Find procurement notices

Verified 15 December 2023 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

There are several methods for searching for published public procurement notices. Browse publications or specialized sites, look at the Place platform or buyer profiles or set up an electronic watch are all possibilities.

Companies can consult the public service procurement projects.

A public procurement project is a prospect of public purchase. It may evolve at any time until the publication of a call for tenders on a dedicated site.

Public purchasers (State, public establishments, hospitals and local authorities) may decide to publish their procurement plans on the consultation portal APProch. He is open free of charge companies and public purchasers.

View public procurement projects (APProch)

Depending on the type of contract and its value, public purchasers must publish their contract notices more or less widely. This ensures fair access to information for all companies.

Public purchasers are obliged to publish their contract notices from €40,000 HT for supply and service contracts and from €100,000 HT for works contracts. If it's an innovative purchase, there's no mandatory advertising up to the €100,000 HT.


The threshold of €100,000 for works contracts is a temporary threshold. It is valid until December 31, 2024.

Where the value of the contract is between €90,000 HT (or €100,000 HT for works contracts) and European thresholdsHowever, market advertising is most often done at BOAMP: titleContent or in a Shal: titleContent . Publication in a specialized journal corresponding to the economic sector concerned or in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) may also be made by the public purchaser if he so wishes.

Beyond the European thresholds, advertising is mandatory at the BOAMP and in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).

Tableau - Advertising rules depending on the amount of the contract and the nature of the buyer

Contract amount

Buyer Type



Less than €40,000 VAT


Not required


Enter €40,000 HT and €90,000 HT (€100,000 for a works contract)


Free choice of means of



Buyer Profile


Enter €90,000 HT (€100,000 for a works contract) and European thresholds


Public establishment

Local and regional authorities

Local public establishments


BOAMP or Shal

Buyer Profile


Enter €90,000 HT (€100,000 for a works contract) and the European thresholds

Other buyers

Free choice of means of advertising


Buyer Profile


From European thresholds






Buyer Profile


You can consult the publications and dedicated sites the following public procurement announcements:

  • BOAMP that is accessible online

Consult the Official Bulletin of Government Procurement Announcements (BOAMP)

Please note

There is a model opinion for public contracts from €90,000 HT.

The company can consult the Place platform and the platforms for the dematerialization of public purchasers called "buyer profiles ”.


For service and supply contracts of an amount equal to or greater than €40,000HT: titleContent and for works contracts exceeding €100,000 public purchasers must use cloud platforms.

Place, a platform for the dematerialization of public procurement procedures

Place is the platform for the dematerialization of public procurement. Publication on the spot is mandatory for government contracts from €40,000HT: titleContent.

It enables companies to consult and respond to government contracts (central administration, departmental or regional directorates, public institutions, independent administrative authorities).

Government Procurement Platform (PLACE)

Buyer Profiles

The buyer profile is a dematerialized site used by the public buyer for its purchases. It is, in other words, a virtual "trading floor" or "trading floor".

Public purchasers (local authorities, local public establishments, etc.) are required to have a buyer profile. They can also join forces to form a common platform.

This platform must be free access and propose the features following:

· Publication and consultation of contract notices

· Provision of market consultation documents (formerly known as the company consultation file or DCE)

· Submission of applications and offers

· Questions and answers with buyers

· Secure messaging for contract notification

· Publication of key procurement data (contract award data)

Each region has a platform for the dematerialization of public procurement.

Departments or communities of agglomerations and communities of municipalities provide their own profiles of buyers (e.g. Digital Territories,


Consultation documents are made available on a buyer profile if the market exceeds €40,000excluding taxes.

Companies can put in place a watch to better target the procurement notices that correspond to them. This watch may cover a limited geographical area or a sector of activity.

Legal ad logs, the official website of the European Union (, the Place platform and certain buyer profiles allow you to record search criteria for selecting contract notices.

The website proposes a custom standby and free. It is possible to set alerts to receive daily e-mails of new notices published:

Consult the Official Bulletin of Government Procurement Announcements (BOAMP)

Likewise, buyer profiles offer an alert system. Subscribers receive emails with new ads matching their search criteria. For contracts exceeding €90,000 HT, the buyer profile has the advantage of grouping advertising and consultation documents which include more comprehensive information.

Of private businesses propose a pay-per-view service commercial. They obtain the consultation documents and provide them to their clients. They also sometimes offer an online service to search for notices of public contracts

Companies can also visit the institutional site of public buyers.

Indeed, some public buyers use their websites to publish the following:

  • List of pending procedures
  • List of contracts concluded in the previous year
  • Link to their buyer profile

However, it is not an obligation.

Moreover, this method of information requires economic operators to check the website or the profile of purchasers of each public body, without being sure of finding a contract notice concerning them.