The European Commission has proposed a regulation on third country access to public procurement.
The Commission aims to open up worldwide procurement markets to firms within the EU and to open up public procurement markets within the EU to worldwide competition with this proposal.
Please click here for a copy of the Commission’s press release and here for a copy of the frequently asked questions.
- Openness in the EU public procurement market.
- Mechanisms for the Commission to exclude or restrict foreign made goods and services.
- Increased transparency on abnormally low offers.
The Commission’s Single Market Act Communication in 2011 proposed extensive changes to the EU’s public procurement market. On 20 December 2011, the Commission presented proposals on modernising the EU’s public procurement. This proposal is designed to complement the proposal on modernisation of public procurement.
The proposal will now move on the European Parliament and European Council for adoption. The Commission hopes for this proposal to come into force in the second half of 2013.
This update was provided by the CBI British Business Bureau.