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New Public procurement directives close to final adoption

The European Parliament’s internal market committee (IMCO) is due to vote in favour of the compromise between Council and Parliament adopted at the end of the Irish Presidency of the EU in June. The committee vote is one of the last legislative hurdles before the procurement package becomes law. The package put forward by the European Commission at the end of 2011 consists of three directives. The first one on public procurement and the other two deal with utilities and concession contracts. The new rules give contracting authorities more flexibility to make strategic choices when procuring works internally or externally.  But FEAD, which represents private waste firms across Europe, strongly disagree with this statement where it warns the new rules could to be disputed in national and EU courts by private waste companies. Meanwhilen, the European Environment Bureau has released its guidance report on Green Procurement which is another aspect that new rules seek to reinforce. Read more

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