Art. 153. Contract notice

1. Contracting authorities that intend to carry out a design contest shall make known their intention by means of a contest notice. Where they intend to award a subsequent service contract pursuant to Article 63, paragraph 4, this shall be indicated in the design contest notice or call.

2. Contracting authorities that have held a design contest shall send a notice of the results of the contest in accordance with provisions of Article 72 and shall be able to prove the date of dispatch. Where the release of information on the outcome of the contest would impede law enforcement, would be contrary to the public interest or would prejudice the legitimate commercial interests of a particular enterprise, whether public or private, or might prejudice fair competition between service providers, such information may be withheld from publication.

3. The notices and calls referred to in this Article shall contain all the information included in Annexes XIX and XX, in conformity to the standard forms established by the European Commission in the acts of execution, and shall be published in accordance with Articles 71, 72 and 73.