Eurojust is in constant need of goods and services to function optimally and maintain an effective organisation. Procurement is a structured procedure designed to consult the market for the purchase of these goods and services. A procurement procedure leads to the conclusion of a public contract.
The purpose of a procurement procedure is threefold:
- to guarantee the widest possible participation of economic operators;
- to ensure the transparency of operations; and
- to obtain the desired quality of services, supplies and works at the best possible price.
Offers submitted in the context of a procurement procedure are called ‘tenders’. An economic operator who has submitted a tender is referred to as a ‘tenderer’.