The Procurement Unit is part of the Mission Support Department, which shall deliver administrative and technical services in support of EUCAP Somalia (‘the Mission’).

Particularly, the Procurement Unit ensures the timely acquisition of material means required for the Mission (equipment and consumables, services and premises) through tender procedures, while leading and coordinating the Mission’s contracting and procurement processes and procedures in accordance with the procurement principles and procedures laid down in the delegation agreement between the Mission and the European Commission, notably:

–              the Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 July 2018 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union, and

–              the Practical Guide for European Union External Actions (PRAG).

Procurement procedures must comply with the principles of sound financial management, competition, transparency, proportionality, equal treatment and non-discrimination, as required by the rules.