Study of options and recommendations for promoting participation of local and regional contractors in procurement

Team of experts
Expected Start
14 October 2018
0 working days
28 September 2018
Aylin Alpagot ( )

Detailed description Back

The global objective is to increase the proportion of aid that is "De Facto" untied in particular by promoting the use of local/regional contractors in public procurement.

The specific objective of this study is to identify and provide the European Commission with options and measures (to be integrated in current procurement procedures) aiming at:

  • Establishing procurement procedures that the Commission could adopt for promoting and facilitating the access to procurement by local contractors;
  • Investigate on how the provisions of Article 8(6) of Regulation No 236/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 for awards other than on the basis of a single tender, could be translated in more concrete terms.

The procedures, initiatives and measures proposed need to remain compliant with Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union (with a special attention to the EC procurement rules and principle such as the respect of the principle of transparency, proportionality, equal treatment and non-discrimination).

Possible constraints emerging from the following cross-cutting objectives of the EC should be taken into account: environment and climate change, rights based approach, persons with disability, indigenous peoples and gender equality.


Expertise & Knowledge:

  • Established expertise and extensive knowledge across a broad range of issues related to development cooperation including development aid and development effectiveness agenda;
  • Professional experience in the context of untying aid, public procurement and access to procurement by local contractors;
  • Professional experience as legal officer or equivalent law-related position in public procurement in the field of development cooperation;
  • Extensive knowledge of the procurement rules and principles of the European Commission;
  • Experience in assessing procurement systems used by other donors and identifying bottle necks and good practices in such systems;
  • Knowledge of the EU Financial Regulation;
  • Demonstrated experience in working with partner governments, EU Delegations, and relevant local stakeholders in partner countries;
  • University background in development economics and law.

Soft skills:

  • Experience with drafting legislative proposals/ guidelines/ contractual templates/internal procedures;
  • Excellent ability to coordinate and to respond flexibly to challenges;
  • Excellent analytical, drafting and presentational skills.


  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English and working knowledge of French are required.

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