Public contracts: what the new public procurement directives mean for SMEs
By Seanna Mulrean
The EU has issued a new set of rules for the procurement of public contracts to make such contracts more accessible to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
The existing public procurement regime is often criticised for creating obstacles for SMEs wishing to participate in competitions for the award of public contracts.
Despite the implementation of various national and European initiatives aimed at facilitating the access of SMEs to public contracts, difficulties do still exist for SMEs. Numerous surveys conducted at both an EU and national level identify the following as some of the main issues experienced by SMEs in the public procurement market…
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