EFSA procurements and grants: why, what, how?
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) highlights two infographics to help you navigate in the EFSA's application system. There are two main ways of cooperating: public procurement or grants.

EFSA buys services and supplies through public procurement in line with EU legislation and the basic principles of transparency, equal treatment and non-discrimination, widest competition, proportionality and sound financial management.

When tendering for EFSA procurement procedures, tenderers may bid alone as a single entity or in a joint offer with partners. All tenderers must have access to the EU market to be eligible for the award of EFSA contracts. Tenderers may also rely on the use of subcontractors in their offer. Subcontractors may be established in countries which do not have access to the EU market, unless specified differently in the individual call for tenders.

EFSA may award grants to organisations which are designated by their Member State to assist EFSA with its mission and which are included on the Article 36 list of Competent Organisations. The list of eligible organisations to whom EFSA grants may be awarded is updated regularly and details of how new organisations can be included on the list is available at the website.

When applying for EFSA grants, organisations may apply alone or in consortium with other Article 36 organisations, unless specified differently in the call for proposals. Applications may also involve some subcontracting, including with non-Art. 36 organisations under certain conditions specified in the call.

Our university is on the Art. 36 list. Calls for procurements are available here and calls for grants are available here.


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