Changes to the EU Procurement Rules

John Sharland, Sharpe Pritchard

An updated edition of Sharpe Pritchard‘s guide to the European Commission proposals for a new draft directive on public procurement has been published.

There are two main objectives of the new directive:

  • to increase the efficiency of public spending leading to improved value for money, which it is said will require greater “simplification and flexibilisation” of the existing rules; and
  • to increase the scope for procuring authorities to use the rules as a means of promoting desirable objectives such as environmental benefits.

John Sharland, procurement law specialist with Sharpe Pritchard, has authored a user-friendly 20-page briefing on the proposed changes which is available at no charge to clients and contacts of Sharpe Pritchard.

The guide will be of particular value to local government lawyers and procurement professionals.

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