Allgemeininteresse tätig, Wohnraumvermittlung)— [building, civil engineering and housing: town planning, urban development, housing, enterprises (insofar as they operate in the general interest), housing agency services],

 Wirtschaft (Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaften) — (economy: organizations promoting economic development),

 Friedhofs- und Bestattungswesen — (cemeteries and burial services),

 Zusammenarbeit mit den Entwicklungsländern (Finanzierung, technische Zusammenarbeit, Entwicklungshilfe, Ausbildung) — [cooperation with developing countries: financing, technical cooperation, development aid, training].

VI   — ESTONIA

 Eesti Kunstiakadeemia;

 Eesti Muusika- ja Teatriakadeemia;

 Eesti Maaülikool;

 Eesti Teaduste Akadeemia;

 Eesti Rahvusringhaaling;

 Tagatisfond;

 Kaitseliit;

 Keemilise ja Bioloogilise Füüsika Instituut;

 Eesti Haigekassa;

 Eesti Kultuurkapital;

 Notarite Koda;

 Rahvusooper Estonia;

 Eesti Rahvusraamatukogu;

 Tallinna Ülikool;

 Tallinna Tehnikaülikool;

 Tartu Ülikool;

 Eesti Advokatuur;

 Audiitorkogu;

 Eesti Töötukassa;

 Eesti Arengufond;

Categories

Other legal persons governed by public law or legal persons in private law in compliance with Article 10(2) of the Public Procurement Act (RT I 21.7.2007, 15, 76).

VII   — IRELAND

Bodies

 Enterprise Ireland [Marketing, technology and enterprise development]

 Forfás [Policy and advice for enterprise, trade, science, technology and innovation]

 Industrial Development Authority

 FÁS [Industrial and employment training]

 Health and Safety Authority

 Bord Fáilte Éireann — [Tourism development]

 CERT [Training in hotel, catering and tourism industries]

 Irish Sports Council

 National Roads Authority

 Údarás na Gaeltachta — [Authority for Gaelic speaking regions]

 Teagasc [Agricultural research, training and development]

 An Bord Bia — [Food industry promotion]

 Irish Horseracing Authority

 Bord na gCon — [Greyhound racing support and development]

 Marine Institute

 Bord Iascaigh Mhara — [Fisheries Development]

 Equality Authority

 Legal Aid Board

 Forbas [Forbairt]

Categories

 Health Service Executive

 Hospitals and similar institutions of a public character

 Vocational Education Committees

 Colleges and educational institutions of a public character

 Central and Regional Fisheries Boards

 Regional Tourism Organisations

 National Regulatory and Appeals bodies [such as in the telecommunications, energy, planning etc. areas]

 Agencies established to carry out particular functions or meet needs in various public sectors [e.g. Healthcare Materials Management Board, Health Sector Employers Agency, Local Government Computer Services Board, Environmental Protection Agency, National Safety Council, Institute of Public Administration, Economic and Social Research Institute, National Standards Authority, etc.]

 Other public bodies falling within the definition of a body governed by public law.

VIII   — GREECE

Categories

 Public enterprises and public entities

 Legal persons governed by private law which are State-owned or which regularly receive at least 50 % of their annual budget in the form of State subsidies, pursuant to the applicable rules, or in which the State has a capital holding of at least 51 %.

 Legal persons governed by private law which are owned by legal persons governed by public law, by local authorities of any level, including the Greek Central Association of Local Authorities (Κ.Ε.Δ.Κ.Ε.), by local associations of ‘communes’, (local administrative areas) or by public enterprises or entities, or by legal persons as referred to in b) or which regularly receive at least 50 % of their annual budget in the form of subsidies from such legal persons, pursuant to the applicable rules or to their own articles of association, or legal persons as referred to above which have a capital holding of at least 51 % in such legal persons governed by public law.

IX   — SPAIN

Categories

 Bodies and entities governed by public law which are subject to the ‘Ley 30/2007, de 30 de octubre, de Contratos del sector público’, — [Spanish State legislation on procurement] –, in accordance with its article 3, other than those which are part of the Administración General del Estado — (general national administration) —, the Administración de las Comunidades Autónomas — (administration of the autonomous regions — and the Corporaciones Locales — (local authorities).

 Entidades Gestoras y los Servicios Comunes de la Seguridad Social — (administrative entities and common services of the health and social services).

X   — FRANCE

Bodies

 Compagnies et établissements consulaires, chambres de commerce et d’industrie (CCI), chambres des métiers et chambres d’agriculture.

Categories

(1) National public bodies:

 Académie des Beaux-arts

 Académie française

 Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres

 Académie des sciences

 Académie des sciences morales et politiques

 Banque de France

 Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement

 Ecoles d’architecture

 Institut national de la consommation

 Reunion des musées nationaux

 Thermes nationaux — Aix-les-Bains

 Groupements d’intérêt public; exemples:

 Agence EduFrance

 ODIT France (observation, développement et ingénierie touristique)

 Agence nationale de lutte contre l’illettrisme

(2) Administrative public bodies at regional, departmental and local level:

 Collèges

 Lycées

 Etablissements publics locaux d'enseignement et de formation professionnelle agricole

 Etablissements publics hospitaliers

 Offices publics de l’habitat

(3) Groupings of territorial authorities:

 Etablissements publics de coopération intercommunale

 Institutions interdépartementales et interrégionales

 Syndicat des transports d’Ile-de-France

XI   — ITALY

Bodies

 Società Stretto di Messina S.p.A.

 Mostra d’oltremare S.p.A.

 Ente nazionale per l’aviazione civile — ENAC

 Società nazionale per l’assistenza al volo S.p.A. — ENAV

 ANAS S.p.A

Categorie

 Consorzi per le opere idrauliche (consortia for water engineering works)

 Università statali, gli istituti universitari statali, i consorzi per i lavori interessanti le università (State universities, State university institutes, consortia for university development work)

 Istituzioni pubbliche di assistenza e di beneficenza (public welfare and benevolent institutions)

 Istituti superiori scientifici e culturali, osservatori astronomici, astrofisici, geofisici o vulcanologici (higher scientific and cultural institutes, astronomical, astrophysical, geophysical or vulcanological oberservatories)

 Enti di ricerca e sperimentazione (organizations conducting research and experimental work)

 Enti che gestiscono forme obbligatorie di previdenza e di assistenza (agencies administering compulsory social security and welfare schemes)

 Consorzi di bonifica (land reclamation consortia)

 Enti di sviluppo e di irrigazione (development or irrigation agencies)

 Consorzi per le aree industriali (associations for industrial areas)

 Enti preposti a servizi di pubblico interesse (organizations providing services in the public interest)

 Enti pubblici preposti ad attività di spettacolo, sportive, turistiche e del tempo libero (public bodies engaged in — entertainment, sport, tourism and leisure activities)

 Enti culturali e di promozione artistica (organizations promoting culture and artistic activities)

XII   — CYPRUS

 Αρχή Ραδιοτηλεόρασης Κύπρου

 Επιτροπή Κεφαλαιαγοράς Κύπρου

 Επίτροπος Ρυθμίσεως Ηλεκτρονικών Επικοινωνιών και Ταχυδρομείων

 Ρυθμιστική Αρχή Ενέργειας Κύπρου

 Εφοριακό Συμβούλιο

 Συμβούλιο Εγγραφής και Ελέγχου Εργοληπτών

 Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου

 Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου

 Τεχνολογικό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου

 Ένωση Δήμων

 Ένωση Κοινοτήτων

 Αναπτυξιακή Εταιρεία Λάρνακας

 Ταμείο Κοινωνικής Συνοχής

 Ταμείο Κοινωνικών Ασφαλίσεων

 Ταμείο Πλεονάζοντος Προσωπικού

 Κεντρικό Ταμείο Αδειών

 Αντιναρκωτικό Συμβούλιο Κύπρου

 Ογκολογικό Κέντρο της Τράπεζας Κύπρου

 Οργανισμός Ασφάλισης Υγείας

 Ινστιτούτο Γενετικής και Νευρολογίας

 Κεντρική Τράπεζα της Κύπρου

 Χρηματιστήριο Αξιών Κύπρου

 Οργανισμός Χρηματοδοτήσεως Στέγης

 Κεντρικός Φορέας Ισότιμης Κατανομής Βαρών

 Ίδρυμα Κρατικών Υποτροφιών Κύπρου

 Κυπριακός Οργανισμός Αγροτικών Πληρωμών

 Οργανισμός Γεωργικής Ασφάλισης

 Ειδικό Ταμείο Ανανεώσιμων Πηγών Ενέργειας και Εξοικονόμησης Ενέργειας

 Συμβούλιο Ελαιοκομικών Προϊόντων

 Οργανισμός Κυπριακής Γαλακτοκομικής Βιομηχανίας

 Συμβούλιο Αμπελοοινικών Προϊόντων

 Συμβούλιο Εμπορίας Κυπριακών Πατατών

 Ευρωπαϊκό Ινστιτούτο Κύπρου

 Ραδιοφωνικό Ίδρυμα Κύπρου

 Οργανισμός Νεολαίας Κύπρου

 Κυπριακόν Πρακτορείον Ειδήσεων

 Θεατρικός Οργανισμός Κύπρου

 Κυπριακός Οργανισμός Αθλητισμού

 Αρχή Ανάπτυξης Ανθρώπινου Δυναμικού Κύπρου

 Αρχή Κρατικών Εκθέσεων Κύπρου

 Ελεγκτική Υπηρεσία Συνεργατικών Εταιρειών

 Κυπριακός Οργανισμός Τουρισμού

 Κυπριακός Οργανισμός Αναπτύξεως Γης

 Συμβούλια Αποχετεύσεων (This category refers to the Συμβούλια Αποχετεύσεων established and operating according to the Provisions of the Αποχετευτικών Συστημάτων Νόμου Ν.1(Ι) of 1971)

 Συμβούλια Σφαγείων (This category refers to the Κεντρικά και Κοινοτικά Συμβούλια Σφαγείων run by local authorities, established and operating according to the provisions of the Σφαγείων Νόμου N.26(Ι) of 2003)

 Σχολικές Εφορείες (This category refers to the Σχολικές Εφορείες established and operating according to the provisions of the Σχολικών Εφορειών Νόμου N.108 of 2003)

 Ταμείο Θήρας

 Κυπριακός Οργανισμός Διαχείρισης Αποθεμάτων Πετρελαιοειδών

 Ίδρυμα Τεχνολογίας Κύπρου

 Ίδρυμα Προώθησης Έρευνας

 Ίδρυμα Ενέργειας Κύπρου

 Ειδικό Ταμείο Παραχώρησης Επιδόματος Διακίνησης Αναπήρων

 Ταμείο Ευημερίας Εθνοφρουρού

 Ίδρυμα Πολιτισμού Κύπρου

XIII   — LATVIA

 Subjects of private law which make purchases according to ‘Publisko iepirkumu likuma prasībām’

XIV   — LITHUANIA

 Establishments of research and education (higher education institutions, establishments of scientific research, research and technology parks as well as other establishments and institutions, the activity of which pertains to evaluation or organisation of research and education)

 Educational establishments (higher education establishments, vocational colleges, schools of general education, pre-school establishments, informal education institutions, special education institutions and other establishments)

 Establishments of culture (theatres, museums, libraries and other establishments)

 National establishments of the Lithuanian health care system (individual health care protection establishments, public health protection establishments, establishments of pharmaceutical activities and other health care establishments, etc.)

 Social care institutions

 Institutions of physical culture and sports (sports clubs, sports schools, sports centres, sports facilities and other establishments)

 Establishments of the national defence system

 Establishments of environmental protection

 Establishments ensuring public safety and public order

 Establishments of the civil protection and rescue system

 Tourism service providers (tourism information centres and other establishments providing tourism services)

 Other public and private persons in accordance with the conditions provided for in Article 4(2) of the Law on Public Procurement (‘Valstybės žinios’(Official Gazette) No. 84-2000, 1996; No 4-102, 2006).

XV   — LUXEMBOURG

 Établissements publics de l'État placés sous la surveillance d'un membre du gouvernement:

 

 Établissements publics de l'État placés sous la surveillance d'un membre du gouvernement:

 

 Fonds d'Urbanisation et d'Aménagement du Plateau de Kirchberg

 Fonds de Rénovation de Quatre Ilôts de la Vieille Ville de Luxembourg

 Fonds Belval

 Établissements publics placés sous la surveillance des communes.

 Syndicats de communes créés en vertu de la loi du 23 février 2001 concernant les syndicats de communes.

 Établissements publics placés sous la surveillance des communes.

 Syndicats de communes créés en vertu de la loi du 23 février 2001 concernant les syndicats de communes.

XVI   — HUNGARY

Bodies

 Egyes költségvetési szervek (certain budgetary organs)

 Az elkülönített állami pénzalapok kezelője (managing bodies of the separate state funds)

 A közalapítványok (public foundations)

 A Magyar Nemzeti Bank

 A Magyar Nemzeti Vagyonkezelő Zrt.

 A Magyar Fejlesztési Bank Részvénytársaság

 A Magyar Távirati Iroda Részvénytársaság

 A közszolgálati műsorszolgáltatók (public service broadcasters)

 Azok a közműsor-szolgáltatók, amelyek működését többségi részben állami, illetve önkormányzati költségvetésből finanszírozzák (public broadcasters financed, for the most part, from public budget)

 Az Országos Rádió és Televízió Testület

Categories

 Organizations established for the purpose of meeting needs in the general interest, not having an industrial or commercial character, and controlled by public entities, or financed, for the most part, by public entities (from public budget)

 Organizations established by law determining their public tasks and operation, and controlled by public entities, or financed, for the most part, by public entities (from public budget)

 Organizations established by public entities for the purpose of carrying out their certain basic activities, and controlled by the public entities

XVII   — MALTA

 Uffiċċju tal-Prim Ministru (Office of the Prime Minister)

 

 Kunsill Malti Għall-Iżvilupp Ekonomiku u Soċjali (Malta Council for Economic and Social Development).

 Awtorità tax-Xandir (Broadcasting Authority).

 Industrial Projects and Services Ltd.

 Kunsill ta’ Malta għax-Xjenza u Teknoloġija (Malta Council for Science and Technology)

 Ministeru tal-Finanzi (Ministry of Finance)

 

 Awtorità għas-Servizzi Finanzjarji ta’ Malta (Malta Financial Services Authority).

 Borża ta’ Malta (Malta Stock Exchange).

 Awtorità dwar Lotteriji u l-Loghob (Lotteries and Gaming Authority).

 Awtorità tal-Istatistika ta’ Malta (Malta Statistics Authority).

 Sezzjoni ta’ Konformità mat-Taxxa (Tax Compliance Unit).

 Ministeru tal-Ġustizzja u l-Intern (Ministry for Justice & Home Affairs)

 

 Ċentru Malti tal-Arbitraġġ (Malta Arbitration Centre).

 Kunsilli Lokali (Local Councils).

 Ministeru tal-Edukazzjoni, Żgħażagħ u Impjiegi (Ministry of Education, Youth and Employment)

 

 Junior College.

 Kulleġġ Malti għall-Arti, Xjenza u Teknoloġija (Malta College of Arts Science and Technology).

 Università ta’ Malta (University of Malta).

 Fondazzjoni għall-Istudji Internazzjonali (Foundation for International Studies).

 Fondazzjoni għall-Iskejjel ta’ Għada (Foundation for Tomorrow’s Schools).

 Fondazzjoni għal Servizzi Edukattivi (Foundation for Educational Services).

 Korporazzjoni tal-Impjieg u t-Taħriġ (Employment and Training Corporation).

 Awtorità tas-Saħħa u s-Sigurtà (Occupational Health and Safety Authority).

 Istitut għalStudji Turistiċi (Institute for Tourism Studies).

 Kunsill Malti għall-Isport.

 Bord tal-Koperattivi (Cooperatives Board).

 Pixxina Nazzjonali tal-Qroqq (National Pool tal-Qroqq).

 Ministeru tat-Turiżmu u Kultura (Ministry for Tourism and Culture)

 

 Awtorità Maltija-għat-Turiżmu (Malta Tourism Authority).

 Heritage Malta.

 Kunsill Malti għall-Kultura u l-Arti (National Council for Culture and the Arts).

 Ċentru għall-Kreativita fil-Kavallier ta' San Ġakbu (St. James Cavalier Creativity Centre).

 Orkestra Nazzjonali (National Orchestra).

 Teatru Manoel (Manoel Theatre).

 Ċentru tal- Konferenzi tal-Mediterran (Mediterranean Conference Centre).

 Ċentru Malti għar-Restawr (Malta Centre for Restoration).

 Sovrintendenza tal-Patrimonju Kulturali (Superintendence of Cultural Heritage).

 Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti.

 Ministeru tal-Kompetittività u l-Komunikazzjoni (Ministry for Competitiveness and Communications)

 

 Awtorità ta’ Malta dwar il-Komuikazzjoni (Malta Communications Authority).

 Awtorità ta’ Malta dwar l-Istandards (Malta Standards Authority).

 Ministeru tar-Riżorsi u Infrastruttura (Ministry for Resources and Infrastructure)

 

 Awtorità ta’ Malta dwar ir-Riżorsi (Malta Resources Authority).

 Kunsill Konsultattiv dwar l-Industija tal-Bini (Building Industry Consultative Council).

 Ministeru għal Għawdex (Ministry for Gozo)

 Ministeru tas-Saħħa, l-Anzjani u Kura fil-Komunità (Ministry of Health, the Elderly and Community Care)

 

 Fondazzjoni għas-Servizzi Mediċi (Foundation for Medical Services).

 Sptar Zammit Clapp (Zammit Clapp Hospital).

 Sptar Mater Dei (Mater Dei Hospital).

 Sptar Monte Carmeli (Mount Carmel Hospital).

 Awtorità dwar il-Mediċini (Medicines Authority).

 Kumitat tal-Welfare (Welfare Committee).

 Ministeru għall-Investiment, Industrija u Teknologija ta’ Informazzjoni (Ministry for Investment, Industry and Information Technology)

 

 Laboratorju Nazzjonali ta’ Malta (Malta National Laboratory).

 MGI/Mimcol.

 Gozo Channel Co. Ltd.

 Kummissjoni dwar il-Protezzjoni tad-Data (Data Protection Commission).

 MITTS

 Sezzjoni tal-Privatizzazzjoni (Privatization Unit).

 Sezzjoni għan-Negozjati Kollettivi (Collective Bargaining Unit).

 Malta Enterprise.

 Malta Industrial Parks.

 Ministeru għall-Affarijiet Rurali u l-Ambjent (Ministry for Rural Affairs and the Environment)

 

 Awtorità ta’ Malta għall-Ambjent u l-Ippjanar (Malta Environment and Planning Authority).

 Wasteserv Malta Ltd.

 Ministeru għall-Iżvilupp Urban u Toroq (Ministry for Urban Development and Roads)

 Ministeru għall-Familja u Solidarjetà Socjali (Ministry for the Family and Social Solidarity)

 

 Awtorità tad-Djar (Housing Authority).

 Fondazzjoni għas-Servizzi Soċjali (Foundation for Social Welfare Services).

 Sedqa.

 Appoġġ.

 Kummissjoni Nazzjonali Għal Persuni b’Diżabilità (National Commission for Disabled Persons).

 Sapport.

 Ministeru għall-Affarijiet Barranin (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

 

 Istitut Internazzjonali tal-Anzjani (International Institute on Ageing).

XVIII   — NETHERLANDS

Bodies

 Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties

 

 Nederlands Instituut voor Brandweer en rampenbestrijding (NIBRA)

 Nederlands Bureau Brandweer Examens (NBBE)

 Landelijk Selectie- en Opleidingsinstituut Politie (LSOP)

 25 afzonderlijke politieregio's — (25 individual police regions)

 Stichting ICTU

 Voorziening tot samenwerking Politie Nederland

 Ministerie van Economische Zaken

 

 Stichting Syntens

 Van Swinden Laboratorium B.V.

 Nederlands Meetinstituut B.V.

 Nederland Instituut voor Vliegtuigontwikkeling en Ruimtevaart (NIVR)

 Nederlands Bureau voor Toerisme en Congressen

 Samenwerkingsverband Noord Nederland (SNN)

 Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij Oost Nederland N.V.(Oost N.V.)

 LIOF (Limburg Investment Development Company LIOF)

 Noordelijke Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij (NOM)

 Brabantse Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij (BOM)

 Onafhankelijke Post en Telecommunicatie Autoriteit (Opta)

 Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (CBS)

 Energieonderzoek Centrum Nederland (ECN)

 Stichting PUM (Programma Uitzending Managers)

 Stichting Kenniscentrum Maatschappelijk Verantwoord Ondernemen (MVO)

 Kamer van Koophandel Nederland

 Ministerie van Financiën

 

 De Nederlandse Bank N.V.

 Autoriteit Financiële Markten

 Pensioen- & Verzekeringskamer

 Ministerie van Justitie

 

 Stichting Reclassering Nederland (SRN)

 Stichting VEDIVO

 Voogdij- en gezinsvoogdij instellingen — (Guardianship and Family Guardianship Institutions)

 Stichting Halt Nederland (SHN)

 Particuliere Internaten — (Private Boarding Institutions)

 Particuliere Jeugdinrichtingen — (Penal Institutions for Juvenile Offenders)

 Schadefonds Geweldsmisdrijven

 Centraal Orgaan opvang asielzoekers (COA)

 Landelijk Bureau Inning Onderhoudsbijdragen (LBIO)

 Landelijke organisaties slachtofferhulp

 College Bescherming Persoongegevens

 Raden voor de Rechtsbijstand

 Stichting Rechtsbijstand Asiel

 Stichtingen Rechtsbijstand

 Landelijk Bureau Racisme bestrijding (LBR)

 Clara Wichman Instituut

 Ministerie van Landbouw, Natuur en Voedselkwaliteit

 

 Bureau Beheer Landbouwgronden

 Faunafonds

 Staatsbosbeheer

 Stichting Voorlichtingsbureau voor de Voeding

 Universiteit Wageningen

 Stichting DLO

 (Hoofd) productschappen — (Commodity Boards)

 Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap

 The competent authorities of:

 

 public or publicly funded private schools for primary education within the meaning of the Wet op het primair onderwijs (Law on Primary Education);

 public or publicly funded private schools for primary special education within the meaning of the Wet op het primair onderwijs (Law on Primary Education);

 public or publicly funded private schools and institutions for special and secondary education within the meaning of the Wet op de expertisecentra (Law on Resource Centres);

 public or publicly funded private schools and institutions for secondary education within the meaning of the Wet op het voortgezet onderwijs (Law on Secondary Education);

 public or publicly funded public private institutions within the meaning of the Wet Educatie en Beroepsonderwijs (Law on Education and Vocational Education);

 Publicly funded universities and higher education institutions, the Open University, and the university hospitals, within the meaning of the Wet op het hoger onderwijs en wetenschappelijk onderzoek (Law on Higher Education and Scientific Research);

 School advisory services within the meaning of the Wet op het primair onderwijs (Law on Primary Education) and the Wet op de exertisecentra (Law on Resource Centres);

 National teachers’ centres within the meaning of the Wet subsidiëring landelijke onderwijsondersteunende activiteiten (Law on Subsidies for National Educational Support Activities);

 Broadcasting organisations within the meaning of the Mediawet (Media Law), insofar as the organisations are funded for more than 50 % by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science;

 Services within the meaning of the Wet Verzelfstandiging Rijksmuseale Diensten (Law on Privatisation of National Services);

 Other organisations and institutions in the field of education, culture and science which receive more than 50 % of their funds from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

 All organisations which are subsidised by the Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap for more than 50 %, for example:

 

 Bedrijfsfonds voor de Pers (BvdP);

 Commissariaat voor de Media (CvdM);

 Informatie Beheer Groep (IB-Groep);

 Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB);

 Koninklijke Nederlandse Academie van Wetenschappen (KNAW);

 Vereniging voor Landelijke organen voor beroepsonderwijs (COLO);

 Nederlands Vlaams Accreditatieorgaan Hoger Onderwijs (NVAO);

 Fonds voor beeldende kunsten, vormgeving en bouwkunst;

 Fonds voor Amateurkunsten en Podiumkunsten;

 Fonds voor de scheppende toonkunst;

 Mondriaanstichting;

 Nederlands fonds voor de film;

 Stimuleringsfonds voor de architectuur;

 Fonds voor Podiumprogrammering- en marketing;

 Fonds voor de letteren;

 Nederlands Literair Productie- en Vertalingsfonds;

 Nederlandse Omroepstichting (NOS);

 Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderwijs (TNO);

 Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO);

 Stimuleringsfonds Nederlandse culturele omroepproducties (STIFO);

 Vervangingsfonds en bedrijfsgezondheidszorg voor het onderwijs (VF);

 Nederlandse organisatie voor internationale samenwerking in het hoger onderwijs (Nuffic);

 Europees Platform voor het Nederlandse Onderwijs;

 Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid (NIBG);

 Stichting ICT op school;

 Stichting Anno;

 Stichting Educatieve Omroepcombinatie (EduCom);

 Stichting Kwaliteitscentrum Examinering (KCE);

 Stichting Kennisnet;

 Stichting Muziek Centrum van de Omroep;

 Stichting Nationaal GBIF Kennisknooppunt (NL-BIF);

 Stichting Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie;

 Stichting Ether Reclame (STER);

 Stichting Nederlands Instituut Architectuur en Stedenbouw;

 Stichting Radio Nederland Wereldomroep;

 Stichting Samenwerkingsorgaan Beroepskwaliteit Leraren (SBL);

 Stichting tot Exploitatie van het Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische documentatie (RKD);

 Stichting Sectorbestuur Onderwijsarbeidsmarkt;

 Stichting Nationaal Restauratiefonds;

 Stichting Forum voor Samenwerking van het Nederlands Archiefwezen en Documentaire Informatie;

 Rijksacademie voor Beeldende Kunst en Vormgeving;

 Stichting Nederlands Onderwijs in het Buitenland;

 Stichting Nederlands Instituut voor Fotografie;

 Nederlandse Taalunie.

 Stichting Participatiefonds voor het onderwijs

 Stichting Uitvoering Kinderopvangregelingen/Kintent

 Stichting voor Vluchteling-Studenten UAF

 Stichting Nederlands Interdisciplinair Demografisch Instituut

 College van Beroep voor het Hoger Onderwijs

 Vereniging van openbare bibliotheken NBLC

 Stichting Muziek Centrum van de Omroep

 Nederlandse Programmastichting

 Stichting Stimuleringsfonds Nederlandse Culturele Omroepproducties

 Stichting Lezen

 Centrum voor innovatie van opleidingen

 Instituut voor Leerplanontwikkeling

 Landelijk Dienstverlenend Centrum voor studie- en beroepskeuzevoorlichting

 Max Goote Kenniscentrum voor Beroepsonderwijs en Volwasseneneducatie

 Stichting Vervangingsfonds en Bedrijfsgezondheidszorg voor het Onderwijs

 BVE-Raad

 Colo, Vereniging kenniscentra beroepsonderwijs bedrijfsleven

 Stichting kwaliteitscentrum examinering beroepsonderwijs

 Vereniging Jongerenorganisatie Beroepsonderwijs

 Combo, Stichting Combinatie Onderwijsorganisatie

 Stichting Financiering Struktureel Vakbondsverlof Onderwijs

 Stichting Samenwerkende Centrales in het COPWO

 Stichting SoFoKles

 Europees Platform

 Stichting mobiliteitsfonds HBO

 Nederlands Audiovisueel Archiefcentrum

 Stichting minderheden Televisie Nederland

 Stichting omroep allochtonen

 Stichting Multiculturele Activiteiten Utrecht

 School der Poëzie

 Nederlands Perscentrum

 Nederlands Letterkundig Museum en documentatiecentrum

 Bibliotheek voor varenden

 Christelijke bibliotheek voor blinden en slechtzienden

 Federatie van Nederlandse Blindenbibliotheken

 Nederlandse luister- en braillebibliotheek

 Federatie Slechtzienden- en Blindenbelang

 Bibliotheek Le Sage Ten Broek

 Doe Maar Dicht Maar

 ElHizjra

 Fonds Bijzondere Journalistieke Projecten

 Fund for Central and East European Bookprojects

 Jongeren Onderwijs Media

 Ministerie van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid

 

 Sociale Verzekeringsbank

 Sociaal Economische Raad (SER)

 Raad voor Werk en Inkomen (RWI)

 Centrale organisatie voor werk en inkomen

 Uitvoeringsinstituut werknemersverzekeringen

 Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat

 

 RDW, Dienst Wegverkeer

 Luchtverkeersleiding Nederland (LVNL)

 Nederlandse Loodsencorporatie (NLC)

 Regionale Loodsencorporatie (RLC)

 Ministerie van Volkshuisvesting, Ruimtelijke Ordening en Milieubeheer

 

 Kadaster

 Centraal Fonds voor de Volkshuisvesting

 Stichting Bureau Architectenregister

 Ministerie van Volksgezondheid, Welzijn en Sport

 

 Commissie Algemene Oorlogsongevallenregeling Indonesië (COAR)

 College ter beoordeling van de Geneesmiddelen (CBG)

 Commissies voor gebiedsaanwijzing

 College sanering Ziekenhuisvoorzieningen

 Zorgonderzoek Nederland (ZON)

 Inspection bodies under the Wet medische hulpmiddelen

 N.V. KEMA/Stichting TNO Certification

 College Bouw Ziekenhuisvoorzieningen (CBZ)

 College voor Zorgverzekeringen (CVZ)

 Nationaal Comité 4 en 5 mei

 Pensioen- en Uitkeringsraad (PUR)

 College Tarieven Gezondheidszorg (CTG)

 Stichting Uitvoering Omslagregeling Wet op de Toegang Ziektekostenverzekering (SUO)

 Stichting tot bevordering van de Volksgezondheid en Milieuhygiëne (SVM)

 Stichting Facilitair Bureau Gemachtigden Bouw VWS

 Stichting Sanquin Bloedvoorziening

 College van Toezicht op de Zorgverzekeringen organen ex artikel 14, lid 2c, Wet BIG

 Ziekenfondsen

 Nederlandse Transplantatiestichting (NTS)

 Regionale Indicatieorganen (RIO's)

XIX   — AUSTRIA

 All bodies under the budgetary control of the ‘Rechnungshof’ (Court of Auditors) exept those of an industrial or commercial nature.

XX   — POLAND

(1)   Public universities and academic schools

 Uniwersytet w Białymstoku

 Uniwersytet w Gdańsku

 Uniwersytet Śląski

 Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie

 Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego

 Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski

 Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej

 Uniwersytet Łódzki

 Uniwersytet Opolski

 Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza

 Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

 Uniwersytet Szczeciński

 Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski w Olsztynie

 Uniwersytet Warszawski

 Uniwersytet Rzeszowski

 Uniwersytet Wrocławski

 Uniwersytet Zielonogórski

 Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego w Bydgoszczy

 Akademia Techniczno-Humanistyczna w Bielsku-Białej

 Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza im, St Staszica w Krakowie

 Politechnika Białostocka

 Politechnika Częstochowska

 Politechnika Gdańska

 Politechnika Koszalińska

 Politechnika Krakowska

 Politechnika Lubelska

 Politechnika Łódzka

 Politechnika Opolska

 Politechnika Poznańska

 Politechnika Radomska im, Kazimierza Pułaskiego

 Politechnika Rzeszowska im. Ignacego Łukasiewicza

 Politechnika Szczecińska

 Politechnika Śląska

 Politechnika Świętokrzyska

 Politechnika Warszawska

 Politechnika Wrocławska

 Akademia Morska w Gdyni

 Wyższa Szkoła Morska w Szczecinie

 Akademia Ekonomiczna im. Karola Adamieckiego w Katowicach

 Akademia Ekonomiczna w Krakowie

 Akademia Ekonomiczna w Poznaniu

 Szkoła Główna Handlowa

 Akademia Ekonomiczna im. Oskara Langego we Wrocławiu

 Akademia Pedagogiczna im. KEN w Krakowie

 Akademia Pedagogiki Specjalnej Im. Marii Grzegorzewskiej

 Akademia Podlaska w Siedlcach

 Akademia Świętokrzyska im. Jana Kochanowskiego w Kielcach

 Pomorska Akademia Pedagogiczna w Słupsku

 Akademia Pedagogiczna im. Jana Długosza w Częstochowie

 Wyższa Szkoła Filozoficzno-Pedagogiczna ‘Ignatianum’ w Krakowie

 Wyższa Szkoła Pedagogiczna w Rzeszowie

 Akademia Techniczno-Rolnicza im. J. J. Śniadeckich w Bydgoszczy

 Akademia Rolnicza im. Hugona Kołłątaja w Krakowie

 Akademia Rolnicza w Lublinie

 Akademia Rolnicza im. Augusta Cieszkowskiego w Poznaniu

 Akademia Rolnicza w Szczecinie

 Szkoła Główna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego w Warszawie

 Akademia Rolnicza we Wrocławiu

 Akademia Medyczna w Białymstoku

 Akademia Medyczna imt Ludwika Rydygiera w Bydgoszczy

 Akademia Medyczna w Gdańsku

 Śląska Akademia Medyczna w Katowicach

 Collegium Medicum Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego w Krakowie

 Akademia Medyczna w Lublinie

 Uniwersytet Medyczny w Łodzi

 Akademia Medyczna im. Karola Marcinkowskiego w Poznaniu

 Pomorska Akademia Medyczna w Szczecinie

 Akademia Medyczna w Warszawie

 Akademia Medyczna im, Piastów Śląskich we Wrocławiu

 Centrum Medyczne Kształcenia Podyplomowego

 Chrześcijańska Akademia Teologiczna w Warszawie

 Papieski Fakultet Teologiczny we Wrocławiu

 Papieski Wydział Teologiczny w Warszawie

 Instytut Teologiczny im. Błogosławionego Wincentego Kadłubka w Sandomierzu

 Instytut Teologiczny im. Świętego Jana Kantego w Bielsku-Białej

 Akademia Marynarki Wojennej im. Bohaterów Westerplatte w Gdyni

 Akademia Obrony Narodowej

 Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna im. Jarosława Dąbrowskiego w Warszawie

 Wojskowa Akademia Medyczna im. Gen. Dyw. Bolesława Szareckiego w Łodzi

 Wyższa Szkoła Oficerska Wojsk Lądowych im. Tadeusza Kościuszki we Wrocławiu

 Wyższa Szkoła Oficerska Wojsk Obrony Przeciwlotniczej im. Romualda Traugutta

 Wyższa Szkoła Oficerska im. gen. Józefa Bema w Toruniu

 Wyższa Szkoła Oficerska Sił Powietrznych w Dęblinie

 Wyższa Szkoła Oficerska im. Stefana Czarnieckiego w Poznaniu

 Wyższa Szkoła Policji w Szczytnie

 Szkoła Główna Służby Pożarniczej w Warszawie

 Akademia Muzyczna im. Feliksa Nowowiejskiego w Bydgoszczy

 Akademia Muzyczna im. Stanisława Moniuszki w Gdańsku

 Akademia Muzyczna im. Karola Szymanowskiego w Katowicach

 Akademia Muzyczna w Krakowie

 Akademia Muzyczna im. Grażyny i Kiejstuta Bacewiczów w Łodzi

 Akademia Muzyczna im, Ignacego Jana Paderewskiego w Poznaniu

 Akademia Muzyczna im. Fryderyka Chopina w Warszawie

 Akademia Muzyczna im. Karola Lipińskiego we Wrocławiu

 Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego i Sportu im. Jędrzeja Śniadeckiego w Gdańsku

 Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego w Katowicach

 Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego im. Bronisława Czecha w Krakowie

 Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego im. Eugeniusza Piaseckiego w Poznaniu

 Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego Józefa Piłsudskiego w Warszawie

 Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego we Wrocławiu

 Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Gdańsku

 Akademia Sztuk Pięknych Katowicach

 Akademia Sztuk Pięknych im, Jana Matejki w Krakowie

 Akademia Sztuk Pięknych im, Władysława Strzemińskiego w Łodzi

 Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Poznaniu

 Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Warszawie

 Akademia Sztuk Pięknych we Wrocławiu

 Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Teatralna im. Ludwika Solskiego w Krakowie

 Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna im, Leona Schillera w Łodzi

 Akademia Teatralna im. Aleksandra Zelwerowicza w Warszawie

 Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa im, Jana Pawła II w Białej Podlaskiej

 Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Chełmie

 Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Ciechanowie

 Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Elblągu

 Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Głogowie

 Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Gorzowie Wielkopolskim

 Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa im. Ks, Bronisława Markiewicza w Jarosławiu

 Kolegium Karkonoskie w Jeleniej Górze

 Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa im. Prezydenta Stanisława Wojciechowskiego w Kaliszu

 Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Koninie

 Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Krośnie

 Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa im, Witelona w Legnicy

 Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa im, Jana Amosa Kodeńskiego w Lesznie

 Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Nowym Sączu

 Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Nowym Targu

 Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Nysie

 Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa im, Stanisława Staszica w Pile

 Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Płocku

 Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Wschodnioeuropejska w Przemyślu

 Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Raciborzu

 Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa im, Jana Gródka w Sanoku

 Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Sulechowie

 Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa im, Prof. Stanisława Tarnowskiego w Tarnobrzegu

 Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Tarnowie

 Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa im. Angelusa Silesiusa w Wałbrzychu

 Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa we Włocławku

 Państwowa Medyczna Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Opolu

 Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Informatyki i Przedsiębiorczości w Łomży

 Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Gnieźnie

 Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Suwałkach

 Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Wałczu

 Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Oświęcimiu

 Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Zamościu

(2)   Cultural institutions of regional and local self-government

(3)   National parks

 Babiogórski Park Narodowy

 Białowieski Park Narodowy

 Biebrzański Park Narodowy

 Bieszczadzki Park Narodowy

 Drawieński Park Narodowy

 Gorczański Park Narodowy

 Kampinoski Park Narodowy

 Karkonoski Park Narodowy

 Magurski Park Narodowy

 Narwiański Park Narodowy

 Ojcowski Park Narodowy

 Park Narodowy ‘Bory Tucholskie’

 Park Narodowy Gór Stołowych

 Park Narodowy ‘Ujście Warty’

 Pieniński Park Narodowy

 Poleski Park Narodowy

 Roztoczański Park Narodowy

 Słowiński Park Narodowy

 Świętokrzyski Park Narodowy

 Tatrzański Park Narodowy

 Wielkopolski Park Narodowy

 Wigierski Park Narodowy

 Woliński Park Narodowy

(4)   Public primary and secondary schools

(5)   Public radio and TV broadcasters

 Telewizja Polska S.A. (Polish TV)

 Polskie Radio S.A. (Polish Radio)

(6)   Public museums, theatres, libraries and other public cultural institutions

 Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie

 Muzeum Narodowe w Poznaniu

 Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie

 Zamek Królewski w Warszawie

 Zamek Królewski na Wawelu — Państwowe Zbiory Sztuki

 Muzeum Żup Krakowskich

 Państwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau

 Państwowe Muzeum na Majdanku

 Muzeum Stutthof w Sztutowie

 Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku

 Centralne Muzeum Morskie

 Muzeum ‘Łazienki Królewskie’

 Muzeum Pałac w Wilanowie

 Muzeum Łowiectwa i Jeździectwa w Warszawie

 Muzeum Wojska Polskiego

 Teatr Narodowy

 Narodowy Stary Teatr Kraków

 Teatr Wielki — Opera Narodowa

 Filharmonia Narodowa

 Galeria Zachęta

 Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej

 Centrum Rzeźby Polskiej w Orońsku

 Międzynarodowe Centrum Kultury w Krakowie

 Instytut im, Adama Mickiewicza

 Dom Pracy Twórczej w Wigrach

 Dom Pracy Twórczej w Radziejowicach

 Instytut Dziedzictwa Narodowego

 Biblioteka Narodowa

 Instytut Książki

 Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

 Instytut Teatralny

 Filmoteka Narodowa

 Narodowe Centrum Kultury

 Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie

 Muzeum Historii Polski w Warszawie

 Centrum Edukacji Artystycznej

(7)   Public research institutions, research and development institutions and other research institutions

(8)   Public Autonomous Health Care Management Units whose founding body is a regional or local self-government or association thereof

(9)   Other

 Panstwowa Agencja Informacji i Inwestycji Zagranicznych

XXI   — PORTUGAL

 Institutos públicos sem carácter comercial ou industrial — (public institutions without commercial or industrial character),

 Serviços públicos personalizados — (public services having legal personality)

 Fundações públicas — (public foundations),

 Estabelecimentos públicos de ensino, investigação científica e saúde — (public institutions for education, scientific research and health),

 INGA (National Agricultural Intervention and Guarantee Institute/Instituto Nacional de Intervenção e Garantia Agrícola)

 Instituto do Consumidor

 Instituto de Meteorologia

 Instituto da Conservação da Natureza

 Instituto da Agua

 ICEP/Instituto de Comércio Externo de Portugal

 Instituto do Sangue

XXII   — ROMANIA

 Academia Română

 Biblioteca Națională a României

 Arhivele Naționale

 Institutul Diplomatic Român

 Institutul Cultural Român

 Institutul European din România

 Institutul de Investigare a Crimelor Comunismului

 Institutul de Memorie Culturală

 Agenția Națională pentru Programe Comunitare în Domeniul Educației și Formării Profesionale

 Centrul European UNESCO pentru Invățământul Superior

 Comisia Națională a României pentru UNESCO

 Societatea Română de Radiodifuziune

 Societatea Română de Televiziune

 Societatea Națională pentru Radiocomunicații

 Centrul Național al Cinematografiei

 Studioul de Creație Cinematografică

 Arhiva Națională de Filme

 Muzeul Național de Artă Contemporană

 Palatul Național al Copiilor

 Centrul Național pentru Burse de Studii în Străinătate

 Agenția pentru Sprijinirea Studenților

 Comitetul Olimpic și Sportiv Român

 Agenția pentru Cooperare Europeană în domeniul Tineretului (EUROTIN)

 Agenția Națională pentru Sprijinirea Inițiativelor Tinerilor (ANSIT)

 Institutul Național de Cercetare pentru Sport

 Consiliul Național pentru Combaterea Discriminării

 Secretariatul de Stat pentru Problemele Revoluționarilor din Decembrie 1989

 Secretariatul de Stat pentru Culte

 Agenția Națională pentru Locuințe

 Casa Națională de Pensii și alte Drepturi de Asigurări Sociale

 Casa Națională de Asigurări de Sănătate

 Inspecția Muncii

 Oficiul Central de Stat pentru Probleme Speciale

 Inspectoratul General pentru Situații de Urgență

 Agenția Națională de Consultanță Agrícola

 Agenția Națională pentru Ameliorare și Reproducție în Zootehnie

 Laboratorul Central pentru Carantină Fitosanitară

 Laboratorul Central pentru Calitatea Semințelor și a Materialului Săditor

 Insitutul pentru Controlul produselor Biologice și Medicamentelor de Uz Veterinar

 Institutul de Igienă și Sănătate Publică și Veterinară

 Institutul de Diagnostic și Sănătate Animală

 Institutul de Stat pentru Testarea și Inregistrarea Soiurilor

 Banca de Resurse Genetice Vegetale

 Agenția Națională pentru Dezvoltarea și Implementarea Programelor de Reconstrucție a Zonele Miniere

 Agenția Națională pentru Substanțe și Preparate Chimice Periculoase

 Agenția Națională de Controlul Exporturilor Strategice și al Interzicerii Armelor Chimice

 Administrația Rezervației Biosferei ‘Delta Dunării’ Tulcea

 Regia Națională a Pădurilor (ROMSILVA)

 Administrația Națională a Rezervelor de Stat

 Administrația Națională Apele Române

 Administrația Națională de Meteorologie

 Comisia Națională pentru Reciclarea Materialelor

 Comisia Națională pentru Controlul Activităților Nucleare

 Agenția Manageriala de Cercetare Stiințifică, Inovare și Transfer Tehnologic

 Oficiul pentru Administrare și Operare al Infrastructurii de Comunicații de Date ‘RoEduNet’

 Inspecția de Stat pentru Controlul Cazanelor, Recipientelor sub Presiune și Instalațiilor de Ridicat

 Centrul Român pentru Pregătirea și Perfecționarea Personalului din Transporturi Navale

 Inspectoratul Navigației Civile (INC)

 Regia Autonomă Registrul Auto Român

 Agenția Spațială Română

 Scoala Superioară de Aviație Civilă

 Regia Autonomă Autoritatea Aeronautică Civilă Română

 Aeroclubul României

 Centrul de Pregătire pentru Personalul din Industrie Bușteni

 Centrul Român de Comerț Exterior

 Centrul de Formare și Management București

 Agenția de Cercetare pentru Tehnică și Tehnologii militare

 Agenția Română de Intervenții și Salvare Navală-ARSIN

 Asociația Română de Standardizare (ASRO)

 Asociația de Acreditare din România (RENAR)

 Comisia Națională de Prognoză (CNP)

 Institutul Național de Statistică (INS)

 Comisia Națională a Valorilor Mobiliare (CNVM)

 Comisia de Supraveghere a Asigurărilor (CSA)

 Comisia de Supraveghere a Sistemului de Pensii Private

 Consiliul Economic și Social (CES)

 Agenția Domeniilor Statului

 Oficiul Național al Registrului Comerțului

 Autoritatea pentru Valorificarea Activelor Statului (AVAS)

 Consiliul Național pentru Studierea Arhivelor Securității

 Avocatul Poporului

 Institutul Național de Administrație (INA)

 Inspectoratul Național pentru Evidența Persoanelor

 Oficiul de Stat pentru Invenții și Mărci (OSIM)

 Oficiul Român pentru Drepturile de Autor (ORDA)

 Oficiul Național al Monumentelor Istorice

 Oficiul Național de Prevenire și Combatere a Spălării banilor (ONPCSB)

 Biroul Român de Metrologie Legală

 Inspectoratul de Stat în Construcții

 Compania Națională de Investiții

 Compania Națională de Autostrăzi și Drumuri Naționale

 Agenția Națională de Cadastru și Publicitate Imobiliară

 Administrația Națională a Imbunătățirilor Funciare

 Garda Financiară

 Garda Națională de Mediu

 Institutul Național de Expertize Criminalistice

 Institutul Național al Magistraturii

 Scoala Nationala de Grefieri

 Administrația Generală a Penitenciarelor

 Oficiul Registrului Național al Informațiilor Secrete de Stat

 Autoritatea Națională a Vămilor

 Banca Națională a României

 Regia Autonomă ‘Monetăria Statului’

 Regia Autonomă ‘Imprimeria Băncii Naționale’

 Regia Autonomă ‘Monitorul Oficial’

 Oficiul Național pentru Cultul Eroilor

 Oficiul Român pentru Adopții

 Oficiul Român pentru Imigrări

 Compania Națională ‘Loteria Română’

 Compania Națională ‘ROMTEHNICA’

 Compania Națională ‘ROMARM’

 Agenția Națională pentru Romi

 Agenția Națională de Presă ‘ROMPRESS’

 Regia Autonomă ‘Administrația Patrimoniului Protocolului de Stat’

 Institute și Centre de Cercetare (Research Institutes and Centers)

 Instituții de Invățământ de Stat (Education States Institutes)

 Universități de Stat (State Universities)

 Muzee (Museums)

 Biblioteci de Stat (State Libraries)

 Teatre de Stat, Opere, Operete, filarmonica, centre și case de Cultură, (State Theaters, Operas, Philharmonic Orchestras, Cultural houses and Centers)

 Reviste (Magazines)

 Edituri (Publishing Houses)

 Inspectorate Scolare, de Cultură, de Culte (School, Culture and Cults Inspectorates)

 Complexuri, Federații și Cluburi Sportive (Sport Federations and Clubs)

 Spitale, Sanatorii, Policlinici, Dispensare, Centre Medicale, Institute medico-Legale, Stații Ambulanță (Hospitals, sanatoriums, Clinics, Medical Units, Legal-Medical Institutes, Ambulance Stations)

 Unități de Asistență Socială (Social Assistance Units)

 Tribunale (Courts)

 Judecătorii (Law Judges)

 Curți de Apel (Appeal Courts)

 Penitenciare (Penitentiaries)

 Parchetele de pe lângă Instanțele Judecătorești (Prosecutor’s Offices)

 Unități Militare (Military Units)

 Instanțe Militare (Military Courts)

 Inspectorate de Poliție (Police Inspectorates)

 Centre de Odihnă (Resting Houses)

XXIII   — SLOVENIA

 Javni zavodi s področja vzgoje, izobraževanja ter športa (public institutes in the area of child care, education and sport)

 Javni zavodi s področja zdravstva (public institutes in the area of health care)

 Javni zavodi s področja socialnega varstva (public institutes in the area of social security)

 Javni zavodi s področja kulture (public institutes in the area of culture)

 Javni zavodi s področja raziskovalne dejavnosti (public institutes in the area of science and research)

 Javni zavodi s področja kmetijstva in gozdarstva (public institutes in the area of agriculture and forestry)

 Javni zavodi s področja okolja in prostora (public institutes in the area of environment and spatial planning)

 Javni zavodi s področja gospodarskih dejavnosti (public institutes in the area of economic activities)

 Javni zavodi s področja malega gospodarstva in turizma (public institutes in the area of small enterprises and tourism)

 Javni zavodi s področja javnega reda in varnosti (public institutes in the area of public order and security)

 Agencije (agencies)

 Skladi socialnega zavarovanja (social security funds)

 Javni skladi na ravni države in na ravni občin (public funds at the level of the central government and local communities)

 Družba za avtoceste v RS

 Subjects created by State or local organs and falling under to the budget of the Republic of Slovenia or of local authorities

 Other legal persons, corresponding to the definition of State persons provided by the ZJN-2, article 3, 2nd paragraph

XXIV   — SLOVAKIA

 Any legal person constituted or established by particular legal regulation or administrative measure to the purpose of meeting needs in general interest, not having industrial or commercial character, and at the same time satisfying at least one of the following conditions:

 

 is fully or partially financed by a contracting authority, i.e. government authority, municipality, Self-government Region or other legal person, which satisfies at the same time conditions referred to in Article 1(9) letter (a) or (b) or (c) of Directive 2004/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council,

 is managed or controlled by a contracting authority, i.e. by government authority, municipality, Self-government Region or other body governed by public law, which satisfies at the same time conditions referred to in Article 1(9) letter (a) or (b) or (c) of Directive 2004/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council,

 contracting authority, i.e. government authority, municipality, Self-government Region or other legal person, which satisfies at the same time conditions referred to in Article 1 (9) letter (a) or (b) or (c) of Directive 2004/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, appoints or elects more than one half of the members of its managerial or supervisory board.

Such persons are bodies governed by public law exercising the activity, as for example:

 Pursuant to Act No. 16/2004 Coll. on Slovak Television,

 Pursuant to Act No. 619/2003 Coll. on Slovak Radio,

 Pursuant to Act No. 581/2004 Coll. on health insurance companies in wording of the Act No. 719/2004 Coll. providing public health insurance pursuant to Act No. 580/2004 Coll. on health insurance in wording of Act No. 718/2004 Coll.,

 Pursuant to Act No. 121/2005 Coll., by which the consolidated wording of the Act No. 461/2003 Coll. on social insurance, as amended, has been promulgated.

XXV   — FINLAND

Public or publicly controlled bodies and undertakings except those of an industrial or commercial nature.

XXVI   — SWEDEN

All non-commercial bodies whose public contracts are subject to supervision by the Swedish Competition Authority

XXVII   — UNITED KINGDOM

Bodies

 Design Council

 Health and Safety Executive

 National Research Development Corporation

 Public Health Laboratory Service Board

 Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service

 Commission for the New Towns

 National Blood Authority

 National Rivers Authority

 Scottish Enterprise

 Ordnance Survey

 Financial Services Authority

Categories

 Maintained schools

 Universities and colleges financed for the most part by other contracting authorities

 National Museums and Galleries

 Research Councils

 Fire Authorities

 National Health Service Strategic Health Authorities

 Police Authorities

 New Town Development Corporations

 Urban Development Corporations




ANNEX IV

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES ( 31 )

BELGIUM



1.  Services publics fédéraux (Ministries):

1.  Federale Overheidsdiensten (Ministries):

SPF Chancellerie du Premier Ministre;

FOD Kanselarij van de Eerste Minister;

SPF Personnel et Organisation;

FOD Kanselarij Personeel en Organisatie;

SPF Budget et Contrôle de la Gestion;

FOD Budget en Beheerscontrole;

SPF Technologie de l'Information et de la Communication (Fedict);

FOD Informatie- en Communicatietechnologie (Fedict);

SPF Affaires étrangères, Commerce extérieur et Coopération au Développement;

FOD Buitenlandse Zaken, Buitenlandse Handel en Ontwikkelingssamenwerking;

SPF Intérieur;

FOD Binnenlandse Zaken;

SPF Finances;

FOD Financiën;

SPF Mobilité et Transports;

FOD Mobiliteit en Vervoer;

SPF Emploi, Travail et Concertation sociale;

FOD Werkgelegenheid, Arbeid en sociaal overleg

SPF Sécurité Sociale et Institutions publiques de Sécurité Sociale;

FOD Sociale Zekerheid en Openbare Instellingen van sociale Zekerheid

SPF Santé publique, Sécurité de la Chaîne alimentaire et Environnement;

FOD Volksgezondheid, Veiligheid van de Voedselketen en Leefmilieu;

SPF Justice;

FOD Justitie;

SPF Economie, PME, Classes moyennes et Energie;

FOD Economie, KMO, Middenstand en Energie;

Ministère de la Défense;

Ministerie van Landsverdediging;

Service public de programmation Intégration sociale, Lutte contre la pauvreté et Economie sociale;

Programmatorische Overheidsdienst Maatschappelijke Integratie, Armoedsbestrijding en sociale Economie;

Service public fédéral de Programmation Développement durable;

Programmatorische federale Overheidsdienst Duurzame Ontwikkeling;

Service public fédéral de Programmation Politique scientifique;

Programmatorische federale Overheidsdienst Wetenschapsbeleid;

2.  Régie des Bâtiments;

2.  Regie der Gebouwen;

Office national de Sécurité sociale;

Rijksdienst voor sociale Zekerheid;

Institut national d'Assurance sociales pour travailleurs indépendants

Rijksinstituut voor de sociale Verzekeringen der Zelfstandigen;

Institut national d'Assurance Maladie-Invalidité;

Rijksinstituut voor Ziekte- en Invaliditeitsverzekering;

Office national des Pensions;

Rijksdienst voor Pensioenen;

Caisse auxiliaire d'Assurance Maladie-Invalidité;

Hulpkas voor Ziekte-en Invaliditeitsverzekering;

Fond des Maladies professionnelles;

Fonds voor Beroepsziekten;

Office national de l'Emploi;

Rijksdienst voor Arbeidsvoorziening

BULGARIA

 Администрация на Народното събрание

 Aдминистрация на Президента

 Администрация на Министерския съвет

 Конституционен съд

 Българска народна банка

 Министерство на външните работи

 Министерство на вътрешните работи

 Министерство на държавната администрация и административната реформа

 Министерство на извънредните ситуации

 Министерство на земеделието и храните

 Министерство на здравеопазването

 Министерство на икономиката и енергетиката

 Министерство на културата

 Министерство на образованието и науката

 Министерство на околната среда и водите

 Министерство на отбраната

 Министерство на правосъдието

 Министерство на регионалното развитие и благоустройството

 Министерство на транспорта

 Министерство на труда и социалната политика

 Министерство на финансите

State agencies, state commissions, executive agencies and other state authorities established by law or by Council of Ministers' decree having a function relating to the exercise of executive power:

 Агенция за ядрено регулиране

 Висшата атестационна комисия

 Държавна комисия за енергийно и водно регулиране

 Държавна комисия по сигурността на информацията

 Комисия за защита на конкуренцията

 Комисия за защита на личните данни

 Комисия за защита от дискриминация

 Комисия за регулиране на съобщенията

 Комисия за финансов надзор

 Патентно ведомство на Република България

 Сметна палата на Република България

 Агенция за приватизация

 Агенция за следприватизационен контрол

 Български институт по метрология

 Държавна агенция ‘Архиви’

 Държавна агенция ‘Държавен резерв и военновременни запаси’

 Държавна агенция ‘Национална сигурност’

 Държавна агенция за бежанците

 Държавна агенция за българите в чужбина

 Държавна агенция за закрила на детето

 Държавна агенция за информационни технологии и съобщения

 Държавна агенция за метрологичен и технически надзор

 Държавна агенция за младежта и спорта

 Държавна агенция по горите

 Държавна агенция по туризма

 Държавна комисия по стоковите борси и тържища

 Институт по публична администрация и европейска интеграция

 Национален статистически институт

 Национална агенция за оценяване и акредитация

 Националната агенция за професионално образование и обучение

 Национална комисия за борба с трафика на хора

 Агенция ‘Митници’

 Агенция за държавна и финансова инспекция

 Агенция за държавни вземания

 Агенция за социално подпомагане

 Агенция за хората с увреждания

 Агенция по вписванията

 Агенция по геодезия, картография и кадастър

 Агенция по енергийна ефективност

 Агенция по заетостта

 Агенция по обществени поръчки

 Българска агенция за инвестиции

 Главна дирекция ‘Гражданска въздухоплавателна администрация’

 Дирекция ‘Материално-техническо осигуряване и социално обслужване’ на Министерство на вътрешните работи

 Дирекция ‘Оперативно издирване’ на Министерство на вътрешните работи

 Дирекция ‘Финансово-ресурсно осигуряване’ на Министерство на вътрешните работи

 Дирекция за национален строителен контрол

 Държавна комисия по хазарта

 Изпълнителна агенция ‘Автомобилна администрация’

 Изпълнителна агенция ‘Борба с градушките’

 Изпълнителна агенция ‘Българска служба за акредитация’

 Изпълнителна агенция ‘Военни клубове и информация’

 Изпълнителна агенция ‘Главна инспекция по труда’

 Изпълнителна агенция ‘Държавна собственост на Министерството на отбраната’

 Изпълнителна агенция ‘Железопътна администрация’

 Изпълнителна агенция ‘Изпитвания и контролни измервания на въоръжение, техника и имущества’

 Изпълнителна агенция ‘Морска администрация’

 Изпълнителна агенция ‘Национален филмов център’

 Изпълнителна агенция ‘Пристанищна администрация’

 Изпълнителна агенция ‘Проучване и поддържане на река Дунав’

 Изпълнителна агенция ‘Социални дейности на Министерството на отбраната’

 Изпълнителна агенция за икономически анализи и прогнози

 Изпълнителна агенция за насърчаване на малките и средни предприятия

 Изпълнителна агенция по лекарствата

 Изпълнителна агенция по лозата и виното

 Изпълнителна агенция по околна среда

 Изпълнителна агенция по почвените ресурси

 Изпълнителна агенция по рибарство и аквакултури

 Изпълнителна агенция по селекция и репродукция в животновъдството

 Изпълнителна агенция по сортоизпитване, апробация и семеконтрол

 Изпълнителна агенция по трансплантация

 Изпълнителна агенция по хидромелиорации

 Комисията за защита на потребителите

 Контролно-техническата инспекция

 Национален център за информация и документация

 Национален център по радиобиология и радиационна защита

 Национална агенция за приходите

 Национална ветеринарномедицинска служба

 Национална служба ‘Полиция’

 Национална служба ‘Пожарна безопасност и защита на населението’

 Национална служба за растителна защита

 Национална служба за съвети в земеделието

 Национална служба по зърното и фуражите

 Служба ‘Военна информация’

 Служба ‘Военна полиция’

 Фонд ‘Републиканска пътна инфраструктура’

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CZECH REPUBLIC

 Ministerstvo dopravy

 Ministerstvo financí

 Ministerstvo kultury

 Ministerstvo obrany

 Ministerstvo pro místní rozvoj

 Ministerstvo práce a sociálních věcí

 Ministerstvo průmyslu a obchodu

 Ministerstvo spravedlnosti

 Ministerstvo školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy

 Ministerstvo vnitra

 Ministerstvo zahraničních věcí

 Ministerstvo zdravotnictví

 Ministerstvo zemědělství

 Ministerstvo životního prostředí

 Poslanecká sněmovna PČR

 Senát PČR

 Kancelář prezidenta

 Český statistický úřad

 Český úřad zeměměřičský a katastrální

 Úřad průmyslového vlastnictví

 Úřad pro ochranu osobních údajů

 Bezpečnostní informační služba

 Národní bezpečnostní úřad

 Česká akademie věd

 Vězeňská služba

 Český báňský úřad

 Úřad pro ochranu hospodářské soutěže

 Správa státních hmotných rezerv

 Státní úřad pro jadernou bezpečnost

 Česká národní banka

 Energetický regulační úřad

 Úřad vlády České republiky

 Ústavní soud

 Nejvyšší soud

 Nejvyšší správní soud

 Nejvyšší státní zastupitelství

 Nejvyšší kontrolní úřad

 Kancelář Veřejného ochránce práv

 Grantová agentura České republiky

 Státní úřad inspekce práce

 Český telekomunikační úřad

DENMARK

 Folketinget

 Rigsrevisionen

 Statsministeriet

 Udenrigsministeriet

 Beskæftigelsesministeriet

 5 styrelser og institutioner (5 agencies and institutions)

 Domstolsstyrelsen

 Finansministeriet

 5 styrelser og institutioner (5 agencies and institutions)

 Forsvarsministeriet

 5 styrelser og institutioner (5 agencies and institutions)

 Ministeriet for Sundhed og Forebyggelse

 Adskillige styrelser og institutioner, herunder Statens Serum Institut (Several agencies and institutions, including Statens Serum Institut)

 Justitsministeriet

 Rigspolitichefen, anklagemyndigheden samt 1 direktorat og et antal styrelser (Commissioner of Police, the public prosecutor, 1 directorate and a number of agencies)

 Kirkeministeriet

 10 stiftsøvrigheder (10 diocesan authorities)

 Kulturministeriet — Ministry of Culture

 4 styrelser samt et antal statsinstitutioner (4 departments and a number of institutions)

 Miljøministeriet

 5 styrelser (5 agencies)

 Ministeriet for Flygtninge, Invandrere og Integration

 1 styrelse (1 agency)

 Ministeriet for Fødevarer, Landbrug og Fiskeri

 4 direktoraterog institutioner (4 directorates and institutions)

 Ministeriet for Videnskab, Teknologi og Udvikling

 Adskillige styrelser og institutioner, Forskningscenter Risø og Statens uddannelsesbygninger (Several agencies and institutions, including Risoe National Laboratory and Danish National Research and Education Buildings)

 Skatteministeriet

 1 styrelse og institutioner (1 agency and several institutions)

 Velfærdsministeriet

 3 styrelser og institutioner (3 agencies and several institutions)

 Transportministeriet

 7 styrelser og institutioner, herunder Øresundsbrokonsortiet (7 agencies and institutions, including Øresundsbrokonsortiet)

 Undervisningsministeriet

 3 styrelser, 4 undervisningsinstitutioner og 5 andre institutioner (3 agencies, 4 educational establishments, 5 other institutions)

 Økonomi- og Erhvervsministeriet

 Adskilligestyrelser og institutioner (Several agencies and institutions)

 Klima- og Energiministeriet

 3 styrelse og institutioner (3 agencies and institutions)

GERMANY

 Auswärtiges Amt

 Bundeskanzleramt

 Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales

 Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

 Bundesministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz

 Bundesministerium der Finanzen

 Bundesministerium des Innern (only civil goods)

 Bundesministerium für Gesundheit

 Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend

 Bundesministerium der Justiz

 Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Bau und Stadtentwicklung

 Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie

 Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung

 Bundesministerium der Verteidigung (no military goods)

 Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit

ESTONIA

 Vabariigi Presidendi Kantselei;

 Eesti Vabariigi Riigikogu;

 Eesti Vabariigi Riigikohus;

 Riigikontroll;

 Õiguskantsler;

 Riigikantselei;

 Rahvusarhiiv;

 Haridus- ja Teadusministeerium;

 Justiitsministeerium;

 Kaitseministeerium;

 Keskkonnaministeerium;

 Kultuuriministeerium;

 Majandus- ja Kommunikatsiooniministeerium;

 Põllumajandusministeerium;

 Rahandusministeerium;

 Siseministeerium;

 Sotsiaalministeerium;

 Välisministeerium;

 Keeleinspektsioon;

 Riigiprokuratuur;

 Teabeamet;

 Maa-amet;

 Keskkonnainspektsioon;

 Metsakaitse- ja Metsauuenduskeskus;

 Muinsuskaitseamet;

 Patendiamet;

 Tarbijakaitseamet;

 Riigihangete Amet;

 Taimetoodangu Inspektsioon;

 Põllumajanduse Registrite ja Informatsiooni Amet;

 Veterinaar- ja Toiduamet

 Konkurentsiamet;

 Maksu –ja Tolliamet;

 Statistikaamet;

 Kaitsepolitseiamet;

 Kodakondsus- ja Migratsiooniamet;

 Piirivalveamet;

 Politseiamet;

 Eesti Kohtuekspertiisi Instituut;

 Keskkriminaalpolitsei;

 Päästeamet;

 Andmekaitse Inspektsioon;

 Ravimiamet;

 Sotsiaalkindlustusamet;

 Tööturuamet;

 Tervishoiuamet;

 Tervisekaitseinspektsioon;

 Tööinspektsioon;

 Lennuamet;

 Maanteeamet;

 Veeteede Amet;

 Julgestuspolitsei;

 Kaitseressursside Amet;

 Kaitseväe Logistikakeskus;

 Tehnilise Järelevalve Amet.

IRELAND

 President's Establishment

 Houses of the Oireachtas — [Parliament]

 Department of theTaoiseach — [Prime Minister]

 Central Statistics Office

 Department of Finance

 Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General

 Office of the Revenue Commissioners

 Office of Public Works

 State Laboratory

 Office of the Attorney General

 Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

 Valuation Office

 Office of the Commission for Public Service Appointments

 Public Appointments Service

 Office of the Ombudsman

 Chief State Solicitor's Office

 Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform

 Courts Service

 Prisons Service

 Office of the Commissioners of Charitable Donations and Bequests

 Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government

 Department of Education and Science

 Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources

 Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

 Department of Transport

 Department of Health and Children

 Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

 Department of Arts, Sports and Tourism

 Department of Defence

 Department of Foreign Affairs

 Department of Social and Family Affairs

 Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht — [Gaelic speaking regions] Affairs

 Arts Council

 National Gallery.

GREECE

 Υπουργείο Εσωτερικών;

 Υπουργείο Εξωτερικών;

 Υπουργείο Οικονομίας και Οικονομικών;

 Υπουργείο Ανάπτυξης;

 Υπουργείο Δικαιοσύνης;

 Υπουργείο Εθνικής Παιδείας και Θρησκευμάτων;

 Υπουργείο Πολιτισμού;

 Υπουργείο Υγείας και Κοινωνικής Αλληλεγγύης;

 Υπουργείο Περιβάλλοντος, Χωροταξίας και Δημοσίων Έργων;

 Υπουργείο Απασχόλησης και Κοινωνικής Προστασίας;

 Υπουργείο Μεταφορών και Επικοινωνιών;

 Υπουργείο Αγροτικής Ανάπτυξης και Τροφίμων;

 Υπουργείο Εμπορικής Ναυτιλίας, Αιγαίου και Νησιωτικής Πολιτικής;

 Υπουργείο Μακεδονίας- Θράκης;

 Γενική Γραμματεία Επικοινωνίας;

 Γενική Γραμματεία Ενημέρωσης;

 Γενική Γραμματεία Νέας Γενιάς;

 Γενική Γραμματεία Ισότητας;

 Γενική Γραμματεία Κοινωνικών Ασφαλίσεων;

 Γενική Γραμματεία Απόδημου Ελληνισμού;

 Γενική Γραμματεία Βιομηχανίας;

 Γενική Γραμματεία Έρευνας και Τεχνολογίας;

 Γενική Γραμματεία Αθλητισμού;

 Γενική Γραμματεία Δημοσίων Έργων;

 Γενική Γραμματεία Εθνικής Στατιστικής Υπηρεσίας Ελλάδος;

 Εθνικό Συμβούλιο Κοινωνικής Φροντίδας;

 Οργανισμός Εργατικής Κατοικίας;

 Εθνικό Τυπογραφείο;

 Γενικό Χημείο του Κράτους;

 Ταμείο Εθνικής Οδοποιίας;

 Εθνικό Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών;

 Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης;

 Δημοκρίτειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θράκης;

 Πανεπιστήμιο Αιγαίου;

 Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων;

 Πανεπιστήμιο Πατρών;

 Πανεπιστήμιο Μακεδονίας;

 Πολυτεχνείο Κρήτης;

 Σιβιτανίδειος Δημόσια Σχολή Τεχνών και Επαγγελμάτων;

 Αιγινήτειο Νοσοκομείο;

 Αρεταίειο Νοσοκομείο;

 Εθνικό Κέντρο Δημόσιας Διοίκησης;

 Οργανισμός Διαχείρισης Δημοσίου Υλικού;

 Οργανισμός Γεωργικών Ασφαλίσεων;

 Οργανισμός Σχολικών Κτιρίων;

 Γενικό Επιτελείο Στρατού;

 Γενικό Επιτελείο Ναυτικού;

 Γενικό Επιτελείο Αεροπορίας;

 Ελληνική Επιτροπή Ατομικής Ενέργειας;

 Γενική Γραμματεία Εκπαίδευσης Ενηλίκων;

 Υπουργείο Εθνικής Άμυνας;

 Γενική Γραμματεία Εμπορίου.

SPAIN

 Presidencia de Gobierno

 Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación

 Ministerio de Justicia

 Ministerio de Defensa

 Ministerio de Economía y Hacienda

 Ministerio del Interior

 Ministerio de Fomento

 Ministerio de Educación, Política Social y Deportes

 Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio

 Ministerio de Trabajo e Inmigración

 Ministerio de la Presidencia

 Ministerio de Administraciones Públicas

 Ministerio de Cultura

 Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo

 Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino

 Ministerio de Vivienda

 Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación

 Ministerio de Igualdad

FRANCE

1)   Ministries

 Services du Premier ministre

 Ministère chargé de la santé, de la jeunesse et des sports

 Ministère chargé de l'intérieur, de l'outre-mer et des collectivités territoriales

 Ministère chargé de la justice

 Ministère chargé de la défense

 Ministère chargé des affaires étrangères et européennes

 Ministère chargé de l'éducation nationale

 Ministère chargé de l'économie, des finances et de l'emploi

 Secrétariat d'Etat aux transports

 Secrétariat d'Etat aux entreprises et au commerce extérieur

 Ministère chargé du travail, des relations sociales et de la solidarité

 Ministère chargé de la culture et de la communication

 Ministère chargé du budget, des comptes publics et de la fonction publique

 Ministère chargé de l'agriculture et de la pêche

 Ministère chargé de l'enseignement supérieur et de la recherche

 Ministère chargé de l'écologie, du développement et de l'aménagement durables

 Secrétariat d'Etat à la fonction publique

 Ministère chargé du logement et de la ville

 Secrétariat d'Etat à la coopération et à la francophonie

 Secrétariat d'Etat à l'outre-mer

 Secrétariat d'Etat à la jeunesse, des sports et de la vie associative

 Secrétariat d'Etat aux anciens combattants

 Ministère chargé de l'immigration, de l'intégration, de l'identité nationale et du co-développement

 Secrétariat d'Etat en charge de la prospective et de l'évaluation des politiques publiques

 Secrétariat d'Etat aux affaires européennes,

 Secrétariat d'Etat aux affaires étrangères et aux droits de l'homme

 Secrétariat d'Etat à la consommation et au tourisme

 Secrétariat d'Etat à la politique de la ville

 Secrétariat d'Etat à la solidarité

 Secrétariat d'Etat en charge de l'industrie et de la consommation

 Secrétariat d'Etat en charge de l'emploi

 Secrétariat d'Etat en charge du commerce, de l'artisanat, des PME, du tourisme et des services

 Secrétariat d'Etat en charge de l'écologie

 Secrétariat d'Etat en charge du développement de la région-capitale

 Secrétariat d'Etat en charge de l'aménagement du territoire

2)   Institutions, independent authorities and jurisdictions

 Présidence de la République

 Assemblée Nationale

 Sénat

 Conseil constitutionnel

 Conseil économique et social

 Conseil supérieur de la magistrature

 Agence française contre le dopage

 Autorité de contrôle des assurances et des mutuelles

 Autorité de contrôle des nuisances sonores aéroportuaires

 Autorité de régulation des communications électroniques et des postes

 Autorité de sûreté nucléaire

 Autorité indépendante des marchés financiers

 Comité national d'évaluation des établissements publics à caractère scientifique, culturel et professionnel

 Commission d'accès aux documents administratifs

 Commission consultative du secret de la défense nationale

 Commission nationale des comptes de campagne et des financements politiques

 Commission nationale de contrôle des interceptions de sécurité

 Commission nationale de déontologie de la sécurité

 Commission nationale du débat public

 Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés

 Commission des participations et des transferts

 Commission de régulation de l'énergie

 Commission de la sécurité des consommateurs

 Commission des sondages

 Commission de la transparence financière de la vie politique

 Conseil de la concurrence

 Conseil des ventes volontaires de meubles aux enchères publiques

 Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel

 Défenseur des enfants

 Haute autorité de lutte contre les discriminations et pour l'égalité

 Haute autorité de santé

 Médiateur de la République

 Cour de justice de la République

 Tribunal des Conflits

 Conseil d'Etat

 Cours administratives d'appel

 Tribunaux administratifs

 Cour des Comptes

 Chambres régionales des Comptes

 Cours et tribunaux de l'ordre judiciaire (Cour de Cassation, Cours d'Appel, Tribunaux d'instance et Tribunaux de grande instance)

3)   National public establishments

 Académie de France à Rome

 Académie de marine

 Académie des sciences d'outre-mer

 Académie des technologies

 Agence centrale des organismes de sécurité sociale (ACOSS)

 Agence de biomédicine

 Agence pour l'enseignement du français à l'étranger

 Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des aliments

 Agence française de sécurité sanitaire de l'environnement et du travail

 Agence Nationale pour la cohésion sociale et l'égalité des chances

 Agence nationale pour la garantie des droits des mineurs

 Agences de l'eau

 Agence Nationale de l'Accueil des Etrangers et des migrations

 Agence nationale pour l'amélioration des conditions de travail (ANACT)

 Agence nationale pour l'amélioration de l'habitat (ANAH)

 Agence Nationale pour la Cohésion Sociale et l'Egalité des Chances

 Agence nationale pour l'indemnisation des français d'outre-mer (ANIFOM)

 Assemblée permanente des chambres d'agriculture (APCA)

 Bibliothèque publique d'information

 Bibliothèque nationale de France

 Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire de Strasbourg

 Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations

 Caisse nationale des autoroutes (CNA)

 Caisse nationale militaire de sécurité sociale (CNMSS)

 Caisse de garantie du logement locatif social

 Casa de Velasquez

 Centre d'enseignement zootechnique

 Centre d'études de l'emploi

 Centre d'études supérieures de la sécurité sociale

 Centres de formation professionnelle et de promotion agricole

 Centre hospitalier des Quinze-Vingts

 Centre international d'études supérieures en sciences agronomiques (Montpellier Sup Agro)

 Centre des liaisons européennes et internationales de sécurité sociale

 Centre des Monuments Nationaux

 Centre national d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou

 Centre national des arts plastiques

 Centre national de la cinématographie

 Centre National d'Etudes et d'expérimentation du machinisme agricole, du génie rural, des eaux et des forêts (CEMAGREF)

 Centre national du livre

 Centre national de documentation pédagogique

 Centre national des œuvres universitaires et scolaires (CNOUS)

 Centre national professionnel de la propriété forestière

 Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (C.N.R.S)

 Centres d'éducation populaire et de sport (CREPS)

 Centres régionaux des œuvres universitaires (CROUS)

 Collège de France

 Conservatoire de l'espace littoral et des rivages lacustres

 Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers

 Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris

 Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Lyon

 Conservatoire national supérieur d'art dramatique

 Ecole centrale de Lille

 Ecole centrale de Lyon

 École centrale des arts et manufactures

 École française d'archéologie d'Athènes

 École française d'Extrême-Orient

 École française de Rome

 École des hautes études en sciences sociales

 Ecole du Louvre

 École nationale d'administration

 École nationale de l'aviation civile (ENAC)

 École nationale des Chartes

 École nationale d'équitation

 Ecole Nationale du Génie de l'Eau et de l'environnement de Strasbourg

 Écoles nationales d'ingénieurs

 Ecole nationale d'ingénieurs des industries des techniques agricoles et alimentaires de Nantes

 Écoles nationales d'ingénieurs des travaux agricoles

 École nationale de la magistrature

 Écoles nationales de la marine marchande

 École nationale de la santé publique (ENSP)

 École nationale de ski et d'alpinisme

 École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs

 École nationale supérieure des arts et techniques du théâtre

 École nationale supérieure des arts et industries textiles Roubaix

 Écoles nationales supérieures d'arts et métiers

 École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts

 École nationale supérieure de céramique industrielle

 École nationale supérieure de l'électronique et de ses applications (ENSEA)

 Ecole nationale supérieure du paysage de Versailles

 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Sciences de l'information et des bibliothécaires

 Ecole nationale supérieure de la sécurité sociale

 Écoles nationales vétérinaires

 École nationale de voile

 Écoles normales supérieures

 École polytechnique

 École technique professionnelle agricole et forestière de Meymac (Corrèze)

 École de sylviculture Crogny (Aube)

 École de viticulture et d'œnologie de la Tour- Blanche (Gironde)

 École de viticulture — Avize (Marne)

 Etablissement national d'enseignement agronomique de Dijon

 Établissement national des invalides de la marine (ENIM)

 Établissement national de bienfaisance Koenigswarter

 Établissement public du musée et du domaine national de Versailles

 Fondation Carnegie

 Fondation Singer-Polignac

 Haras nationaux

 Hôpital national de Saint-Maurice

 Institut des hautes études pour la science et la technologie

 Institut français d'archéologie orientale du Caire

 Institut géographique national

 Institut National de l'origine et de la qualité

 Institut national des hautes études de sécurité

 Institut de veille sanitaire

 Institut National d'enseignement supérieur et de recherche agronomique et agroalimentaire de Rennes

 Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques (I.N.E.D)

 Institut National d'Horticulture

 Institut National de la jeunesse et de l'éducation populaire

 Institut national des jeunes aveugles — Paris

 Institut national des jeunes sourds — Bordeaux

 Institut national des jeunes sourds — Chambéry

 Institut national des jeunes sourds — Metz

 Institut national des jeunes sourds — Paris

 Institut national de physique nucléaire et de physique des particules (I.N.P.N.P.P)

 Institut national de la propriété industrielle

 Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (I.N.R.A)

 Institut National de la Recherche Pédagogique (I.N.R.P)

 Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (I.N.S.E.R.M)

 Institut national d'histoire de l'art (I.N.H.A.)

 Institut national de recherches archéologiques préventives

 Institut National des Sciences de l'Univers

 Institut National des Sports et de l'Education Physique

 Institut national supérieur de formation et de recherche pour l'éducation des jeunes handicapés et les enseignements inadaptés

 Instituts nationaux polytechniques

 Instituts nationaux des sciences appliquées

 Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique (INRIA)

 Institut national de recherche sur les transports et leur sécurité (INRETS)

 Institut de Recherche pour le Développement

 Instituts régionaux d'administration

 Institut des Sciences et des Industries du vivant et de l'environnement (Agro Paris Tech)

 Institut supérieur de mécanique de Paris

 Institut Universitaires de Formation des Maîtres

 Musée de l'armée

 Musée Gustave-Moreau

 Musée national de la marine

 Musée national J.-J.-Henner

 Musée du Louvre

 Musée du Quai Branly

 Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle

 Musée Auguste-Rodin

 Observatoire de Paris

 Office français de protection des réfugiés et apatrides

 Office National des Anciens Combattants et des Victimes de Guerre (ONAC)

 Office national de la chasse et de la faune sauvage

 Office National de l'eau et des milieux aquatiques

 Office national d'information sur les enseignements et les professions (ONISEP)

 Office universitaire et culturel français pour l'Algérie

 Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur

 Palais de la découverte

 Parcs nationaux

 Universités

4)   Other national public body

 Union des groupements d'achats publics (UGAP)

 Agence Nationale pour l'emploi (A.N.P.E)

 Caisse Nationale des Allocations Familiales (CNAF)

 Caisse Nationale d'Assurance Maladie des Travailleurs Salariés (CNAMS)

 Caisse Nationale d'Assurance-Vieillesse des Travailleurs Salariés (CNAVTS)

ITALY

1)   Purchasing bodies

 Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri

 Ministero degli Affari Esteri

 Ministero dell'Interno

 Ministero della Giustizia e Uffici giudiziari (esclusi i giudici di pace)

 Ministero della Difesa

 Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze

 Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico

 Ministero delle Politiche Agricole, Alimentari e Forestali

 Ministero dell'Ambiente — Tutela del Territorio e del Mare

 Ministero delle Infrastrutture e dei Trasporti

 Ministero del Lavoro, della Salute e delle Politiche Sociali

 Ministero dell' Istruzione, Università e Ricerca

 Ministero per i Beni e le Attività culturali, comprensivo delle sue articolazioni periferiche

2)   Other national public bodies:

 CONSIP (Concessionaria Servizi Informatici Pubblici)

CYPRUS

 Προεδρία και Προεδρικό Μέγαρο

 

 Γραφείο Συντονιστή Εναρμόνισης

 Υπουργικό Συμβούλιο

 Βουλή των Αντιπροσώπων

 Δικαστική Υπηρεσία

 Νομική Υπηρεσία της Δημοκρατίας

 Ελεγκτική Υπηρεσία της Δημοκρατίας

 Επιτροπή Δημόσιας Υπηρεσίας

 Επιτροπή Εκπαιδευτικής Υπηρεσίας

 Γραφείο Επιτρόπου Διοικήσεως

 Επιτροπή Προστασίας Ανταγωνισμού

 Υπηρεσία Εσωτερικού Ελέγχου

 Γραφείο Προγραμματισμού

 Γενικό Λογιστήριο της Δημοκρατίας

 Γραφείο Επιτρόπου Προστασίας Δεδομένων Προσωπικού Χαρακτήρα

 Γραφείο Εφόρου Δημοσίων Ενισχύσεων

 Αναθεωρητική Αρχή Προσφορών

 Υπηρεσία Εποπτείας και Ανάπτυξης Συνεργατικών Εταιρειών

 Αναθεωρητική Αρχή Προσφύγων

 Υπουργείο Άμυνας

 Υπουργείο Γεωργίας, Φυσικών Πόρων και Περιβάλλοντος

 

 Τμήμα Γεωργίας

 Κτηνιατρικές Υπηρεσίες

 Τμήμα Δασών

 Τμήμα Αναπτύξεως Υδάτων

 Τμήμα Γεωλογικής Επισκόπησης

 Μετεωρολογική Υπηρεσία

 Τμήμα Αναδασμού

 Υπηρεσία Μεταλλείων

 Ινστιτούτο Γεωργικών Ερευνών

 Τμήμα Αλιείας και Θαλάσσιων Ερευνών

 Υπουργείο Δικαιοσύνης και Δημοσίας Τάξεως

 

 Αστυνομία

 Πυροσβεστική Υπηρεσία Κύπρου

 Τμήμα Φυλακών

 Υπουργείο Εμπορίου, Βιομηχανίας και Τουρισμού

 

 Τμήμα Εφόρου Εταιρειών και Επίσημου Παραλήπτη

 Υπουργείο Εργασίας και Κοινωνικών Ασφαλίσεων

 

 Τμήμα Εργασίας

 Τμήμα Κοινωνικών Ασφαλίσεων

 Τμήμα Υπηρεσιών Κοινωνικής Ευημερίας

 Κέντρο Παραγωγικότητας Κύπρου

 Ανώτερο Ξενοδοχειακό Ινστιτούτο Κύπρου

 Ανώτερο Τεχνολογικό Ινστιτούτο

 Τμήμα Επιθεώρησης Εργασίας

 Τμήμα Εργασιακών Σχέσεων

 Υπουργείο Εσωτερικών

 

 Επαρχιακές Διοικήσεις

 Τμήμα Πολεοδομίας και Οικήσεως

 Τμήμα Αρχείου Πληθυσμού και Μεταναστεύσεως

 Τμήμα Κτηματολογίου και Χωρομετρίας

 Γραφείο Τύπου και Πληροφοριών

 Πολιτική Άμυνα

 Υπηρεσία Μέριμνας και Αποκαταστάσεων Εκτοπισθέντων

 Υπηρεσία Ασύλου

 Υπουργείο Εξωτερικών

 Υπουργείο Οικονομικών

 

 Τελωνεία

 Τμήμα Εσωτερικών Προσόδων

 Στατιστική Υπηρεσία

 Τμήμα Κρατικών Αγορών και Προμηθειών

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LATVIA

1)   Ministries, secretariats of ministers for special assignments, and their subordinate institutions

 Aizsardzības ministrija un tās padotībā esošās iestādes

 Ārlietu ministrija un tas padotībā esošās iestādes

 Bērnu un ģimenes lietu ministrija un tās padotībā esošas iestādes

 Ekonomikas ministrija un tās padotībā esošās iestādes

 Finanšu ministrija un tās padotībā esošās iestādes

 Iekšlietu ministrija un tās padotībā esošās iestādes

 Izglītības un zinātnes ministrija un tās padotībā esošās iestādes

 Kultūras ministrija un tas padotībā esošās iestādes

 Labklājības ministrija un tās padotībā esošās iestādes

 Reģionālās attīstības un pašvaldības lietu ministrija un tās padotībā esošās iestādes

 Satiksmes ministrija un tās padotībā esošās iestādes

 Tieslietu ministrija un tās padotībā esošās iestādes

 Veselības ministrija un tās padotībā esošās iestādes

 Vides ministrija un tās padotībā esošās iestādes

 Zemkopības ministrija un tās padotībā esošās iestādes

 Īpašu uzdevumu ministra sekretariāti un to padotībā esošās iestādes

 Satversmes aizsardzības birojs

2)   Other state institution

 Augstākā tiesa

 Centrālā vēlēšanu komisija

 Finanšu un kapitāla tirgus komisija

 Latvijas Banka

 Prokuratūra un tās pārraudzībā esošās iestādes

 Saeimas kanceleja un tās padotībā esošās iestādes

 Satversmes tiesa

 Valsts kanceleja un tās padotībā esošās iestādes

 Valsts kontrole

 Valsts prezidenta kanceleja

 Tiesībsarga birojs

 Nacionālā radio un televīzijas padome

 Citas valsts iestādes, kuras nav ministriju padotībā (Other state institutions not subordinate to ministries)

LITHUANIA

 Prezidentūros kanceliarija

 Seimo kanceliarija

 Institutions accountable to the Seimas [Parliament]:

 

 Lietuvos mokslo taryba;

 Seimo kontrolierių įstaiga;

 Valstybės kontrolė;

 Specialiųjų tyrimų tarnyba;

 Valstybės saugumo departamentas;

 Konkurencijos taryba;

 Lietuvos gyventojų genocido ir rezistencijos tyrimo centras;

 Vertybinių popierių komisija;

 Ryšių reguliavimo tarnyba;

 Nacionalinė sveikatos taryba;

 Etninės kultūros globos taryba;

 Lygių galimybių kontrolieriaus tarnyba;

 Valstybinė kultūros paveldo komisija;

 Vaiko teisių apsaugos kontrolieriaus įstaiga;

 Valstybinė kainų ir energetikos kontrolės komisija;

 Valstybinė lietuvių kalbos komisija;

 Vyriausioji rinkimų komisija;

 Vyriausioji tarnybinės etikos komisija;

 Žurnalistų etikos inspektoriaus tarnyba.

 Vyriausybės kanceliarija

 Institutions accountable to the Vyriausybės [Government]:

 

 Ginklų fondas;

 Informacinės visuomenės plėtros komitetas;

 Kūno kultūros ir sporto departamentas;

 Lietuvos archyvų departamentas;

 Mokestinių ginčų komisija;

 Statistikos departamentas;

 Tautinių mažumų ir išeivijos departamentas;

 Valstybinė tabako ir alkoholio kontrolės tarnyba;

 Viešųjų pirkimų tarnyba;

 Narkotikų kontrolės departamentas;

 Valstybinė atominės energetikos saugos inspekcija;

 Valstybinė duomenų apsaugos inspekcija;

 Valstybinė lošimų priežiūros komisija;

 Valstybinė maisto ir veterinarijos tarnyba;

 Vyriausioji administracinių ginčų komisija;

 Draudimo priežiūros komisija;

 Lietuvos valstybinis mokslo ir studijų fondas;

 Lietuvių grįžimo į Tėvynę informacijos centras

 Konstitucinis Teismas

 Lietuvos bankas

 Aplinkos ministerija

 Institutions under the Aplinkos ministerija [Ministry of Environment]:

 

 Generalinė miškų urėdija;

 Lietuvos geologijos tarnyba;

 Lietuvos hidrometeorologijos tarnyba;

 Lietuvos standartizacijos departamentas;

 Nacionalinis akreditacijos biuras;

 Valstybinė metrologijos tarnyba;

 Valstybinė saugomų teritorijų tarnyba;

 Valstybinė teritorijų planavimo ir statybos inspekcija.

 Finansų ministerija

 Institutions under the Finansų ministerija [Ministry of Finance]:

 

 Muitinės departamentas;

 Valstybės dokumentų technologinės apsaugos tarnyba;

 Valstybinė mokesčių inspekcija;

 Finansų ministerijos mokymo centras.

 Krašto apsaugos ministerija

 Institutions under the Krašto apsaugos ministerijos [Ministry of National Defence]:

 

 Antrasis operatyvinių tarnybų departamentas;

 Centralizuota finansų ir turto tarnyba;

 Karo prievolės administravimo tarnyba;

 Krašto apsaugos archyvas;

 Krizių valdymo centras;

 Mobilizacijos departamentas;

 Ryšių ir informacinių sistemų tarnyba;

 Infrastruktūros plėtros departamentas;

 Valstybinis pilietinio pasipriešinimo rengimo centras.

 Lietuvos kariuomenė

 Krašto apsaugos sistemos kariniai vienetai ir tarnybos

 Kultūros ministerija

 Institutions under the Kultūros ministerijos [Ministry of Culture]:

 

 Kultūros paveldo departamentas;

 Valstybinė kalbos inspekcija.

 Socialinės apsaugos ir darbo ministerija

 Institutions under the Socialinės apsaugos ir darbo ministerijos [Ministry of Social Security and Labour]:

 

 Garantinio fondo administracija;

 Valstybės vaiko teisių apsaugos ir įvaikinimo tarnyba;

 Lietuvos darbo birža;

 Lietuvos darbo rinkos mokymo tarnyba;

 Trišalės tarybos sekretoriatas;

 Socialinių paslaugų priežiūros departamentas;

 Darbo inspekcija;

 Valstybinio socialinio draudimo fondo valdyba;

 Neįgalumo ir darbingumo nustatymo tarnyba;

 Ginčų komisija;

 Techninės pagalbos neįgaliesiems centras;

 Neįgaliųjų reikalų departamentas.

 Susisiekimo ministerija

 Institutions under the Susisiekimo ministerijos [Ministry of Transport and Communications]:

 

 Lietuvos automobilių kelių direkcija;

 Valstybinė geležinkelio inspekcija;

 Valstybinė kelių transporto inspekcija;

 Pasienio kontrolės punktų direkcija.

 Sveikatos apsaugos ministerija

 Institutions under the Sveikatos apsaugos ministerijos [Ministry of Health]:

 

 Valstybinė akreditavimo sveikatos priežiūros veiklai tarnyba;

 Valstybinė ligonių kasa;

 Valstybinė medicininio audito inspekcija;

 Valstybinė vaistų kontrolės tarnyba;

 Valstybinė teismo psichiatrijos ir narkologijos tarnyba;

 Valstybinė visuomenės sveikatos priežiūros tarnyba;

 Farmacijos departamentas;

 Sveikatos apsaugos ministerijos Ekstremalių sveikatai situacijų centras;

 Lietuvos bioetikos komitetas;

 Radiacinės saugos centras.

 Švietimo ir mokslo ministerija

 Institutions under the Švietimo ir mokslo ministerijos [Ministry of Education and Science]:

 

 Nacionalinis egzaminų centras;

 Studijų kokybės vertinimo centras.

 Teisingumo ministerija

 Institutions under the Teisingumo ministerijos [Ministry of Justice]:

 

 Kalėjimų departamentas;

 Nacionalinė vartotojų teisių apsaugos taryba;

 Europos teisės departamentas

 Ūkio ministerija

 Įstaigos prie the Ūkio ministerijos [Ministry of Economy]:

 

 Įmonių bankroto valdymo departamentas;

 Valstybinė energetikos inspekcija;

 Valstybinė ne maisto produktų inspekcija;

 Valstybinis turizmo departamentas

 Užsienio reikalų ministerija

 Diplomatinės atstovybės ir konsulinės įstaigos užsienyje bei atstovybės prie tarptautinių organizacijų

 Vidaus reikalų ministerija

 Institutions under the Vidaus reikalų ministerijos [Ministry of the Interior]:

 

 Asmens dokumentų išrašymo centras;

 Finansinių nusikaltimų tyrimo tarnyba;

 Gyventojų registro tarnyba;

 Policijos departamentas;

 Priešgaisrinės apsaugos ir gelbėjimo departamentas;

 Turto valdymo ir ūkio departamentas;

 Vadovybės apsaugos departamentas;

 Valstybės sienos apsaugos tarnyba;

 Valstybės tarnybos departamentas;

 Informatikos ir ryšių departamentas;

 Migracijos departamentas;

 Sveikatos priežiūros tarnyba;

 Bendrasis pagalbos centras.

 Žemės ūkio ministerija

 Institutions under the Žemės ūkio ministerijos [Ministry of Agriculture]:

 

 Nacionalinė mokėjimo agentūra;

 Nacionalinė žemės tarnyba;

 Valstybinė augalų apsaugos tarnyba;

 Valstybinė gyvulių veislininkystės priežiūros tarnyba;

 Valstybinė sėklų ir grūdų tarnyba;

 Žuvininkystės departamentas

 Teismai [Courts]:

 

 Lietuvos Aukščiausiasis Teismas;

 Lietuvos apeliacinis teismas;

 Lietuvos vyriausiasis administracinis teismas;

 apygardų teismai;

 apygardų administraciniai teismai;

 apylinkių teismai;

 Nacionalinė teismų administracija

 Generalinė prokuratūra

 Other Central Public Administration Entities (institucijos [institutions], įstaigos [establishments], tarnybos[agencies])

 

 Aplinkos apsaugos agentūra;

 Valstybinė aplinkos apsaugos inspekcija;

 Aplinkos projektų valdymo agentūra;

 Miško genetinių išteklių, sėklų ir sodmenų tarnyba;

 Miško sanitarinės apsaugos tarnyba;

 Valstybinė miškotvarkos tarnyba;

 Nacionalinis visuomenės sveikatos tyrimų centras;

 Lietuvos AIDS centras;

 Nacionalinis organų transplantacijos biuras;

 Valstybinis patologijos centras;

 Valstybinis psichikos sveikatos centras;

 Lietuvos sveikatos informacijos centras;

 Slaugos darbuotojų tobulinimosi ir specializacijos centras;

 Valstybinis aplinkos sveikatos centras;

 Respublikinis mitybos centras;

 Užkrečiamųjų ligų profilaktikos ir kontrolės centras;

 Trakų visuomenės sveikatos priežiūros ir specialistų tobulinimosi centras;

 Visuomenės sveikatos ugdymo centras;

 Muitinės kriminalinė tarnyba;

 Muitinės informacinių sistemų centras;

 Muitinės laboratorija;

 Muitinės mokymo centras;

 Valstybinis patentų biuras;

 Lietuvos teismo ekspertizės centras;

 Centrinė hipotekos įstaiga;

 Lietuvos metrologijos inspekcija;

 Civilinės aviacijos administracija;

 Lietuvos saugios laivybos administracija;

 Transporto investicijų direkcija;

 Valstybinė vidaus vandenų laivybos inspekcija;

 Pabėgėlių priėmimo centras

LUXEMBOURG

 Ministère d'Etat

 Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et de l'Immigration

 Ministère de l'Agriculture, de la Viticulture et du Développement Rural

 Ministère des Classes moyennes, du Tourisme et du Logement

 Ministère de la Culture, de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche

 Ministère de l'Economie et du Commerce extérieur

 Ministère de l'Education nationale et de la Formation professionnelle

 Ministère de l'Egalité des chances

 Ministère de l'Environnement

 Ministère de la Famille et de l'Intégration

 Ministère des Finances

 Ministère de la Fonction publique et de la Réforme administrative

 Ministère de l'Intérieur et de l'Aménagement du territoire

 Ministère de la Justice

 Ministère de la Santé

 Ministère de la Sécurité sociale

 Ministère des Transports

 Ministère du Travail et de l'Emploi

 Ministère des Travaux publics

HUNGARY

 Egészségügyi Minisztérium

 Földművelésügyi és Vidékfejlesztési Minisztérium

 Gazdasági és Közlekedési Minisztérium

 Honvédelmi Minisztérium

 Igazságügyi és Rendészeti Minisztérium

 Környezetvédelmi és Vízügyi Minisztérium

 Külügyminisztérium

 Miniszterelnöki Hivatal

 Oktatási és Kulturális Minisztérium

 Önkormányzati és Területfejlesztési Minisztérium

 Pénzügyminisztérium

 Szociális és Munkaügyi Minisztérium

 Központi Szolgáltatási Főigazgatóság

MALTA

 Uffiċċju tal-Prim Ministru (Office of the Prime Minister)

 Ministeru għall-Familja u Solidarjeta' Soċjali (Ministry for the Family and Social Solidarity)

 Ministeru ta' l-Edukazzjoni Zghazagh u Impjieg (Ministry for Education Youth and Employment)

 Ministeru tal-Finanzi (Ministry of Finance)

 Ministeru tar-Riżorsi u l-Infrastruttura (Ministry for Resources and Infrastructure)

 Ministeru tat-Turiżmu u Kultura (Ministry for Tourism and Culture)

 Ministeru tal-Ġustizzja u l-Intern (Ministry for Justice and Home Affairs)

 Ministeru għall-Affarijiet Rurali u l-Ambjent (Ministry for Rural Affairs and the Environment)

 Ministeru għal Għawdex (Ministry for Gozo)

 Ministeru tas-Saħħa, l-Anzjani u Kura fil-Kommunita' (Ministry of Health, the Elderly and Community Care)

 Ministeru ta' l-Affarijiet Barranin (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

 Ministeru għall-Investimenti, Industrija u Teknologija ta' Informazzjoni (Ministry for Investment, Industry and Information Technology)

 Ministeru għall-Kompetittivà u Komunikazzjoni (Ministry for Competitiveness and Communications)

 Ministeru għall-Iżvilupp Urban u Toroq (Ministry for Urban Development and Roads)

NETHERLANDS

 Ministerie van Algemene Zaken

 

 Bestuursdepartement

 Bureau van de Wetenschappelijke Raad voor het Regeringsbeleid

 Rijksvoorlichtingsdienst

 Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties

 

 Bestuursdepartement

 Centrale Archiefselectiedienst (CAS)

 Algemene Inlichtingen- en Veiligheidsdienst (AIVD)

 Agentschap Basisadministratie Persoonsgegevens en Reisdocumenten (BPR)

 Agentschap Korps Landelijke Politiediensten

 Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken

 

 Directoraat-generaal Regiobeleid en Consulaire