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Public procurement



“Public procurement” means the purchasing of works, supplies and services by public bodies. The objective of public procurement is to increase the competition amongst potential suppliers / service providers, thereby allowing to achieve a better value for money result, while at the same time developing market opportunities for companies.  A procurement procedure leads to the conclusion of a public contract.

All Cedefop procurement procedures are centrally managed by the Procurement Service to ensure consistency and coherence in application of the rules and to guarantee that the principles of transparency, proportionality, equal treatment and non-discrimination are complied with.



“Grants" are direct financial contributions, by way of donation, from Cedefop's budget in order to finance:
a) either an action intended to help achieve an objective forming part of a European Union policy;
b) or the functioning of a body which pursues an aim of general European interest or has an objective forming part of a European Union policy.

The outcome of a grant award procedure takes the form of a grant agreement or a grant decision.



 Privacy statement of Public Procurement



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