CMS Public Procurement Guide

CMS e-guide offers a comprehensive overview of EU Public Procurement Directives and 22 national public procurement regimes across Europe

Public procurement is big business: direct purchasing by governments and state-owned enterprises averages 12% of GDP across the OECD, with spending by state-owned utilities doubling the figure in some countries. The legal framework for public procurement plays a key role in ensuring quality and fairness in competitive tendering and in delivering value for money for governments and taxpayers.

New EU Public Procurement Directives came into force in April 2014 and some countries have already implemented new national procurement regimes, well ahead of the April 2016 deadline of implementation. While procurement rules are harmonizing across Europe, significant national differences remain.

In this new CMS e-guide we set out the key rules, thresholds and procedures for contracting authorities and suppliers. Our public procurement specialists cover the key questions around access to and the conduct of public procurement competitions, and highlight the key similarities and important differences between national regimes.

The new CMS e-guide answers key questions on the EU Procurement Directives and national procurement regimes in 22 countries: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

Authors

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Virginie Dor
Partner
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François Tenailleau
Partner
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Kawthar Ben Khelil
Associate
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Bernt Elsner
Partner
Picture of Florian Kromer
Florian Kromer
Attorney-at-law
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Marco Lacaita
Partner
Picture of Iva Cucllari
Iva Cucllari
Picture of Nedzida Salihovic-Whalen
Nedžida Salihović-Whalen
Partner
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Colin Liu, LL.M.
Partner
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Tomáš Matĕjovský
Partner
Barbora Dubanska
Barbora Dubanská
Senior Associate
Dr. Sven Brockhoff
Counsel
Dr. Rajiv Chandna
Counsel
Dr. Matthias Kuß
Partner
Dr. Thomas Markpert
Senior Associate
Jan Helge Mey, LL.M. (McGill)
Senior Associate
Madeleine Riemer
Senior Associate
Dr. Christian Scherer-Leydecker
Partner
Dr. Jakob Steiff, LL.M. (Edinburgh)
Partner
Dr. Volkmar Wagner
Partner
Ferenc Mátrai
Partner
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Veronika Kovács
Senior Associate
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Pietro Cavasola
Managing Partner
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Marco Iannacci
Counsel
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Tiziana Masone
Associate
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Marija Filipovska
Partner
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Petra Heemskerk
Partner
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Małgorzata Urbańska
Partner
Gonçalo Guerra Tavares
Gonçalo Guerra Tavares
Partner
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Jorge Pação
Associate
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Loredana Mihailescu
Partner
Maxim_Boulba
Maxim Boulba
Partner
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Graeme Young
Partner
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Ksenija Ivetić Marlović
Attorney-at-Law
Tomaž Petrovič
Local Partner
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Javier Torre de Silva
Partner
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Félix Plasencia Sánchez
Partner
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Jaime Almenar
Partner
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Alain Raemy, LL.M.
Partner
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Marquard Christen, LL.M., MAS
Partner
Can Gafuroğlu
Doğukan Berk Aksoy
Associate
Maria-Orlyk-CMS-UA
Maria Orlyk
Partner
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Olexander Martinenko
Senior Partner
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Olga Belyakova
Partner
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Caroline Hobson
Partner
Ms Christine Graham
Lawyer
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