The Romanian Government has adopted an emergency ordinance (OUG) on public procurement that changes the public acquisition laws to make it simpler for public authorities to assign contracts and harder for them to be challenged. Bidders who challenge the results of a public tender will have to pay a security of 2% of the contract’s estimated value, which they will only recover if it’s proven they had a good reason to dispute the procedure, explains Romania-insider.com. The aim is to discourage the “professional disputers” that have blocked public procurement procedures leading to delays in big investment projects in the past. Read more here.
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