Procurement at the Banco de España conforms to the principles of freedom of access to tenders, publicity and transparency of procedures, non-discrimination among and equal treatment of candidates, and efficient use of resources earmarked to undertake works, the acquisition of goods and the contracting of services, by requiring the prior definition of the needs to be satisfied, the safeguarding of freedom of competition and the selection of the most economically advantageous tender.

Currently, the contractual activity of the Banco de España is governed by Law 9/2017 of November 8 on public sector contractsOpens in new window (LPSC, for its initials in Spanish, available only in Spanish) and its implementing rules, applicable to contracting authorities deemed not to be Public Administration as defined in the LPSC and provided that those provisions do not affect the autonomy of the Banco de España. The organisational and internal aspects that affect the procurement at the Banco de España are regulated by Internal Circular 4/2022 of June 20 File PDF: Opens in new window (146 KB) (available only in Spanish).

Furthermore, the Banco de España may participate in the joint tender procedures that take place within the framework of the Eurosystem Procurement Coordination Office (EPCO). These procedures are governed by the provisions of the Decision of the European Central Bank of 17 November 2008 laying down the framework for joint Eurosystem procurement (Decision ECB/2008/17Opens in new window)

All the information on tenders published by Banco de España is available on the Plataforma de Contratación del Sector PúblicoOpens in new window. Additionally, the following information is published in this section (available only in Spanish):

  • Contracts formalized in the current year and in the previous two years. Updated monthly.
  • Minor contracts formalized in the current year and in the previous two years. Updated quarterly. 
  • Contract amendments of the current year and the previous two years. Updated monthly. 
  • Statistical data of the budget volume for the last two years. Updated annually.