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Public procurement strategy package

IMCO 10-05-2019 - 13:54
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On 3 October 2017, the Commission presented a package of two Communications and one Recommendation in the area of public procurement and launched a consultation aiming to collect feedback from stakeholders on how to stimulate innovation through the procurement of goods and services.

The first Communication sets out the priority areas for improvement in the area of public procurement both at Member State and Commission level. The second Communication concerns the voluntary ex-ante assessment of large infrastructure projects the Recommendation on professionalization of public buyers provides for steps to be taken by Member States.

IMCO prepared an own-initiative report on the Public Procurement Strategy package (Rapporteur: Carlos Coelho (EPP)). The report welcomes the above Communications and initiatives of the Commission and draws attention to what is necessary for the implementation of the EU public procurement legislation and policy and the challenges ahead, including that of achieving end-to-end electronic procurement by the end of 2018 and achieving the systematic use of quality criteria.