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COVID-19: The French Government introduces a derogatory right to public procurement law in order to adapt its provisions to the Covid-19 health crisis

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. As part of the declaration of the state of health emergency, the legislator authorized the government to legislate by ordinance to take economic emergency measures by a law of 23 March 2020 (Emergency Law No. 2020-290 to deal with the covid-19 epidemic). Article 11 1° f) of this law thus authorises the government: "In order to prevent and limit the cessation of activity of natural and legal persons exercising an economic activity (...)" to take any measure "adapting the rules on awarding, payment periods, performance and termination, in particular those relating to contractual penalties, provided for in the public procurement code as well as the

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Djamel Hadef, COVID-19: The French Government introduces a derogatory right to public procurement law in order to adapt its provisions to the Covid-19 health crisis, 25 March 2020, Concurrences N° 3-2020, Art. N° 96179, pp. 177-181

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