How to foster competition and innovation in the procurement of construction works? Allowing variants could be an excellent starting point. In cooperation with Dentons' Europe Public Procurement team, Peter Braun conducted a research study about the requirements for authorizing variants in award procedures to further competition and innovation in the procurement of construction works.

The study is embedded into the research initiative "Future Building" of the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development (BBSR). It is a program for applied construction research dedicated to topics such as climate change, energy and resource efficiency and affordable construction.

More information about background and objective of the study can be found on the BBSR website or the Future Building initiative's website (in German).

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