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Under which circumstances can affiliated companies be regarded as subcontractors?

Question details: 
You mentioned that affiliated companies could be regarded as subcontractors under special circumstances. Could you please clarify under which circumstances these would therefore not be regarded as linked third parties?
Answer: 

Subcontracting to affiliates is only allowed if there is a framework contract or the affiliate is the usual provider, and the subcontract is priced at market conditions. Moreover, an affiliated entity is not automatically considered a Linked Third Party of a beneficiary, but only if it has been identified as such in the Grant Agreement.