The public procurement market in the EU is huge. Every year more
than a quarter of a million public institutions and authorities in
the EU spend around 14% of GNP on acquiring services, construction
works and goods of all kinds.
This is an important channel for public spending and provides a
market for goods, services and construction works from both
domestic and foreign companies.
In recent months, EU member states have stepped up their efforts
to implement new procurement directives:
Directive 2014/24/EU on public procurement (known as the
'classic directive'), Directive 2014/25/EU on procurement
by entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal
services sectors (the 'sector specific directive'), and
Directive 2014/23/EU on the award of concession contracts. To give
you a clear picture of the various public procurement markets in
the EU, we provide brief overviews of the legal systems in the
Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania,
Slovakia, Spain and England, Wales & Northern Ireland. For each
country, we answer four questions:
Have the said Directives been implemented into the local legal
system and if so, when?
Which pieces of legislation regulate public procurement in
What thresholds trigger public procurement procedures and where
to look for invitations to tender, both in EU tenders and those
'below the EU thresholds'?
What legal protection can contractors expect in public
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