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Public procurement guide

Public procurement is a powerful tool for governments trying to create dynamic, innovative and sustainable markets, economies and societies. According to the European Commission, “every year, over 250,000 public authorities in the EU spend around 14% of GDP on the purchase of services, works and supplies” and EU countries are not the only ones to recognise this. Knowing the importance of having a reliable system to handle this spending, countries set out minimum harmonised public procurement rules. The CMS Public Procurement Group offers you a comprehensive guide to the most relevant procurement issues in 19 jurisdictions.

In this CMS guide to public procurement we set out the key rules, thresholds, and procedures for contracting authorities and suppliers; indicate whether it is mandatory or voluntary to use e-procurement or e-signatures; and detail the extent to which procurement contracts can be amended after being awarded.

Our public procurement specialists cover the key questions concerning access to and the conduct of public procurement competitions. They also highlight the key similarities and important differences between the national regimes in 20 countries: Austria, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey. We expect updates from other jurisdictions where we have public procurement expertise in the coming months. 

If you have any questions regarding public procurement or if you need advice regarding any of these jurisdictions, please feel free to contact the local experts who authored the relevant chapters or any of the CMS public procurement experts included on the CMS Public Procurement Contact Card

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Public Procurement Guide May 2019
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Authors

Daniel Rodríguez
Daniel Rodríguez, LL.M.
Partner
Bogotá
María Lucía Amador
María Lucía Amador, LL.M.
Associate
Bogotá
Picture of Bernt Elsner
Bernt Elsner
Partner
Vienna
Picture of Ruth Bittner
Ruth Bittner
Associate
Vienna
Image of Angel Bangachev
Angel Bangachev
Senior Associate
Sofia
Picture of Antonia Kehayova
Antonia Kehayova
Senior Associate
Sofia
Picture of Ulrike Glueck
Dr. Ulrike Glueck
Managing Partner
Shanghai
Carolina Torres
Carolina Torres
Associate
Bogotá
Picture of Marija Musec
Marija Mušec
Partner
Zagreb
Picture of Mia Kanceljak
Mia Kanceljak
Associate
Zagreb
Picture of Tomas Matejovsky
Tomáš Matĕjovský
Partner
Prague
Lenka Krutakova
Lenka Krutáková
Senior Associate
Prague
Picture of Kawthar Ben Khelil
Kawthar Ben Khelil
Counsel
Paris
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François Tenailleau
Partner
Paris
Sven Brockhoff
Dr. Sven Brockhoff
Counsel
Stuttgart
Rajiv Chandna
Dr. Rajiv Chandna
Counsel
Frankfurt
Matthias Kuß
Dr. Matthias Kuß
Partner
Berlin
Thomas Markpert
Dr. Thomas Markpert
Senior Associate
Leipzig
Jan Helge Mey
Jan Helge Mey, LL.M. (McGill)
Senior Associate
Cologne
Peter Oriwol
Peter Oriwol
Associate
Leipzig
Christian Scherer-Leydecker
Dr. Christian Scherer-Leydecker
Partner
Cologne
Jakob Steiff
Dr. Jakob Steiff, LL.M. (Edinburgh)
Partner
Frankfurt
Volkmar Wagner
Dr. Volkmar Wagner
Partner
Stuttgart
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Veronika Kovács
Senior Associate
Budapest
Picture of Tamas Tercsak
Tamás Tercsák
Of Counsel
Budapest
Picture of Pietro Cavasola
Pietro Cavasola
Managing Partner
Rome
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Marco Iannacci
Counsel
Rome
Picture of Tiziana Masone
Tiziana Masone
Associate
Rome
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Srđan Janković
Attorney-at-Law
Belgrade
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Tamara Samardžija
Attorney-at-Law
Belgrade
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Petra Heemskerk
Partner
Amsterdam
Martin Balaz
Martin Baláž
Associate
Bratislava
Picture of Javier Torre
Javier Torre de Silva
Partner
Madrid
Maria Guinot
María Guinot
Partner
Madrid
Juan Jose Zabala
Juan José Zabala
Partner
Madrid
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Marquard Christen, LL.M., MAS
Partner
Zurich
Felix Kesselring
Dr Felix Kesselring, LL.M. (LSE)
Counsel
Zurich
Doene-Yalcin-CMS-TUR
Dr. Döne Yalçın
Managing Partner
Levent-Bilgi-CMS-TUR
Levent Bilgi
Counsel
Istanbul
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