Reform of European public procurement legislation2011-12-28
'The European Commission proposes to modernise the European public procurement Directives in order to support growth and employment. In addition, as a part of an overall programme to modernise public tendering in the EU, the Commission presented a Directive on concessions.
'The European Commission presented its revision of the public procurement Directives as a part of an overall programme to thoroughly modernise public tendering in the European Union. This programme also includes a Directive on concessions, which until now have been only partially regulated at European level and present specific features which justify a separate text, while maintaining consistency with the general reform. MEPs already proposed to reform rules on public procurement contracts to make it easier to SMEs.'
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