Public procurement EU country Q&A tool

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Legal framework

1. What is the principal legislation that regulates public procurement?
 

Recent trends

2. What have been the recent trends in the public procurement sector?
 

Use of procurement procedures

3. How are the four EU procurement procedures used by contracting authorities?
 

Review procedures

4. Which body is responsible for dealing with procurement law breaches?
 
5. Does the aggrieved party have to seek review first with the awarding body?
 
6. Is there a requirement to notify the awarding body before starting court proceedings?
 
7. Which parties have standing to launch proceedings for breach of procurement legislation?
 
8. What conditions must an applicant meet before a claim can be brought?
 
9. What are the applicable statutes of limitation?
 

Remedies

10. What remedies are available to an aggrieved contractor? Can a breach of procurement legislation by a regulated body lead to criminal liability?
 
11. Does an ineffectiveness order have a prospective or retrospective effect?
 

Transparency

12. What systems are in place in relation to the publication of details/copies of completed tender and contract documentation, which include pricing and other potentially sensitive information?
 

Contracts outside the scope of the Consolidated Public Sector Directive

13. Is the award of contracts which are fully or partly outside the scope of the Consolidated Public Sector Directive regulated under national legislation?
 
14. What remedies are available in relation to the award of contracts which are fully or partly outside the scope of the Consolidated Public Sector Directive?
 

Implementation of EU reforms

15. What decisions have been taken to date with regard to the transposition of the revised public procurement directives where there is flexibility for the member state as to how the directives are implemented?
 
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