Consultation on the modernisation of EU public procurement policy – Towards a more efficient European procurement market

Policy field
Internal Market

Target group
All citizens and organisations were welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions were particularly sought from contracting authorities and associations of contracting authorities, economic operators and business associations, national governments and national competent authorities, NGOs.

Period of consultation
From 27.01.2011 to 18.04.2011 (closed).

Objective of the consultation
Public procurement is confronted today with important new challenges: high public deficits and the resulting need for the most efficient use of public money but also the growing demand that public purchasing contributes to the achievement of overall societal goals such as fostering innovation, fighting climate change and promoting social inclusion. The present consultation launched a public debate on how the EU public procurement legislation could be updated in order to help public procurers cope with these challenges. The replies to the wide consultation on all possible aspects of such a legislative reform will help the Commission to make the right policy choices in its future legislative proposal.

Consultation document

Reference documents

Contact details
Responsible services: Internal Market and Services DG,
Unit C3 - Public Procurement Legislation II
E-mail: MARKT-C3@ec.europa.eu
Postal address:European Commission, SPA2, B-1049 Brussels

Number of responses received to this consultation

View the contributions
In the interests of transparency, organisations have been invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Commission’s Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations. All contributions will be published in due course (following their order of arrival) – unless specified otherwise by the contributor.

Results of consultation and next steps

Synthesis document PDF

The Commission will organize a high level conference on 30 June 2011 to present and discuss the results of the Green Paper consultation, together with the findings from the evaluation of the current Directive. This will feed into a legislative proposal scheduled for 4th quarter of 2011.

Specific privacy statement PDF - 18 KBEnglish

Last update: 23.06.2011