Changes1.Publication reference




3.Programme title

IPA Multi-country Action Programme for the Year 2019


2019/NEAR>ESTAT, MCP 2019.

5.Contracting Authority

European Union, represented by the European Commission on behalf of and for the account of the partner countries, Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG

6.Nature of contract


7.Contract description

The objective of the contract is to prepare the statistical authorities in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey (IPA Beneficiaries) for future EU membership by aligning their present methodologies and practices with the statistical acquis and integrating them into the European Statistical System.

8.Indicative budget

5 000 000 EUR.

9.Intended timing of publication of the contract notice

March 2020.

10.Additional information


11.Legal basis(2)

Regulation (EU) No 236/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11.3.2014 laying down common rules and procedures for the implementation of the Union's instruments for financing external action and Regulation (EU) No 231/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11.3.2014 establishing an Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II).

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There must be a minimum period of 30 calendar days between the publication of this prior information notice and the publication of the corresponding contract notice.

No applications or requests for information should be sent at this stage.

Publication Date2020-02-18
Procurement StatusFuture
TypeNot applicable
Contract TypeServices
Award CriteriaNot applicable
OrganisationEuropean Union
Class Code71356200
Class DescriptionTechnical assistance services
SourceOffice for Official Publications of the European Communities - Tenders electronic daily (Ted)

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