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Is The New PPP Legislation Giving A Boost To Infrastructure Projects?
This seems to be a hot year-end for Romanian infrastructure, with the government recently launching the first public procedure for the award of a strategic infrastructure project under the new Romanian PPP legislation.
28 Nov 2018
The Time Has Come: Federal Procurement Act 2018 Just Around The Corner In Austria
More than four years after the entry into force of the new EU Public Procurement Directive (2014/24/EU), more than two years after the deadline for transposition and more than one year...
6 Jul 2018
Submitting The ESPD In Electronic Form - Facilitation Or A Hurdle For Ongoing Public Procurement Procedures?
As of 1 April 2018, applicants in tender procedures must submit the European Single Procurement Document ("ESPD") in electronic form using a template provided by the European Commission.
28 Mar 2018
Disclose Your Beneficial Owner - Or ForgetAabout Doing Business With The State
New Anti-Letterbox Act in Slovakia: The new Act No. 315/2016 Coll., on Registry for Partners of the Public Sector and amending and supplementing certain acts (the "Anti-Letterbox Act")...
22 May 2017
Compliance Programme Saves First Company From Criminal Prosecution
The Municipal Court in Prague has dropped the criminal case against a company suspected of illegal conduct in public procurement. The reason: the company implemented an ethics code.
Czech Republic
17 Feb 2017
New Modernised Public Procurement Rules Will Enter Into Force On 1 January 2017
On 9 December 2016, the Croatian Parliament adopted the eagerly awaited new Public Procurement Act (Zakon o javnoj nabavi; "PPA") which enters into force on 1 January 2017.
30 Dec 2016
New Developments In Contract Registration
This article summarises the purpose and scope of the Act and explains the main practical aspects of the application of the Act.
Czech Republic
21 Jul 2016
The Open Tender For Sofia Aiport Concession Ceased
On 20 May 2016 the Bulgarian government resolved to begin open tender proceedings for the concession of the Sofia Airport which has been brought to a halt by the Bulgarian Competition Protection Commission.
28 Jun 2016
Government Approves A New Draft Concessions Act
On 25 May 2016, the Bulgarian government approved a new draft Concessions Act. The draft remains to be adopted by the Bulgarian parliament.
27 May 2016
Austria Fails To Implement New Procurement Directives In Time
On 18 April 2016 the two-year transition period for implementing the new Directives on public procurement law 2014/23/EU, 2014/24/EU, and 2014/25/EU ("Directives") lapsed.
10 May 2016
Centralised Purchasing Bodies / Do Austrian Courts Have Jurisdiction Over German Procurement Procedures?
In light of a general shortage of budget funds in the public sector, contracting authorities intend to bundle and pool their purchasing quantities to gain positive efficiency and pricing effects.
31 Mar 2016
Contracting Authorities May Exclude Tenderers On Basis Of Criminal Charges
Under Austrian (and EU) public procurement law, authorities can exclude economic operators that are considered unreliable and therefore unsuitable to be awarded a public contract.
18 Feb 2016
Court Confirms Advance Effects Of The New Procurement Directives
As sufficiently known by practitioners of public procurement law, the transition pe-riod for the new Directives on public procurement law 2014/23/EU, 2014/24/EU and 2014/25/EU, which entered into force in March 2014, will predominantly elapse on 18 April 2016.
European Union
6 Aug 2015
Law Bolsters Health Care PPP Program
For the last few years, Turkey's hospital campus programme, also known as hospital PPP's, has been one of the most discussed topics in the country's infrastructure sector and legal environment.
15 Jun 2015
Amendment To The Public Procurement Act – Selected Changes Effective Since 6 March
On 6 March 2015, amendment No. 40/2015 to Act No. 137/2006 Coll., on public procurement was enacted.
Czech Republic
11 May 2015
"Fair Procurement" - Initiative Requires MEAT As Sole Award Criterion For Construction Contracts
In March 2014, three new EU Directives on public procurement law ("new Directives") entered into force, introducing significant adjustments to the current regime such as new procedures, new provisions on award criteria, and new exclusion grounds.
23 Feb 2015
A Look At The Strategic Investment Projects Act One Year After Implementation
The European Commission's autumn forecasts, published on 4 November 2014, projects weak economic growth for the rest of 2014 within both the EU and the Euro zone.
11 Dec 2014
Extension Of The Threshold Regulation Until The Year 2016
The "threshold regulation" adjusting (raising) the sub-thresholds of the Austrian Procurement Act will be extended once again, namely for two more years.
1 Oct 2014
Voluntary Ex Ante Transparency Notice Does Not Provide A Clean Bill Of Health For Awarding A Contract Without Prior Publication
The ECJ has ruled that the so-called "voluntary ex ante transparency notice" under certain circumstances does not preclude review authorities from declaring a contract ineffective.
European Union
24 Sep 2014
The Latest Changes In Polish Public Procurement Law - The Biggest Amendment Since 2004
On 25 July 2014, the Polish Parliament passed on an amendment of the Public Procurement Law (the Amendment).
19 Aug 2014
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