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Mandatory e-Tendering as EU Publishes Public Procurement Directives

Following the publication of the Directives in the OJEU, the official transition period prior to the directives becoming law in each member state commences.  In summary, all states must commence the task before the end of the first quarter of 2016, with it becoming mandatory in the same year for all public administrations to communicate with bidders electronically, and to publish all tenders online. 

In the first quarter of 2017, all central purchasing bodies must have implemented an electronic bidding system that allows offers to be sent and received securely and confidentially. The final step will be applied in the last quarter of 2018, when electronic tendering will become fully mandatory for all public authorities of the EU Member States.

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"One of the main advantages of VORTAL electronic tendering is the added value in terms of competition, promoting access to a larger number of suppliers, resulting in a greater number of bids, thus increasing the potential for better proposals in terms of quality and price".

  Siricio Ramírez - Head of Procurement at the University of Almería (Spain)  

  "The training was also crucial. In this context an effort was made to approximate the dates of training with the date of availability of the platform VORTALgov, which influenced positively the users and significantly reduced the natural resistance to change".
  Dr. Paulo Dionísio – Advisory Board of the Shared Services Centre ANA Airports (Portugal)  
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