EU procurement legislation receives negative feedback
28 Jun 2011
Source: Supply Management
The laws governing public procurement in the European Union (EU) are causing slow tendering processes and barring Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) access to contracts, according to a majority of EU procurement professionals who took part in the report.
However the report noted that the legislation was effective at promoting transparency and competition. It stated that the focus on increasing competition has saved public sector bodies $AUD27.1 million so far.
620 stakeholders gave their opinions in the European Commission Evaluation Report Impact and Effectiveness of EU Public Procurement Legislation released recently.
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