The EU Commission releases guidance to help contracting authorities fight collusion in public procurement

The European Commission has released new guidance for European contracting authorities on how to use EU law to address suspected cases of collusion in public procurement (the “Notice”). The Notice, published on March 13, 2021, provides Member States with a set of tools to fight collusion in public procurement and guidance on how to apply the related grounds for exclusion. To create a level playing field for businesses across Europe, EU law sets out minimum harmonized public procurement rules designed to govern the way public authorities and certain public utility operators purchase goods, work, and services. They are transposed into national legislation and apply to tenders whose monetary value exceeds a certain amount. For tenders of lower value, national rules apply. Nevertheless,

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  • Portolano Cavallo (Milan)
  • Portolano Cavallo (Milan)
  • Portolano Cavallo (Milan)

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Enzo Marasà, Irene Picciano, Marianna Riedo, The EU Commission releases guidance to help contracting authorities fight collusion in public procurement, 15 March 2021, e-Competitions March 2021, Art. N° 101073

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