Art. 98. Contract award notice

1. Contracting authorities or contracting entities that have awarded a public contract or concluded a framework agreement shall submit a notice in accordance with the modalities of publication, as of Article 72, in conformity with Annex XIV, Part I, letter D relating to the results of the award procedure, within 30 days from the award of the contract, the conclusion of the contract or the conclusion of a framework agreement.

2. Where the call for competition has been made in the form of a prior information notice and the contracting authority has decided that it will not award further contracts during the period covered by the prior information notice, the contract award notice shall contain a specific indication to that effect.

3. In the case of framework agreements concluded in accordance with Article 54, contracting authorities or contracting entities shall not be bound to send a notice of the results of the procurement procedure for each contract based on that agreement and shall group notices of the results of the procurement procedure for contracts based on the framework agreement on a quarterly basis. In that case, they shall send the grouped notices within 30 days of the end of each quarter.

4. Contracting authorities or contracting entities shall send to the Publications Office of the European Union, in conformity with the provisions contained in Article 72, a contract award notice within 30 days after the award of each contract based on a dynamic purchasing system. They may, however, group such notices on a quarterly basis. In that case, they shall send the grouped notices within 30 days of the end of each quarter.

5. Without prejudice to what provided for in Article 53, certain information on the contract award or the conclusion of the framework agreement may be withheld from publication where its release would impede law enforcement, would be contrary to the public interest, would harm the legitimate commercial interests of a particular economic operator, public or private, or might prejudice fair competition between economic operators.