An important departure from existing legislation is that the drafts do not only focus on EU-wide open and transparent procedures to ensure the functioning of the internal market and best value for public money.
They have a second objective: to promote “Europe 2020”, the overarching agenda for the EU to promote “smart, sustainable and inclusive economic growth”.
This means that public authorities are allowed, within limits, to use their money to promote environmental and social innovation and sustainability.
In the coming months, the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers will formulate their position on these proposals.
FSC has suggested a number of amendments to the proposals to ensure that they achieve the greatest positive impact.
Link - FSC’s Position on EU Draft Directives on Public Procurement (PDF)