A Commission proposal for a Council Regulation (EEC, Euratom) concerning the provision of technical assistance to economic reform and recovery in the independent States of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Mongolia (COM(92) 475 final) considers that it is necessary to take express account of the consequences of the dissolution of the USSR of which Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan were a part. It also is appropriate to extend the technical assistance to Mongolia. Such technical assistance shall be given priority in the fields of human resources development; support for enterprises, including financial services, food production, distributing and marketing, energy, and transport. Technical operations shall be on a decentralized basis, the final recipients of Community assistance shall be closely involved in the evaluation and execution of the projects. Indicative programmes covering a three-year period shall be established for each of the beneficiary States. Action programmes based on these indicative programmes shall be adopted, and shall include a list of the main projects to be financed within the priority areas. Within the action programmes, the Commission shall award supply contracts via open invitations to tender except in certain special cases. Service contracts shall, as a general rule, be awarded by restricted invitations to tender and by private treaty for operations up to ECU 300,000. Participation in invitations to tender and contracts shall be open on equal terms to all natural and legal persons in the Member States and in the beneficiary States.