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  • 27 June 2013

New public procurement act under way

The Danish Government is working on a new public procurement act aiming at ensuring that public procurement is conducted efficiently, expediently and with the lowest possible transaction costs for buyers and suppliers.

A new set of Danish rules on public procurement is expected to be launched this autumn, followed by a two-year implementation period.

The new rules are expected to include regulations for green procurement and digital calls for tenders, clearer rules for the adjustment of concluded agreements within the term of the contract as well as rules for how the communication between buyers and suppliers takes place.

Implementation by law
It is the intention to implement the new rules by way of legislation. Previously, the implementation of the EU Public Procurement Directive occurred by way of executive order whereby the Directive applied directly in Danish law via minor adjustments.

The aim of the coming act is to ensure that public procurement is conducted efficiently, expediently and with the lowest possible transaction costs for the buyers and suppliers.

When the new public procurement act is adopted, the Danish Enforcement Act (håndhævelsesloven) and the Public Tenders Act (tilbudsloven) will be altered accordingly.

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