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Procurement for services we need

Can you or your organisation provide the scientific, logistical or support services we need? EFSA buys services and supplies through public procurement calls, in line with EU legislation and the basic principles of transparency, equal treatment and non-discrimination, widest competition, proportionality and sound financial management.

How to apply

Calls for tenders €143k+

For purchases with a value above €143,000 EFSA uses the open call for tenders procedure.

To view the procurement documents for a call of interest to you, click on the title of the call listed below, which will take you to the Funding & Tenders Portal. There you can download all procurement instructions and forms related to that specific call (invitation letter, tender specifications, draft contract and any templates necessary for offer submission.

Planned calls for tenders €143k+

EFSA publishes a prior-information notice (PIN) to indicate to economic operators that we are planning to launch a call for tenders in the future. A PIN is not published for every EFSA call; it is for information purposes only and is not binding on EFSA. It is a means to increase transparency in our planning of forthcoming calls and to enable potential suppliers and service providers to prepare in advance to tender for upcoming contracts. EFSA may also use the PIN to ask economic operators to express an interest in participating in ex-ante market research and analysis.

Items in the below list are updated regularly. However, it is possible that a PIN is still displayed whilst the call for tender is already published. For this reason, we recommend you to always consult the section Calls for tenders €143+, where you will find all the calls open for offers.

TitleEstimated publication date
OC/EFSA/IDATA/2023/03 Data management FWC1 March 2024
EFSA/2024/OP/0002-PIN14 May 2024

Calls for tenders below €143k

For purchases with a value above €15,000 and equal to or below €143,000 EFSA uses the “negotiated procurement procedure” which involves inviting candidates of EFSA's choice to submit an offer. Additionally, as EFSA wants to keep cooperation opportunities as open as possible, it is also possible for you to express an interest in being invited to these negotiated procedures. Just follow the simple procedure below.

No calls for tenders below 143k ongoing, please check back soon.

2024 EFSA Scientific Cooperation plan

The 2024 EFSA Scientific Cooperation plan provides an overview of the calls for tenders (procurement) and calls for proposals (grants) which EFSA intends to launch during 2024, including indicative title, budget and timing for call launch. This information is indicative and does not constitute an obligation on EFSA to launch any given procedure.When a call is actually launched, it will be advertised both on the EFSA website and the EU Funding & Tenders Portal

For more information on how to apply to EFSA calls and information on some of the EFSA science opportunities for 2024, further information is available here on the Webinar on funding opportunities in the EFSA 2024 on 4th December 2023. 

External calls for tenders

In addition to EFSA tenders, you will find in this section the tender opportunities published by the other EU Agencies reporting to the ENVI Committee of the European Parliament: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), European Environment Agency (EEA), European Medicines Agency (EMA) and European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

You can access their tender opportunities on the Funding and Tenders portal: