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Public procurement strategy package

IMCO 20-03-2018 - 11:01
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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 will prepare an own-initiative report on the Public Procurement Strategy package (Rapporteur: Carlos Coelho (EPP)). The report may respond to the above Communications and initiatives of the Commission, commenting on what is necessary for the implementation of the EU public procurement legislation and policy and drawing attention to the challenges ahead, including that of achieving end-to-end electronic procurement by the end of 2018.

Rapporteur: C. Coelho (EPP)

Shadows: M. Tarabella (S&D), Baroness N. Mobarik (ECR), J. Selimovic (ALDE), D. De Jong (GUE/NGL), I. Soltes (Greens/EFA)