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European tendering procedures

European tendering procedure applied above a certain value

Fluxys applies the European tendering procedure to purchases above a certain value, namely purchases for the supply of goods and services worth in excess of € 400,000 excl. VAT and to the carrying out of work whose costs exceed € 5,000,000 excl. VAT (Law of 15 June 2006 and its implementing decrees).

The procedure

A European tendering procedure begins with the publication of a Periodic Indicative Notice in which Fluxys informs candidate suppliers of purchases planned for the next 12 months (maximum).

As soon as an actual tender is issued, Fluxys publishes a Contract Notice and the candidate suppliers are invited to submit their file.

Fluxys uses the files as a basis to decide whether the potential contractors can be certified for the European tender in question.

Starting out from the criteria set out in the Contract Notice, in the next stage Fluxys selects candidates to take part in the actual award procedure. They receive from Fluxys a full price request and may then submit their tenders.

After the tenders have been submitted, negotiations start. Fluxys awards the contract on the basis of those negotiations and publishes its decision in a Contract Award Notice.

Fluxys ensures that the Periodic Indicative Notice, Contract Notice and Contract Award Notice are published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

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