This group was first set-up in 2011 to provide high-quality legal, economic, technical and/or practical insight and expertise to the European Commission to help it shape EU public procurement policy. The second mandate of the 20-member group has recently expired.
On 8 October 2018, the Commission published a call for applications for the renewal of membership in the Register of Commission Expert Groups. The application deadline is 19 November 2018.
The Commission is looking for a broad and diverse set of stakeholders and experts, covering various backgrounds and experience in public procurement, including the public and private sector, academia and legal practice. Applicants can be individuals as well as organisations, such as associations representing cities and regions, business associations, civil society organisations and procurement service providers.