Guide to the EU public procurement rules


This Guide provides an overview of the EU public procurement rules. These are the set of EU rules that require the advertising and competitive tendering of contracts for works, goods or services by public sector bodies and certain utilities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors.

If you would like any further information on the rules as they apply in a particular jurisdiction please contact the relevant member of the team using the Key Contact list at the back of the Guide or the Public Procurement Contact Card.

On our website you will also find our e-guide covering individual jurisdictions. These e-guide detail how the EU Directives have been transposed into the national laws of the individual Member States.

CMS Guide to EU Procurement Rules
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