New EU-procurement rules place more emphasis on environmental considerations, social aspects and innovation
New EU rules on public procurement and concession contracts approved by Parliament on Wednesday will ensure better quality and value for money when public authorities buy or lease works, goods or services. They will also make it easier for small and medium-sized firms to bid and include tougher provisions on subcontracting.
A new call for tender has been published that is intended to provide the Commission with services that support the revision of Ecolabel and Green Public Procurement criteria of 5 product groups:
- Lot 1: Cleaning services
- Lot 2: Wooden floor coverings
- Lot 3: Tourist accommodation and camp sites
- Lot 4: Dishwasher detergents and industrial and institutional automatic dishwasher detergents
- Lot 5: Laundry detergents and industrial and institutional laundry
Tender deadline: 14/08/2013.