As an agency of the European Union, the Centre can launch calls for tenders and negotiated procedures in order to purchase services and supplies from external providers. It is subject to the provisions of the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Union and the relevant directives relating to the award of public contracts.

Interested external providers are invited to visit the Centre's website and the interinstitutional TED (Tenders Electronic Daily) database on a regular basis to be informed about the launch of calls for tenders and negotiated procedures.