PraG

PraG 2013 (January 2013)

http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/work/procedures/implementation/

http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/prag/document.do?locale=en 

Changes are significant especially in relation to the thresholds for service, supply and works contracts (see Chapter: 2.4.1. Which procurement procedure to apply?)   

Please note that in line with the Subsidy Contract of the Hungary-Croatia IPA CBC Programme in Article 8 (Procurement rules)- point 2- The current Practical Guide to contract procedures for EC external actions (PraG) published on the relevant webpage of the European Commission is always prevailing.

Accordingly new 2013 version of the PraG with the new standard annexes of PraG shall be used, both LBs/PPs and both in Hungary and in Croatia. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) related to the management of public procurements within IPA CBC programmes for Hungarian partners you can find here: 

Frequently asked questions_PRAG_2010_11_29 pdf

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Additional information for the Hungarian and Croatian Project partners, related to the:

Publication of the local open tenders

a) Supply- Local open tender for contracts between € 100,000 and € 300,000- section 4.4 of PraG (Practical Guide to Contract procedures for EU external actions) 

“In this case, the publication of a prior information notice is not obligatory and the contract notice is not published in the Official Journal of the European Union but only in the beneficiary country and on the EuropeAid website with the address from which firms can obtain further information. The contract notice for a local tender must as a minimum be published in the Official Journal of the beneficiary country or any equivalent media. Publication is the responsibility of the beneficiary country”

b) Works- Local open tender (for contracts of at least € 300,000 and under € 5,000,000)- section 5.5. of PraG (Practical Guide to Contract procedures for EU external actions)

In this case, the publication of a prior information notice is not obligatory and the contract notice is not published in the Official Journal of the European Union, but only in the beneficiary country and on the EuropeAid website with the address from which firms can obtain further information. The contract notice for a local tender must, as a minimum, be published in the Official Journal of the beneficiary country or any equivalent media. Publication is the responsibility of the beneficiary country.

Please note that the Official Journal of the beneficiary country or any equivalent media in the case of Hungary (www.kozbeszerzes.hu) for publishing the local open tenders is available under the following link: www.kozbeszerzes.hu/jogi-hatter/prag/ 

According to the question and the answer under the point 19 of the Frequently Asked Questions of the 21 October 2010 available on the  www.hu-hr-ipa.com/hu/informacio (Gyakran ismételt kérdések és válaszok; A közbeszerzések lebonyolítására vonatkozóan az IPA CBC programokban - magyarországi partnerek részére), Hungarian project partners should send the E-mail on hirdetmeny@kozbeszerzesek-tanacsa.hu, in order to publish local open tender(s).

For the Croatian project partners the referent is the Official Gazette (Narodne novine- Oglasnik javne nabave)- oglasnik-jn.nn.hr

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