We are pleased to invite you to a seminar on the interaction between the rules governing the award of public contracts – public procurement – and competition law, Thursday 30 October.
On the topic.
Are the economic goals of public procurement and competition law antagonists, or can they be reconciled in a coherent and consistent manner? Also, should EU/EEA public procurement be guided by principles of economic efficiency or rather be used as a tool to achieve non-economic objectives?
Albert Sánchez Graells will be presenting his views concerning goals of competition and public procurement law and welfare considerations.
The obligation of transparency in the award of public contracts appears to facilitate coordination amongst the participating undertakings. Anders Thue will discuss the risk of collusion generated by the obligation of transparency. Should transparency in the tender process be limited to decrease the risk of bid rigging, or are there any measures that can be taken to tackle such conduct without compromising transparency?
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