Public procurement and state aid

The Unit for public procurement ant state aid is responsible for the rules on state aid and public procurement. The responsibility includes national regulations and the EEA regulations in these areas. The unit aims at, inter alia through regulatory work, to facilitate good and efficient public procurement and good processes in matters concerning state aid. In the area of procurement, the unit aims at designing regulations in order to contribute to contracting authorities carrying out sustainable procurement in the most efficient way possible, while at the same time promoting important social considerations. Within state aid, the unit is responsible for the design of national regulations, provides guidance to aid grantors and is the point of contact between the Norwegian authorities and the EFTA Surveillance Authority, ESA.