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Public Procurement, Rules for contracting authorities / entities, Defence Procurement, Policy background


Policy Background

2003 Commission started to develop a specific defence policy.

2006 Public consultation (Green paper COM(2004)608).

2007 Proposal for a new procurement Directive specifically adapted to defence.
  • unrestricted use of negotiated procedure with publication
  • special provisions for sector-specific issues like security of supply and security of information
  • Directive to apply not only to defence procurement, but also to sensitive purchases in the non-military security area.
  • Impact assessment:
    • Executive summary PDFDeutschEnglishFrançais
    • Full text PDFEnglish

2009 Directive (2009/81/E) published in the Official Journal. Deadline for transposition into national law: 21 August 2011.

2011 High Level Conference on Defence and Security Industries and Markets (23.05.2011)


Last update: 05.03.2013