According to Article 66 of the Procedural Act 2006/03/MC-EnC of the Ministerial Council, procurement by the Energy Community shall be done in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Austrian Federal Public Procurement Law (Bundesvergabegesetz 2018, Federal Law Gazette I no. 65/2018). The most recent version of the Law applies.
As of 2018, the Energy Community uses an e-procurement system Lieferanzeigerfor its procurement procedures. Each time a new procedure with publication is launched, the Energy Community Secretariat will share the info and link to the procedure in this section. If you wish to participate in a procurement procedure launched by the Energy Community, please consult Lieferanzeiger, and/or, this section regularly.
For contracts awarded by the Energy Community under the Direct Award procedure (as defined in the Austrian Procurement law), please refer to Roster of Experts page. Only invited participants, can take part in Direct Award procedures.
As part of its daily activities, the Energy Community Secretariat engages into procurement activities to maintain the functioning of the organization and to support the implementation of the Energy Community’s tasks.
In line with its commitment toimprove the organization’s environmental performance, the Secretariat set up Eco Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) in 2020. The Secretariat's Environmental Programme 2020 - 2021 is backed up with a series of action aiming to incorporate sustainability into its everyday procurement and purchasing activities. Depending on the contract matter, specific environmental requirements will be outlined in our tender documents. For small amount purchases, the Secretariat elaborated internal green purchase tips, which are tailored to the categories of products and services concerned. In this way, the Secretariat opts for acquiring works, goods and services that have minimal environmental, social and economic impacts.
The Secretariat has also recently committed to promote gender equality (Just transition). One way to enforcing it, is through gender-responsive procurement. When the subject of the contract allows, we will seek to collaborate with these suppliers, who give importance to gender equality in their work and put in place relevant policies. To the extent possible, the Secretariat will also request gender balanced teams for the execution of contracts.