Favouring Small and Medium Sized Enterprises with Directive 2014/24/EU?

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  • University of Copenhagen

Abstract

This article argues that the four main measures introduced in the 2014 reform of the Procurement Directives to promote Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) cannot be classified as measures favouring SMEs. A measure favours SMEs when it compromises the main objectives of competition, non-discrimination and value for money. The discussion covers the regimes on the division of larger contracts into lots, the European Single Procurement Document (ESPD), minimum turnover requirements, and direct payments to subcontractors.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-238
Number of pages15
JournalEuropean Procurement and Public Private Partnership Law Review
Volume12
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2017

Keywords

  • Small and Medium Enterprises, Public Procurement, EU Law, EU Directive 2014/24/EU

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