The FDFA awards mandates to contractors with subject-matter expertise, such as aid agencies, specialised institutions and private companies, for the implementation of specific projects and programmes, including those in the area of international cooperation (development cooperation, cooperation with Eastern Europe and humanitarian aid). By offering additional specialised skills, the contractors help ensure that the FDFA is able to fulfil its constitutional mandate.
The information platform about FDFA mandates, in particular the "Planned mandates" section, has undergone a number of changes. From now on, in this section you will find service mandates below CHF 230,000 for which you may submit an offer within a specified time limit. Qualified professionals who believe they fulfil the qualifying criteria described in the attached specifications may submit a firm offer. This offer will be assessed and the decision to accept it or not will then be communicated. In order to make the bidding process genuinely competitive, the amount budgeted will no longer appear under "Planned mandates"; the value of the contract will however continue to feature in the "Awarded mandates" section.