Contracts are awarded according to EU public tender procedures which will take
one of the following forms: open procedure, restricted procedure, negotiated
procedure or competitive dialogue.
Forms of procurement
All economic operators are invited to submit a tender. Tenders are evaluated on
the basis of the criteria published in the contract notice.
Restricted procedure in two stages:
Call for expression of interest.
Companies are shortlisted based upon technical and financial capabilities
following the market survey.
Only pre-selected candidates are invited to submit their tender.
Tenders are evaluated on the basis of the criteria published in the contract
Can be used for the award of the contracts having a value of less
than or equal to 250.000 Euro and in the exceptional cases defined
in Article 100 of F4E Implementing rules.
It is a procurement procedure without a prior publication of a
contract notice in which F4E shall invite economic operators of its
choice to submit tenders and, subject to the condition that they
satisfy the exclusion and selection criteria, negotiate the terms of
the contract with one of more of them.
F4E can launch such procedure in collaboration with industry, when it is not
possible to define the appropriate technical means or solutions to meet the F4E
Types of procurement
Administrative Contracts are awarded in order to obtain the supply of movable or
immovable assets, the execution of works or the provision of services to enable
the administrative set up and functioning of F4E. For instance: contracts for IT
equipment, office furniture, information and communication campaigns, training
courses, publications, accessing databases, organising conferences, etc.
The principles governing the placing of these contracts are those referred to in
Chapter 2 of Title V of the F4E Financial Regulation, established in accordance
to the provisions for procurement laid down in the General Financial Regulation
applicable to the general budget of the European Communities (the "EC Financial
Regulation" - Regulation (EC, Euratom) No1605/2002 of 25 June 2002 -).
These principles, together with the relevant provisions of the Implementing
Rules of the EC Financial Regulation, form the procurement system being the
standard procurement system followed by the European Communities to award these
Operational Contracts are awarded in order to obtain the supply of movable or
immovable assets, the execution of works or the provision of services for the
implementation of the F4E's international tasks related to the construction of
ITER and the implementation of the Broader Approach and Demo. These tasks are
those referred to in Article 1(2) of the Council Decision establishing the
European Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy and
conferring advantages upon it.
The principles governing the placing of these contracts are established in
Chapter 1 of Title V of the F4E's Financial Regulation. These principles,
together with the provisions of the F4E's Implementing Rules for procurement,
form an ad hoc procurement system tailored to the F4E's specific needs.
For an overview of all ongoing procurement calls, visit the
Industry and Fusion Laboratories Portal.