European Commission – Framework contract for the Recognition of equivalence of supply due diligence schemes

 The European Commission is calling for tenders to set up a framework contract for service provision to the European Commission in assessing forthcoming applications from supply chain due diligence schemes to be recognised under the Regulation (EU) 2017/821 (“Conflict minerals”).

The deadline for submissions is 4 October.

The relevant material can be found on

European Commission Recommendation (EU) 2018/1149 of 10 August 2018

The European Commission adopted  the guidelines for the identification of conflict-affected and high-risk areas and other supply chain risks. The non- binding guidelines can be found on all the official languages of the EU on:

 OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict – Affected and High – Risk Areas

European Commission has made available translations of the OECD's guidance on responsible minerals (on which Regulation (EU) 2018/821 in part is based), in all the official languages of the EU. These (informal) translations are available on: .

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