The European Commission has launched a new tool to help disseminate best practice in public procurement at this year’s 15th anniversary of the European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels (9-12th October 2017).
The tool, unveiled today at a special workshop, “Procurement for better results: sharing of good practices, features three separate public procurement projects from across the European Union:
- Standardised tender documents – featuring the Luxembourg’s IT solution for generating tender documents automatically;
- Skills and competency framework for professionals – focus on the Croatian training scheme; and,
- Lifecycle costing tools – learning more from the Swedish experience and approach.
“Sharing of good practices in the area of public procurement is expected to yield a number of tangible benefits for those involved in the process (contracting authorities, economic operators): improved efficiency and effectiveness, better value for money and less administrative burden are only some of them” said a Commission spokesperson.
The tool is part of the EC’s Action Plan on Public Procurement, which aims to raise standards in the period 2014-20.