Procurement process

Letter of Intent

MAINs must be accom­panied by a Letter of Intent (LoI) issued by the ministry in charge of coor­di­nating the NDC or by the desig­nated national authori­ty competent under Article 6.

In the LoI, the trans­ferring country’s government affirms its intention to support the activi­ty and enter bilat­eral talks with the Swiss government. If a bilat­eral agreement between the trans­ferring country and Switzerland is already in place, the requirement for a LoI may be replaced by specific provi­sions in the agreement.