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