E-public procurement

E-public procurement in a nutshell

October 2018

On 18 October 2018 obligatory e-procurement rules entered into force in many EU member states. The CMS Public Procurement Group has the pleasure of sharing key information regarding multiple jurisdictions.   

Public procurement is an important part of the EU economy, accounting for around 15% of GDP. Not only that, by requesting new standards of service and quality, processing, and billing, contracting authorities have the chance to influence leading companies’ decisions about strategic innovation.

That’s because once companies have implemented new systems and standards in order to comply with the demands of public tenders, they often then adopt them as the industry standard, retaining them for smaller procuring entities.

This also holds true for innovative procedural developments. The EU Procurement Directives of 2014 compelled member states to fully implement electronic means of communication and procurement. Member States were free to extend the deadline for implementation set for 18 October 2016 by two years. Most member states exercised that option.

This means that after 18 October 2018 contracting authorities that fall under national procurement laws must use electronic means to communicate with economic operators during all stages of the public procurement procedure and electronic tender platforms for all tender procedures above the EU thresholds.

Although the obligation to introduce e-public procurement applies to all member states, the directives only set the framework and the goals to be achieved. Therefore, the implementation and elaboration of detailed national legislation is up to member states. As a result, the outcome of the implementation varies from country to country.

E-procurement has also been implemented in several jurisdictions outside the EU. It is relevant for all companies worldwide because it allows much easier, quicker and cheaper access to tender procedures.

Our brochure provides a snapshot of how the implementation of e-procurement is taking shape in various countries and outlines the main characteristics of the national e-public procurement systems. The aim is to provide a helpful overview for economic operators interested in, or engaged with public procurement procedures both inside and outside the EU.

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

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Bernt Elsner
Partner
Vienna
Picture of Ruth Bittner
Ruth Bittner
Associate
Vienna
Picture of Virginie Dor
Virginie Dor
Partner
Brussels
Flore Verhoeven
Flore Verhoeven
Junior Associate
Brussels
Picture of Ted Rhodes
Ted Rhodes
Partner
Rio de Janeiro
Image of Rita Zanforlin
Rita Zanforlin
Senior Associate
Rio de Janeiro
Picture of Kostadin Sirleshtov
Kostadin Sirleshtov
Partner
Sofia
Picture of Gentscho Pavlov
Gentscho Pavlov
Partner
Sofia
Pabla Gainza Abogada Inmobiliaria y Construcción
Pabla Gainza
Partner
Santiago
Daniel Rodríguez
Daniel Rodríguez, LL.M.
Partner
Bogotá
Guillermo Otálora
Guillermo Otálora, LL.M.
Of Counsel
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
Associate
Paris
Picture of Francois Tenailleau
François Tenailleau
Partner
Paris
Hélène Chalmeton
Legal Advisor - Knowledge Management
Paris
Volkmar Wagner
Dr. Volkmar Wagner
Partner
Stuttgart
Sven Brockhoff
Dr. Sven Brockhoff
Counsel
Stuttgart
Picture of Tamas Tercsak
Tamás Tercsák
Of Counsel
Budapest
Picture of Veronika Kovacs
Veronika Kovács
Senior Associate
Budapest
Jérôme Guillot
Counsel
Luxembourg
Picture of Petra Heemskerk
Petra Heemskerk
Partner
Amsterdam
Picture of Eline Brenders
Eline Brenders
Advocaat
Amsterdam
Picture of Michelle Barclay
Michelle Barclay
Partner
Lima
Picture of Ramon Huapaya
Ramon Huapaya
Partner
Lima
Picture of Malgorzata Urbanska
Małgorzata Urbańska
Partner
Warsaw
Image of Magdalena Wyszynska
Magdalena Wyszyńska
Associate
Poznan
Gonçalo Guerra Tavares
Gonçalo Guerra Tavares
Partner
Lisbon
Picture of Antonio Magalhaes Menezes
António Magalhães e Menezes
Associate
Lisbon
Carolina Almeida
Carolina Almeida
Trainee
Lisbon
Picture of Gabriel Sidere
Gabriel Sidere
Managing Partner
Bucharest
Cristina Popescu
Cristina Popescu
Senior Associate
Bucharest
Picture of Peter Simo
Peter Šimo
Partner
Bratislava
Martin Balaz
Martin Baláž
Associate
Bratislava
Picture of Dunja Jandl
Dunja Jandl
Partner
Ljubljana
Picture of Vesna Tisler
Vesna Tišler
Attorney-at-Law
Ljubljana
Maria Guinot
María Guinot
Partner
Madrid
Picture of Javier Torre
Javier Torre de Silva
Partner
Madrid
Picture of Marq Christen
Marquard Christen, LL.M., MAS
Partner
Zurich
Felix Kesselring
Dr Felix Kesselring, LL.M. (LSE)
Counsel
Zurich
Doene-Yalcin-CMS-TUR
Döne Yalçın
Managing Partner
Picture of Anna Pogrebna
Anna Pogrebna
Partner
Kyiv (Instytutska Street)
Maria-Orlyk-CMS-UA
Maria Orlyk
Partner
Kyiv (Instytutska Street)
Picture of Olga Belyakova
Olga Belyakova
Partner
Kyiv (Volodymyrska Street)
Picture of Caroline Hobson
Caroline Hobson
Partner
London
Rachel Bickler
Rachel Bickler
Of Counsel
Picture of Graeme Young
Graeme Young
Partner
London
Esther Duncan
Esther Duncan
Associate
Edinburgh
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