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Laws and standards

The City of Bocholt is a public contracting authority and must therefore observe regulations of public procurement law when procuring supplies, services and construction work as well as when granting concessions.

Public procurement law" means the entirety of rules and regulations which prescribe a certain procedure for the state, its authorities and institutions when purchasing goods and services.

Reference is made to https://www.vergabe.nrw.de/wirtschaft/vergaberecht-informationen-fuer-die-wirtschaft.

Below the European threshold value, i.e. for national awards, the Public Procurement and Contract Regulations for Construction Works (VOB Part A and B) apply. For services that are not construction services, the Sub-Threshold Procurement Regulations apply.

The City of Bocholt has issued tender conditions and additional contract conditions for construction and supply/services. The current versions of the texts are available under the following headings:

Construction work:

Construction works are works of any kind by which a building is constructed, maintained, altered or removed. Part A of the Vergabe- und Vertragsordnung für Bauleistungen (VOB) contains the general provisions for the award of construction works, Part B concerns the execution of construction works.

Supply or services:

Services in the sense of the Sub-Threshold Contract Regulations (UVgO) are all supplies and services that are not construction services (see above). The UVgO regulates the competitive procedure.

Furthermore, Part B of the Vergabeordnung für Leistungen (VOL Part B) applies to the performance of the service.

Click here for the municipal terms and conditions:


If they reach or exceed the threshold set in the Public Procurement Ordinance, a European procurement procedure is carried out.

The following net thresholds apply:

VOB awards: 5,350,000 euros net.
VOL/VOF awards: 214,000 euros net

European-wide invitations to tender are additionally published in the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union.

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Procurement intentions and contracts awarded

In addition to the Construction Tendering and Contract Regulations (VOB), the Sub-Threshold Contracting Regulations (UVgO) also provide for so-called ex-ante and ex-post regulations in order to comply with the award principle of fair competition.

The text versions of the laws and standards can be found at https://www.vergabe.nrw.de/wirtschaft/vergaberecht-informationen-fuer-die-wirtschaft. The consequence of these standards is that the contracting authority must publicly state procurement intentions in advance (ex-ante).

These are published in the section Public Tenders.

In addition, the contracting authority must publish the essential data of the procurement procedure. Due to the different standard situation, the contracts awarded are presented in two lists.

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Measures under the NRW Investment Promotion Act (Konjunkturpaket II)

The funding purpose of the measures under the Economic Stimulus Package II (Konjunkturpaket II, KP II) is to promote additional investments with a focus on educational infrastructure.

In accordance with the funding regulations, reference should be made to the financial participation of the Federal Government and the State of North Rhine-Westphalia within the framework of the InvföG:

List of KPII measures