Reform of Public Procurement Remedies: A First Look at the Commission Proposal for an Amending Directive

Lisa Koskinen
ISBN 13 EIPA Code #: EIPASCOPE - 3/2006 Year: 2007 Pages: Digital: 0 €


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The European legal framework for remedies in the field of public procurement is undergoing a reform process. In May 2006, the Commission proposed new measures aiming to improve the effectiveness of review procedures concerning the award of public contracts. This article examines current problems in the remedies systems and assesses the main measures proposed by the Commission. It welcomes the Commission's approach and argues that the proposed measures are likely to contribute to more effective enforcement of public procurement rules.However, the article argues that further improvements are required in terms of clarification of specific provisions. It also calls for the need to address other relevant issues in forthcoming legislation.