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(In the case of subcontracting) If the organization has not implemented any internal procurement procedure what rules should be applied?
Beneficiaries must award the subcontracts ensuring best value for money or, if appropriate, the lowest price. The best value-for-money principle does not require competitive selection procedures in all cases. However, if a beneficiary did not request several offers, it must demonstrate how best value-for-money was ensured. For the best price-quality ratio, price is an essential aspect (together with quality criteria, such as technical quality, etc.), but it is not automatically necessary to select the offer with the lowest price. In order to provide a good analysis of the price-quality ratio, the criteria defining ‘quality’ must be clear and coherent with the purposes of the action task that is subcontracted (AMGA, §13, S. 130-135).