Topic Archives: International Public Procurement

International
December 20, 2016International Public Procurement

Consortium Bidding in European Government Contracts

Consortium bids are relatively common in the European government contract sector.  But, under European law, what happens in a situation where a company which is part of a bidding consortium drops out during the procurement process?  If the previous composition of the consortium satisfied the authority’s pre-selection criteria, can the remaining companies continue with the ...›

International
August 18, 2016International Public Procurement

Non-EU Bids on EU Public Contracts

The European Union’s rules on government procurement have traditionally been admirably open and non-discriminatory, free from the “buy local” preferences found elsewhere in the world. That could change in view of a draft regulation issued by the European Commission which will allow the EU to impose price preferences against certain bids ...›

FCPA

Top Ten International Anti-Corruption Developments for June 2016

In order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we summarize below some of the most important international anti-corruption developments from the past month, with links to primary resources. This month we ask: Who was tapped as the permanent head of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) FCPA Unit? Which companies ...›

International
December 7, 2015International Public Procurement

New European Procurement Threshold Values to Apply Across Europe from 1 January 2016

From 1 January 2016, the threshold values that trigger the need for a regulated public procurement process by which public or government authorities purchase work, goods or services from companies across Europe will increase. However, because of movements in exchange rates between the euro and some other currencies, the equivalent values in non-euro EU currencies – especially UK pounds sterling – have fallen. ...›

International
October 6, 2015International Public Procurement

Court Decision Opens Door for EU States to Prohibit Data Transfers to the U.S.

On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) determined that of the EU-US Safe Harbor Framework was invalid. The Safe Harbor framework, which facilitated the exchange of personal data between the EU and the US, had become more controversial in Europe in response to growing concerns with regard to U.S. government access to personal information and the lack of judicial redress for Europeans against the US Government. ...›