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.