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Decision No 1/2018 of the EU-Ukraine Association Committee in Trade Configuration of 14 May 2018 updating Annex XXI to Chapter 8 on Public Procurement of Title IV — Trade and Trade-Related Matters of the Association Agreement and giving a favourable opinion regarding the comprehensive roadmap on public procurement [2018/972]

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The titles of all other Acts are printed in bold type and preceded by an asterisk.


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11.7.2018   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 175/1


DECISION No 1/2018 OF THE EU-UKRAINE ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE IN TRADE CONFIGURATION

of 14 May 2018

updating Annex XXI to Chapter 8 on Public Procurement of Title IV — Trade and Trade-Related Matters of the Association Agreement and giving a favourable opinion regarding the comprehensive roadmap on public procurement [2018/972]

THE ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE IN TRADE CONFIGURATION,

Having regard to the Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and Ukraine, of the other part (1) (‘the Agreement’), and in particular Article 149, Article 153 and Article 463 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

In accordance with Article 486 of the Agreement, parts of the Agreement, including provisions on public procurement, are applied provisionally as of 1 January 2016.

(2)

Article 149 of the Agreement provides that the value thresholds for public procurement contracts provided for in Annex XXI-P are to be revised regularly, beginning in the first even year following the entry into force of the Agreement and such revision is to be adopted by decision of the Association Committee in Trade Configuration, as set out in Article 465(4) of the Agreement.

(3)

Article 153 of the Agreement provides that Ukraine is to ensure that its public procurement legislation is gradually made compatible with the relevant Union acquis, in line with the schedule provided in Annex XXI to the Agreement.

(4)

Several Union acts listed in Annex XXI to the Agreement have been recast or repealed and replaced by a new Union act since the initialling of the Agreement on 30 March 2012. In particular, the Union adopted and notified to Ukraine the following acts:

(a)

Directive 2014/23/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (2);

(b)

Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (3);

(c)

Directive 2014/25/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (4).

(5)

The abovementioned Directives amended the value thresholds for public procurement contracts provided for in Annex XXI-P, which were subsequently amended by Commission Delegated Regulations (EU) 2015/2170 (5), (EU) 2015/2171 (6) and (EU) 2015/2172 (7), respectively.

(6)

Article 463(3) of the Agreement provides that the Association Council shall have the power to update or amend the Annexes to the Agreement.

(7)

It is necessary to update Annex XXI to the Agreement in order to reflect the changes made to the Union acquis listed in that Annex, in accordance with Articles 149, 153 and 463 of the Agreement.

(8)

The new Union acquis on public procurement has a new structure. It is appropriate to reflect this new structure in Annex XXI. In the interest of clarity, Annex XXI should be updated in its entirety and replaced by the Annex as set out in the Appendix to this Decision. It is furthermore appropriate to take into account the progress made by Ukraine in the process of approximation to the Union acquis.

(9)

Article 465(2) of the Agreement specifies that the Association Council may delegate to the Association Committee in Trade Configuration any of its powers, including the power to take binding decisions.

(10)

The EU-Ukraine Association Council empowered the Association Committee in Trade Configuration in its Decision No 3/2014 (8) of 15 December 2014 to update or amend certain trade-related annexes.

(11)

Article 152(1) of the Agreement stipulates that Ukraine shall submit to the Association Committee in Trade Configuration a comprehensive roadmap for the implementation of the legislation related to public procurement with time schedules and milestones which should include all reforms in terms of legislative approximation to the Union acquis.

(12)

Article 152(3) specifies that a favourable opinion by the Association Committee in Trade Configuration is needed in order for the comprehensive roadmap to become a reference document for the process of implementation, namely for the legislative approximation of the public procurement related legislation to the Union acquis.

(13)

It is therefore appropriate for the Association Committee in Trade Configuration to adopt a decision giving favourable opinion regarding the comprehensive roadmap,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Annex XXI to Chapter 8 on Public Procurement to the Title IV on Trade and Trade-Related Matters of the Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States of the one part, and Ukraine, of the other part, is hereby replaced by the updated version of the Annex, which is attached to this Decision.

Article 2

A favourable opinion is given regarding the comprehensive roadmap approved by the Ordinance of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 24 February 2016 (number 175-p) adopted by the Government of Ukraine on 24 February 2016.

Article 3

This Decision shall enter into force on the date of its adoption.

Done at Brussels, 14 May 2018.

For the Association Committee in Trade Configuration

The Chair

Nataliya MYKOLSKA

The Secretaries

For Ukraine

Oleksiy ROZHKOV

For the EU

Christian Frigaard RASMUSSEN


(1)  OJ L 161, 29.5.2014, p. 3.

(2)  Directive 2014/23/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the award of concession contracts (OJ L 94, 28.3.2014, p. 1).

(3)  Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on public procurement and repealing Directive 2004/18/EC (OJ L 94, 28.3.2014, p. 65).

(4)  Directive 2014/25/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on procurement by entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors and repealing Directive 2004/17/EC (OJ L 94, 28.3.2014, p. 243).

(5)  Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/2170 of 24 November 2015 amending Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council in respect of the application thresholds for the procedures for the award of contracts (OJ L 307, 25.11.2015, p. 5).

(6)  Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/2171 of 24 November 2015 amending Directive 2014/25/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council in respect of the application thresholds for the procedures for the award of contracts (OJ L 307, 25.11.2015, p. 7).

(7)  Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/2172 of 24 November 2015 amending Directive 2014/23/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council in respect of the application thresholds for the procedures for the award of contracts (OJ L 307, 25.11.2015, p. 9).

(8)  Decision No 3/2014 of the EU-Ukraine Association Council of 15 December 2014 on the delegation of certain powers by the Association Council to the Association Committee in Trade configuration (OJ L 158, 24.6.2015, p. 4).


ANNEX

ANNEX XXI-A TO CHAPTER 8 ON PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

INDICATIVE TIME SCHEDULE FOR INSTITUTIONAL REFORM, LEGISLATIVE APPROXIMATION AND MARKET ACCESS

Phase

 

Indicative time schedule

Market access granted to the EU by Ukraine

Market access granted to Ukraine by the EU

 

1.

Implementation of Articles 150(2) and 151 of this Agreement

Agreement of the Reform Strategy set out in Article 152 of this Agreement

6 months after the entry into force of this Agreement

Supplies for central government authorities

Supplies for central government authorities

 

2.

Approximation and implementation of basic elements of Directive 2014/24/EU and of Directive 89/665/EEC

3 years after the entry into force of this Agreement

Supplies for state, regional and local authorities and bodies governed by public law

Supplies for state, regional and local authorities and bodies governed by public law

Annexes XXI-B and XXI-C

3.

Approximation and implementation of basic elements of Directive 2014/25/EU and of Directive 92/13/EEC

4 years after the entry into force of this Agreement

Supplies for all contracting entities in the utilities sector

Supplies for all contracting entities

Annexes XXI-D and XXI-E

4.

Approximation and implementation of other elements of Directive 2014/24/EU. Approximation and implementation of Directive 2014/23/EU

6 years after the entry into force of this Agreement

Service and works contracts and concessions for all contracting authorities

Service and works contracts and concessions for all contracting authorities

Annexes XXI-F, XXI-G, and XXI-H

5.

Approximation and implementation of other elements of Directive 2014/25/EU

8 years after the entry into force of this Agreement

Service and works contracts for all contracting entities in the utilities sector

Service and works contracts for all contracting entities in the utilities sector

Annexes XXI-I and XXI-J

ANNEX XXI-B TO CHAPTER 8 ON PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

BASIC ELEMENTS OF DIRECTIVE 2014/24/EU

OF 26 FEBRUARY 2014 ON PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

(PHASE 2)

TITLE I

Scope, definitions and general principles

CHAPTER I

Scope and definitions

Section 1

Subject matter and definitions

Article 1

Subject matter and scope: paragraphs 1, 2, 5 and 6

Article 2

Definitions: paragraph 1, points (1), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10), (11), (12), (13), (18), (19), (20), (22), (23), (24)

Article 3

Mixed procurement

Section 2

Thresholds

Article 4

Threshold amounts

Article 5

Methods for calculating the estimated value of procurement

Section 3

Exclusions

Article 7

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

Article 8

Specific exclusions in the field of electronic communications

Article 9

Public contracts awarded and design contests organised pursuant to international rules

Article 10

Specific exclusions for service contracts

Article 11

Service contracts awarded on the basis of an exclusive right

Article 12

Public contracts between entities within the public sector

Section 4

Specific situations

Subsection 1

Subsidised contracts and research and development services

Article 13

Contracts subsidised by contracting authorities

Article 14

Research and development services

Subsection 2

Procurement involving defence and security aspects

Article 15

Defence and security

Article 16

Mixed procurement involving defence or security aspects

Article 17

Public contracts and design contests involving defence or security aspects which are awarded or organised pursuant to international rules

CHAPTER II

General Rules

Article 18

Principles of procurement

Article 19

Economic operators

Article 21

Confidentiality

Article 22

Rules applicable to communication: paragraphs 2-6

Article 23

Nomenclatures

Article 24

Conflicts of interest

TITLE II

Rules on public contracts

CHAPTER I

Procedures

Article 26

Choice of procedures: paragraphs 1, 2, first alternative of paragraph 4, 5, 6

Article 27

Open procedure

Article 28

Restricted procedure

Article 29

Competitive procedure with negotiation

Article 32

Use of the negotiated procedure without prior publication

CHAPTER III

Conduct of the procedure

Section 1

Preparation

Article 40

Preliminary market consultations

Article 41

Prior involvement of candidates or tenderers

Article 42

Technical specifications

Article 43

Labels

Article 44

Test reports, certification and other means of proof: paragraphs 1, 2

Article 45

Variants

Article 46

Division of contracts into lots

Article 47

Setting time limits

Section 2

Publication and transparency

Article 48

Prior information notices

Article 49

Contract notices

Article 50

Contract award notices: paragraphs 1 and 4

Article 51

Form and manner of publication of notices: first subparagraph of paragraph 1, first subparagraph of paragraph 5

Article 53

Electronic availability of procurement documents

Article 54

Invitations to candidates

Article 55

Informing candidates and tenderers

Section 3

Choice of participants and award of contracts

Article 56

General principles

Subsection 1

Criteria for qualitative selection

Article 57

Exclusion grounds

Article 58

Selection criteria

Article 59

European Single Procurement Document: paragraph 1 mutatis mutandis, paragraph 4

Article 60

Means of proof

Article 62

Quality assurance standards and environmental management standards: paragraphs 1 and 2

Article 63

Reliance on the capacities of other entities

Subsection 2

Reduction of numbers of candidates, tenders and solutions

Article 65

Reduction of the number of otherwise qualified candidates to be invited to participate

Article 66

Reduction of the number of tenders and solutions

Subsection 3

Award of the contract

Article 67

Contract award criteria

Article 68

Life-cycle costing: paragraphs 1 and 2

Article 69

Abnormally low tenders: paragraphs 1 to 4

CHAPTER IV

Contract performance

Article 70

Conditions for performance of contracts

Article 71

Subcontracting

Article 72

Modification of contracts during their term

Article 73

Termination of contracts

TITLE III

Particular procurement regimes

CHAPTER I

Social and other specific services

Article 74

Award of contracts for social and other specific services

Article 75

Publication of notices

Article 76

Principles of awarding contracts

ANNEXES

ANNEX II

LIST OF THE ACTIVITIES REFFERED TO IN POINT 6(a) OF ARTICLE 2(1)

ANNEX III

LIST OF PRODUCTS REFFERED TO IN ARTICLE 4(b) WITH REGARD TO CONTRACTS AWARDED CONTRACTING AUTHORITIES IN THE FIELD OF DEFENCE

ANNEX IV

REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO TOOLS AND DEVICES FOR THE ELECTRONIC RECEIPT OF TENDERS, REQUESTS FOR PARTICIPATION AS WELL AS PLANS AND PROJECTS IN CONTESTS

ANNEX V

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN NOTICES

Part A:

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN NOTICES OF THE PUBLICATION OF A PRIOR INFORMATION NOTICE ON A BUYER PROFILE

Part B:

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN PRIOR INFORMATION NOTICES (as referred to in Article 48)

Part C:

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN CONTRACT NOTICES (as referred to in Article 49)

Part D:

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN CONTRACT AWARD NOTICES (as referred to in Article 50)

Part G:

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN NOTICES OF MODIFICATIONS OF A CONTRACT DURING ITS TERM (as referred to in Article 72(1))

Part H:

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN CONTRACT NOTICES CONCERNING CONTRACTS FOR SOCIAL AND OTHER SPECIFIC SERVICES (as referred to in Article 75(1))

Part I:

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN PRIOR INFORMATION NOTICES FOR SOCIAL AND OTHER SPECIFIC SERVICES (as referred to in Article 75(1))

Part J:

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN CONTRACT AWARD NOTICES CONCERNING CONTRACTS FOR SOCIAL AND OTHER SPECIFIC SERVICES (as referred to in Article 75(2))

ANNEX VII

DEFINITION OF CERTAIN TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

ANNEX IX

CONTENTS OF THE INVITATIONS TO SUBMIT A TENDER, TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DIALOGUE OR TO CONFIRM INTEREST PROVIDED FOR UNDER ARTICLE 54

ANNEX X

LIST OF INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONVENTIONS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 18(2)

ANNEX XII

MEANS OF PROOF OF SELECTION CRITERIA

ANNEX XIV

SERVICES REFFERED TO IN ARTICLE 74

ANNEX XXI-C TO CHAPTER 8 ON PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

BASIC ELEMENTS OF 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 (DIRECTIVE 89/665/EEC)

AS AMENDED BY DIRECTIVE 2007/66/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL OF 11 DECEMBER 2007 AMENDING COUNCIL DIRECTIVES 89/665/EEC AND 92/13/EEC WITH REGARD TO IMPROVING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF REVIEW PROCEDURES CONCERNING THE AWARD OF PUBLIC CONTRACTS (DIRECTIVE 2007/66/EC) AND BY DIRECTIVE 2014/23/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL OF 26 FEBRUARY 2014 ON THE AWARD OF CONCESSION CONTRACTS (DIRECTIVE 2014/23/EU)

(PHASE 2)

Article 1

Scope and availability of review procedures

Article 2

Requirements for review procedures

Article 2a

Standstill period

Article 2b

Derogations from the standstill period

Point (b) of the first paragraph of Article 2b

Article 2c

Time limits for applying for review

Article 2d

Ineffectiveness

Paragraph 1(b)

Paragraphs 2 and 3

Article 2e

Infringements of this Directive and alternative penalties

Article 2f

Time limits

ANNEX XXI-D TO CHAPTER 8 ON PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

BASIC ELEMENTS OF DIRECTIVE 2014/25/EU

OF 26 FEBRUARY 2014 ON PROCUREMENT BY ENTITIES OPERATING IN THE WATER, ENERGY, TRANSPORT AND POSTAL SERVICES SECTORS

(PHASE 3)

TITLE I

Scope, definitions and general principles

CHAPTER I

Subject matter and definitions

Article 1

Subject matter and scope: paragraphs 1, 2, 5 and 6

Article 2

Definitions: points 1 to 9, 13 to 16 and 18 to 20

Article 3

Contracting authorities (paragraphs 1 and 4)

Article 4

Contracting entities: paragraphs 1 to 3

Article 5

Mixed procurement covering the same activity

Article 6

Procurement covering several activities

CHAPTER II

Activities

Article 7

Common provisions

Article 8

Gas and heat

Article 9

Electricity

Article 10

Water

Article 11

Transport services

Article 12

Ports and airports

Article 13

Postal services

Article 14

Extraction of oil and gas and exploration for, or extraction of, coal or other solid fuels

CHAPTER III

Material scope

Section 1

Thresholds

Article 15

Threshold amounts

Article 16

Methods for calculating the estimated value of procurement: paragraphs 1 to 4 and 7 to 14

Section 2

Excluded contracts and design contests: Special provisions for procurement involving defence and security aspects

Subsection 1

Exclusions applicable to all contracting entities and special exclusions for the water and energy sector

Article 18

Contracts awarded for purposes of resale or lease to third parties: paragraph 1

Article 19

Contracts and design contests awarded or organised for purposes other than the pursuit of a covered activity or for the pursuit of such an activity in a third country: paragraph 1

Article 20

Contracts awarded and design contests organised pursuant to international rules

Article 21

Specific exclusions for service contracts

Article 22

Service contracts awarded on the basis of an exclusive right

Article 23

Contracts awarded by certain contracting entities for the purchase of water and for the supply of energy or of fuels for the production of energy

Subsection 2

Procurement involving defence and security aspects

Article 24

Defence and security

Article 25

Mixed procurement covering the same activity and involving defence or security aspects

Article 26

Procurement covering several activities and involving defence or security aspects

Article 27

Contracts and design contests involving defence or security aspects which are awarded or organised pursuant to international rules

Subsection 3

Special relations (cooperation, affiliated undertakings and joint ventures)

Article 28

Contracts between contracting authorities

Article 29

Contracts awarded to an affiliated undertaking

Article 30

Contracts awarded to a joint venture or to a contracting entity forming part of a joint venture

Subsection 4

Specific situations

Article 32

Research and development services

CHAPTER IV

General principles

Article 36

Principles of procurement

Article 37

Economic operators

Article 39

Confidentiality

Article 40

Rules applicable to communication

Article 41

Nomenclatures

Article 42

Conflicts of interest

TITLE II

Rules applicable to contracts

CHAPTER I

Procedures

Article 44

Choice of procedures: paragraphs 1, 2 and 4

Article 45

Open procedure

Article 46

Restricted procedure

Article 47

Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition

Article 50

Use of the negotiated procedure without prior call for competition: points (a) to (i)

CHAPTER III

Conduct of the procedure

Section 1

Preparation

Article 58

Preliminary market consultations

Article 59

Prior involvement of candidates or tenderers

Article 60

Technical specifications

Article 61

Labels

Article 62

Test reports, certification and other means of proof

Article 63

Communication of technical specifications

Article 64

Variants

Article 65

Division of contracts into lots

Article 66

Setting time limits

Section 2

Publication and transparency

Article 67

Periodic indicative notices

Article 68

Notices on the existence of a qualification system

Article 69

Contract notices

Article 70

Contract award notices: paragraphs 1, 3 and 4

Article 71

Form and manner of publication of notices: paragraph 1, first subparagraph of paragraph 5

Article 73

Electronic availability of procurement documents

Article 74

Invitations to candidates

Article 75

Informing applicants for qualification, candidates and tenderers

Section 3

Choice of participants and award of contract

Article 76

General principles

Subsection 1

Qualification and qualitative selection

Article 78

Criteria for qualitative selection

Article 79

Reliance on the capacities of other entities: paragraph 2

Article 80

Use of exclusion grounds and selection criteria provided for under Directive 2014/24/EU

Article 81

Quality assurance standards and environmental management standards: paragraphs 1 and 2

Subsection 2

Award of the contract

Article 82

Contract award criteria

Article 83

Life-cycle costing: paragraphs 1 and 2

Article 84

Abnormally low tenders: paragraphs 1 to 4

CHAPTER IV

Contract performance

Article 87

Conditions for performance of contracts

Article 88

Subcontracting

Article 89

Modification of contracts during their term

Article 90

Termination of contracts

TITLE III

Particular procurement regimes

CHAPTER I

Social and other specific services

Article 91

Award of contracts for social and other specific services

Article 92

Publication of notices

Article 93

Principles of awarding contracts

ANNEXES

ANNEX I

List of activities as set out in point (a) of point 2 of Article 2

ANNEX V

Requirement relating to tools and devices for the electronic receipt of tenders, requests to participate, applications for qualification as well as plans and projects in contests

ANNEX VI A

Information to be included in the periodic indicative notice (as referred to in Article 67)

ANNEX VI B

Information to be included in notices of publication of a periodic indicative notice on a buyer profile not used as a means of calling for competition (as referred to in Article 67(1))

ANNEX VIII

Definition of certain technical specifications

ANNEX IX

Features concerning publication

ANNEX X

Information to be included in the notice on the existence of a qualification system (as referred to in point (b) of Article 44(4) and in Article 68)

ANNEX XI

Information to be included in contract notices (as referred to in Article 69)

ANNEX XII

Information to be included in the contract award notice (as referred to in Article 70)

ANNEX XIII

Contents of the invitation to submit a tender, to participate in the dialogue, to negotiate or to confirm interest provided for under Article 74

ANNEX XIV

List of International Social and Environmental Conventions referred to in Article 36(2)

ANNEX XVI

Information to be included in notices of modifications of a contract during its term (as referred to in Article 89(1))

ANNEX XVII

Services referred to in Article 91

ANNEX XVIII

Information to be included in notices concerning contracts for social and other specific services (as referred to in Article 92)

ANNEX XXI-E TO CHAPTER 8 ON PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

BASIC ELEMENTS OF COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 92/13/EEC

OF 25 FEBRUARY 1992 COORDINATING THE LAWS, REGULATIONS AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE APPLICATION OF COMMUNITY RULES ON THE PROCUREMENT PROCEDURES OF ENTITIES OPERATING IN THE WATER, ENERGY, TRANSPORT AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTORS (DIRECTIVE 92/13/EEC)

AS AMENDED BY DIRECTIVE 2007/66/EC AND DIRECTIVE 2014/23/EU

(PHASE 3)

Article 1

Scope and availability of review procedures

Article 2

Requirements for review procedures

Article 2a

Standstill period

Article 2b

Derogations from the standstill period

Point (b) of the first paragraph of Article 2b

Article 2c

Time limits for applying for review

Article 2d

Ineffectiveness

Paragraphs 1(b), 2 and 3

Article 2e

Infringements of this Directive and alternative penalties

Article 2f

Time limits

ANNEX XXI-F TO CHAPTER 8 ON PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

I.   OTHER NON-MANDATORY ELEMENTS OF DIRECTIVE 2014/24/EU

(PHASE 4)

The elements of Directive 2014/24/EU set out in this Annex are not mandatory but recommended for approximation. Ukraine may approximate these elements within the time-frame set in Annex XXI-B

TITLE I

Scope, definitions and general principles

CHAPTER I

Scope and definitions

Section 1

Subject matter and definitions

Article 2

Definitions (paragraph 1, points (14) and (16))

Article 20

Reserved contracts

TITLE II

Rules on public contracts

CHAPTER II

Techniques and instruments for electronic and aggregated procurement

Article 37

Centralised purchasing activities and central purchasing bodies

CHAPTER III

Conduct of the procedure

Section 3

Choice of participants and award of contracts

Article 64

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

TITLE III

Particular procurement regimes

CHAPTER I

Article 77

Reserved contracts for certain services
II.   NON-MANDATORY ELEMENTS OF DIRECTIVE 2014/23/EU

(PHASE 4)

The elements of Directive 2014/23/EU set out in this Annex are not mandatory but recommended for approximation. Ukraine may approximate these elements within the time-frame set in Annex XXI-B

TITLE I

Subject matter, scope, principles and definitions

CHAPTER I

Scope, general principles and definitions

Section IV

Specific situations

Article 24

Reserved Concessions

ANNEX XXI-G TO CHAPTER 8 ON PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

I.   OTHER MANDATORY ELEMENTS OF DIRECTIVE 2014/24/EU

(PHASE 4)

TITLE I

Scope, definitions and general principles

CHAPTER I

Scope and definitions

Section 1

Subject matter and definitions

Article 2

Definitions (paragraph 1, point (21))

Article 22

Rules applicable to communication: paragraph 1

TITLE II

Rules on public contracts

CHAPTER I

Procedures

Article 26

Choice of procedures: paragraph 3, second alternative of paragraph 4

Article 30

Competitive dialogue

Article 31

Innovation Partnership

CHAPTER II

Techniques and instruments for electronic and aggregated procurement

Article 33

Framework agreements

Article 34

Dynamic purchasing systems

Article 35

Electronic auctions

Article 36

Electronic catalogues

Article 38

Occasional joint procurement

CHAPTER III

Conduct of the procedure

Section 2

Publication and Transparency

Article 50

Contract award notices: paragraphs 2 and 3

TITLE III

Particular procurement regimes

CHAPTER II

Rules governing design contests

Article 78

Scope

Article 79

Notices

Article 80

Rules on the organisation of design contests and the selection of participants

Article 81

Composition of the jury

Article 82

Decisions of the jury

ANNEXES

ANNEX V

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN NOTICES

Part E:

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN DESIGN CONTEST NOTICES (as referred to in Article 79(1))

Part F:

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN NOTICES OF THE RESULTS OF A CONTEST (as referred to in Article 79(2))

ANNEX VI

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN THE PROCUREMENT DOCUMENTS RELATING TO ELECTRONIC AUCTIONS (ARTICLE 35(4))
II.   MANDATORY ELEMENTS OF DIRECTIVE 2014/23/EU

(PHASE 4)

TITLE I

Subject matter, scope, principles and definitions

CHAPTER I

Scope, general principles and definitions

Section I

Subject matter, scope, general principles, definitions and threshold

Article 1

Subject matter and scope: paragraphs 1, 2 and 4

Article 2

Principle of free administration by public authorities

Article 3

Principle of equal treatment, non-discrimination and transparency

Article 4

Freedom to define services of general economic interest

Article 5

Definitions

Article 6

Contracting authorities: paragraphs 1 and 4

Article 7

Contracting entities

Article 8

Threshold and methods for calculating the estimated value of concessions

Section II

Exclusions

Article 10

Exclusions applicable to concessions awarded by contracting authorities and contracting entities

Article 11

Specific exclusions in the field of electronic communications

Article 12

Specific exclusions in the field of water

Article 13

Concessions awarded to an affiliated undertaking

Article 14

Concessions awarded to a joint venture or to a contracting entity forming part of a joint venture

Article 17

Concessions between entities within the public sector

Section III

General provisions

Article 18

Duration of the concession

Article 19

Social and other specific services

Article 20

Mixed contracts

Article 21

Mixed procurement contracts involving defence or security aspects

Article 22

Contracts covering both activities referred to in Annex II and other activities

Article 23

Concessions covering both activities referred to in Annex II and activities involving defence or security aspects

Article 25

Research and development services

CHAPTER II

Principles

Article 26

Economic operators

Article 27

Nomenclatures

Article 28

Confidentiality

Article 29

Rules applicable to communication

TITLE II

Rules on the award of concessions: General principles and procedural guarantees

CHAPTER I

General principles

Article 30

General principles: paragraphs 1, 2 and 3

Article 31

Concession notices

Article 32

Concession award notices

Article 33

Form and manner of publication of notices: first subparagraph of paragraph 1

Article 34

Electronic availability of concession documents

Article 35

Combating corruption and preventing conflicts of interest

CHAPTER II

Procedural guarantees

Article 36

Technical and functional requirements

Article 37

Procedural guarantees

Article 38

Selection of and qualitative assessment of candidates

Article 39

Time limits for receipt of applications and tenders for the concession

Article 40

Provision of information to candidates and tenderers

Article 41

Award criteria

TITLE III

Rules on performance of concessions

Article 42

Subcontracting

Article 43

Modification of contracts during their term

Article 44

Termination of concessions

Article 45

Monitoring and Reporting

ANNEXES

ANNEX I

LIST OF THE ACTIVITIES REFERRED TO IN POINT (7) OF ARTICLE 5

ANNEX II

ACTIVITIES EXERCISED BY CONTRACTING ENTITIES AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 7

ANNEX III

LIST OF LEGAL ACTS OF THE UNION REFERRED TO IN POINT (B) OF ARTICLE 7(2)

ANNEX IV

SERVICES REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 19

ANNEX V

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN CONCESSION NOTICES REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 31

ANNEX VI

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN PRIOR INFORMATION NOTICES CONCERNING CONCESSIONS FOR SOCIAL AND OTHER SPECIFIC SERVICES, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 31(3)

ANNEX VII

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN CONCESSION AWARD NOTICES, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 32

ANNEX VIII

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN CONCESSION AWARD NOTICES CONCERNING CONCESSIONS FOR SOCIAL AND OTHER SPECIFIC SERVICES, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 32

ANNEX IX

FEATURES CONCERNING PUBLICATION

ANNEX X

LIST OF INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONVENTIONS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 30(3)

ANNEX XI

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN NOTICES OF MODIFICATIONS OF A CONCESSION DURING ITS TERM ACCORDING TO ARTICLE 43

ANNEX XXI-H TO CHAPTER 8 ON PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

OTHER ELEMENTS OF DIRECTIVE 89/665/EEC

AS AMENDED BY DIRECTIVE 2007/66/EC AND DIRECTIVE 2014/23/EU

(PHASE 4)

Article 2b

Derogations from the standstill period

Point (c) of the first paragraph of Article 2b

Article 2d

Ineffectiveness

Point (c) of the first paragraph of Article 2d

Paragraph 5

ANNEX XXI-I TO CHAPTER 8 ON PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

(PHASE 5)

I.   OTHER MANDATORY ELEMENTS OF DIRECTIVE 2014/25/EU

TITLE I

Scope, definitions and general principles

CHAPTER I

Subject matter and definitions

Article 2

Definitions: point 17

CHAPTER III

Material scope

Section 1

Thresholds

Article 16

Methods for calculating the estimated value of procurement: paragraphs 5, 6

TITLE II

Rules applicable to contracts

CHAPTER I

Procedures

Article 44

Choice of procedures: paragraph 3

Article 48

Competitive dialogue

Article 49

Innovation Partnership

Article 50

Use of the negotiated procedure without prior call for competition: point (j)

CHAPTER II

Techniques and instruments for electronic and aggregated procurement

Article 51

Framework agreements

Article 52

Dynamic purchasing systems

Article 53

Electronic auctions

Article 54

Electronic catalogues

Article 56

Occasional joint procurement

CHAPTER III

Conduct of the procedure

Section 2

Publication and transparency

Article 70

Contract award notices: paragraph 2

Section 3

Choice of participants and award of contract

Subsection 1

Qualification and qualitative selection

Article 77

Qualification systems

Article 79

Reliance on the capacities of other entities: paragraph 1

TITLE III

Particular procurement regimes

CHAPTER II

Rules governing design contests

Article 95

Scope

Article 96

Notices

Article 97

Rules on the organisation of design contests, the selection of participants and the jury

Article 98

Decision of the jury

ANNEXES

ANNEX VII

Information to be included in the procurement documents relating to electronic auctions (Article 53(4))

ANNEX XIX

Information to be included in the design contest notice (as referred to in Article 96(1))

ANNEX XX

Information to be included in the results of design contest notices (as referred to in Article 96(1))

II.   OTHER NON-MANDATORY ELEMENTS OF DIRECTIVE 2014/25/EU

The further elements of Directive 2014/25/EU set out in this Annex are not mandatory but recommended for approximation. Ukraine may approximate these elements within the time-frame set in Annex XXI-B.

TITLE I

Scope, definitions and general principles

CHAPTER I

Subject matter and definitions

Article 2

Definitions: points 10 to 12

CHAPTER IV

General principles

Article 38

Reserved contracts

TITLE II

Rules applicable to contracts

CHAPTER I

Procedures

Article 55

Centralised purchasing activities and central purchasing bodies

TITLE III

Particular procurement regimes

CHAPTER I

Social and other specific services

Article 94

Reserved contracts for certain services

ANNEX XXI-J TO CHAPTER 8 ON PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

OTHER ELEMENTS OF DIRECTIVE 92/13/EEC

AS AMENDED BY DIRECTIVE 2007/66/EC AND DIRECTIVE 2014/23/EU

(PHASE 5)

Article 2b

Derogations from the standstill period

Point (c) of the first paragraph of Article 2b

Article 2d

Ineffectiveness

Point (c) of paragraph 1 of Article 2d,

Paragraph 5

ANNEX XXI-K TO CHAPTER 8 ON PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

I.   PROVISIONS OF DIRECTIVE 2014/24/EU OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF APPROXIMATION

The elements of Directive 2014/24/EU listed in this Annex are not subject to the process of approximation.

TITLE I

Scope, definitions and general principles

CHAPTER I

Scope and definitions

Section 1

Subject matter and definitions

Article 1

Subject matter and scope: paragraphs 3 and 4

Article 2

Definitions: paragraph 2

Section 2

Thresholds

Article 6

Revision of the thresholds and of the list of central government authorities

TITLE II

Rules on public contracts

CHAPTER I

Procedures

Article 25

Conditions relating to the GPA and other international agreements

CHAPTER II

Techniques and instruments for electronic and aggregated procurement

Article 39

Procurement involving contracting authorities from different Member States

CHAPTER III

Conduct of the procedure

Section 1

Preparation

Article 44

Test reports, certification and other means of proof: paragraph 3

Section 2

Publication and transparency

Article 51

Form and manner of publication of notices: second subparagraph of paragraph 1, paragraphs 2, 3, 4, second subparagraph of paragraph 5, paragraph 6

Article 52

Publication at national level

Section 3

Choice of participants and award of contracts

Article 61

Online repository of certificates (e-Certis)

Article 62

Quality assurance standards and environmental management standards: paragraph 3

Article 68

Life-cycle costing: paragraph 3

Article 69

Abnormally low tender: paragraph 5

TITLE IV

Governance

Article 83

Enforcement

Article 84

Individual reports on procedures for the award of contracts

Article 85

National reporting and statistical information

Article 86

Administrative Cooperation

TITLE V

Delegated powers, implementing powers and final provisions

Article 87

Exercise of the delegation of powers

Article 88

Urgency procedure

Article 89

Committee procedure

Article 90

Transposition and transitional provisions

Article 91

Repeals

Article 92

Review

Article 93

Entry into force

Article 94

Addressees

ANNEXES

ANNEX I

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES

ANNEX VIII

FEATURES CONCERNING PUBLICATION

ANNEX XI

REGISTERS

ANNEX XIII

LIST OF EU LEGISLATION REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 68(3)

ANNEX XV

CORRELATION TABLE

II.   PROVISIONS OF DIRECTIVE 2014/23/EU OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF APPROXIMATION

The elements of Directive 2014/23/EU listed in this Annex are not subject to the process of approximation.

TITLE I

Subject matter, scope, principles and definitions

CHAPTER I

Scope, general principles and definitions

Section I

Subject matter, scope, general principles, definitions and threshold

Article 1

Subject matter and scope: paragraph 3

Article 6

Contracting authorities: paragraphs 2 and 3

Article 9

Revision of the threshold

Section II

Exclusions

Article 15

Notification of information by contracting entities

Article 16

Exclusion of activities which are directly exposed to competition

TITLE II

Rules on the award of concessions: General principles and procedural guarantees

CHAPTER I

General principles

Article 30

General principles: paragraph 4

Article 33

Form and manner of publication of notices: second subparagraph of paragraph 1, paragraphs 2, 3 and 4

TITLE IV

Amendments to Directive 89/665/EEC and 92/13/EEC

Article 46

Amendments to Directive 89/665/EEC

Article 47

Amendments to Directive 92/13/EEC

TITLE V

Delegated powers, implementing powers and final provisions

Article 48

Exercise of the delegation

Article 49

Urgency procedure

Article 50

Committee procedure

Article 51

Transposition

Article 52

Transitional provisions

Article 53

Monitoring and reporting

Article 54

Entry into force

Article 55

Addressees

ANNEX XXI-L TO CHAPTER 8 ON PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

PROVISIONS OF DIRECTIVE 2014/25/EU OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF APPROXIMATION

The elements listed in this Annex are not subject to the process of approximation.

TITLE I

Scope, definitions and general principles

CHAPTER I

Subject matter and definitions

Article 1

Subject matter and scope: paragraphs 3 and 4

Article 3

Contracting authorities: paragraphs 2 and 3

Article 4

Contracting entities: paragraph 4

CHAPTER III

Material scope

Section 1

Thresholds

Article 17

Revision of the thresholds

Section 2

Excluded contracts and design contests: Special provisions for procurement involving defence and security aspects

Subsection 1

Exclusions applicable to all contracting entities and special exclusions for the water and energy sector

Article 18

Contracts awarded for purposes of resale or lease to third parties: paragraph 2

Article 19

Contracts and design contests awarded or organised for purposes other than the pursuit of a covered activity or for the pursuit of such an activity in a third country: paragraph 2

Subsection 3

Special relations (cooperation, affiliated undertakings and joint ventures)

Article 31

Notification of information

Subsection 4

Specific situations

Article 33

Contracts subject to special arrangements

Subsection 5

Activities directly exposed to competition and procedural provisions relating thereto

Article 34

Activities directly exposed to competition

Article 35

Procedure for establishing whether Article 34 is applicable

TITLE II

Rules applicable to contracts

CHAPTER I

Procedures

Article 43

Conditions relating to the GPA and other international agreements

CHAPTER II

Techniques and instruments for electronic and aggregated procurement

Article 57

Procurement involving contracting entities from different Member States

CHAPTER III

Conduct of the procedure

Section 2

Publication and transparency

Article 71

Form and manner of publication of notices: paragraphs 2, 3, 4, second subparagraph of paragraph 5, paragraph 6

Article 72

Publication at national level

Section 3

Choice of participants and award of contract

Article 81

Quality assurance standards and environmental management standards: paragraph 3

Article 83

Life-cycle costing: paragraph 3

Section 4

Tenders comprising products originating in third countries and relations with those countries

Article 85

Tenders comprising products originating in third countries

Article 86

Relations with third countries as regards works, supplies and service contracts

TITLE IV

Governance

Article 99

Enforcement

Article 100

Individual reports on procedures for the award of contracts

Article 101

National reporting and statistical information

Article 102

Administrative cooperation

TITLE V

Delegated powers, implementing powers and final provisions

Article 103

Exercise of the delegation

Article 104

Urgency procedure

Article 105

Committee procedure

Article 106

Transposition and transitional provisions

Article 107

Repeal

Article 108

Review

Article 109

Entry into force

Article 110

Addressees

ANNEXES

ANNEX II

List of Union legal acts referred to in Article 4(3)

ANNEX III

List of Union legal acts referred to in Article 34(3)

ANNEX IV

Deadlines for the adoption of the implementing acts referred to in Article 35

ANNEX XV

List of Union legal acts referred to in Article 83(3)

ANNEX XXI-M TO CHAPTER 8 ON PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

PROVISIONS OF DIRECTIVE 89/665/EEC AS AMENDED BY DIRECTIVE 2007/66/EC AND DIRECTIVE 2014/23/EU OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF APPROXIMATION

The elements listed in this Annex are not subject to the process of approximation.

Article 2b

Derogations from the standstill period

Point (a) of the first paragraph of Article 2b

Article 2d

Ineffectiveness

Point (a) of paragraph 1 of Article 2d,

Paragraph 4

Article 3

Corrective Mechanisms

Article 3a

Content of the notice for voluntary ex ante transparency

Article 3b

Committee Procedure

Article 4

Implementation

Article 4a

Review

ANNEX XXI-N TO CHAPTER 8 ON PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

PROVISIONS OF DIRECTIVE 92/13/EEC AS AMENDED BY DIRECTIVE 2007/66/EC AND DIRECTIVE 2014/23/EU OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF APPROXIMATION

The elements listed in this Annex are not subject to the process of approximation.

Article 2b

Derogations from the standstill period

Point (a) of the first paragraph of Article 2b

Article 2d

Ineffectiveness

Point (a) of paragraph 1 of Article 2d,

Paragraph 4

Article 3a

Content of the notice for voluntary ex ante transparency

Article 3b

Committee Procedure

Article 8

Corrective Mechanisms

Article 12

Implementation

Article 12a

Review

ANNEX XXI-O TO CHAPTER 8 ON PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

UKRAINE: INDICATIVE LIST OF ISSUES FOR COOPERATION

1.

Training, in Ukraine and EU countries, of Ukrainian officials from government bodies engaged in public procurement;

2.

Training of suppliers interested participating in public procurement;

3.

Exchange of information and experience on best practice and regulatory rules in the sphere of public procurement;

4.

Enhancement of the functionality of the public procurement website and establishment of a system of public procurement monitoring;

5.

Consultations and methodological assistance from the EU Party in application of modern electronic technologies in the sphere of public procurement;

6.

Strengthening the bodies charged with guaranteeing a coherent policy in all areas related to public procurement and the independent and impartial consideration (review) of contracting authorities' decisions. (Cf. Article 150 paragraph 2 of this Agreement)

ANNEX XXI-P TO CHAPTER 8 ON PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

THRESHOLDS

1.

The value thresholds mentioned in Article 149(3) of this Agreement shall be for both Parties:

(a)

EUR 135 000 for public supply and service contracts awarded by central government authorities and design contests awarded by such authorities;

(b)

EUR 209 000 in the case of public supply and public service contracts not covered by point (a);

(c)

EUR 5 225 000 in the case of public works contracts;

(d)

EUR 5 225 000 in the case of works contracts in the utilities sector;

(e)

EUR 5 225 000 in the case of concessions;

(f)

EUR 418 000 in the case of supply and service contracts in the utilities sector;

(g)

EUR 750 000 for public service contracts for social and other specific services;

(h)

EUR 1 000 000 for service contracts for social and other specific services in the utilities sector.

2.

The EUR thresholds quoted in paragraph 1 shall be adapted to reflect the thresholds applicable under the EU Directives at the moment of the entry into force of this Agreement.

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