An agency of the European Union


General principles and applicable regulations

The Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO), located at Angers (France), is a decentralized agency of the European Union. It manages a system for the protection of intellectual property rights relating to plant varieties across the European Union. As such, the Agency is subject to the provisions of the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Communities, the CPVO Financial Regulation and the relevant directives relating to the coordination of procedures for the award of public contracts. CPVO's calls for tenders which are subject to the Public Procurement Directive 2004/18/EC for supply of goods, services and works are advertised here on the Agency's website once mandatory publication has taken place in the Official Journal of the European Union.


Anti-fraud strategy

The CPVO has put in place an anti-fraud strategy, in line with its financial regulation and implementing rules.

The anti-fraud strategy complements existing policies and procedures such as the CPVO code of conduct and CPVO’s policy on handling conflicts of interests, thereby reinforcing the Agency’s commitment to the highest standards of integrity.

The overall objective of the anti-fraud strategy is to improve prevention, detection and the conditions for investigation of fraud, in close collaboration with the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), and to pursue adequate deterrence and reparation, with proportionate and dissuasive sanctions.

Fraud is defined in the applicable legal texts as an intentional breach of a rule with the aim of obtaining a gain, which may or not have a direct impact on the financial interests of the EU. It may include misbehaviours that have a reputational impact.

The CPVO will report any instance of suspected fraud to OLAF, which is exclusively competent to investigate such cases. In this context, potential beneficiaries, candidates, tenderers and participants are informed that (in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council), for the purposes of safeguarding the financial interests of the Union, their personal data may be transferred to the Financial Irregularities Panel or to the OLAF.

The CPVO aims to strengthen an anti-fraud culture at all levels of the organisation and provides relevant training.


Procedures below 60 000€


Procedures over 60 000€


  • Open call for tenders N° 2016-07/EVAL-EXT-COMM
    • Invitation to tender: en
    • Tender Specifications: en
    • Draft Contract: en
    • External Communication Policy: en
    • Questions and answers on tender: en


  • Open call for tenders N° 2016-03/SECU-SERV
    • Invitation to tender: fr
    • Tender specifications: fr
    • Annex 1 to the specifications: draft contract: fr
    • Annex 2 to the specifications: CPVO Public holidays: fr
    • Questions and answers on tender: fr




  • Open call for tenders N° 2015-11/IT

    Deadline for applications: 12/02/2016 at 4:00pm - CLOSED


  • Open call for tenders N° 2015-08/WEB
    Deadline for applications: 15/01/2016 at 4:00pm - CLOSED
    Questions raised by tenders (updated on 11/01/2016):  en fr
  • Open call for tenders N° 2015-05/LEGAL 
    Deadline for applications: 15/01/2016 at 4:00pm - CLOSED
    Questions raised by tenders (updated 15/01/2016): en
  • Open call for tenders N° 2015-02/AUDIT
    Deadline for applications: 26/06/2015 at 4:00pm - CLOSED
  • Open Tender Procedure N°2014-05/CLEANING

    Deadline for applications: 28 May 2014 at 4:00PM - CLOSED


  • Open Tender Procedure N°2014-02/LEGAL-SERVICES-ECJ

    Deadline for applications: 06 June 2014 at 4:00PM - CLOSED

  • Open Tender Procedure N°2014-01/IT-INFRASTRUCTURE


    Deadline for applications: 14 March 2014 at 4:00PM - CLOSED

  • Erratum concerning the negotiated tender n° 2013-03/Banking.

    Download the Erratum: fr.

  • Open Tender Procedure N° 2013-07/LANGUAGE-TRAINING

    Deadline for applications: 31 January 2014 - CLOSED


  • Open Tender Procedure N° 2013-05/IT-DEV
    • Invitation to tender: en fr
    • Tender Specifications: en fr
    • Draft Framework Service Contract: en fr

    Questions raised by tenders: fr

    Deadline for applications: 19 July 2013 - CLOSED
  • Open Tender Procedure N° 2012-06/EXCHANGE-PLATFORM

    Deadline for applications: 28 September 2012 - CLOSED
  • Call for tenders Nr 2011-01/CPVO-INTERNAL-AUDIT

    Deadline for applications: 28 January 2011 - CLOSED
  • Open Tender Procedure N°2010-09/ROSE-PROJECT

    Deadline for applications: 12/11/2010 - CLOSED
  • Open Tender Procedure N°2010-03/CLEANING

    Deadline for applications: 21/05/2010 - CLOSED
  • Open Tender Procedure n° 2009-06/CPVO-EVALUATION

    Deadline for applications: 28/08/2009 - CLOSED
  • Call for tender “BANKING-2008” (selection of the main bank for the Community Plant Variety Office) published in the Official Journal n°2008/S 121-160499.

    Deadline for applications: August, 08th 2008 - CLOSED
  • Call for tenders n°2007/S 129-157466: "Framework contract for services in support of the CPVO Corporate Identity".

    Deadline for applications: September, 27th 2007 - CLOSED
  • Call for tenders n°2007/S 132-161316: "Supply, implementation and maintenance of software for Electronic Management of Documents"

    Deadline for applications: September, 6th 2007 - CLOSED
  • Call for tenders n°2007/S 126-153600: "Service contract for the supply, implementation and maintenance of an integrated budgetary and general accounting system"
    Deadline for applications: September, 5th 2007 - CLOSED
  • Call for tenders n°2006/S 235-250752: "Internal audit function for the CPVO, audit of examination offices and assistance with their accreditation".
    Deadline for applications: January, 18th 2007 - CLOSED
  • Call for tenders n °2006/S 45-046798: "Expertise and technical assistance with regard to software and databases installed on the CPVO servers".
    Deadline for applications: May, the 5th 2006 - CLOSED
  • Call for tenders for a study on "Integrated solution for electronic management and archiving of documents"
    Deadline for applications: altMarch, 17th 2006 - CLOSED
  • Call for expressions of interest for building work.
    Deadline for applications :alt May, 12th 2008 - Closed
  • Call for tenders for the "Renovation and conversion of the CPVO's ancillary offices - architectural design and project management".
    Deadline for applications : altOctober, 24th 2005 - CLOSED


Annual list of contractors

Contracts awarded by the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) with a value between 15.000,00 and 60.000,00 € for which no contract award notice has been published in accordance with Article 124 (4) Rules of Application (RAP) - Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) N° 1268/2012 of 29 October 2012 on the rules of application of the Financial Regulation (FR) - Regulation (EU, Euratom) N° 966/2012 of 25 October 2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union.



Procedures over 60 000€


Inter-institutional procedures

List of the Specific contracts concluded by the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) under DIGIT framework

contracts in accordance with the new Financial Regulation and the Rules for Application (RAP) on 1 January

2016, Article 124 (3) (e) and (4) of the RAP