The European Central Bank has aligned its procurement rules with the Procurement Directive 2004/18/EC.
The ECB is going to use the amended EU thresholds, establish lists of suitable suppliers for contracts below the thresholds and exclude bidders guilty of criminal acts or having conflicting interests.
The Decision of the European Central Bank ECB/2009/2 of 27 January 2009 amending Decision ECB/2007/5 laying down the Rules on Procurement has been officially published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) 24.2.2009 L 51/10. The Decision enters into force on 1 March 2009.
The original Decision ECB/2007/5 of 3 July 2007 was published in the OJEU 14.7.2007 L 184/34.