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Public Procurement Package

EESC opinion: Public Procurement Package


  • welcomes the new public procurement package,
  • recommends promoting the use of the "most economically advantageous tender" as the selection criterion,
  • supports increasing the professionalism of all stakeholders and increasing the participation of social enterprises, with a view to combating fraud and corruption by stepping up the digital transformation of procurement,
  • welcomes the efforts to increase the access of SMEs and social economy enterprises to public procurement markets and points out that there are still many obstacles to their full participation,
  • recommends including specific social and environmental content in all national and EU training programmes,
  • considers that it would have been preferable for the Commission to adopt a directive rather than a recommendation in order to provide an effective, consistent framework for the professionalisation of public procurement.

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