Call for tenders' details

An amended version of the tender specifications will be published with the following changes: 1.The first paragraph of point 2.1 has been almost completely deleted. The published draft service contract had already been updated in line with the changes to the Financial Regulation; 2.The date of entry into force and the expected date of signature have been changed; 3.Erroneous references to articles of the draft service contract have been corrected at pages 12, 13 and 41.
Translation of technical regulations in relation to Directive (EU) 2015/1535 of ...
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European Commission, DG for Internal Market, Industry,Entrepreneurshipand SMEs (...
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Is an “individual” working for the contractor as translator on a freelance basis considered as a subcontractor?
Yes, point 2.5 of the tender specifications defines subcontracting as the situation where a contract has been or is to be established between the Commission and a Contractor and where the Contractor, in order to carry out that contract, enters into legal commitments with other legal entities (independently whether they are legal or natural persons) for performing part of the service. Freelancing, drawing on the activities of staff of any other entirely different legal entity than the contractor, independently of its exact legal form (and independently of the applicable national law), does qualify as subcontracting.