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INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS

 

 

2014/115/EU

 

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Council Decision of 2 December 2013 on the conclusion of the Protocol Amending the Agreement on Government Procurement

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Protocol Amending the Agreement on Government Procurement

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II Non-legislative acts

INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS

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COUNCIL DECISION

of 2 December 2013

on the conclusion of the Protocol Amending the Agreement on Government Procurement

(2014/115/EU)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular the first subparagraph of Article 207(4), in conjunction with Article 218(6)(a)(v) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

Having regard to the consent of the European Parliament,

Whereas:

(1)

The negotiations on the revision of the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (1994 GPA) were launched in January 1999 pursuant to Article XXIV:7(b) and (c) of the 1994 GPA.

(2)

Negotiations have been conducted by the Commission in consultation with the Special Committee established by Article 207(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

(3)

On 15 December 2011, the Parties to the 1994 GPA reached a political agreement at Ministerial level on the outcomes of the negotiations. That political agreement was confirmed through the adoption by the GPA Committee on 30 March 2012 of a Decision on the outcomes of the negotiations. By means of that Decision, which includes a Protocol Amending the Agreement on Government Procurement (the ‘Protocol’), the Parties to the 1994 GPA authenticated the text of the Protocol and opened it for their acceptance.

(4)

The Protocol should be approved on behalf of the Union.

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The Protocol amending the Agreement on Government Procurement is hereby approved on behalf of the European Union.

The text of the Protocol is attached to this Decision.

Article 2

The President of the Council shall designate the person(s) empowered to deposit, on behalf of the Union, the instrument of acceptance, as specified in paragraph 3 of the Protocol and consistent with Article XXIV:9 of the 1994 GPA in order to express the consent of the Union to be bound by the Protocol (1).

Article 3

The Protocol shall not be construed as conferring rights or imposing obligations which can be directly invoked in the Union or Member State courts.

Article 4

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

Done at Brussels, 2 December 2013.

For the Council

The President

E. GUSTAS


(1)  The date of entry into force of the Protocol will be published in the Official Journal of the European Union by the General Secretariat of the Council.


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PROTOCOL

Amending the Agreement on Government Procurement

PROTOCOL AMENDING THE AGREEMENT ON GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT

Annex to the Protocol Amending the Agreement on Government Procurement

Appendix I Final Appendix I Offers of the GPA Parties in the GPA Coverage Negotiations

Final Appendix I offer of the Republic of Armenia

Final Appendix I offer of Canada

Future Appendix I Commitments of the European Union (final)

Final Appendix I offer of Hong Kong, China

Final Appendix I offer of Iceland

Final Appendix I offer of Israel

Final Appendix I offer of Japan

Final Appendix I offer of the Republic of Korea

Final Appendix I offer of the Principality of Liechtenstein

Final Appendix I offer of the Kingdom of the Netherlands with Respect to Aruba

Final Appendix I offer of Norway

Final Appendix I offer of Singapore

Final Appendix I offer of Switzerland

Final Appendix I offer of the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu*

Final Appendix I offer of the United States

Appendix II

Appendix III

Appendix IV

THE PARTIES TO THE AGREEMENT ON GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT, done at Marrakesh on 15 April 1994, (hereinafter referred to as "the 1994 Agreement"),

HAVING UNDERTAKEN further negotiations pursuant to Article XXIV:7(b) and (c) of the 1994 Agreement;

HEREBY AGREE AS FOLLOWS:

1.

The Preamble, Articles I through XXIV, and Appendices to the 1994 Agreement shall be deleted and replaced by the provisions as set forth in the Annex hereto.

2.

This Protocol shall be open for acceptance by the Parties to the 1994 Agreement.

3.

This Protocol shall enter into force for those Parties to the 1994 Agreement that have deposited their respective instruments of acceptance of this Protocol, on the 30th day following such deposit by two thirds of the Parties to the 1994 Agreement. Thereafter this Protocol shall enter into force for each Party to the 1994 Agreement which has deposited its instrument of acceptance of this Protocol, on the 30th day following the date of such deposit.

4.

This Protocol shall be deposited with the Director-General of the WTO, who shall promptly furnish to each Party to the 1994 Agreement a certified true copy of this Protocol, and a notification of each acceptance thereof.

5.

This Protocol shall be registered in accordance with the provisions of Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations.

Done at Geneva this 30th day of March two thousand and twelve in a single copy, in the English, French and Spanish languages, each text being authentic, except as otherwise specified with respect to the Appendices hereto.


ANNEX TO THE PROTOCOL AMENDING THE AGREEMENT ON GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT

PREAMBLE

THE PARTIES TO THIS AGREEMENT (hereinafter referred to as "the Parties"),

RECOGNIZING the need for an effective multilateral framework for government procurement, with a view to achieving greater liberalization and expansion of, and improving the framework for, the conduct of international trade;

RECOGNIZING that measures regarding government procurement should not be prepared, adopted or applied so as to afford protection to domestic suppliers, goods or services, or to discriminate among foreign suppliers, goods or services;

RECOGNIZING that the integrity and predictability of government procurement systems are integral to the efficient and effective management of public resources, the performance of the Parties' economies and the functioning of the multilateral trading system;

RECOGNIZING that the procedural commitments under this Agreement should be sufficiently flexible to accommodate the specific circumstances of each Party;

RECOGNIZING the need to take into account the development, financial and trade needs of developing countries, in particular the least developed countries;

RECOGNIZING the importance of transparent measures regarding government procurement, of carrying out procurements in a transparent and impartial manner and of avoiding conflicts of interest and corrupt practices, in accordance with applicable international instruments, such as the United Nations Convention Against Corruption;

RECOGNIZING the importance of using, and ENCOURAGING the use of, electronic means for procurement covered by this Agreement;

DESIRING to encourage acceptance of and accession to this Agreement by WTO Members not party to it;

HEREBY AGREE AS FOLLOWS:

Article I

Definitions

For purposes of this Agreement:

(a)

commercial goods or services means goods or services of a type generally sold or offered for sale in the commercial marketplace to, and customarily purchased by, non-governmental buyers for non-governmental purposes;

(b)

Committee means the Committee on Government Procurement established by Article XXI:1;

(c)

construction service means a service that has as its objective the realization by whatever means of civil or building works, based on Division 51 of the United Nations Provisional Central Product Classification (CPC);

(d)

country includes any separate customs territory that is a Party to this Agreement. In the case of a separate customs territory that is a Party to this Agreement, where an expression in this Agreement is qualified by the term "national", such expression shall be read as pertaining to that customs territory, unless otherwise specified;

(e)

days means calendar days;

(f)

electronic auction means an iterative process that involves the use of electronic means for the presentation by suppliers of either new prices, or new values for quantifiable non-price elements of the tender related to the evaluation criteria, or both, resulting in a ranking or re-ranking of tenders;

(g)

in writing or written means any worded or numbered expression that can be read, reproduced and later communicated. It may include electronically transmitted and stored information;

(h)

limited tendering means a procurement method whereby the procuring entity contacts a supplier or suppliers of its choice;

(i)

measure means any law, regulation, procedure, administrative guidance or practice, or any action of a procuring entity relating to a covered procurement;

(j)

multi-use list means a list of suppliers that a procuring entity has determined satisfy the conditions for participation in that list, and that the procuring entity intends to use more than once;

(k)

notice of intended procurement means a notice published by a procuring entity inviting interested suppliers to submit a request for participation, a tender, or both;

(l)

offset means any condition or undertaking that encourages local development or improves a Party's balance-of-payments accounts, such as the use of domestic content, the licensing of technology, investment, counter-trade and similar action or requirement;

(m)

open tendering means a procurement method whereby all interested suppliers may submit a tender;

(n)

person means a natural person or a juridical person;

(o)

procuring entity means an entity covered under a Party's Annex 1, 2 or 3 to Appendix I;

(p)

qualified supplier means a supplier that a procuring entity recognizes as having satisfied the conditions for participation;

(q)

selective tendering means a procurement method whereby only qualified suppliers are invited by the procuring entity to submit a tender;

(r)

services includes construction services, unless otherwise specified;

(s)

standard means a document approved by a recognized body that provides for common and repeated use, rules, guidelines or characteristics for goods or services, or related processes and production methods, with which compliance is not mandatory. It may also include or deal exclusively with terminology, symbols, packaging, marking or labelling requirements as they apply to a good, service, process or production method;

(t)

supplier means a person or group of persons that provides or could provide goods or services; and

(u)

technical specification means a tendering requirement that:

(i)

lays down the characteristics of goods or services to be procured, including quality, performance, safety and dimensions, or the processes and methods for their production or provision; or

(ii)

addresses terminology, symbols, packaging, marking or labelling requirements, as they apply to a good or service.

Article II

Scope and Coverage

1.   This Agreement applies to any measure regarding covered procurement, whether or not it is conducted exclusively or partially by electronic means.

2.   For the purposes of this Agreement, covered procurement means procurement for governmental purposes:

(a)

of goods, services, or any combination thereof:

(i)

as specified in each Party's annexes to Appendix I; and

(ii)

not procured with a view to commercial sale or resale, or for use in the production or supply of goods or services for commercial sale or resale;

(b)

by any contractual means, including: purchase; lease; and rental or hire purchase, with or without an option to buy;

(c)

for which the value, as estimated in accordance with paragraphs 6 through 8, equals or exceeds the relevant threshold specified in a Party's annexes to Appendix I, at the time of publication of a notice in accordance with Article VII;

(d)

by a procuring entity; and

(e)

that is not otherwise excluded from coverage in paragraph 3 or a Party's annexes to Appendix I.

3.   Except where provided otherwise in a Party's annexes to Appendix I, this Agreement does not apply to:

(a)

the acquisition or rental of land, existing buildings or other immovable property or the rights thereon;

(b)

non-contractual agreements or any form of assistance that a Party provides, including cooperative agreements, grants, loans, equity infusions, guarantees and fiscal incentives;

(c)

the procurement or acquisition of fiscal agency or depository services, liquidation and management services for regulated financial institutions or services related to the sale, redemption and distribution of public debt, including loans and government bonds, notes and other securities;

(d)

public employment contracts;

(e)

procurement conducted:

(i)

for the specific purpose of providing international assistance, including development aid;

(ii)

under the particular procedure or condition of an international agreement relating to the stationing of troops or relating to the joint implementation by the signatory countries of a project; or

(iii)

under the particular procedure or condition of an international organization, or funded by international grants, loans or other assistance where the applicable procedure or condition would be inconsistent with this Agreement.

4.   Each Party shall specify the following information in its annexes to Appendix I:

(a)

in Annex 1, the central government entities whose procurement is covered by this Agreement;

(b)

in Annex 2, the sub-central government entities whose procurement is covered by this Agreement;

(c)

in Annex 3, all other entities whose procurement is covered by this Agreement;

(d)

in Annex 4, the goods covered by this Agreement;

(e)

in Annex 5, the services, other than construction services, covered by this Agreement;

(f)

in Annex 6, the construction services covered by this Agreement; and

(g)

in Annex 7, any General Notes.

5.   Where a procuring entity, in the context of covered procurement, requires persons not covered under a Party's annexes to Appendix I to procure in accordance with particular requirements, Article IV shall apply mutatis mutandis to such requirements.

6.   In estimating the value of a procurement for the purpose of ascertaining whether it is a covered procurement, a procuring entity shall:

(a)

neither divide a procurement into separate procurements nor select or use a particular valuation method for estimating the value of a procurement with the intention of totally or partially excluding it from the application of this Agreement; and

(b)

include the estimated maximum total value of the procurement over its entire duration, whether awarded to one or more suppliers, taking into account all forms of remuneration, including:

(i)

premiums, fees, commissions and interest; and

(ii)

where the procurement provides for the possibility of options, the total value of such options.

7.   Where an individual requirement for a procurement results in the award of more than one contract, or in the award of contracts in separate parts (hereinafter referred to as "recurring contracts"), the calculation of the estimated maximum total value shall be based on:

(a)

the value of recurring contracts of the same type of good or service awarded during the preceding 12 months or the procuring entity's preceding fiscal year, adjusted, where possible, to take into account anticipated changes in the quantity or value of the good or service being procured over the following 12 months; or

(b)

the estimated value of recurring contracts of the same type of good or service to be awarded during the 12 months following the initial contract award or the procuring entity's fiscal year.

8.   In the case of procurement by lease, rental or hire purchase of goods or services, or procurement for which a total price is not specified, the basis for valuation shall be:

(a)

in the case of a fixed-term contract:

(i)

where the term of the contract is 12 months or less, the total estimated maximum value for its duration; or

(ii)

where the term of the contract exceeds 12 months, the total estimated maximum value, including any estimated residual value;

(b)

where the contract is for an indefinite period, the estimated monthly instalment multiplied by 48; and

(c)

where it is not certain whether the contract is to be a fixed-term contract, subparagraph (b) shall be used.

Article III

Security and General Exceptions

1.   Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to prevent any Party from taking any action or not disclosing any information that it considers necessary for the protection of its essential security interests relating to the procurement of arms, ammunition or war materials, or to procurement indispensable for national security or for national defence purposes.

2.   Subject to the requirement that such measures are not applied in a manner that would constitute a means of arbitrary or unjustifiable discrimination between Parties where the same conditions prevail or a disguised restriction on international trade, nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to prevent any Party from imposing or enforcing measures:

(a)

necessary to protect public morals, order or safety;

(b)

necessary to protect human, animal or plant life or health;

(c)

necessary to protect intellectual property; or

(d)

relating to goods or services of persons with disabilities, philanthropic institutions or prison labour.

Article IV

General Principles

1.   With respect to any measure regarding covered procurement, each Party, including its procuring entities, shall accord immediately and unconditionally to the goods and services of any other Party and to the suppliers of any other Party offering the goods or services of any Party, treatment no less favourable than the treatment the Party, including its procuring entities, accords to:

(a)

domestic goods, services and suppliers; and

(b)

goods, services and suppliers of any other Party.

2.   With respect to any measure regarding covered procurement, a Party, including its procuring entities, shall not:

(a)

treat a locally established supplier less favourably than another locally established supplier on the basis of the degree of foreign affiliation or ownership; or

(b)

discriminate against a locally established supplier on the basis that the goods or services offered by that supplier for a particular procurement are goods or services of any other Party.

3.   When conducting covered procurement by electronic means, a procuring entity shall:

(a)

ensure that the procurement is conducted using information technology systems and software, including those related to authentication and encryption of information, that are generally available and interoperable with other generally available information technology systems and software; and

(b)

maintain mechanisms that ensure the integrity of requests for participation and tenders, including establishment of the time of receipt and the prevention of inappropriate access.

4.   A procuring entity shall conduct covered procurement in a transparent and impartial manner that:

(a)

is consistent with this Agreement, using methods such as open tendering, selective tendering and limited tendering;

(b)

avoids conflicts of interest; and

(c)

prevents corrupt practices.

5.   For purposes of covered procurement, a Party shall not apply rules of origin to goods or services imported from or supplied from another Party that are different from the rules of origin the Party applies at the same time in the normal course of trade to imports or supplies of the same goods or services from the same Party.

6.   With regard to covered procurement, a Party, including its procuring entities, shall not seek, take account of, impose or enforce any offset.

7.   Paragraphs 1 and 2 shall not apply to: customs duties and charges of any kind imposed on, or in connection with, importation; the method of levying such duties and charges; other import regulations or formalities and measures affecting trade in services other than measures governing covered procurement.

Article V

Developing Countries

1.   In negotiations on accession to, and in the implementation and administration of, this Agreement, the Parties shall give special consideration to the development, financial and trade needs and circumstances of developing countries and least developed countries (collectively referred to hereinafter as "developing countries", unless specifically identified otherwise), recognizing that these may differ significantly from country to country. As provided for in this Article and on request, the Parties shall accord special and differential treatment to:

(a)

least developed countries; and

(b)

any other developing country, where and to the extent that this special and differential treatment meets its development needs.

2.   Upon accession by a developing country to this Agreement, each Party shall provide immediately to the goods, services and suppliers of that country the most favourable coverage that the Party provides under its annexes to Appendix I to any other Party to this Agreement, subject to any terms negotiated between the Party and the developing country in order to maintain an appropriate balance of opportunities under this Agreement.

3.   Based on its development needs, and with the agreement of the Parties, a developing country may adopt or maintain one or more of the following transitional measures, during a transition period and in accordance with a schedule, set out in its relevant annexes to Appendix I, and applied in a manner that does not discriminate among the other Parties:

(a)

a price preference programme, provided that the programme:

(i)

provides a preference only for the part of the tender incorporating goods or services originating in the developing country applying the preference or goods or services originating in other developing countries in respect of which the developing country applying the preference has an obligation to provide national treatment under a preferential agreement, provided that where the other developing country is a Party to this Agreement, such treatment would be subject to any conditions set by the Committee; and

(ii)

is transparent, and the preference and its application in the procurement are clearly described in the notice of intended procurement;

(b)

an offset, provided that any requirement for, or consideration of, the imposition of the offset is clearly stated in the notice of intended procurement;

(c)

the phased-in addition of specific entities or sectors; and

(d)

a threshold that is higher than its permanent threshold.

4.   In negotiations on accession to this Agreement, the Parties may agree to the delayed application of any specific obligation in this Agreement, other than Article IV:1(b), by the acceding developing country while that country implements the obligation. The implementation period shall be:

(a)

for a least developed country, five years after its accession to this Agreement; and

(b)

for any other developing country, only the period necessary to implement the specific obligation and not to exceed three years.

5.   Any developing country that has negotiated an implementation period for an obligation under paragraph 4 shall list in its Annex 7 to Appendix I the agreed implementation period, the specific obligation subject to the implementation period and any interim obligation with which it has agreed to comply during the implementation period.

6.   After this Agreement has entered into force for a developing country, the Committee, on request of the developing country, may:

(a)

extend the transition period for a measure adopted or maintained under paragraph 3 or any implementation period negotiated under paragraph 4; or

(b)

approve the adoption of a new transitional measure under paragraph 3, in special circumstances that were unforeseen during the accession process.

7.   A developing country that has negotiated a transitional measure under paragraph 3 or 6, an implementation period under paragraph 4 or any extension under paragraph 6 shall take such steps during the transition period or implementation period as may be necessary to ensure that it is in compliance with this Agreement at the end of any such period. The developing country shall promptly notify the Committee of each step.

8.   The Parties shall give due consideration to any request by a developing country for technical cooperation and capacity building in relation to that country's accession to, or implementation of, this Agreement.

9.   The Committee may develop procedures for the implementation of this Article. Such procedures may include provisions for voting on decisions relating to requests under paragraph 6.

10.   The Committee shall review the operation and effectiveness of this Article every five years.

Article VI

Information on the Procurement System

1.   Each Party shall:

(a)

promptly publish any law, regulation, judicial decision, administrative ruling of general application, standard contract clause mandated by law or regulation and incorporated by reference in notices or tender documentation and procedure regarding covered procurement, and any modifications thereof, in an officially designated electronic or paper medium that is widely disseminated and remains readily accessible to the public; and

(b)

provide an explanation thereof to any Party, on request.

2.   Each Party shall list:

(a)

in Appendix II, the electronic or paper media in which the Party publishes the information described in paragraph 1;

(b)

in Appendix III, the electronic or paper media in which the Party publishes the notices required by Articles VII, IX:7 and XVI:2; and

(c)

in Appendix IV, the website address or addresses where the Party publishes:

(i)

its procurement statistics pursuant to Article XVI:5; or

(ii)

its notices concerning awarded contracts pursuant to Article XVI:6.

3.   Each Party shall promptly notify the Committee of any modification to the Party's information listed in Appendix II, III or IV.

Article VII

Notices

1.   For each covered procurement, a procuring entity shall publish a notice of intended procurement in the appropriate paper or electronic medium listed in Appendix III, except in the circumstances described in Article XIII. Such medium shall be widely disseminated and such notices shall remain readily accessible to the public, at least until expiration of the time-period indicated in the notice. The notices shall:

(a)

for procuring entities covered under Annex 1, be accessible by electronic means free of charge through a single point of access, for at least any minimum period of time specified in Appendix III; and

(b)

for procuring entities covered under Annex 2 or 3, where accessible by electronic means, be provided, at least, through links in a gateway electronic site that is accessible free of charge.

Parties, including their procuring entities covered under Annex 2 or 3, are encouraged to publish their notices by electronic means free of charge through a single point of access.

2.   Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, each notice of intended procurement shall include:

(a)

the name and address of the procuring entity and other information necessary to contact the procuring entity and obtain all relevant documents relating to the procurement, and their cost and terms of payment, if any;

(b)

a description of the procurement, including the nature and the quantity of the goods or services to be procured or, where the quantity is not known, the estimated quantity;

(c)

for recurring contracts, an estimate, if possible, of the timing of subsequent notices of intended procurement;

(d)

a description of any options;

(e)

the time-frame for delivery of goods or services or the duration of the contract;

(f)

the procurement method that will be used and whether it will involve negotiation or electronic auction;

(g)

where applicable, the address and any final date for the submission of requests for participation in the procurement;

(h)

the address and the final date for the submission of tenders;

(i)

the language or languages in which tenders or requests for participation may be submitted, if they may be submitted in a language other than an official language of the Party of the procuring entity;

(j)

a list and brief description of any conditions for participation of suppliers, including any requirements for specific documents or certifications to be provided by suppliers in connection therewith, unless such requirements are included in tender documentation that is made available to all interested suppliers at the same time as the notice of intended procurement;

(k)

where, pursuant to Article IX, a procuring entity intends to select a limited number of qualified suppliers to be invited to tender, the criteria that will be used to select them and, where applicable, any limitation on the number of suppliers that will be permitted to tender; and

(l)

an indication that the procurement is covered by this Agreement.

3.   For each case of intended procurement, a procuring entity shall publish a summary notice that is readily accessible, at the same time as the publication of the notice of intended procurement, in one of the WTO languages. The summary notice shall contain at least the following information:

(a)

the subject-matter of the procurement;

(b)

the final date for the submission of tenders or, where applicable, any final date for the submission of requests for participation in the procurement or for inclusion on a multi-use list; and

(c)

the address from which documents relating to the procurement may be requested.

4.   Procuring entities are encouraged to publish in the appropriate paper or electronic medium listed in Appendix III as early as possible in each fiscal year a notice regarding their future procurement plans (hereinafter referred to as "notice of planned procurement"). The notice of planned procurement should include the subject-matter of the procurement and the planned date of the publication of the notice of intended procurement.

5.   A procuring entity covered under Annex 2 or 3 may use a notice of planned procurement as a notice of intended procurement provided that the notice of planned procurement includes as much of the information referred to in paragraph 2 as is available to the entity and a statement that interested suppliers should express their interest in the procurement to the procuring entity.

Article VIII

Conditions for Participation

1.   A procuring entity shall limit any conditions for participation in a procurement to those that are essential to ensure that a supplier has the legal and financial capacities and the commercial and technical abilities to undertake the relevant procurement.

2.   In establishing the conditions for participation, a procuring entity:

(a)

shall not impose the condition that, in order for a supplier to participate in a procurement, the supplier has previously been awarded one or more contracts by a procuring entity of a given Party; and

(b)

may require relevant prior experience where essential to meet the requirements of the procurement.

3.   In assessing whether a supplier satisfies the conditions for participation, a procuring entity:

(a)

shall evaluate the financial capacity and the commercial and technical abilities of a supplier on the basis of that supplier's business activities both inside and outside the territory of the Party of the procuring entity; and

(b)

shall base its evaluation on the conditions that the procuring entity has specified in advance in notices or tender documentation.

4.   Where there is supporting evidence, a Party, including its procuring entities, may exclude a supplier on grounds such as:

(a)

bankruptcy;

(b)

false declarations;

(c)

significant or persistent deficiencies in performance of any substantive requirement or obligation under a prior contract or contracts;

(d)

final judgments in respect of serious crimes or other serious offences;

(e)

professional misconduct or acts or omissions that adversely reflect on the commercial integrity of the supplier; or

(f)

failure to pay taxes.

Article IX

Qualification of Suppliers

1.   A Party, including its procuring entities, may maintain a supplier registration system under which interested suppliers are required to register and provide certain information.

2.   Each Party shall ensure that:

(a)

its procuring entities make efforts to minimize differences in their qualification procedures; and

(b)

where its procuring entities maintain registration systems, the entities make efforts to minimize differences in their registration systems.

3.   A Party, including its procuring entities, shall not adopt or apply any registration system or qualification procedure with the purpose or the effect of creating unnecessary obstacles to the participation of suppliers of another Party in its procurement.

4.   Where a procuring entity intends to use selective tendering, the entity shall:

(a)

include in the notice of intended procurement at least the information specified in Article VII:2(a), (b), (f), (g), (j), (k) and (l) and invite suppliers to submit a request for participation; and

(b)

provide, by the commencement of the time-period for tendering, at least the information in Article VII:2 (c), (d), (e), (h) and (i) to the qualified suppliers that it notifies as specified in Article XI:3(b).

5.   A procuring entity shall allow all qualified suppliers to participate in a particular procurement, unless the procuring entity states in the notice of intended procurement any limitation on the number of suppliers that will be permitted to tender and the criteria for selecting the limited number of suppliers.

6.   Where the tender documentation is not made publicly available from the date of publication of the notice referred to in paragraph 4, a procuring entity shall ensure that those documents are made available at the same time to all the qualified suppliers selected in accordance with paragraph 5.

7.   A procuring entity may maintain a multi-use list of suppliers, provided that a notice inviting interested suppliers to apply for inclusion on the list is:

(a)

published annually; and

(b)

where published by electronic means, made available continuously,

in the appropriate medium listed in Appendix III.

8.   The notice provided for in paragraph 7 shall include:

(a)

a description of the goods or services, or categories thereof, for which the list may be used;

(b)

the conditions for participation to be satisfied by suppliers for inclusion on the list and the methods that the procuring entity will use to verify that a supplier satisfies the conditions;

(c)

the name and address of the procuring entity and other information necessary to contact the entity and obtain all relevant documents relating to the list;

(d)

the period of validity of the list and the means for its renewal or termination, or where the period of validity is not provided, an indication of the method by which notice will be given of the termination of use of the list; and

(e)

an indication that the list may be used for procurement covered by this Agreement.

9.   Notwithstanding paragraph 7, where a multi-use list will be valid for three years or less, a procuring entity may publish the notice referred to in paragraph 7 only once, at the beginning of the period of validity of the list, provided that the notice:

(a)

states the period of validity and that further notices will not be published; and

(b)

is published by electronic means and is made available continuously during the period of its validity.

10.   A procuring entity shall allow suppliers to apply at any time for inclusion on a multi-use list and shall include on the list all qualified suppliers within a reasonably short time.

11.   Where a supplier that is not included on a multi-use list submits a request for participation in a procurement based on a multi-use list and all required documents, within the time-period provided for in Article XI:2, a procuring entity shall examine the request. The procuring entity shall not exclude the supplier from consideration in respect of the procurement on the grounds that the entity has insufficient time to examine the request, unless, in exceptional cases, due to the complexity of the procurement, the entity is not able to complete the examination of the request within the time-period allowed for the submission of tenders.

12.   A procuring entity covered under Annex 2 or 3 may use a notice inviting suppliers to apply for inclusion on a multi-use list as a notice of intended procurement, provided that:

(a)

the notice is published in accordance with paragraph 7 and includes the information required under paragraph 8, as much of the information required under Article VII:2 as is available and a statement that it constitutes a notice of intended procurement or that only the suppliers on the multi-use list will receive further notices of procurement covered by the multi-use list; and

(b)

the entity promptly provides to suppliers that have expressed an interest in a given procurement to the entity, sufficient information to permit them to assess their interest in the procurement, including all remaining information required in Article VII:2, to the extent such information is available.

13.   A procuring entity covered under Annex 2 or 3 may allow a supplier that has applied for inclusion on a multi-use list in accordance with paragraph 10 to tender in a given procurement, where there is sufficient time for the procuring entity to examine whether the supplier satisfies the conditions for participation.

14.   A procuring entity shall promptly inform any supplier that submits a request for participation in a procurement or application for inclusion on a multi-use list of the procuring entity's decision with respect to the request or application.

15.   Where a procuring entity rejects a supplier's request for participation in a procurement or application for inclusion on a multi-use list, ceases to recognize a supplier as qualified, or removes a supplier from a multi-use list, the entity shall promptly inform the supplier and, on request of the supplier, promptly provide the supplier with a written explanation of the reasons for its decision.

Article X

Technical Specifications and Tender Documentation

1.   A procuring entity shall not prepare, adopt or apply any technical specification or prescribe any conformity assessment procedure with the purpose or the effect of creating unnecessary obstacles to international trade.

2.   In prescribing the technical specifications for the goods or services being procured, a procuring entity shall, where appropriate:

(a)

set out the technical specification in terms of performance and functional requirements, rather than design or descriptive characteristics; and

(b)

base the technical specification on international standards, where such exist; otherwise, on national technical regulations, recognized national standards or building codes.

3.   Where design or descriptive characteristics are used in the technical specifications, a procuring entity should indicate, where appropriate, that it will consider tenders of equivalent goods or services that demonstrably fulfil the requirements of the procurement by including words such as "or equivalent" in the tender documentation.

4.   A procuring entity shall not prescribe technical specifications that require or refer to a particular trademark or trade name, patent, copyright, design, type, specific origin, producer or supplier, unless there is no other sufficiently precise or intelligible way of describing the procurement requirements and provided that, in such cases, the entity includes words such as "or equivalent" in the tender documentation.

5.   A procuring entity shall not seek or accept, in a manner that would have the effect of precluding competition, advice that may be used in the preparation or adoption of any technical specification for a specific procurement from a person that may have a commercial interest in the procurement.

6.   For greater certainty, a Party, including its procuring entities, may, in accordance with this Article, prepare, adopt or apply technical specifications to promote the conservation of natural resources or protect the environment.

7.   A procuring entity shall make available to suppliers tender documentation that includes all information necessary to permit suppliers to prepare and submit responsive tenders. Unless already provided in the notice of intended procurement, such documentation shall include a complete description of:

(a)

the procurement, including the nature and the quantity of the goods or services to be procured or, where the quantity is not known, the estimated quantity and any requirements to be fulfilled, including any technical specifications, conformity assessment certification, plans, drawings or instructional materials;

(b)

any conditions for participation of suppliers, including a list of information and documents that suppliers are required to submit in connection with the conditions for participation;

(c)

all evaluation criteria the entity will apply in the awarding of the contract, and, except where price is the sole criterion, the relative importance of such criteria;

(d)

where the procuring entity will conduct the procurement by electronic means, any authentication and encryption requirements or other requirements related to the submission of information by electronic means;

(e)

where the procuring entity will hold an electronic auction, the rules, including identification of the elements of the tender related to the evaluation criteria, on which the auction will be conducted;

(f)

where there will be a public opening of tenders, the date, time and place for the opening and, where appropriate, the persons authorized to be present;

(g)

any other terms or conditions, including terms of payment and any limitation on the means by which tenders may be submitted, such as whether on paper or by electronic means; and

(h)

any dates for the delivery of goods or the supply of services.

8.   In establishing any date for the delivery of goods or the supply of services being procured, a procuring entity shall take into account such factors as the complexity of the procurement, the extent of subcontracting anticipated and the realistic time required for production, de-stocking and transport of goods from the point of supply or for supply of services.

9.   The evaluation criteria set out in the notice of intended procurement or tender documentation may include, among others, price and other cost factors, quality, technical merit, environmental characteristics and terms of delivery.

10.   A procuring entity shall promptly:

(a)

make available tender documentation to ensure that interested suppliers have sufficient time to submit responsive tenders;

(b)

provide, on request, the tender documentation to any interested supplier; and

(c)

reply to any reasonable request for relevant information by any interested or participating supplier, provided that such information does not give that supplier an advantage over other suppliers.

11.   Where, prior to the award of a contract, a procuring entity modifies the criteria or requirements set out in the notice of intended procurement or tender documentation provided to participating suppliers, or amends or reissues a notice or tender documentation, it shall transmit in writing all such modifications or amended or re-issued notice or tender documentation:

(a)

to all suppliers that are participating at the time of the modification, amendment or re-issuance, where such suppliers are known to the entity, and in all other cases, in the same manner as the original information was made available; and

(b)

in adequate time to allow such suppliers to modify and re-submit amended tenders, as appropriate.

Article XI

Time-Periods

1.   A procuring entity shall, consistent with its own reasonable needs, provide sufficient time for suppliers to prepare and submit requests for participation and responsive tenders, taking into account such factors as:

(a)

the nature and complexity of the procurement;

(b)

the extent of subcontracting anticipated; and

(c)

the time necessary for transmitting tenders by non-electronic means from foreign as well as domestic points where electronic means are not used.

Such time-periods, including any extension of the time-periods, shall be the same for all interested or participating suppliers.

2.   A procuring entity that uses selective tendering shall establish that the final date for the submission of requests for participation shall not, in principle, be less than 25 days from the date of publication of the notice of intended procurement. Where a state of urgency duly substantiated by the procuring entity renders this time-period impracticable, the time-period may be reduced to not less than 10 days.

3.   Except as provided for in paragraphs 4, 5, 7 and 8 a procuring entity shall establish that the final date for the submission of tenders shall not be less than 40 days from the date on which:

(a)

in the case of open tendering, the notice of intended procurement is published; or

(b)

in the case of selective tendering, the entity notifies suppliers that they will be invited to submit tenders, whether or not it uses a multi-use list.

4.   A procuring entity may reduce the time-period for tendering established in accordance with paragraph 3 to not less than 10 days where:

(a)

the procuring entity has published a notice of planned procurement as described in Article VII:4 at least 40 days and not more than 12 months in advance of the publication of the notice of intended procurement, and the notice of planned procurement contains:

(i)

a description of the procurement;

(ii)

the approximate final dates for the submission of tenders or requests for participation;

(iii)

a statement that interested suppliers should express their interest in the procurement to the procuring entity;

(iv)

the address from which documents relating to the procurement may be obtained; and

(v)

as much of the information that is required for the notice of intended procurement under Article VII:2, as is available;

(b)

the procuring entity, for recurring contracts, indicates in an initial notice of intended procurement that subsequent notices will provide time-periods for tendering based on this paragraph; or

(c)

a state of urgency duly substantiated by the procuring entity renders the time-period for tendering established in accordance with paragraph 3 impracticable.

5.   A procuring entity may reduce the time-period for tendering established in accordance with paragraph 3 by five days for each one of the following circumstances:

(a)

the notice of intended procurement is published by electronic means;

(b)

all the tender documentation is made available by electronic means from the date of the publication of the notice of intended procurement; and

(c)

the entity accepts tenders by electronic means.

6.   The use of paragraph 5, in conjunction with paragraph 4, shall in no case result in the reduction of the time-period for tendering established in accordance with paragraph 3 to less than 10 days from the date on which the notice of intended procurement is published.

7.   Notwithstanding any other provision in this Article, where a procuring entity purchases commercial goods or services, or any combination thereof, it may reduce the time-period for tendering established in accordance with paragraph 3 to not less than 13 days, provided that it publishes by electronic means, at the same time, both the notice of intended procurement and the tender documentation. In addition, where the entity accepts tenders for commercial goods or services by electronic means, it may reduce the time-period established in accordance with paragraph 3 to not less than 10 days.

8.   Where a procuring entity covered under Annex 2 or 3 has selected all or a limited number of qualified suppliers, the time-period for tendering may be fixed by mutual agreement between the procuring entity and the selected suppliers. In the absence of agreement, the period shall not be less than 10 days.

Article XII

Negotiation

1.   A Party may provide for its procuring entities to conduct negotiations:

(a)

where the entity has indicated its intent to conduct negotiations in the notice of intended procurement required under Article VII:2; or

(b)

where it appears from the evaluation that no tender is obviously the most advantageous in terms of the specific evaluation criteria set out in the notice of intended procurement or tender documentation.

2.   A procuring entity shall:

(a)

ensure that any elimination of suppliers participating in negotiations is carried out in accordance with the evaluation criteria set out in the notice of intended procurement or tender documentation; and

(b)

where negotiations are concluded, provide a common deadline for the remaining participating suppliers to submit any new or revised tenders.

Article XIII

Limited Tendering

1.   Provided that it does not use this provision for the purpose of avoiding competition among suppliers or in a manner that discriminates against suppliers of any other Party or protects domestic suppliers, a procuring entity may use limited tendering and may choose not to apply Articles VII through IX, X (paragraphs 7 through 11), XI, XII, XIV and XV only under any of the following circumstances:

(a)

where:

(i)

no tenders were submitted or no suppliers requested participation;

(ii)

no tenders that conform to the essential requirements of the tender documentation were submitted;

(iii)

no suppliers satisfied the conditions for participation; or

(iv)

the tenders submitted have been collusive,

provided that the requirements of the tender documentation are not substantially modified;

(b)

where the goods or services can be supplied only by a particular supplier and no reasonable alternative or substitute goods or services exist for any of the following reasons:

(i)

the requirement is for a work of art;

(ii)

the protection of patents, copyrights or other exclusive rights; or

(iii)

due to an absence of competition for technical reasons;

(c)

for additional deliveries by the original supplier of goods or services that were not included in the initial procurement where a change of supplier for such additional goods or services:

(i)

cannot be made for economic or technical reasons such as requirements of interchangeability or interoperability with existing equipment, software, services or installations procured under the initial procurement; and

(ii)

would cause significant inconvenience or substantial duplication of costs for the procuring entity;

(d)

insofar as is strictly necessary where, for reasons of extreme urgency brought about by events unforeseeable by the procuring entity, the goods or services could not be obtained in time using open tendering or selective tendering;

(e)

for goods purchased on a commodity market;

(f)

where a procuring entity procures a prototype or a first good or service that is developed at its request in the course of, and for, a particular contract for research, experiment, study or original development. Original development of a first good or service may include limited production or supply in order to incorporate the results of field testing and to demonstrate that the good or service is suitable for production or supply in quantity to acceptable quality standards, but does not include quantity production or supply to establish commercial viability or to recover research and development costs;

(g)

for purchases made under exceptionally advantageous conditions that only arise in the very short term in the case of unusual disposals such as those arising from liquidation, receivership or bankruptcy, but not for routine purchases from regular suppliers; or

(h)

where a contract is awarded to a winner of a design contest provided that:

(i)

the contest has been organized in a manner that is consistent with the principles of this Agreement, in particular relating to the publication of a notice of intended procurement; and

(ii)

the participants are judged by an independent jury with a view to a design contract being awarded to a winner.

2.   A procuring entity shall prepare a report in writing on each contract awarded under paragraph 1. The report shall include the name of the procuring entity, the value and kind of goods or services procured and a statement indicating the circumstances and conditions described in paragraph 1 that justified the use of limited tendering.

Article XIV

Electronic Auctions

Where a procuring entity intends to conduct a covered procurement using an electronic auction, the entity shall provide each participant, before commencing the electronic auction, with:

(a)

the automatic evaluation method, including the mathematical formula, that is based on the evaluation criteria set out in the tender documentation and that will be used in the automatic ranking or re-ranking during the auction;

(b)

the results of any initial evaluation of the elements of its tender where the contract is to be awarded on the basis of the most advantageous tender; and

(c)

any other relevant information relating to the conduct of the auction.

Article XV

Treatment of Tenders and Awarding of Contracts

1.   A procuring entity shall receive, open and treat all tenders under procedures that guarantee the fairness and impartiality of the procurement process, and the confidentiality of tenders.

2.   A procuring entity shall not penalize any supplier whose tender is received after the time specified for receiving tenders if the delay is due solely to mishandling on the part of the procuring entity.

3.   Where a procuring entity provides a supplier with an opportunity to correct unintentional errors of form between the opening of tenders and the awarding of the contract, the procuring entity shall provide the same opportunity to all participating suppliers.

4.   To be considered for an award, a tender shall be submitted in writing and shall, at the time of opening, comply with the essential requirements set out in the notices and tender documentation and be from a supplier that satisfies the conditions for participation.

5.   Unless a procuring entity determines that it is not in the public interest to award a contract, the entity shall award the contract to the supplier that the entity has determined to be capable of fulfilling the terms of the contract and that, based solely on the evaluation criteria specified in the notices and tender documentation, has submitted:

(a)

the most advantageous tender; or

(b)

where price is the sole criterion, the lowest price.

6.   Where a procuring entity receives a tender with a price that is abnormally lower than the prices in other tenders submitted, it may verify with the supplier that it satisfies the conditions for participation and is capable of fulfilling the terms of the contract.

7.   A procuring entity shall not use options, cancel a procurement or modify awarded contracts in a manner that circumvents the obligations under this Agreement.

Article XVI

Transparency of Procurement Information

1.   A procuring entity shall promptly inform participating suppliers of the entity's contract award decisions and, on the request of a supplier, shall do so in writing. Subject to paragraphs 2 and 3 of Article XVII, a procuring entity shall, on request, provide an unsuccessful supplier with an explanation of the reasons why the entity did not select its tender and the relative advantages of the successful supplier's tender.

2.   Not later than 72 days after the award of each contract covered by this Agreement, a procuring entity shall publish a notice in the appropriate paper or electronic medium listed in Appendix III. Where the entity publishes the notice only in an electronic medium, the information shall remain readily accessible for a reasonable period of time. The notice shall include at least the following information:

(a)

a description of the goods or services procured;

(b)

the name and address of the procuring entity;

(c)

the name and address of the successful supplier;

(d)

the value of the successful tender or the highest and lowest offers taken into account in the award of the contract;

(e)

the date of award; and

(f)

the type of procurement method used, and in cases where limited tendering was used in accordance with Article XIII, a description of the circumstances justifying the use of limited tendering.

3.   Each procuring entity shall, for a period of at least three years from the date it awards a contract, maintain:

(a)

the documentation and reports of tendering procedures and contract awards relating to covered procurement, including the reports required under Article XIII; and

(b)

data that ensure the appropriate traceability of the conduct of covered procurement by electronic means.

4.   Each Party shall collect and report to the Committee statistics on its contracts covered by this Agreement. Each report shall cover one year and be submitted within two years of the end of the reporting period, and shall contain:

(a)

for Annex 1 procuring entities:

(i)

the number and total value, for all such entities, of all contracts covered by this Agreement;

(ii)

the number and total value of all contracts covered by this Agreement awarded by each such entity, broken down by categories of goods and services according to an internationally recognized uniform classification system; and

(iii)

the number and total value of all contracts covered by this Agreement awarded by each such entity under limited tendering;

(b)

for Annex 2 and 3 procuring entities, the number and total value of contracts covered by this Agreement awarded by all such entities, broken down by Annex; and

(c)

estimates for the data required under subparagraphs (a) and (b), with an explanation of the methodology used to develop the estimates, where it is not feasible to provide the data.

5.   Where a Party publishes its statistics on an official website, in a manner that is consistent with the requirements of paragraph 4, the Party may substitute a notification to the Committee of the website address for the submission of the data under paragraph 4, with any instructions necessary to access and use such statistics.

6.   Where a Party requires notices concerning awarded contracts, pursuant to paragraph 2, to be published electronically and where such notices are accessible to the public through a single database in a form permitting analysis of the covered contracts, the Party may substitute a notification to the Committee of the website address for the submission of the data under paragraph 4, with any instructions necessary to access and use such data.

Article XVII

Disclosure of Information

1.   On request of any other Party, a Party shall provide promptly any information necessary to determine whether a procurement was conducted fairly, impartially and in accordance with this Agreement, including information on the characteristics and relative advantages of the successful tender. In cases where release of the information would prejudice competition in future tenders, the Party that receives the information shall not disclose it to any supplier, except after consulting with, and obtaining the agreement of, the Party that provided the information.

2.   Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, a Party, including its procuring entities, shall not provide to any particular supplier information that might prejudice fair competition between suppliers.

3.   Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to require a Party, including its procuring entities, authorities and review bodies, to disclose confidential information where disclosure:

(a)

would impede law enforcement;

(b)

might prejudice fair competition between suppliers;

(c)

would prejudice the legitimate commercial interests of particular persons, including the protection of intellectual property; or

(d)

would otherwise be contrary to the public interest.

Article XVIII

Domestic Review Procedures

1.   Each Party shall provide a timely, effective, transparent and non-discriminatory administrative or judicial review procedure through which a supplier may challenge:

(a)

a breach of the Agreement; or

(b)

where the supplier does not have a right to challenge directly a breach of the Agreement under the domestic law of a Party, a failure to comply with a Party's measures implementing this Agreement,

arising in the context of a covered procurement, in which the supplier has, or has had, an interest. The procedural rules for all challenges shall be in writing and made generally available.

2.   In the event of a complaint by a supplier, arising in the context of covered procurement in which the supplier has, or has had, an interest, that there has been a breach or a failure as referred to in paragraph 1, the Party of the procuring entity conducting the procurement shall encourage the entity and the supplier to seek resolution of the complaint through consultations. The entity shall accord impartial and timely consideration to any such complaint in a manner that is not prejudicial to the supplier's participation in ongoing or future procurement or its right to seek corrective measures under the administrative or judicial review procedure.

3.   Each supplier shall be allowed a sufficient period of time to prepare and submit a challenge, which in no case shall be less than 10 days from the time when the basis of the challenge became known or reasonably should have become known to the supplier.

4.   Each Party shall establish or designate at least one impartial administrative or judicial authority that is independent of its procuring entities to receive and review a challenge by a supplier arising in the context of a covered procurement.

5.   Where a body other than an authority referred to in paragraph 4 initially reviews a challenge, the Party shall ensure that the supplier may appeal the initial decision to an impartial administrative or judicial authority that is independent of the procuring entity whose procurement is the subject of the challenge.

6.   Each Party shall ensure that a review body that is not a court shall have its decision subject to judicial review or have procedures that provide that:

(a)

the procuring entity shall respond in writing to the challenge and disclose all relevant documents to the review body;

(b)

the participants to the proceedings (hereinafter referred to as "participants") shall have the right to be heard prior to a decision of the review body being made on the challenge;

(c)

the participants shall have the right to be represented and accompanied;

(d)

the participants shall have access to all proceedings;

(e)

the participants shall have the right to request that the proceedings take place in public and that witnesses may be presented; and

(f)

the review body shall make its decisions or recommendations in a timely fashion, in writing, and shall include an explanation of the basis for each decision or recommendation.

7.   Each Party shall adopt or maintain procedures that provide for:

(a)

rapid interim measures to preserve the supplier's opportunity to participate in the procurement. Such interim measures may result in suspension of the procurement process. The procedures may provide that overriding adverse consequences for the interests concerned, including the public interest, may be taken into account when deciding whether such measures should be applied. Just cause for not acting shall be provided in writing; and

(b)

where a review body has determined that there has been a breach or a failure as referred to in paragraph 1, corrective action or compensation for the loss or damages suffered, which may be limited to either the costs for the preparation of the tender or the costs relating to the challenge, or both.

Article XIX

Modifications and Rectifications to Coverage

1.   A Party shall notify the Committee of any proposed rectification, transfer of an entity from one annex to another, withdrawal of an entity or other modification of its annexes to Appendix I (any of which is hereinafter referred to as "modification"). The Party proposing the modification (hereinafter referred to as "modifying Party") shall include in the notification:

(a)

for any proposed withdrawal of an entity from its annexes to Appendix I in exercise of its rights on the grounds that government control or influence over the entity's covered procurement has been effectively eliminated, evidence of such elimination; or

(b)

for any other proposed modification, information as to the likely consequences of the change for the mutually agreed coverage provided for in this Agreement.

2.   Any Party whose rights under this Agreement may be affected by a proposed modification notified under paragraph 1 may notify the Committee of any objection to the proposed modification. Such objections shall be made within 45 days from the date of the circulation to the Parties of the notification, and shall set out reasons for the objection.

3.   The modifying Party and any Party making an objection (hereinafter referred to as "objecting Party") shall make every attempt to resolve the objection through consultations. In such consultations, the modifying and objecting Parties shall consider the proposed modification:

(a)

in the case of a notification under paragraph 1(a), in accordance with any indicative criteria adopted pursuant to paragraph 8(b), indicating the effective elimination of government control or influence over an entity's covered procurement; and

(b)

in the case of a notification under paragraph 1(b), in accordance with any criteria adopted pursuant to paragraph 8(c), relating to the level of compensatory adjustments to be offered for modifications, with a view to maintaining a balance of rights and obligations and a comparable level of mutually agreed coverage provided in this Agreement.

4.   Where the modifying Party and any objecting Party resolve the objection through consultations, and the modifying Party revises its proposed modification as a result of those consultations, the modifying Party shall notify the Committee in accordance with paragraph 1, and any such revised modification shall only be effective after fulfilling the requirements of this Article.

5.   A proposed modification shall become effective only where:

(a)

no Party submits to the Committee a written objection to the proposed modification within 45 days from the date of circulation of the notification of the proposed modification under paragraph 1;

(b)

all objecting Parties have notified the Committee that they withdraw their objections to the proposed modification; or

(c)

150 days from the date of circulation of the notification of the proposed modification under paragraph 1 have elapsed, and the modifying Party has informed the Committee in writing of its intention to implement the modification.

6.   Where a modification becomes effective pursuant to paragraph 5(c), any objecting Party may withdraw substantially equivalent coverage. Notwithstanding Article IV:1(b), a withdrawal pursuant to this paragraph may be implemented solely with respect to the modifying Party. Any objecting Party shall inform the Committee in writing of any such withdrawal at least 30 days before the withdrawal becomes effective. A withdrawal pursuant to this paragraph shall be consistent with any criteria relating to the level of compensatory adjustment adopted by the Committee pursuant to paragraph 8(c).

7.   Where the Committee has adopted arbitration procedures to facilitate the resolution of objections pursuant to paragraph 8, a modifying or any objecting Party may invoke the arbitration procedures within 120 days of circulation of the notification of the proposed modification:

(a)

Where no Party has invoked the arbitration procedures within the time-period:

(i)

notwithstanding paragraph 5(c), the proposed modification shall become effective where 130 days from the date of circulation of the notification of the proposed modification under paragraph 1 have elapsed, and the modifying Party has informed the Committee in writing of its intention to implement the modification; and

(ii)

no objecting Party may withdraw coverage pursuant to paragraph 6.

(b)

Where a modifying Party or objecting Party has invoked the arbitration procedures:

(i)

notwithstanding paragraph 5(c), the proposed modification shall not become effective before the completion of the arbitration procedures;

(ii)

any objecting Party that intends to enforce a right to compensation, or to withdraw substantially equivalent coverage pursuant to paragraph 6, shall participate in the arbitration proceedings;

(iii)

a modifying Party should comply with the results of the arbitration procedures in making any modification effective pursuant to paragraph 5(c); and

(iv)

where a modifying Party does not comply with the results of the arbitration procedures in making any modification effective pursuant to paragraph 5(c), any objecting Party may withdraw substantially equivalent coverage pursuant to paragraph 6, provided that any such withdrawal is consistent with the result of the arbitration procedures.

8.   The Committee shall adopt:

(a)

arbitration procedures to facilitate resolution of objections under paragraph 2;

(b)

indicative criteria that demonstrate the effective elimination of government control or influence over an entity's covered procurement; and

(c)

criteria for determining the level of compensatory adjustment to be offered for modifications made pursuant to paragraph 1(b) and of substantially equivalent coverage under paragraph 6.

Article XX

Consultations and Dispute Settlement

1.   Each Party shall accord sympathetic consideration to and shall afford adequate opportunity for consultation regarding any representation made by another Party with respect to any matter affecting the operation of this Agreement.

2.   Where any Party considers that any benefit accruing to it, directly or indirectly, under this Agreement is being nullified or impaired, or that the attainment of any objective of this Agreement is being impeded as the result of:

(a)

the failure of another Party or Parties to carry out its obligations under this Agreement; or

(b)

the application by another Party or Parties of any measure, whether or not it conflicts with the provisions of this Agreement,

it may, with a view to reaching a mutually satisfactory solution to the matter, have recourse to the provisions of the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes (hereinafter referred to as "the Dispute Settlement Understanding").

3.   The Dispute Settlement Understanding shall apply to consultations and the settlement of disputes under this Agreement, with the exception that, notwithstanding paragraph 3 of Article 22 of the Dispute Settlement Understanding, any dispute arising under any Agreement listed in Appendix 1 to the Dispute Settlement Understanding other than this Agreement shall not result in the suspension of concessions or other obligations under this Agreement, and any dispute arising under this Agreement shall not result in the suspension of concessions or other obligations under any other Agreement listed in Appendix 1 of the Dispute Settlement Understanding.

Article XXI

Institutions

1.   There shall be a Committee on Government Procurement composed of representatives from each of the Parties. This Committee shall elect its own Chairman and shall meet as necessary, but not less than once a year, for the purpose of affording Parties the opportunity to consult on any matters relating to the operation of this Agreement or the furtherance of its objectives, and to carry out such other responsibilities as may be assigned to it by the Parties.

2.   The Committee may establish working parties or other subsidiary bodies that shall carry out such functions as may be given to them by the Committee.

3.   The Committee shall annually:

(a)

review the implementation and operation of this Agreement; and

(b)

inform the General Council of its activities, pursuant to Article IV:8 of the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (hereinafter referred to as "WTO Agreement"), and of developments relating to the implementation and operation of this Agreement.

4.   Any WTO Member that is not a Party to this Agreement shall be entitled to participate in the Committee as an observer by submitting a written notice to the Committee. Any WTO observer may submit a written request to the Committee to participate in the Committee as an observer, and may be accorded observer status by the Committee.

Article XXII

Final Provisions

1.   This Agreement shall enter into force on 1 January 1996 for those governments (1) whose agreed coverage is contained in the Annexes of Appendix I of this Agreement, and which have, by signature, accepted the Agreement on 15 April 1994, or have, by that date, signed the Agreement subject to ratification and have subsequently ratified the Agreement before 1 January 1996.

2.   Any Member of the WTO may accede to this Agreement on terms to be agreed between that Member and the Parties, with such terms stated in a decision of the Committee. Accession shall take place by deposit with the Director-General of the WTO of an instrument of accession that states the terms so agreed. This Agreement shall enter into force for a Member acceding to it on the 30th day following the deposit of its instrument of accession.

3.   No Party may enter a reservation in respect of any provision of this Agreement.

4.   Each Party shall ensure, not later than the date of entry into force of this Agreement for it, the conformity of its laws, regulations and administrative procedures, and the rules, procedures and practices applied by its procuring entities, with the provisions of this Agreement.

5.   Each Party shall inform the Committee of any changes to its laws and regulations relevant to this Agreement and in the administration of such laws and regulations.

6.   Each Party shall seek to avoid introducing or continuing discriminatory measures that distort open procurement.

7.   Not later than the end of three years from the date of entry into force of the Protocol Amending the Agreement on Government Procurement, adopted on 30 March 2012, and periodically thereafter, the Parties shall undertake further negotiations, with a view to improving this Agreement, progressively reducing and eliminating discriminatory measures, and achieving the greatest possible extension of its coverage among all Parties on the basis of mutual reciprocity, taking into consideration the needs of developing countries.

8.

(a)

The Committee shall undertake further work to facilitate the implementation of this Agreement and the negotiations provided for in paragraph 7, through the adoption of work programmes for the following items:

(i)

the treatment of small and medium-sized enterprises;

(ii)

the collection and dissemination of statistical data;

(iii)

the treatment of sustainable procurement;

(iv)

exclusions and restrictions in Parties' Annexes; and

(v)

safety standards in international procurement.

(b)

The Committee:

(i)

may adopt a decision that contains a list of work programmes on additional items, which may be reviewed and updated periodically; and

(ii)

shall adopt a decision setting out the work to be undertaken on each particular work programme under subparagraph (a) and any work programme adopted under subparagraph (b)(i).

9.   Following the conclusion of the work programme to harmonize rules of origin for goods being undertaken under the Agreement on Rules of Origin in Annex 1A to the WTO Agreement and negotiations regarding trade in services, the Parties shall take the results of that work programme and those negotiations into account in amending Article IV:5, as appropriate.

10.   Not later than the end of the fifth year from the date of entry into force of the Protocol Amending the Agreement on Government Procurement, the Committee shall examine the applicability of Article XX:2(b).

11.   The Parties may amend this Agreement. A decision to adopt an amendment and to submit it for acceptance by the Parties shall be taken by consensus. An amendment shall enter into force:

(a)

except as provided for in subparagraph (b), in respect of those Parties that accept it, upon acceptance by two thirds of the Parties and thereafter for each other Party upon acceptance by it;

(b)

for all Parties upon acceptance by two thirds of the Parties if it is an amendment that the Committee, by consensus, has determined to be of a nature that would not alter the rights and obligations of the Parties.

12.   Any Party may withdraw from this Agreement. The withdrawal shall take effect upon the expiration of 60 days from the date the Director-General of the WTO receives written notice of the withdrawal. Any Party may, upon such notification, request an immediate meeting of the Committee.

13.   Where a Party to this Agreement ceases to be a Member of the WTO, it shall cease to be a Party to this Agreement with effect on the date on which it ceases to be a Member of the WTO.

14.   This Agreement shall not apply as between any two Parties where either Party, at the time either Party accepts or accedes to this Agreement, does not consent to such application.

15.   The Appendices to this Agreement constitute an integral part thereof.

16.   This Agreement shall be serviced by the WTO Secretariat.

17.   This Agreement shall be deposited with the Director-General of the WTO, who shall promptly furnish to each Party a certified true copy of this Agreement, of each rectification or modification thereto pursuant to Article XIX and of each amendment pursuant to paragraph 11, and a notification of each accession thereto pursuant to paragraph 2 and of each withdrawal pursuant to paragraphs 12 or 13.

18.   This Agreement shall be registered in accordance with the provisions of Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations.


(1)  For the purpose of this Agreement, the term "government" is deemed to include the competent authorities of the European Union.

Appendix I

FINAL APPENDIX I OFFERS OF THE GPA PARTIES IN THE GPA COVERAGE NEGOTIATIONS  (1)

FINAL APPENDIX I OFFER OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

(Authentic in the English Language only)

ANNEX 1

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT ENTITIES

Thresholds:

Goods

SDR 130 000

Services

SDR 130 000

Construction services

SDR 5 000 000

List of Entities:

1.

Administration of the President of the Republic of Armenia (RA)

2.

Administration of the National Assembly of the RA

3.

Administration of the Government of the RA

4.

Administration of the Constitutional Court of RA

5.

Chamber of Control of the RA

6.

Judicial Department of the RA

7.

Office of the Public Prosecutor of the RA

8.

Special Investigation Service of the RA

9.

Office of the Human Rights Defender of the RA

10.

Central Bank of the RA (Note 2)

11.

Ministry of Agriculture of the RA

12.

Ministry of Defence of the RA (Note 3)

13.

Ministry of Diaspora of the RA

14.

Ministry of Economy of the RA

15.

Ministry of Education and Science of the RA

16.

Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of the RA

17.

Ministry of Finance of the RA

18.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the RA

19.

Ministry of Healthcare of the RA

20.

Ministry of Justice of the RA

21.

Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the RA

22.

Ministry of Nature Protection of the RA

23.

Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of the RA

24.

Ministry of Territorial Administration of the RA

25.

Ministry of Transport and Communication of the RA

26.

Ministry of Urban Development of the RA

27.

Ministry of Culture of the RA

28.

Ministry of Emergency Situation of the RA

29.

National Security Service of the RA (Note 3)

30.

State Security Service of the RA (Note 3)

31.

State Revenue Committee of the RA

32.

State Committee of the Real Estate Cadastre of the RA

33.

State Nuclear Safety Regulatory Committee by the Government of the RA

34.

State Property Management Department of the RA

35.

General Department of Aviation of the RA

36.

Police of the RA (Note 3)

37.

Armenian Rescue Service

38.

State Water Committee

39.

State Science Committee

40.

Central Electoral Commission of the RA

41.

Public Services Regulatory Commission of the RA

42.

Social Insurance Commission of the RA

43.

State Commission for the Protection of Economic Competition of the RA

44.

Civil Service Council of the RA

45.

National Statistical Service of the RA

46.

National Commission on TV and Radio of RA

47.

Council of the Public TV and Radio of the RA

48.

Marzpetaran of Aragatsotn

49.

Marzpetaran of Ararat

50.

Marzpetaran of Armavir

51.

Marzpetaran of Gegharquniq

52.

Marzpetaran of Lory

53.

Marzpetaran of Kotayq

54.

Marzpetaran of Shirak

55.

Marzpetaran of Syuniq

56.

Marzpetaran of Vayots Dzor

57.

Marzpetaran of Tavush

Notes to Annex 1

1.

This list refers to all central government entities and subordinated organizations covered by Law on Procurement of the RA.

2.

Central Bank of the RA: The Agreement does not apply to the procurement or acquisition by the Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia related to the sale, redemption and distribution of public debt, including loans and government bonds, notes and other securities.

3.

Ministry of Defence of the RA, National Security Service of the RA, State Security Service of the RA and Police of the RA: For these entities, the Agreement only covers the procurement of the following categories, subject to Republic of Armenia determinations under paragraph 1 of Article III:

FSC

22

Railway Equipment

23

Motor Vehicles, Trailers, and Cycles (except buses in 2310)

24

Tractors

25

Vehicular Equipment Components

26

Tyres and Tubes

29

Engine Accessories

30

Mechanical Power Transmission Equipment

32

Woodworking Machinery and Equipment

34

Metalworking Machinery

35

Service and Trade Equipment

36

Special Industry Machinery

37

Agricultural Machinery and Equipment

38

Construction, Mining, Excavating, and Highway Maintenance Equipment

39

Materials Handling Equipment

40

Rope, Cable, Chain and Fittings

41

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Equipment

42

Fire Fighting, Rescue and Safety Equipment

43

Pumps and Compressors

44

Furnace, Steam Plant, Drying Equipment and Nuclear Reactors

45

Plumbing, Heating and Sanitation Equipment

FSC

46

Water Purification and Sewage Treatment Equipment

47

Pipe, Tubing, Hose and Fittings

48

Valves

49

Maintenance and Repair Shop Equipment

53

Hardware and Abrasives

54

Prefabricated Structures and Scaffolding

55

Lumber, Millwork, Plywood and Veneer

56

Construction and Building Materials

61

Electric Wire, and Power and Distribution Equipment

62

Lighting Fixtures and Lamps

63

Alarm and Signal Systems

65

Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Equipment and Supplies

66

Instruments and Laboratory Equipment

67

Photographic Equipment

68

Chemicals and Chemical Products

69

Training Aids and Devices

70

General Purpose ADPE, Software, Supplies and Support Equipment

71

Furniture

72

Household and Commercial Furnishings and Appliances

73

Food Preparation and Serving Equipment

74

Office Machines, Visible Record Equipment and ADP Equipment

75

Office Supplies and Devices

FSC

76

Books, Maps and Other Publications

77

Musical Instruments, Phonographs, and Home Type Radios

78

Recreational and Athletic Equipment

79

Cleaning Equipment and Supplies

80

Brushes, Paints, Sealers and Adhesives

81

Containers, Packaging and Packing Supplies

85

Toiletries

87

Agricultural Supplies

88

Live Animals

91

Fuels, Lubricants, Oils and Waxes

93

Non-metallic Fabricated Materials

94

Non-metallic Crude Materials

96

Ores, Minerals and their Primary Products

99

Miscellaneous

ANNEX 2

SUB-CENTRAL GOVERNMENT ENTITIES

Thresholds:

Goods

SDR 200 000

Services

SDR 200 000

Construction services

SDR 5 000 000

List of Entities:

1.

Following local authorities as defined by RA Law "On Administrative-Territorial Division" No. N-062-I of 7 November 1995:

Municipality of Yerevan

Municipality of Ashtarak,

Municipality of Aparan

Municipality of Talin

Municipality of Artashat

Municipality of Ararat

Municipality of Masis

Municipality of Vedi

Municipality of Armavir

Municipality of Vagharshapat

Municipality of Mecamor

Municipality of Gavar

Municipality of Chambarak

Municipality of Martuni

Municipality of Sevan

Municipality of Vardenis

Municipality of Vanadzor

Municipality of Alaverdi

Municipality of Akhtala

Municipality of Tumanyan

Municipality of Spitak

Municipality of Stepanavan

Municipality of Tashir

Municipality of Hrazdan

Municipality of Abovyan

Municipality of Byureghavan

Municipality of Eghvard

Municipality of Tsakhkadzor

Municipality of Nor Hachn

Municipality of Charentsavan

Municipality of Gyumri

Municipality of Artik

Municipality of Maralik

Municipality of Kapan

Municipality of Agarak

Municipality of Goris

Municipality of Dastakert

Municipality of Megri

Municipality of Sisian

Municipality of Qajaran

Municipality of Eghegnadzor

Municipality of Jermuk

Municipality of Vayq

Municipality of Ijevan

Municipality of Berd

Municipality of Dilijan

Municipality of Noyemberyan

ANNEX 3

ALL OTHER ENTITIES WHICH PROCURE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT

Thresholds:

Goods

SDR 400 000

Services

SDR 400 000

Construction services

SDR 5 000 000

All legal persons (authorities, establishments and foundations) governed by public law, particularly:

1.

State or community non-commercial (non-profit) organizations;

2.

Commercial organizations with over 50 per cent of government or community shareholding;

3.

Public services, including utilities sector companies, whose procurement is covered by Law on Procurement.

Note to Annex 3

This list of legal persons governed by public law shall be published in Procurement official electronic bulletin: http://www.procurement.am.

ANNEX 4

GOODS

Unless otherwise specified, this Agreement covers all goods procured by the entities included in Annexes 1 through 3.

ANNEX 5

SERVICES

This Agreement covers all services, which are identified in accordance with the United Nations Provisional Central Product Classification (CPC) as contained in document MTN.GNS/W/120.

ANNEX 6

CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

Threshold:

SDR 5 000 000 for Annexes 1, 2 and 3.

List of construction services offered:

All services listed under Division 51 of the CPC.

ANNEX 7

GENERAL NOTES

The following General Note applies without exception to this Agreement, including to Annexes 1 through 6.

1.

This Agreement shall not apply to procurements of agricultural products made in furtherance of agricultural support programmes and human feeding programmes.

FINAL APPENDIX I OFFER OF CANADA

(Authentic in the English and French languages)

ANNEX 1

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ENTITIES

Unless otherwise specified, this Agreement covers procurement by entities listed in this Annex, subject to the following thresholds:

Thresholds

:

130 000 SDRs

Goods

130 000 SDRs

Services

5 000 000 SDRs

Construction Services

List of Entities:

1.

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (on its own account)

2.

Canada Border Services Agency

3.

Canada Employment Insurance Commission

4.

Canada Industrial Relations Board

5.

Canada Revenue Agency

6.

Canada School of Public Service

7.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

8.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

9.

Canadian Human Rights Commission

10.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

11.

Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat

12.

Canadian International Development Agency (on its own account)

13.

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

14.

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

15.

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (on its own account)

16.

Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board

17.

Canadian Transportation Agency (on its own account)

18.

Copyright Board

19.

Correctional Service of Canada

20.

Courts Administration Service

21.

Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food

22.

Department of Canadian Heritage

23.

Department of Citizenship and Immigration

24.

Department of Finance

25.

Department of Fisheries and Oceans

26.

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

27.

Department of Health

28.

Department of Human Resources and Social Development

29.

Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

30.

Department of Industry

31.

Department of Justice

32.

Department of National Defence

33.

Department of Natural Resources

34.

Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

35.

Department of Public Works and Government Services (on its own account)

36.

Department of the Environment

37.

Department of Transport

38.

Department of Veterans Affairs

39.

Department of Western Economic Diversification (on its own account)

40.

Director of Soldier Settlement

41.

Director, The Veterans' Land Act

42.

Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

43.

Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission

44.

Immigration and Refugee Board

45.

Library and Archives Canada

46.

Municipal Development and Loan Board

47.

National Battlefields Commission

48.

National Energy Board (on its own account)

49.

National Farm Products Council

50.

National Parole Board

51.

National Research Council of Canada

52.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

53.

Northern Pipeline Agency (on its own account)

54.

Office of the Auditor General

55.

Office of the Chief Electoral Officer

56.

Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs

57.

Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages

58.

Office of the Coordinator, Status of Women

59.

Office of the Governor General's Secretary

60.

Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions

61.

Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada

62.

Parks Canada Agency

63.

Patented Medicine Prices Review Board

64.

Privy Council Office

65.

Public Health Agency of Canada

66.

Public Service Commission

67.

Public Service Human Resources Management Agency of Canada

68.

Public Service Labour Relations Board

69.

Registry of the Competition Tribunal

70.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

71.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee

72.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Public Complaints Commission

73.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

74.

Statistics Canada

75.

Statute Revision Commission

76.

Supreme Court of Canada

77.

Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada

78.

Treasury Board Secretariat

Note to Annex 1

No entity listed in Annex 1 has the power to create subordinate entities.

ANNEX 2

SUB-CENTRAL GOVERNMENT ENTITIES

Unless otherwise specified, this Agreement covers procurement by entities listed in this Annex, subject to the following thresholds:

Thresholds

:

355 000 SDRs

Goods

355 000 SDRs

Services

5 000 000 SDRs

Construction Services

List of Entities:

*†ALBERTA

All Ministries and Agencies (All Government Departments and Provincial Agencies, Boards, Councils, Committees and Commissions) of the Province.

This Annex does not include:

 

Legislative Assembly

 

Legislative Assembly Office

 

Office of the Auditor General

 

Office of the Chief Electoral Officer

 

Office of the Ethics Commissioner

 

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner

 

Office of the Ombudsman

*†BRITISH COLUMBIA

All Ministries, Boards, Commissions, Agencies and Committees of the Province.

This Annex does not include the Legislative Assembly.

†MANITOBA

All Departments, Boards, Commissions and Committees of the Province.

†NEW BRUNSWICK

The following provincial entities are included:

 

Chief Electoral Officer

 

Clerk of the Legislative Assembly

 

Communications New Brunswick

 

Department of Agriculture and Aquaculture

 

Department of Business New Brunswick

 

Department of Education

 

Department of Energy

 

Department of Environment

 

Department of Finance

 

Department of Fisheries

 

Department of Health

 

Department of Intergovernmental Affairs

 

Department of Justice and Consumer Affairs

 

Department of Local Government

 

Department of Natural Resources

 

Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour

 

Department of Public Safety

 

Department of Social Development

 

Department of Supply and Services

 

Department of Tourism and Parks

 

Department of Transportation

 

Department of Wellness, Culture and Sport

 

Executive Council Office

 

Labour and Employment Board

 

Language Training Centre

 

New Brunswick Police Commission

 

Office of Human Resources

 

Office of the Attorney General

 

Office of the Auditor General

 

Office of the Comptroller

 

Office of the Leader of the Opposition

 

Office of the Lieutenant-Governor

 

Office of the Ombudsman

 

Office of the Premier

†NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

All Departments of the Province.

†NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

All Departments and Agencies of the Territory.

This Annex does not cover procurement subject to the Northwest Territories Business Incentive Policy.

*†NOVA SCOTIA

All Departments and Offices of the Province established under the Public Service Act.

This Annex does not include Emergency Health Services (a division of the Department of Health) in respect of ground ambulance-related procurement, including telecommunications for Emergency Health Care purposes.

†NUNAVUT

All Departments and Agencies of the Territory.

This Annex does not cover procurement subject to the Nunavummi Nangminiqaqtunik Ikajuuti (NNI Policy) nor those contracts within the terms of Article 24 of the Nunavut Land Claims.

ONTARIO

All Ministries of the Province.

The following Agencies are included:

 

AgriCorp

 

Centennial Centre of Science and Technology (Ontario Science Centre)

 

Deposit Insurance Corporation of Ontario

 

Metropolitan Convention Centre Corporation

 

Niagara Parks Commission

 

Ontario Clean Water Agency

 

Ontario Financial Services Commission

 

Ontario Immigrant Investor Corporation

 

Ontario Mortgage and Housing Corporation

 

Ontario Mortgage Corporation

 

Ontario Northland Transportation Commission

 

Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation

 

Ottawa Congress Centre

 

Science North

*†PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

All Departments and Agencies of the Province.

This Annex does not cover procurement of construction materials that are used for highway construction and maintenance.

*QUÉBEC

All Departments of the Province.

The following public bodies are included:

 

Agence d'évaluation des technologies et des modes d'intervention en santé

 

Bureau d'audiences publiques sur l'environnement

 

Comité de déontologie policière

 

Commissaire à la déontologie policière

 

Commissaire à la santé et au bien-être

 

Commission consultative de l'enseignement privé

 

Commission d'accès à l'information

 

Commission d'évaluation de l'enseignement collégial

 

Commission de l'équité salariale

 

Commission de la fonction publique

 

Commission de protection du territoire agricole du Québec

 

Commission de toponymie

 

Commission des biens culturels du Québec

 

Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse

 

Commission des partenaires du marché du travail

 

Commission des transports du Québec

 

Commission municipale du Québec

 

Commission québécoise des libérations conditionnelles

 

Conseil consultatif du travail et de la main-d'œuvre

 

Conseil de la famille et de l'enfance

 

Conseil de la justice administrative

 

Conseil de la Science et de la Technologie

 

Conseil des aînés

 

Conseil des relations interculturelles

 

Conseil des services essentiels

 

Conseil du médicament

 

Conseil du statut de la femme

 

Conseil permanent de la jeunesse

 

Conseil supérieur de l'éducation

 

Conseil supérieur de la langue française

 

Coroner

 

Curateur public du Québec

 

Directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales

 

Office de la protection du consommateur

 

Office des personnes handicapées du Québec

 

Office québécois de la langue française

 

Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux

 

Régie des marchés agricoles et alimentaires du Québec

 

Régie du logement

 

Sûreté du Québec

This Annex does not cover procurement:

(a)

of cultural or artistic goods and services;

(b)

of seedling production services;

(c)

for work to be performed on property by a contractor according to provisions of a warranty or guarantee held in respect of the property or the original work;

(d)

of construction-grade steel (including requirements on subcontracts); and

(e)

from a non-profit organization.

This Agreement does not apply to any measure of Québec adopted or maintained with respect to culture or cultural industries.

*†SASKATCHEWAN

All Ministries of the Province.

The following Boards and Agencies are covered:

 

Public Employee Benefits Agency

 

Saskatchewan Archives Board

 

Saskatchewan Arts Board

This Annex does not include Legislative Branch Entities.

*†YUKON

All Departments and Agencies of the Territory.

Notes to Annex 2

1.

For provinces and territories listed in this Annex, this Agreement does not apply to preferences or restrictions on highway projects.

2.

For provinces and territories listed in this Annex, this Agreement does not apply to preferences or restrictions associated with programs promoting the development of distressed areas.

3.

This Agreement does not cover procurement that is intended to contribute to economic development within the provinces of Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia or the territories of Nunavut, Yukon or Northwest Territories.

4.

For those provinces and territories marked by an asterisk (*), this Agreement does not cover procurement:

(a)

of goods purchased for representational or promotional purposes; or

(b)

of services or construction services purchased for representational or promotional purposes outside the province or territory.

5.

For those provinces and territories marked by an obelisk (†), this Agreement does not cover the procurement of goods, services or construction services purchased for the benefit of, or which is to be transferred to the authority of, school boards or their functional equivalents, publicly-funded academic institutions, social services entities or hospitals.

6.

Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to prevent any provincial or territorial entity from applying restrictions that promote the general environmental quality in that province or territory, as long as such restrictions are not disguised barriers to international trade.

7.

This Agreement does not cover procurement made by a covered entity on behalf of a non-covered entity.

8.

This Agreement does not include Crown Corporations of the provinces and territories.

9.

For Iceland and the Principality of Liechtenstein, this Agreement does not apply to procurement by entities listed in this Annex.

ANNEX 3

GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES

Unless otherwise specified, this Agreement covers procurement by the entities listed in this Annex, subject to the following thresholds:

Thresholds

:

355 000 SDRs

Goods

355 000 SDRs

Services

5 000 000 SDRs

Construction Services

List of Federal Enterprises:

1.

Canada Post Corporation

2.

Canadian Museum of Civilization

3.

Canadian Museum of Nature

4.

Canadian Tourism Commission

5.

Defence Construction (1951) Ltd.

6.

National Capital Commission

7.

National Gallery of Canada

8.

National Museum of Science and Technology

9.

Royal Canadian Mint

10.

Via Rail Canada Inc.

Notes to Annex 3

1.

For greater certainty, Article XVII applies to procurements by Via Rail Canada Inc. and the Royal Canadian Mint, respecting the protection of the commercial confidentiality of information provided.

2.

Canada's Appendix 1 does not include procurement by or on behalf of the Royal Canadian Mint of direct inputs for use in minting anything other than Canada legal tender.

3.

For the European Union, Iceland and the Principality of Liechtenstein, this Agreement does not apply to procurement by entities listed in this Annex.

ANNEX 4

GOODS

1.

Unless otherwise specified and subject to paragraph 2, this Agreement covers all goods.

2.

Subject to the application of paragraph 1 of Article III of this Agreement, with respect to procurement by the Department of National Defence, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for the Canadian Coast Guard, and provincial police forces, this Agreement covers only the goods described in the Federal Supply Classifications (FSC) listed below:

FSC

22.

Railway equipment

FSC

23.

Motor vehicles, trailers and cycles (except buses in 2310 and except military trucks and trailers in 2320 and 2330 and tracked combat, assault and tactical vehicles in 2350 and wheeled combat, assault and tactical vehicles in 2355 formerly classified in 2320)

FSC

24.

Tractors

FSC

25.

Vehicular equipment components

FSC

26.

Tires and tubes

FSC

29.

Engine accessories

FSC

30.

Mechanical power transmission equipment

FSC

32.

Woodworking machinery and equipment

FSC

34.

Metal working machinery

FSC

35.

Service and trade equipment

FSC

36.

Special industry machinery

FSC

37.

Agricultural machinery and equipment

FSC

38.

Construction, mining, excavating and highway maintenance equipment

FSC

39.

Materials handling equipment

FSC

40.

Rope, cable, chain and fittings

FSC

41.

Refrigeration and air conditioning equipment

FSC

42.

Fire fighting, rescue and safety equipment (except 4220: Marine lifesaving and diving equipment; and 4230: Decontaminating and impregnating equipment)

FSC

43.

Pumps and compressors

FSC

44.

Furnace, steam plant, drying equipment and nuclear reactors

FSC

45.

Plumbing, heating and sanitation equipment

FSC

46.

Water purification and sewage treatment equipment

FSC

47.

Pipe, tubing, hose and fittings

FSC

48.

Valves

FSC

49.

Maintenance and repair shop equipment

FSC

52.

Measuring tools

FSC

53.

Hardware and abrasives

FSC

54.

Prefabricated structures and scaffolding

FSC

55.

Lumber, millwork, plywood and veneer

FSC

56.

Construction and building materials

FSC

61.

Electric wire and power and distribution equipment

FSC

62.

Lighting fixtures and lamps

FSC

63.

Alarm and signal systems

FSC

65.

Medical, dental and veterinary equipment and supplies

FSC

66.

Instruments and laboratory equipment (except 6615: Automatic pilot mechanisms and airborne Gyro components; and 6665: Hazard detecting instruments and apparatus)

FSC

67.

Photographic equipment

FSC

68.

Chemicals and chemical products

FSC

69.

Training aids and devices

FSC

70.

General purpose automatic data processing equipment, software, supplies and support equipment (except 7010: Automatic Data Processing Equipment (ADPE) configurations)

FSC

71.

Furniture

FSC

72.

Household and commercial furnishings and appliances

FSC

73.

Food preparation and serving equipment

FSC

74.

Office machines, text processing system and visible record equipment

FSC

75.

Office supplies and devices

FSC

76.

Books, maps and other publications (except 7650: drawings and specifications)

FSC

77.

Musical instruments, phonographs and home type radios

FSC

78.

Recreational and athletic equipment

FSC

79.

Cleaning equipment and supplies

FSC

80.

Brushes, paints, sealers and adhesives

FSC

81.

Containers, packaging and packing supplies

FSC

85.

Toiletries

FSC

87.

Agricultural supplies

FSC

88.

Live animals

FSC

91.

Fuels, lubricants, oils and waxes

FSC

93.

Non metallic fabricated materials

FSC

94.

Non metallic crude materials

FSC

96.

Ores, minerals and their primary products

FSC

99.

Miscellaneous

ANNEX 5

SERVICES

1.

Unless otherwise specified, this Agreement covers the services specified in paragraphs 2 and 3. Such services are identified in accordance with the United Nations Provisional Central Product Classification (CPC) which is found at: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/cr/registry/regcst.asp?Cl=9&Lg=1. For purposes of implementation of this Agreement for federal entities and enterprises, Canada will use the "Common Classification System".

2.

This Agreement covers the following services procured by federal entities listed in Annex 1 and federal enterprises listed in Annex 3:

861

Legal Services (advisory services on foreign and international law only)

862

Accounting, auditing and book-keeping services

863

Taxation Services (excluding legal services)

86503

Marketing management consulting services

8671

Architectural services

8672

Engineering services

8673

Integrated engineering services (excluding 86731 Integrated engineering services for transportation infrastructure turnkey projects)

3.

This Agreement covers the following services procured by federal entities listed in Annex 1, sub-central government entities listed in Annex 2, and federal enterprises listed in Annex 3:

633

Repair services of personal and household goods

641

Hotel and similar accommodation services

642-643

Food and beverage serving services

7471

Travel agency and tour operator services

7512

Commercial courier services (including multi-modal)

7523

Electronic data interchange (EDI)

7523

Electronic mail

7523

Enhanced/value-added facsimile services, including store and forward, store and retrieve Code and protocol conversion

7523

On-line information and data base retrieval

7523

Voice mail

821

Real estate services involving own or leased property

822

Real estate services on a fee or contract basis

83106 to 83109 only

Leasing or rental services concerning machinery and equipment without operator

83203 to 83209 only

Leasing or rental services concerning personal and household goods

841

Consultancy services related to the installation of computer hardware

842

Software implementation services, including systems and software consulting services, systems analysis, design, programming and maintenance services

843

Data processing services, including processing, tabulation and facilities management services

843

On-line information and/or data processing (including transaction processing)

844

Data base services

845

Maintenance and repair services of office machinery and equipment including computers

849

Other computer services

86501

General management consulting services

86504

Human resources management consulting services

86505

Production management consulting services

8660

Services related to management consulting (except 86602 Arbitration and conciliation services)

8674

Urban planning and landscape architectural services

8676

Technical testing and analysis services including quality control and inspection (except with reference to FSC 58 and transportation equipment)

874

Building-cleaning services

876

Packaging services

8814

Services incidental to forestry and logging, including forest management

883

Services incidental to mining, including drilling and field services

8861 to 8864, and 8866

Repair services incidental to metal products, machinery and equipment

940

Sewage and refuse disposal, sanitation and similar services

Notes to Annex 5

1.

This Agreement is subject to the terms and conditions set out in Canada's Schedule to the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS).

2.

Canada's coverage in telecommunications services is limited to enhanced or value added services for the supply of which the underlying telecommunications facilities are leased from providers of public telecommunications transport networks.

3.

This Agreement does not cover procurement of the following:

(a)

services for the management and operation of government facilities or privately-owned facilities used for government purposes, including federally-funded research and development;

(b)

public utilities;

(c)

architectural and engineering services related to airfield, communications and missile facilities;

(d)

shipbuilding and repair and related architectural and engineering services;

(e)

all services, with reference to those goods purchased by the Department of National Defence, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for the Canadian Coast Guard and provincial police forces which are not covered by this Agreement; and

(f)

services procured in support of military forces located overseas.

ANNEX 6

CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

1.

Unless otherwise specified and subject to paragraph 2, this Agreement covers all construction services identified in Division 51 of the United Nations Provisional Central Product Classification (CPC) which is found at: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/cr/registry/regcs.asp?Cl=9&Lg=1&Co=51.

2.

This Agreement does not cover procurement of the following:

(a)

dredging services; and

(b)

construction services procured by or on behalf of the federal Department of Transport.

ANNEX 7

GENERAL NOTES

Unless otherwise specified, the following General Notes apply to this Agreement, including to Annexes 1 through 6.

1.

This Agreement does not cover procurement in respect of:

(a)

shipbuilding and repair;

(b)

urban rail and urban transportation equipment, systems, components and materials incorporated therein as well as all project related materials of iron or steel;

(c)

FSC 58 (communications, detection and coherent radiation equipment); and

(d)

agricultural goods made in furtherance of agricultural support programmes or human feeding programmes.

2.

This Agreement does not apply to set asides for small and minority owned businesses.

3.

This Agreement does not apply to any measure adopted or maintained with respect to Aboriginal peoples. It does not affect existing aboriginal or treaty rights of any of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada under section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982.

4.

Procurement in terms of Canadian coverage is defined as contractual transactions to acquire goods or services for the direct benefit or use of the government. The procurement process is the process that begins after an entity has decided on its requirement and continues through to and including contract award. It does not include procurements between one government entity or government enterprise and another government entity or government enterprise.

5.

This Agreement does not cover procurement of transportation services that form a part of, or are incidental to, a procurement contract.

6.

This Agreement covers services specified in Annex 5 and construction services specified in Annex 6 with respect to a particular Party only to the extent that such Party has provided reciprocal access to that service.

7.

Where a contract to be awarded by an entity is not covered by this Agreement, this Agreement shall not be construed to cover any good or service component of that contract.

8.

This Agreement does not apply to contracts under an international agreement and intended for the joint implementation or exploitation of a project.

9.

Any exclusion that is related either specifically or generally to Federal or sub-central entities or enterprises in Annex 1, Annex 2 or Annex 3 will also apply to any successor entity or entities, enterprise or enterprises, in such a manner as to maintain the value of this offer.

Future Appendix I Commitments of the European Union (final)

ANNEX 1

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT ENTITIES

Supplies

Thresholds: SDR 130 000

Services (Specified in Annex 5)

Thresholds: SDR 130 000

Works (Specified in Annex 6)

Thresholds: SDR 5 000 000

1.   EUROPEAN UNION ENTITIES

1.

The Council of the European Union

2.

The European Commission

3.

European External Action Service (EEAS)

2.   THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING AUTHORITIES OF EU MEMBER STATES

(a)

For the goods, services, suppliers and service providers of Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, The Netherlands with respect to Aruba, procurement by all central government contracting authorities of EU member States. The list attached is indicative.

(b)

For the goods, services, suppliers and service providers of Israel, procurement by the following central government contracting authorities.

(c)

For the goods, services, suppliers and service providers of the United States; Canada; Japan; Hong Kong, China; Singapore; Korea; Armenia and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu, procurement by the following central government contracting authorities, provided they are not marked by an asterisk.

(d)

Without prejudice to item (c), for the goods, services, suppliers and service providers of the United States, Japan and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu, procurement by the following central government contracting authorities of EU Member States provided that they are marked by a double asterisk.

BELGIUM

1.

Services publics fédéraux:

1.

Federale Overheidsdiensten:

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

La Poste (2)

De Post (2)

BULGARIA

1.

Администрация на Народното събрание (Administration of the National Assembly)

2.

Администрация на Президента (Administration of the President)

3.

Администрация на Министерския съвет (Administration of the Council of Ministers)

4.

Конституционен съд (Constitutional Court)

5.

Българска народна банка (Bulgarian National Bank)

6.

Министерство на външните работи (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

7.

Министерство на вътрешните работи (Ministry of the Interior)

8.

Министерство на извънредните ситуации (Ministry of Еmergency Situations)

9.

Министерство на държавната администрация и административната реформа (Ministry of State Administration and Administrative Reform)

10.

Министерство на земеделието и храните (Ministry of Agriculture and Food)

11.

Министерство на здравеопазването (Ministry of Health)

12.

Министерство на икономиката и енергетиката (Ministry of Economy and Energy)

13.

Министерство на културата (Ministry of Culture)

14.

Министерство на образованието и науката (Ministry of Education and Science)

15.

Министерство на околната среда и водите (Ministry of Environment and Water)

16.

Министерство на отбраната (Ministry of Defence)

17.

Министерство на правосъдието (Ministry of Justice)

18.

Министерство на регионалното развитие и благоустройството (Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works)

19.

Министерство на транспорта (Ministry of Transport)

20.

Министерство на труда и социалната политика (Ministry of Labour and Social Policy)

21.

Министерство на финансите (Ministry of Finance)

22.

държавни агенции, държавни комисии, изпълнителни агенции и други държавни институции, създадени със закон или с постановление на Министерския съвет, които имат функции във връзка с осъществяването на изпълнителната власт (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):

23.

Агенция за ядрено регулиране (Nuclear Regulatory Agency)

24.

Държавна комисия за енергийно и водно регулиране (Energy and Water State Regulatory Commission)

25.

Държавна комисия по сигурността на информацията (State Commission on Information Security)

26.

Комисия за защита на конкуренцията (Commission for Protection of Competition)

27.

Комисия за защита на личните данни (Commission for Personal Data Protection)

28.

Комисия за защита от дискриминация (Commission for Protection Against Discrimination)

29.

Комисия за регулиране на съобщенията (Communications Regulation Commission)

30.

Комисия за финансов надзор (Financial Supervision Commission)

31.

Патентно ведомство на Република България (Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria)

32.

Сметна палата на Република България (National Audit Office of the Republic of Bulgaria)

33.

Агенция за приватизация (Privatization Agency)

34.

Агенция за следприватизационен контрол (Agency for Post-privatization Control)

35.

Български институт по метрология (Bulgarian Institute for Metrology)

36.

Държавна агенция "Архиви (State Agency "Archives")

37.

Държавна агенция "Държавен резерв и военновременни запаси" (State Agency "State Reserve and War-Time Stocks")

38.

Държавна агенция за бежанците (State Agency for Refugees)

39.

Държавна агенция за българите в чужбина (State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad)

40.

Държавна агенция за закрила на детето (State Agency for Child Protection)

41.

Държавна агенция за информационни технологии и съобщения (State Agency for Information Technology and Communications)

42.

Държавна агенция за метрологичен и технически надзор (State Agency for Metrological and Technical Surveillance)

43.

Държавна агенция за младежта и спорта (State Agency for Youth and Sports)

44.

Държавна агенция по туризма (State Agency for Tourism)

45.

Държавна комисия по стоковите борси и тържища (State Commission on Commodity Exchanges and Market-places)

46.

Институт по публична администрация и европейска интеграция (Institute of Public Administration and European Integration)

47.

Национален статистически институт (National Statistical Institute)

48.

Агенция "Митници" (Customs Agency)

49.

Агенция за държавна и финансова инспекция (Public Financial Inspection Agency)

50.

Агенция за държавни вземания (State Receivables Collection Agency)

51.

Агенция за социално подпомагане (Social Assistance Agency)

52.

Държавна агенция "Национална сигурност" (State Agency "National Security")

53.

Агенция за хората с увреждания (Agency for Persons with Disabilities)

54.

Агенция по вписванията (Registry Agency)

55.

Агенция по енергийна ефективност (Energy Efficiency Agency)

56.

Агенция по заетостта (Employment Agency)

57.

Агенция по геодезия, картография и кадастър (Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre Agency)

58.

Агенция по обществени поръчки (Public Procurement Agency)

59.

Българска агенция за инвестиции (Bulgarian Investment Agency)

60.

Главна дирекция "Гражданска въздухоплавателна администрация" (General Directorate "Civil Aviation Administration")

61.

Дирекция за национален строителен контрол (Directorate for National Construction Supervision)

62.

Държавна комисия по хазарта (State Commission on Gambling)

63.

Изпълнителна агенция "Автомобилна администрация" (Executive Agency "Automobile Administration")

64.

Изпълнителна агенция "Борба с градушките" (Executive Agency "Hail Suppression")

65.

Изпълнителна агенция "Българска служба за акредитация" (Executive Agency "Bulgarian Accreditation Service")

66.

Изпълнителна агенция "Главна инспекция по труда" (Executive Agency "General Labour Inspectorate")

67.

Изпълнителна агенция "Железопътна администрация" (Executive Agency "Railway Administration")

68.

Изпълнителна агенция "Морска администрация" (Executive Agency "Maritime Administration")

69.

Изпълнителна агенция "Национален филмов център" (Executive Agency "National Film Centre")

70.

Изпълнителна агенция "Пристанищна администрация" (Executive Agency "Port Administration")

71.

Изпълнителна агенция "Проучване и поддържане на река Дунав" (Executive Agency "Exploration and Maintenance of the Danube River")

72.

Фонд "Републиканска пътна инфраструктура" (National Infrastructure Fund)

73.

Изпълнителна агенция за икономически анализи и прогнози (Executive Agency for Economic Analysis and Forecasting)

74.

Изпълнителна агенция за насърчаване на малките и средни предприятия (Executive Agency for Promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises)

75.

Изпълнителна агенция по лекарствата (Executive Agency on Medicines)

76.

Изпълнителна агенция по лозата и виното (Executive Agency on Vine and Wine)

77.

Изпълнителна агенция по околна среда (Executive Environment Agency)

78.

Изпълнителна агенция по почвените ресурси (Executive Agency on Soil Resources)

79.

Изпълнителна агенция по рибарство и аквакултури (Executive Agency on Fisheries and Aquaculture)

80.

Изпълнителна агенция по селекция и репродукция в животновъдството (Executive Agency for Selection and Reproduction in Animal Husbandry)

81.

Изпълнителна агенция по сортоизпитване, апробация и семеконтрол (Executive Agency for Plant Variety Testing, Field Inspection and Seed Control)

82.

Изпълнителна агенция по трансплантация (Transplantation Executive Agency)

83.

Изпълнителна агенция по хидромелиорации (Executive Agency on Hydromelioration)

84.

Комисията за защита на потребителите (Commission for Consumer Protection)

85.

Контролно-техническата инспекция (Control Technical Inspectorate)

86.

Национална агенция за приходите (National Revenue Agency)

87.

Национална ветеринарномедицинска служба (National Veterinary Service)

88.

Национална служба за растителна защита (National Service for Plant Protection)

89.

Национална служба по зърното и фуражите (National Grain and Feed Service)

90.

Държавна агенция по горите (State Forestry Agency)

91.

Висшата атестационна комисия (Higher Attestation Commission)**

92.

Национална агенция за оценяване и акредитация (National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency)**

93.

Националната агенция за професионално образование и обучение (National Agency for Vocational Education and Training)**

94.

Национална комисия за борба с трафика на хора (Bulgarian National Anti-Trafficking Commission)**

95.

Дирекция "Материално-техническо осигуряване и социално обслужване" на Министерство на вътрешните работи (Directorate "Material-technical Ensuring and Social Service" at the Ministry of the Interior)**

96.

Дирекция "Оперативно издирване" на Министерство на вътрешните работи (Directorate "Operative Investigation" at the Ministry of the Interior)**

97.

Дирекция "Финансово-ресурсно осигуряване" на Министерство на вътрешните работи (Directorate "Financial and Resource Ensuring" at the Ministry of the Interior)**

98.

Изпълнителна агенция "Военни клубове и информация" (Executive Agency "Military Clubs and Information")**

99.

Изпълнителна агенция "Държавна собственост на Министерството на отбраната" (Executive Agency "State Property at the Ministry of Defence")**

100.

Изпълнителна агенция "Изпитвания и контролни измервания на въоръжение, техника и имущества" (Executive Agency "Testing and Control Measurements of Arms, Equipment and Property")**

101.

Изпълнителна агенция "Социални дейности на Министерството на отбраната" (Executive Agency "Social Activities at the Ministry of Defence")**

102.

Национален център за информация и документация (National Center for Information and Documentation)**

103.

Национален център по радиобиология и радиационна защита (National Centre for Radiobiology and Radiation Protection)**

104.

Национална служба "Полиция" (National Office "Police")*

105.

Национална служба "Пожарна безопасност и защита на населението" (National Office "Fire Safety and Protection of the Population")*

106.

Национална служба за съвети в земеделието (National Agricultural Advisory Service)**

107.

Служба "Военна информация" (Military Information Service)**

108.

Служба "Военна полиция" (Military Police)**

109.

Авиоотряд 28 (Airsquad 28)**

CZECH REPUBLIC

1.

Ministerstvo dopravy (Ministry of Transport)

2.

Ministerstvo financí (Ministry of Finance)

3.

Ministerstvo kultury (Ministry of Culture)

4.

Ministerstvo obrany (Ministry of Defence)

5.

Ministerstvo pro místní rozvoj (Ministry for Regional Development)

6.

Ministerstvo práce a sociálních věcí (Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs)

7.

Ministerstvo průmyslu a obchodu (Ministry of Industry and Trade)

8.

Ministerstvo spravedlnosti (Ministry of Justice)

9.

Ministerstvo školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy (Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports)

10.

Ministerstvo vnitra (Ministry of the Interior)

11.

Ministerstvo zahraničních věcí (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

12.

Ministerstvo zdravotnictví (Ministry of Health)

13.

Ministerstvo zemědělství (Ministry of Agriculture)

14.

Ministerstvo životního prostředí (Ministry of the Environment)

15.

Poslanecká sněmovna PČR (Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic)

16.

Senát PČR (Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic)

17.

Kancelář prezidenta (Office of the President)

18.

Český statistický úřad (Czech Statistical Office)

19.

Český úřad zeměměřičský a katastrální (Czech Office for Surveying, Mapping and Cadastre)

20.

Úřad průmyslového vlastnictví (Industrial Property Office)

21.

Úřad pro ochranu osobních údajů (Office for Personal Data Protection)

22.

Bezpečnostní informační služba (Security Information Service)

23.

Národní bezpečnostní úřad (National Security Authority)

24.

Česká akademie věd (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)

25.

Vězeňská služba (Prison Service)

26.

Český báňský úřad (Czech Mining Authority)

27.

Úřad pro ochranu hospodářské soutěže (Office for the Protection of Competition)

28.

Správa státních hmotných rezerv (Administration of the State Material Reserves)

29.

Státní úřad pro jadernou bezpečnost (State Office for Nuclear Safety)

30.

Energetický regulační úřad (Energy Regulatory Office)

31.

Úřad vlády České republiky (Office of the Government of the Czech Republic)

32.

Ústavní soud (Constitutional Court)

33.

Nejvyšší soud (Supreme Court)

34.

Nejvyšší správní soud (Supreme Administrative Court)

35.

Nejvyšší státní zastupitelství (Supreme Public Prosecutor's Office)

36.

Nejvyšší kontrolní úřad (Supreme Audit Office)

37.

Kancelář Veřejného ochránce práv (Office of the Public Defender of Rights)

38.

Grantová agentura České republiky (Grant Agency of the Czech Republic)

39.

Státní úřad inspekce práce (State Labour Inspection Office)

40.

Český telekomunikační úřad (Czech Telecommunication Office)

41.

Ředitelství silnic a dálnic ČR (ŘSD) (Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic)*

DENMARK

1.

Folketinget — The Danish Parliament Rigsrevisionen — The National Audit Office

2.

Statsministeriet — The Prime Minister's Office

3.

Udenrigsministeriet — Ministry of Foreign Affairs

4.

Beskæftigelsesministeriet — Ministry of Employment

5 styrelser og institutioner — 5 agencies and institutions

5.

Domstolsstyrelsen — The Court Administration

6.

Finansministeriet — Ministry of Finance

5 styrelser og institutioner — 5 agencies and institutions

7.

Forsvarsministeriet — Ministry of Defence

5 styrelser og institutioner — 5 agencies and Institutions

8.

Ministeriet for Sundhed og Forebyggelse — Ministry of the Interior and Health Adskillige styrelser og institutioner, herunder Statens Serum Institut — Several agencies and institutions, including Statens Serum Institut

9.

Justitsministeriet — Ministry of Justice Rigspolitichefen, anklagemyndigheden samt 1 direktorat og et antal styrelser — Commissioner of Police, 1 directorate and a number of agencies

10.

Kirkeministeriet — Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs 10 stiftsøvrigheder — 10 diocesan authorities

11.

Kulturministeriet — Ministry of Culture 4 styrelser samt et antal statsinstitutioner — A Department and a number of institutions

12.

Miljøministeriet — Ministry of the Environment 5 styrelser — 5 agencies

13.

Ministeriet for Flygtninge, Invandrere og Integration — Ministry of Refugee, Immigration and Integration Affairs 1 styrelse — 1 agency

14.

Ministeriet for Fødevarer, Landbrug og Fiskeri — Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries 4 direktorater og institutioner — 4 directorates and institutions

15.

Ministeriet for Videnskab, Teknologi og Udvikling — Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation

Adskillige styrelser og institutioner, Forskningscenter Risø og Statens uddannelsesbygninger — Several agencies and institutions, including Risoe National Laboratory and Danish National Research and Education Buildings

16.

Skatteministeriet — Ministry of Taxation 1 styrelse og institutioner — 1 agency and several institutions

17.

Velfærdsministeriet — Ministry of Welfare 3 styrelser og institutioner — 3 agencies and several institutions

18.

Transportministeriet — Ministry of Transport 7 styrelser og institutioner, herunder Øresundsbrokonsortiet — 7 agencies and institutions, including Øresundsbrokonsortiet

19.

Undervisningsministeriet — Ministry of Education 3 styrelser, 4 undervisningsinstitutioner og 5 andre institutioner — 3 agencies, 4 educational establishments, 5 other institutions

20.

Økonomi- og Erhvervsministeriet — Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs Adskillige styrelser og institutioner — Several agencies and institutions

21.

Klima- og Energiministeriet — Ministry for Climate and Energy 3 styrelser og institutioner — 3 agencies and institutions

GERMANY

1.

Federal Foreign Office

Auswärtiges Amt

2.

Federal Chancellery

Bundeskanzleramt

3.

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales

4.

Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

5.

Federal Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection

Bundesministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz

6.

Federal Ministry of Finance

Bundesministerium der Finanzen

7.

Federal Ministry of the Interior (civil goods only)

Bundesministerium des Innern

8.

Federal Ministry of Health

Bundesministerium für Gesundheit

9.

Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth

Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend

10.

Federal Ministry of Justice

Bundesministerium der Justiz

11.

Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs

Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Bau und Stadtentwicklung

12.

Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Technology

Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie

13.

Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development

Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung

14.

Federal Ministry of Defence

Bundesministerium der Verteidigung

15.

Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Reactor Safety

Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit

ESTONIA

1.

Vabariigi Presidendi Kantselei (Office of the President of the Republic of Estonia)

2.

Eesti Vabariigi Riigikogu (Parliament of the Republic of Estonia)

3.

Eesti Vabariigi Riigikohus (Supreme Court of the Republic of Estonia)

4.

Riigikontroll (The State Audit Office of the Republic of Estonia)

5.

Õiguskantsler (Legal Chancellor)

6.

Riigikantselei (The State Chancellery)

7.

Rahvusarhiiv (The National Archives of Estonia)

8.

Haridus- ja Teadusministeerium (Ministry of Education and Research)

9.

Justiitsministeerium (Ministry of Justice)

10.

Kaitseministeerium (Ministry of Defence)

11.

Keskkonnaministeerium (Ministry of Environment)

12.

Kultuuriministeerium (Ministry of Culture)

13.

Majandus- ja Kommunikatsiooniministeerium (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications)

14.

Põllumajandusministeerium (Ministry of Agriculture)

15.

Rahandusministeerium (Ministry of Finance)

16.

Siseministeerium (Ministry of Internal Affairs)

17.

Sotsiaalministeerium (Ministry of Social Affairs)

18.

Välisministeerium (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

19.

Keeleinspektsioon (The Language Inspectorate)

20.

Riigiprokuratuur (Prosecutor's Office)

21.

Teabeamet (The Information Board)

22.

Maa-amet (Estonian Land Board)

23.

Keskkonnainspektsioon (Environmental Inspectorate)

24.

Metsakaitse- ja Metsauuenduskeskus (Centre of Forest Protection and Silviculture)

25.

Muinsuskaitseamet (The Heritage Board)

26.

Patendiamet (Patent Office)

27.

Tehnilise Järelevalve Amet (The Estonian Technical Surveillance Authority)

28.

Tarbijakaitseamet (The Consumer Protection Board)

29.

Riigihangete Amet (Public Procurement Office)

30.

Taimetoodangu Inspektsioon (The Plant Production Inspectorate)

31.

Põllumajanduse Registrite ja Informatsiooni Amet (Agricultural Registers and Information Board)

32.

Veterinaar- ja Toiduamet (The Veterinary and Food Board)

33.

Konkurentsiamet (The Estonian Competition Authority)

34.

Maksu –ja Tolliamet (Tax and Customs Board)

35.

Statistikaamet (Statistics Estonia)

36.

Kaitsepolitseiamet (The Security Police Board)

37.

Kodakondsus- ja Migratsiooniamet (Citizenship and Migration Board)

38.

Piirivalveamet (National Board of Border Guard)

39.

Politseiamet (National Police Board)

40.

Eesti Kohtuekspertiisi ja Instituut (Forensic Service Centre)

41.

Keskkriminaalpolitsei (Central Criminal Police)

42.

Päästeamet (The Rescue Board)

43.

Andmekaitse Inspektsioon (Estonian Data Protection Inspectorate)

44.

Ravimiamet (State Agency of Medicines)

45.

Sotsiaalkindlustusamet (Social Insurance Board)

46.

Tööturuamet (Labour Market Board)

47.

Tervishoiuamet (Health Care Board)

48.

Tervisekaitseinspektsioon (Health Protection Inspectorate)

49.

Tööinspektsioon (Labour Inspectorate)

50.

Lennuamet (Estonian Civil Aviation Administration)

51.

Maanteeamet (Estonian Road Administration)

52.

Veeteede Amet (Maritime Administration)

53.

Julgestuspolitsei (Central Law Enforcement Police)

54.

Kaitseressursside Amet (Defence Resources Agency)

55.

Kaitseväe Logistikakeskus (Logistics Centre of Defence Forces)

GREECE

1.

Υπουργείο Εσωτερικών (Ministry of Interior)

2.

Υπουργείο Εξωτερικών (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

3.

Υπουργείο Οικονομίας και Οικονομικών (Ministry of Economy and Finance)

4.

Υπουργείο Ανάπτυξης (Ministry of Development)

5.

Υπουργείο Δικαιοσύνης (Ministry of Justice)

6.

Υπουργείο Εθνικής Παιδείας και Θρησκευμάτων (Ministry of Education and Religion)

7.

Υπουργείο Πολιτισμού (Ministry of Culture)

8.

Υπουργείο Υγείας και Κοινωνικής Αλληλεγγύης (Ministry of Health and Social Solidarity)

9.

Υπουργείο Περιβάλλοντος, Χωροταξίας και Δημοσίων Έργων (Ministry of Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works)

10.

Υπουργείο Απασχόλησης και Κοινωνικής Προστασίας (Ministry of Employment and Social Protection)

11.

Υπουργείο Μεταφορών και Επικοινωνιών (Ministry of Transport and Communications)

12.

Υπουργείο Αγροτικής Ανάπτυξης και Τροφίμων (Ministry of Rural Development and Food)

13.

Υπουργείο Εμπορικής Ναυτιλίας, Αιγαίου και Νησιωτικής Πολιτικής (Ministry of Mercantile Marine, Aegean and Island Policy)

14.

Υπουργείο Μακεδονίας- Θράκης (Ministry of Macedonia and Thrace)

15.

Γενική Γραμματεία Επικοινωνίας (General Secretariat of Communication)

16.

Γενική Γραμματεία Ενημέρωσης (General Secretariat of Information)

17.

Γενική Γραμματεία Νέας Γενιάς (General Secretariat for Youth)

18.

Γενική Γραμματεία Ισότητας (General Secretariat of Equality)

19.

Γενική Γραμματεία Κοινωνικών Ασφαλίσεων (General Secretariat for Social Security)

20.

Γενική Γραμματεία Απόδημου Ελληνισμού (General Secretariat for Greeks Living Abroad)

21.

Γενική Γραμματεία Βιομηχανίας (General Secretariat for Industry)

22.

Γενική Γραμματεία Έρευνας και Τεχνολογίας (General Secretariat for Research and Technology)

23.

Γενική Γραμματεία Αθλητισμού (General Secretariat for Sports)

24.

Γενική Γραμματεία Δημοσίων Έργων (General Secretariat for Public Works)

25.

Γενική Γραμματεία Εθνικής Στατιστικής Υπηρεσίας Ελλάδος (National Statistical Service)

26.

Εθνικό Συμβούλιο Κοινωνικής Φροντίδας (National Welfare Council)

27.

Οργανισμός Εργατικής Κατοικίας (Workers' Housing Organisation)

28.

Εθνικό Τυπογραφείο (National Printing Office)

29.

Γενικό Χημείο του Κράτους (General State Laboratory)

30.

Ταμείο Εθνικής Οδοποιίας (Greek Highway Fund)

31.

Εθνικό Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών (University of Athens)

32.

Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης (University of Thessaloniki)

33.

Δημοκρίτειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θράκης (University of Thrace)

34.

Πανεπιστήμιο Αιγαίου (University of Aegean)

35.

Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων (University of Ioannina)

36.

Πανεπιστήμιο Πατρών (University of Patras)

37.

Πανεπιστήμιο Μακεδονίας (University of Macedonia)

38.

Πολυτεχνείο Κρήτης (Polytechnic School of Crete)

39.

Σιβιτανίδειος Δημόσια Σχολή Τεχνών και Επαγγελμάτων (Sivitanidios Technical School)

40.

Αιγινήτειο Νοσοκομείο (Eginitio Hospital)

41.

Αρεταίειο Νοσοκομείο (Areteio Hospital)

42.

Εθνικό Κέντρο Δημόσιας Διοίκησης (National Centre of Public Administration)

43.

Οργανισμός Διαχείρισης Δημοσίου Υλικού (Α.Ε. Public Material Μanagement Organisation)

44.

Οργανισμός Γεωργικών Ασφαλίσεων (Farmers' Insurance Organisation)

45.

Οργανισμός Σχολικών Κτιρίων (School Building Organisation)

46.

Γενικό Επιτελείο Στρατού (Army General Staff)

47.

Γενικό Επιτελείο Ναυτικού (Navy General Staff)

48.

Γενικό Επιτελείο Αεροπορίας (Airforce General Staff)

49.

Ελληνική Επιτροπή Ατομικής Ενέργειας (Greek Atomic Energy Commission)

50.

Γενική Γραμματεία Εκπαίδευσης Ενηλίκων (General Secretariat for Further Education)

51.

Υπουργείο Εθνικής Άμυνας (Ministry of National Defence)*

52.

Γενική Γραμματεία Εμπορίου (General Secretariat of Commerce)

53.

Ελληνικά Ταχυδρομεία Hellenic Post (EL. TA)

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 y Ciencia

 

Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio

 

Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales

 

Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación

 

Ministerio de la Presidencia

 

Ministerio de Administraciones Públicas

 

Ministerio de Cultura

 

Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo

 

Ministerio de Medio Ambiente

 

Ministerio de Vivienda

FRANCE

1.   Ministères

 

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 et aux 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'emploi

 

Secrétariat d'Etat en charge du commerce, de l'artisanat, des PME, du tourisme et des services

 

Secrétariat d'Etat en charge du développement de la région-capitale

 

Secrétariat d'Etat en charge de l'aménagement du territoire

2.   Etablissements publics nationaux

 

Académie de France à Rome

 

Académie de marine

 

Académie des sciences d'outre-mer

 

Académie des technologies*

 

Agence Centrale des Organismes de Sécurité Sociale (A.C.O.S.S.)

 

Agences de l'eau

 

Agence de biomédecine**

 

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 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 pour la garantie du droit des mineurs*

 

Agence nationale pour l'indemnisation des français d'outre-mer (ANIFOM)

 

Assemblée permanente des chambres d'agriculture (APCA)

 

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 hospitalier national 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

 

Institut national supérieur de formation et de recherche pour l'éducation des jeunes handicapés et les enseignements adaptés

 

Centre National d'Etudes et d'expérimentation du machinisme agricole, du génie rural, des eaux et des forêts (CEMAGREF)

 

Ecole nationale supérieure de Sécurité Sociale

 

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

 

École du Louvre*

 

École nationale d'administration

 

École nationale de l'aviation civile (ENAC)

 

École nationale des Chartes

 

École nationale d'équitation

 

École Nationale du Génie de l'Eau et de l'environnement de Strasbourg

 

Écoles nationales d'ingénieurs

 

École 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 industries textiles Roubaix

 

École nationale supérieure des arts et techniques du théâtre**

 

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)

 

École Nationale Supérieure des Sciences de l'information et des bibliothécaires

 

Écoles nationales vétérinaires

 

École nationale de voile

 

Écoles normales supérieures

 

École polytechnique

 

École de viticulture — Avize (Marne)

 

Établissement national d'enseignement agronomique de Dijon

 

Établissement national des invalides de la marine (ENIM)

 

Établissement national de bienfaisance Koenigswarter

 

Fondation Carnegie

 

Fondation Singer-Polignac

 

Haras nationaux

 

Hôpital national de Saint-Maurice

 

Institut français d'archéologie orientale du Caire

 

Institut géographique national

 

Institut National des Appellations d'origine

 

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 des Sciences de l'Univers

 

Institut National des Sports et de l'Education Physique

 

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 du Louvre*

 

Musée du Quai Branly**

 

Musée national de la marine

 

Musée national J.-J.-Henner

 

Musée national de la Légion d'honneur

 

Musée de la Poste

 

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

 

Palais de la découverte

 

Parcs nationaux

 

Universités

3.   Institutions, autorités et juridictions indépendantes

 

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*

 

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 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)*

4.   Autre organisme public national

 

Union des groupements d'achats publics (UGAP)

 

Agence Nationale pour l'emploi (A.N.P.E)

 

Autorité indépendante des marchés financiers

 

Caisse Nationale des Allocations Familiales (CNAF)

 

Caisse Nationale d'Assurance Maladie des Travailleurs Salariés (CNAMS)

 

Caisse Nationale d'Assurance-Vieillesse des Travailleurs Salariés (CNAVTS)

IRELAND

1.

President's Establishment

2.

Houses of the Oireachtas — [Parliament]

3.

Department of the Taoiseach — [Prime Minister]

4.

Central Statistics Office

5.

Department of Finance

6.

Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General

7.

Office of the Revenue Commissioners

8.

Office of Public Works

9.

State Laboratory

10.

Office of the Attorney General

11.

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

12.

Valuation Office

13.

Commission for Public Service Appointments

14.

Office of the Ombudsman

15.

Chief State Solicitor's Office

16.

Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform

17.

Courts Service

18.

Prisons Service

19.

Office of the Commissioners of Charitable Donations and Bequests

20.

Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government

21.

Department of Education and Science

22.

Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources

23.

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

24.

Department of Transport

25.

Department of Health and Children

26.

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

27.

Department of Arts, Sports and Tourism

28.

Department of Defence

29.

Department of Foreign Affairs

30.

Department of Social and Family Affairs

31.

Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht — [Gaelic speaking regions] Affairs

32.

Arts Council

33.

National Gallery

ITALY

I.

Purchasing bodies:

1.

Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri (Presidency of the Council of Ministers)

2.

Ministero degli Affari Esteri (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

3.

Ministero dell'Interno (Ministry of Interior)

4.

Ministero della Giustizia e Uffici giudiziari (esclusi i giudici di pace) (Ministry of Justice and the Judicial Offices (other than the giudici di pace)

5.

Ministero della Difesa (Ministry of Defence)

6.

Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze (Ministry of Economy and Finance)

7.

Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico (Ministry of Economic Development)

8.

Ministero del Commercio internazionale (Ministry of International Trade)

9.

Ministero delle Comunicazioni (Ministry of Communications)

10.

Ministero delle Politiche Agricole e Forestali (Ministry of Agriculture and Forest Policies)

11.

Ministero dell'Ambiente e Tutela del Territorio e del Mare (Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea)

12.

Ministero delle Infrastrutture (Ministry of Infrastructure)

13.

Ministero dei Trasporti (Ministry of Transport)

14.

Ministero del Lavoro e delle politiche sociali e della Previdenza sociale (Ministry of Labour, Social Policy and Social Security)

15.

Ministero della Solidarietà sociale (Ministry of Social Solidarity)

16.

Ministero della Salute (Ministry of Health)

17.

Ministero dell' Istruzione dell' università e della ricerca (Ministry of Education, University and Research)

18.

Ministero per i Beni e le Attività culturali comprensivo delle sue articolazioni periferiche (Ministry of Heritage and Culture, including its subordinated entities)

II.

Other National public bodies:

CONSIP (Concessionaria Servizi Informatici Pubblici) (3)

CYPRUS

1.

(a)

Προεδρία και Προεδρικό Μέγαρο (Presidency and Presidential Palace)

(b)

Γραφείο Συντονιστή Εναρμόνισης (Office of the Coordinator for Harmonisation)

2.

Υπουργικό Συμβούλιο (Council of Ministers)

3.

Βουλή των Αντιπροσώπων (House of Representatives)

4.

Δικαστική Υπηρεσία (Judicial Service)

5.

Νομική Υπηρεσία της Δημοκρατίας (Law Office of the Republic)

6.

Ελεγκτική Υπηρεσία της Δημοκρατίας (Audit Office of the Republic)

7.

Επιτροπή Δημόσιας Υπηρεσίας (Public Service Commission)

8.

Επιτροπή Εκπαιδευτικής Υπηρεσίας (Educational Service Commission)

9.

Γραφείο Επιτρόπου Διοικήσεως (Office of the Commissioner for Administration (Ombudsman))

10.

Επιτροπή Προστασίας Ανταγωνισμού (Commission for the Protection of Competition)

11.

Υπηρεσία Εσωτερικού Ελέγχου (Internal Audit Service)

12.

Γραφείο Προγραμματισμού (Planning Bureau)

13.

Γενικό Λογιστήριο της Δημοκρατίας (Treasury of the Republic)

14.

Γραφείο Επιτρόπου Προστασίας Δεδομένων Προσωπικού Χαρακτήρα (Office of the Personal Character Data Protection Commissioner)

15.

Γραφείο Εφόρου Δημοσίων Ενισχύσεων (Office of the Commissioner for the Public Aid)

16.

Αναθεωρητική Αρχή Προσφορών (Tender Review Body)

17.

Υπηρεσία Εποπτείας και Ανάπτυξης Συνεργατικών Εταιρειών (Cooperative Societies' Supervision and Development Authority)

18.

Αναθεωρητική Αρχή Προσφύγων (Refugees' Review Body)

19.

Υπουργείο Άμυνας (Ministry of Defence)

20.

(a)

Υπουργείο Γεωργίας, Φυσικών Πόρων και Περιβάλλοντος (Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment)

(b)

Τμήμα Γεωργίας (Department of Agriculture)

(c)

Κτηνιατρικές Υπηρεσίες (Veterinary Services)

(d)

Τμήμα Δασών (Forest Department)

(e)

Τμήμα Αναπτύξεως Υδάτων (Water Development Department)

(f)

Τμήμα Γεωλογικής Επισκόπησης (Geological Survey Department)

(g)

Μετεωρολογική Υπηρεσία (Meteorological Service)

(h)

Τμήμα Αναδασμού (Land Consolidation Department)

(i)

Υπηρεσία Μεταλλείων (Mines Service)

(j)

Ινστιτούτο Γεωργικών Ερευνών (Agricultural Research Institute)

(k)

Τμήμα Αλιείας και Θαλάσσιων Ερευνών (Department of Fisheries and Marine Research)

21.

(a)

Υπουργείο Δικαιοσύνης και Δημοσίας Τάξεως (Ministry of Justice and Public Order)

(b)

Αστυνομία (Police)

(c)

Πυροσβεστική Υπηρεσία Κύπρου (Cyprus Fire Service)

(d)

Τμήμα Φυλακών (Prison Department)

22.

(a)

Υπουργείο Εμπορίου, Βιομηχανίας και Τουρισμού (Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism)

(b)

Τμήμα Εφόρου Εταιρειών και Επίσημου Παραλήπτη (Department of Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver)

23.

(a)

Υπουργείο Εργασίας και Κοινωνικών Ασφαλίσεων (Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance)

(b)

Τμήμα Εργασίας (Department of Labour)

(c)

Τμήμα Κοινωνικών Ασφαλίσεων (Department of Social Insurance)

(d)

Τμήμα Υπηρεσιών Κοινωνικής Ευημερίας (Department of Social Welfare Services)