ANNEX V - FEATURES CONCERNING PUBLICATION

1. Publication of notices

The notices referred to in Articles 70, 71, 98, 142 and 153 for ordinary sectors and referred to in Articles 127, 128, 129, 140, and 151 for special sectors, shall be sent by the contracting authorities to the Publications Office of the European Union and published in accordance with the following rules:

a) Notices referred to in Articles 70, 71, 98, 142 and 153 for ordinary sectors and referred to in Articles 127, 128, 129, 140, and 151 for special sectors shall be published by the Publications Office of the European Union or by the contracting authorities in the event of a prior information notice published on a buyer profile in accordance with Article 70 and 127.

In addition, contracting authorities may publish this information on the Internet on a ‘buyer profile’ as referred to in point 2b).

b) The Publications Office of the European Union shall give the contracting authority the confirmation referred to in Article 72 and 127.

2. Publication of complementary or additional information

a) Except where otherwise provided for in the second and third subparagraphs of Article 74(2 and 3), contracting authorities shall publish the procurement documents in their entirety on the Internet.

b) The buyer profile may include prior information notices as referred to in Article 70, or periodic notice as referred to in Article 127, information on ongoing invitations to tender, scheduled purchases, contracts concluded, procedures cancelled and any useful general information, such as a contact point, a telephone and a fax number, a postal address and an e-mail address. The buyer profile may also include prior information notices used as a means of calling for competition, which are published at national level pursuant to Article 73 and 1307).

3. Format and procedures for sending notices electronically

The format and procedure for sending notices electronically as established by the Commission are made accessible at the Internet address ‘http://simap.europa.eu’.