Procurement for technical assistance operations

Procurement for technical assistance operations

Who is eligible for technical assistance?

The beneficiaries of technical assistance are Bank borrowers including:

  • the governments of partner countries;
  • public utilities in the fields of infrastructure, water, energy, etc.;
  • operators in the financial sector and private promoters.


Technical assistance operations are subject to a tendering procedure. Participation in the tender is open to all natural and legal persons. If the financing is exclusively provided by the European Commission, participation is restricted to natural and legal persons in the Member States of the European Union and partner countries from the region covered by the financial regulation.

Depending on who is procuring the consultancy services, the procurement follows either the European Commission (EC) “Practical Guide to contract procedures for EC external actions” (EuropeAid cooperation office) or the EIB Guide to Procurement. When the EIB acts as Contracting Authority, the procurement follows the EC Practical Guide; when the selection and contracting of the consultant is delegated by the EIB to a promoter, the EIB Guide to Procurement applies, in which case national rules are normally followed provided that they are compliant with the rules and principles laid down in the EIB Guide to Procurement. The procurement of TA operations inside the EU is done in accordance with the European Council Directive 2004/18/EC.


Interested service providers are invited to send their profile and documentation to:

European Investment Bank
Operations Directorate
Technical Assistance Unit
98-100, Boulevard Konrad Adenauer
L-2950 Luxembourg
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