New EU-procurement rules to ensure better quality and value for money
New EU rules on public procurement and concession contracts approved by Parliament on Wednesday will ensure better quality and value for money when public authorities buy or lease works, goods or services. They will also make it easier for small and medium-sized firms to bid and include tougher provisions on subcontracting. The new legislation, already […]
Measurement of indicators for the economic impact of public procurement policy
The Commission and Member States need reliable figures for the measurement of the economic impact of public procurement policy if they are to monitor progress in the functioning of the internal market in public procurement. This paper presents the initial results of this work for the years 2004-2008. It should be emphasised that all figures […]
Public procurement : Commission recognises need for accelerated procurement procedure
In its conclusions of 12 December the European Council invited the Commission to adopt a number of measures in response to the financial crisis. The public procurement Directive 2004/18/EC allows recourse to accelerated procedures where justified on the grounds of urgency. The Commission recognises that the exceptional nature of the current economic situation can justify […]
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