Public Procurement and Cohesion Policy

15-06-2012

This study explores the connection between two major areas of public interest: Public procurement and Cohesion policy, starting with an explanation of how and where procurement is applied in the context of Cohesion policy, then analysing the current situation in the EU, the transposition of procurement regulations into national law and the ongoing reform of the legal framework. The significance of procurement in the EU Cohesion policy is the main focus of the study. Examples of representative practical experience are used to complement the information gained by desk research. A series of interviews with practitioners in Cohesion policy has facilitated the development of a number of recommendations of the study.

This study explores the connection between two major areas of public interest: Public procurement and Cohesion policy, starting with an explanation of how and where procurement is applied in the context of Cohesion policy, then analysing the current situation in the EU, the transposition of procurement regulations into national law and the ongoing reform of the legal framework. The significance of procurement in the EU Cohesion policy is the main focus of the study. Examples of representative practical experience are used to complement the information gained by desk research. A series of interviews with practitioners in Cohesion policy has facilitated the development of a number of recommendations of the study.

External author

Jürgen Pucher, Christine Hamza, Michael Leckey and Herta Tödtling–Schönhofer (Metis GmbH)