• 28-March-2011

    Armenian, PDF, 276kb

    Procurement Tools (Policy brief No. 11, January 2011, Armenian)

    This brief focuses on three specific modern types of procurement tools: framework agreements, electronic auctions and dynamic purchasing systems. EU Member States have the option of deciding whether or not to implement provisions permitting these procurement tools.

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  • 28-March-2011

    Armenian, PDF, 284kb

    What are the Public Procurement Procedures and When Can They Be Used? (Policy brief No. 10, January 2011, Armenian)

    This brief gives an overview of the main competitive procedures available for contracting authorities under EU law. The Brief gives guidance on choosing which procedure to use, presenting good practises and examples as well. Finally, it gives a summary on the derogations from the obligation to publish a contract notice and use a competitive process.

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  • 28-March-2011

    Armenian, PDF, 275kb

    Incorporating Environmental Considerations into Procurement (Policy brief No. 13, January 2011, Armenian)

    This brief offers guidance for Contracting Authorities on what can be considered as environmental considerations (e.g. increasing the energy efficiency of buildings, encouraging the development of alternative energy sources) and how these considerations can be incorporated into the procurement process in line with EU law.

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  • 28-March-2011

    Armenian, PDF, 407kb

    Tender Evaluation and Contract Award (Policy brief No. 9, January 2011, Armenian)

    This brief presents the key principles governing the process of evaluation of tenders, the role and operation of an evaluation panel, the clarification process as well as the choice of the best tender on the basis of the lowest price and the choice of the best tender on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender criterion. It also includes good practice notes and practical examples.

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  • 28-March-2011

    Armenian, PDF, 245kb

    Which Contracts are Covered by the Procurement Directives? (Policy brief No. 4, January 2011, Armenian)

    The EU Public Procurement Directives cover three main types of contracts: works, supplies and services including design contests. This brief gives an overview of these different types of contracts, and contract classification as well as exemptions from the scope of the Directives.

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  • 28-March-2011

    Armenian, PDF, 215kb

    Understanding the EU Financial Thresholds (Policy brief No. 5, January 2011, Armenian)

    The EU Public Procurement Directives only apply to contracts of a value that meet or exceed the relevant EU financial threshold. This brief aims to increase understanding of what principles apply to the calculation of financial thresholds and of the value of individual contracts.

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  • 28-March-2011

    Armenian, PDF, 281kb

    Incorporating Social Considerations into Procurement (Policy brief No. 14, January 2011, Armenian)

    This brief offers guidance for Contracting Authorities on what can be considered as social considerations (e.g. reducing unemployment, preventing the use of child labour) and how these considerations can be incorporated into the procurement process in line with EU law.

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  • 28-March-2011

    Armenian, PDF, 304kb

    Economic Issues in Public Procurement (Policy brief No. 2, January 2011, Armenian)

    Effective procurement strategies, which control costs and streamline processes, are vital to all contracting authorities. Pursuing the best value-for-money in public procurement, while keeping the process management costs down, requires several crucial decisions. A number of closely interlinked economic factors come in to play in these decisions. This brief aims to provide practical guidance regarding these decisions.

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  • 28-March-2011

    Armenian, PDF, 291kb

    What is a Contracting Authority? (Policy brief No. 3, January 2011, Armenian)

    The public procurement Directives only apply if a body is a contracting authority within the definition of the Directives. This brief gives guidance on the notion of a contracting authority/entity under the directives (especially the concept of “a body governed by public law”). It also analyses whether a contracting authority can participate in joint purchasing or central purchasing.

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  • 28-March-2011

    Armenian, PDF, 317kb

    Selecting Economic Operators (Policy brief No. 7, January 2011, Armenian)

    This brief gives an overview about the relevant rules of Public Procurement Directives which significantly limit a contracting authority’s discretion in this area. It also provides a checklist of the main points that should be addressed when defining the overall strategy for the selection of economic operators.

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