The Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union, hereinafter referred to as the Translation Centre, is launching a call for tenders for the conclusion of framework contracts for translation services regarding texts in the railway field, from:

* Bulgarian into English

* Croatian into English

* Czech into English

* Danish into English

* Dutch into English

* Estonian into English

* Finnish into English

* French into English

* German into English

* Greek into English

* Hungarian into English

* Italian into English

* Latvian into English

* Lithuanian into English

* Polish into English

* Portuguese into English

* Romanian into English

* Slovak into English

* Slovenian into English

* Spanish into English

* Swedish into English

* Norwegian into English


The notice of the call for tenders has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union, supplement S 123 dated 29/06/2021, Ref:


  • 2021/S 123-324800, for the call for tenders “RAIL21”  


Only this text is authentic. The Official Journal mentioned is available at the usual sales points of the Publications Office of the European Union. It can also be consulted on the website of the Publications Office at


The tender documentation is officially available via the eProcurement platform eTendering under the following link:



Please note that access to eTendering is free of charge. You are required to register on this platform to download the tender documentation, to read the questions and answers, to ask questions and to access the eSubmission application, mandatory for the electronic submission of your tender

In order to complete your bid as accurately as possible, you are requested to follow the instructions below.

  • Carefully read each document available on the eTendering platform and scrupulously respect all the indications set out in it.
  • Read the draft contract which gives an overview of the conditions governing your provision of translation services in the event of a contract being awarded.

Connect to the Call for tenders portal ( and complete the online registration form and send it electronically by clicking on the "submit" button. Print, date and sign this form, join it to your tender and upload it in eSubmission. In the same way, complete the online “Linguistic team” form for each lot applied for and upload it in eSubmission.


Invitations to tenders
Tender Specifications
Tender Submission Forms
Draft contract