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Tendering for public contracts in Norway

18th January 2018

The annual value of Norwegian public procurement is estimated at more than NOK 500 billion. The marketplace is substantial, and both Norwegian and foreign entities can participate in public tenders. So how do you find relevant public contracts to tender for in Norway? MSI's Norwegian law member Magnus Legal provides some guidance.

Contract notices

If you want to do business with the Norwegian public sector, the easiest way to find relevant contracts is to monitor online portals where contract notices are made public.

A contract can be published in either the Norwegian online database for public procurement:, or through the European online database, Tenders Electronic Daily (TED), at

It is the legislation on public procurement that governs when and where a contract must be publicly published.

Contract value

As a general principle all contracts for supply, works or service contracts with an estimated value above the national threshold value of 1.1 million NOK, must be made public in the Norwegian database.

For all contracts with an estimated value above the EU-threshold values, the publication must be made in TED.

Read the full blog post on Tendering for public contracts in Norway here


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