Art. 127. Periodic indicative notices

1. The provisions of articles 73 and 74 and those of the articles referred to in this section shall apply to the publicity of the documents of the procedures for the selection of the contractor of special sectors.

2. Contracting entities may make known their intentions of planned procurement through the publication of a periodic indicative notice, possibly by 31 December of each year. Those notices, containing the information set out in Annex XIV, part II, section A, shall be published by the contracting entity on its buyer profiles. For contracts whose amount is equal to or exceeds the threshold set out in Article 35, the notices shall also be published by the Publications Office of the European Union. For this purpose, contracting entities shall send a notice of the publication of the periodic indicative notice on a buyer profile to the Publications Office of the European Union in accordance with Annex , point 2, letter b) and point 3. Those notices shall contain the information set out in Annex XIV, part II, section C.

3. When a call for competition is made by means of a periodic indicative notice in respect of restricted procedures and negotiated procedures with prior call for competition, the notice shall meet all the following requirements:

a) it refers specifically to the supplies, works or services that will be the subject of the contract to be awarded;

b) it indicates that the contract will be awarded by restricted procedure or negotiated procedure without further publication of a call for competition and invites interested economic operators to express their interest;

c) it contains, in addition to the information set out in Annex XIV, Part II, Section A, the information set out in Annex XIV, Part II, Section B;

d) it has been sent for publication between 35 days and 12 months prior to the date on which the invitation to confirm interest is sent.

4. Notices referred to in paragraph 2 may be published on a buyer as an additional publication at national level. The period covered by the periodic indicative notice shall be a maximum of 12 months from the date the notice is transmitted for publication.