The Innovation Agency draws the attention of contracting authorities to the adoption by the Council of the European Union on 8 April 2022 of Council Regulation (EU) 2022/576 amending Regulation (EU) No 833/2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine (the ‘Regulation’). The restrictive measures adopted by this Regulation are directly applicable to international procurement and are binding on all persons.

The Regulation prohibits the award or continuation of all public contracts and concession contracts covered by the public procurement directives with:
a) a Russian citizen, natural or legal person, entity or body established in Russia;
b) a legal person, entity or body in which more than 50% of the ownership is held, directly or indirectly, by an entity referred to in point (a) of this paragraph;  
c) a natural or legal person, entity or body acting through or on behalf of an entity referred to in points (a) or (b) of this paragraph;
(d) inter alia, in cases where they account for 10% of the contract value, with subcontractors, suppliers or entities whose capacities are relied upon, as specified in the public procurement directives.

The established prohibitions shall not apply to the performance of contracts concluded before 9 April 2022 until 10 October 2022.

You are reminded that international procurement documents will have to be accompanied by documents proving the compliance of the procurement with the Regulation.

More information is available on the website of the Public Procurement Office at:

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