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The Pros and Cons of Lots & Lotting in Public Procurement

Nov 3, 2015
We have published a couple of articles recently covering some of the issues around “lots and lotting” and how they apply to public procurement. Here, we looked at the confusion in the EU regulations over the approach to lotting and how far contracting authorities have to go in following that...

To Lot or Not To Lot – Confusion Over EU Procurement Rules

Oct 2, 2015
Running a workshop last week with around 30 public sector managers, we got into an interesting discussion about the EU procurement directives and the approach to “lots”. That was surprising perhaps, as few of the group were procurement experts, but the topic is having an impact on many managers...

New EU Directives on Abnormally Low Tenders – Implications for Procurement

Sep 22, 2014
EU Public Procurement Directives targeting low tenders are beginning to be implemented following their adoption in April of this year. Three directives which would change the way public procurers treat abnormally low tenders (ALTs) must be implemented by member states before April 2016. However,...

More Protection for Whistle-Blowers on Breaches of EU Law

MEPs have approved new rules to strengthen the protection of whistle-blowers across the EU. The rules are intended to protect and encourage reporting of breaches of EU law, give whistle-blowers the choice of reporting either internally or externally, and safeguard them against reprisals from...