Is the Portugese solution for direct procurement below threshold value the answer? 6/20/2017
In the web portal BASE, all public contracts in Portugal are available, both over and under EU/EEA threshold values. Read the full article here.
Competitive tendering of waste disposal gives lower prices, but not better quality. 5/31/2017
In a recent study, the European Commission points out that there are some weaknesses associated with the use of public procurement related to waste management in Europe. There are also some cases of illegal misuse of dominant market position. Read the full article here.
Is the European Court not in compliance with the new procurement rules? 5/15/2017
New procurement rules: the European Court has for the first time expressed its views on an already signed contract. Read more.
Acquisition applied to make innovative contributions to the integration of refugees 5/15/2017
A competition for innovative solutions has been instituted by the European Union with the purpose to preserve and develop the potential of refugees and immigrants. Read more.
Public procurement: Due to failing confidence, 4 out of 10 companies in Europe refrain from public procurement 5/15/2017
Four out of ten European firms will not participate in the process of public procurement, according to an investigation conducted by the European Commission. Read more.
The European Commission: The enforcement rule has been reached 5/15/2017
The enforcement rules of public procurement regulations have met its aim. The European Commission says it is a success and not in need for a change. Read more.
Procurement rules: EU Union do not always follow own rules 5/12/2017
Procurement rules: Four major EU institutions receives audit criticism for not following up on the European Union’s own procurement rules. Read more.
Moving to full e-procurement for all public purchases by 2016 6/28/2012
The European Commission has in its ambitious plan chosen to prioritize the implementation of e-tendering and digitization of the tender and procurement processes.

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