The establishment of the Central de Compras da Comunidade Intermunicipal do Cávado (CC-CIM-Cávado) was approved by the Intermunicipal Assembly of the Comunidade Intermunicipal do Cávado on April 28, 2015.

The CC-CIM-Cávado was created under the provisions of Articles 260º to 262º of the Public Contracts Code, approved by Decree-Law 18/2008 of 29 January and Decree-Law 200/2008 of 9 October which consists of the conclusion of framework agreements, known as public supply contracts, with a view to the future conclusion of contracts for the leasing or acquisition of movable property by the member entities.

The members of the CC-CIM-Cávado, in accordance with the operating regulations of the CC-CIM-Cávado, are the Municipalities that make up CIM Cávado and municipal enterprises. It may also integrate Municipal Services, local business sectors and other local entities that are subject to the public procurement code.