Types of public contracts

Public contracts are purchasing contracts concluded by a public service with one or more operators (economic, private or public) in order to meet its needs for goods, services and works.

Generally speaking, we can divide the markets into two categories:

  • Contracts that are publicly announced but whose accessibility is determined by the chosen procedure:
    • candidates submit a 'selection file'. However, only those selected on the basis of predefined exclusion and quality criteria (financial capacity, technical competence) will be able to participate in the contract and submit a tender. This procedure is said to be restricted.
    • candidates submit a selection file and simultaneously submit a tender. This procedure is said to be open. These contracts must be advertised on e-procurement.
  • Contracts brought to the attention of a specified number of potential candidates:
    • the public service itself selects the undertakings likely to provide the service or supply the good which is the subject of the contract. The selected companies are then invited to submit a tender. The tenders are then compared in order to determine the most attractive. To this end, the public service may enter into negotiations with one or more candidates.

How to participate

Regularly consult the notices and participate in e-procurement contracts

All notices for contracts that are open to all, from all FPSs and particularly those of the FPS Economy, are published on e-procurement.

If you would like to participate in one of our contracts, please follow the instructions on this official website. Please contact the site helpdesk if you need help.

Feel free to apply.

If you wish to make your company, business or academic institution known, with a view to being included in a list of potential suppliers for the FPS Economy, please send a presentation of your company and its products or services:

By post:

FPS Economy, SMEs, Self-Employed and Energy
Purchasing Department
Rue du Progrès 50
1210 Brussels

Par fax: +32 2 277 51 08
Or by email: achat.aankoop@economie.fgov.be

Depending on our needs and the type of contract (negotiated procedure), you will be invited to participate in the competition.