The Secretariat is seeking consultants to support a number of interested Contracting Parties, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo*, North Macedonia, Moldova, Ukraine and potentially Montenegro to put in place an electronic system to manage the issuance, transfer and cancellation of guarantees of origin in line with the relevant EU legislation. The system shall be designed on a regional level, whilst allowing each Contracting Party to have its own national registry.
The system is expected to be established in the first half of 2022.
All eligible bidders are invited to submit a request to participate not later than 27 September 2021, 10:00 (CET).
The tender also responds to the 2020 Ministerial Council’s call for support for Contracting Parties developing a regional system of guarantees of origin.
* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.