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last updated: 13th April 2015

The Public Contracts Directive provides a list of information set out in Section 1 Part B of Annex V that should be contained in a PIN.  Namely:

  1. Name, identification number (where provided for in national legislation), address including NUTS code, telephone, fax number, email and internet address of the contracting authority and, where different, of the service from which additional information may be obtained.
  2. Email or internet address at which the procurement documents will be available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge.   Where unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, is not available for the reasons set out in the second and third subparagraph of Article 53(1), an indication of how the procurement documents can be accessed.
  3. Type of contracting authority and main activity exercised.
  4. Where appropriate, indication that the contracting authority is a centralised purchasing body or that any other form of joint procurement is or may be involved.
  5. CPV codes; where the contract is divided into lots, this information shall be provided for each lot.
  6. NUTS code for the main location of works in case of works contracts or NUTS code for the main place of delivery or performance in supply and service contracts; where the contract is divided into lots, this information shall be provided for each lot.
  7. Brief description of the procurement: nature and extent of works, nature and quantity or value of supplies, nature and extent of services.
  8. Where this notice is not used as a means of calling for competition, estimated date(s) for publication of a contract notice or contract notices in respect of the contract(s) referred to in this prior information notice.
  9. Date of dispatch of the notice.
  10. Any other relevant information.
  11. Indication whether the contract is covered by the GPA.

 

In addition to the above, if the PIN is to be used as a call for competition the following information is also required to be published in the PIN:

 

  1. A reference to the fact that interested economic operators shall advise the authority of their interest in the contract or contracts.
  2. Type of award procedure (restricted procedures, whether or not involving a dynamic purchasing system, or competitive procedures with negotiation).
  3. Where appropriate, indication whether:
    1. a framework agreement is involved,
    2. a dynamic purchasing system is involved.
  4. As far as already known, time-frame for delivery or provision of products, works or services and duration of the contract.
  5. As far as already known, conditions for participation, including:
    1. where appropriate, indication whether the public contract is restricted to sheltered workshops, or whether its execution is restricted to the framework of protected job programmes,
    2. where appropriate, indication whether the provision of the service is reserved by law, regulation or administrative provision to a particular profession,
    3. brief description of selection criteria.
  6. As far as already known, brief description of criteria to be used for award of the contract.
  7. As far as already known, estimated total magnitude for contract(s); where the contract is divided into lots, this information shall be provided for each lot.
  8. Time limits for receipt of expressions of interest.
  9. Address where expressions of interest shall be transmitted.
  10. Language or languages authorised for the presentation of candidatures or tenders.
  11. Where appropriate, indication whether:
    1. electronic submission of tenders or requests to participate will be required/accepted,
    2. electronic ordering will be used,
    3. electronic invoicing will be used,
    4. electronic payment will be accepted.
  12. Information whether the contract is related to a project and /or programme financed by Union funds.
  13. Name and address of the body responsible for review and, where appropriate, mediation procedures. Precise information concerning time limits for review procedures, or, if need be, the name, address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address of the service from which this information may be obtained.
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