Procurement at the Banco de España conforms to the principles of freedom of access to tenders; publicity and transparency of procedures; non-discrimination and equal treatment of candidates; and efficient use of resources in the execution of works, the acquisition of goods and the procurement of services, by requiring the prior definition of the needs to be met, 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 8 November 2017 on public sector contractsOpens in new window (in Spanish, LPSC by its Spanish abbreviation) and its implementing regulations, which are applicable to contracting authorities deemed not to be general government 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 20 June 2022 File PDF: Opens in new window (146 KB) (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 the Banco de España is available on the public sector procurement platformOpens in new window (in Spanish). The following information is also provided (in Spanish) in this section:

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