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Public procurement 'impeded by EU regulations'

27 June 2011

Tendering processes for those in charge of public procurement in the UK may be experiencing impediments as a result of EU legislation.

A new continent-wide report compiled by the European Commission has suggested that laws governing procurement are viewed as overly cumbersome, while concerns were also raised that they are blocking access to contracts among smaller firms.

Opinions collated from 620 stakeholders suggested that this legislation has been effective in promoting transparency and competition in the sector, but that the bureaucracy involved has become a hindrance, reports Supply Management.

As such, procurement sector staff are seeking a reduction in the amount of paperwork involved in tendering, while more flexible negotiations are also desired.

Findings from the report will be discussed during a European Commission debate in Brussels later this week.

Earlier this month, consultancy group Accenture published a report recommending changes to the "structure and capabilities" of public sector procurement in order to improve efficiency.

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Categories: Procurement & Supply Chain


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